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Question Removal of factory exhaust WITHOUT cutting?

OK, so tomorrow I install my new 5" Diamond Eye system *EXCITED!*. I'd like to preserve the OEM exhaust if possible. Can this be done?


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Sure. It's a whole lot easier to just cut the downpipe in two tho. If I remember right you just need to support the tranny with a jack while you remove the tranny crossmember. That should give you the room to get the downpipe out intact.
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+1. The tranny crossmember is the obstruction. Take it out and the exhaust system will come right out.

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As stated, you have to remove the tranny crossmember to get the factory exhaust out in one piece. To me, that's way too much effort and we busted out the plasma cutter.

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