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Unread 03-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #181
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I didnt cut mine out either, just bought the lower valence for like $150. I will get some pics if I ever get home from work lol
I forgot to add that, too. I was thinking about that because I read others have done it. It just didn't leave my brain. haha

That is a good route to take. I saw a video of a grey WK2 on YT that is V6 I believe but has dual exhaust.

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Unread 03-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #182
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I forgot to add that, too. I was thinking about that because I read others have done it. It just didn't leave my brain. haha

That is a good route to take. I saw a video of a grey WK2 on YT that is V6 I believe but has dual exhaust.
I have see that video too and I think it has a 5.7L v8 dual exhaust off a jeep not after market exhaust . I think that would be a good way to go ?
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #183
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I have see that video too and I think it has a 5.7L v8 dual exhaust off a jeep not after market exhaust . I think that would be a good way to go ?
You are correct, per the video. It sounded pretty good.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:44 AM   #184
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You are correct, per the video. It sounded pretty good.
Yes and he said it was a strait bolt up to the Kat . I have a mate who as the 5.7L and if & when he gets a after market one I would love to get his old one from him if its in good condition
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Unread 03-19-2013, 07:26 AM   #185
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Welp, the exhaust is finally on. My first time so ran into a couple bumps but worked out in the end. I borrowed my dads sawzaw and it died mid cut so I went out and bought a cheap one from Harbor Freight. I wish I would have used a cut off wheel because the cut on the factory side is at a slight angle since I could not get the saw completely perpendicular to the pipe. Oh well. The rubber hangers were a PITA to get off but after some lube, prying and extensive use of vulgarity they came off. I wasn't able to get the tail pipe center all the way but I think that is about as good as it is going to get which is fine for now until I can figure out what is going on. I noticed a difference in the sound for sure but mostly as idle and in first gear. After than the CAI kicks in and it is difficult to hear the exhaust. Not many pictures during the process because I was just too focused and I was rushing against sun light. I had work this morning and if I didn't get exhaust on I wasn't going to drive it so time was of the essence. I also received free shipping from Quadratec for being a forum member! Thanks, QT!! Videos are being uploading right now.








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Sweet!! I am glad you got it all put on there. I did not know that it was only the rear part of the muffler. I thought it was a replacement system. That one is much easier tham anything I would end up putting on my 5.7! I can't wait to hear it!

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Unread 03-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #187
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After removal of seond "muffler" in the center.

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Sweet!! I am glad you got it all put on there. I did not know that it was only the rear part of the muffler. I thought it was a replacement system. That one is much easier tham anything I would end up putting on my 5.7! I can't wait to hear it!

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Thanks man! Even if you did replace the whole system it would be worth it since it would sound so much better than the V6. I was intending on waiting to see when you and I could install it...but I got excited and impatient. lol However, maybe you can help fine tune it and get it centered more.
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Nice, clean install. Looks good and sounds great!
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Unread 03-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #189
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Nice, clean install. Looks good and sounds great!
Thanks man!

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Unread 03-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #190
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Thanks man! Even if you did replace the whole system it would be worth it since it would sound so much better than the V6. I was intending on waiting to see when you and I could install it...but I got excited and impatient. lol However, maybe you can help fine tune it and get it centered more.
No problem! You may nee to loosen the clamp, get it centered the way you want it, then tighten it back down. That would probably fix your issue.

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No problem! You may nee to loosen the clamp, get it centered the way you want it, then tighten it back down. That would probably fix your issue.

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Tried that. Still off. Idk

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Unread 03-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #192
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After a couple days of driving around I have some results to report. After the K&N CAI, and before the exhaust, my MPG dropped from 17.5 city to 16 MPG city, 18 MPG highway (only a few miles) with K&N. I drove about 80 miles round trip yesterday highway and I was at 20.1 highway with the CAI and exhaust and 19 city. I also painted it black to better blend in, I will get some pictures today. I am not too fond of the clamp so I think I am going to a have it welded at a shop very soon. I am sure there are going to be some naysayers since it wasn't on a dyno and all that but I am just not going to do that and I'll further check the mileage and MPG to see how accurate the computer is. All it needs now is a tune as it still lags normally.
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I did 2 coats of Dupli-Color Self-Etching Primer then 4 light coats of Rust Oleum Flat black engine (high temp) spray paint. Then today, about 24 hours later, I did 2 more light coats of the paint. In person it looks absolutely like it was factory painted.


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Unread 03-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #194
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I gotta ask- did you do this Michelangelo style, i.e., lying on your back under the Jeep? It does look like a factory paint job for sure!
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I gotta ask- did you do this Michelangelo style, i.e., lying on your back under the Jeep? It does look like a factory paint job for sure!
You bet. Apartment life doesnt lend itself as mechanic-friendly. There actually was a lot of room to work it was just the sawzaw was too long to work between the pipe and tires. A cutoff wheel is more appropriate, IMO.

[txwest] determined(since I did not know) the two exhaust pipes are different materials thus not going to be welded so I'll just leave as is.

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