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Old 10-21-2010, 05:51 AM
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Aftermarket Exhaust Removal?

My '05 Ex finally rolled over 100,000 miles, so the mods are in full swing. I have installed the SCT TSX with Eric's Xtreme Street. What can I say, WOW.

I have also installed a MBRP 4" Turbo Back Exhaust. However, I installed the muffler backwards. I'm not sure this makes much difference, but the instructions had a preferred orientation. Of course, I didn't read them until it was all in. I also have a muffler delete pipe I want to test out for sound level. The problem is that once I clamped the components together it crimped the pipes and I can't get it disassembled.

Is there a trick to disassembly of exhast componets which have been mated with a U bolt style clamp or am I basically fubar at this point?

EGR delete and new oil cooler going in this weekend.

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:47 PM
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You can get them apart, it is just much harder to do if you went gorilla tight on the clamps. It always helps if you can spin them a little.
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Before i put my stack on i ran my muffler backwards. Lets the air flow thru w/o getting in the muffling part. Hard to explain just look down the pipe and youll see what i mean.
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I always throw those ubolt clamps in the trash and go buy stainless band clamps. They run about $10 a piece but they seal things up tight and they don't crush the pipes making disassembly a snap. Sometimes it doesn't pay to be cheap.
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Thats true, do it right the first time and you wont have to do it again.
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Thanks for the input. I tried to spin the muffler last night. No go. Do you think it would be acceptable to take a torch to it to get it hot enough to start loosing its tensile strength and then pull it off while it's still glowing? I assume the exhaust pipes are not tempered.

I wasn't trying to be cheap, just inexperienced. I'll know better next time.
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Thanks for the input. I tried to spin the muffler last night. No go. Do you think it would be acceptable to take a torch to it to get it hot enough to start loosing its tensile strength and then pull it off while it's still glowing? I assume the exhaust pipes are not tempered.

I wasn't trying to be cheap, just inexperienced. I'll know better next time.
Don't feel bad, that's how most of us learned.
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Very true, screw something up one time and then you'll know how to do it. Thats how ive done in life. And i have know idea if they are tempered. I would say not.
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just keep turning it and it may work loose, I just took mine off to put a muff delete pipe on and it took me about 30 mins to get it off, i had to pry it a little with a flat head screw driver, just don't go crazy with it and it will slide off
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There's always the BFH approach!
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