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Old 10-25-2008, 05:49 PM
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Installed Diamond Eye Exhaust today


I had intended on taking a bunch of pics but got so involved, that fell through. Getting old exhaust out was a pain, especially since my sawzall is cordless and battery died real quick. Got through it though.

Everything was pretty straight forward except for getting the new DP up into the engine bay from below. It basically turned into an FLRC event (for you army/marine folk, you know what I mean). I ended up disconnecting the right side UP right at the manifold which allowed for just enough clearance to force the new DP up.

Once that was in, then it was just a matter of getting everything else lined up. Wasn't easy but had a buddy there helping. It was a definate necessity. This is my 5th exhaust that I've put on over a variety of vehicles... I'm no expert, but this ain't my first rodeo either. This was the first I've done where having someone there was a necessity, not a luxory... especially when trying to get everything lined up and clamped.

Also, you will have to cut some of the new stuff. Not a big deal. I got the aluminumized pipes and my freshly charged sawzall had an easy time cutting through that.

One question that I have is the position of the stock V-Clamp that secures the DP to the turbo... does it matter where/how you position that clamp as far as the rotation of it is concerned? Obviously it has to be on properly as it holds both flanges, that's not a problem. Just wondering if it had to be positioned a certain "o'clock" as it clamped the 2 flanges together. Thanks much.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:07 PM
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You're exhaust install was very similar to mine. Everything is easy except for the downpipe. It was a PITA. But I think you're good on the v-band clamp on the back of the turbo, I highly doubt it needs to be in any specific postion so long as everything is seated right and its tight. No matter where its at, that type of clamp will apply equal pressure all the way around.
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