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Old 03-12-2010, 04:53 PM
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4in downpipe removal HELP

so heres the deal i just got this truck and it has a 4in DP and 5in straight pipe and i need to register my truck but cant until i get it smog checked and inspected. so i need to put the stock exhaust back on. with out messing up the aftermarket setup. how can i pull the downpipe out it doesnt seem to fit between the firewall and the up pipe. i tried many different angles and in the process i broke the tranny dipstick tube i cant seem to pull the other sections apart either i loosened the clamps, beat it with a hammer, heated it with a torch, still nothin is there any trick to this? ive spent 5-6hrs on this with no results plz help i need this done ASAP

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Old 03-12-2010, 04:57 PM
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It goes out the bottom.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:03 PM
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thanks. i know that. it has no room to move with the rest of the exhaust which i cannot get apart the flange seems to siezed up on the other piece i need to get it off
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why does the dp need to come off for the inspection?
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:09 PM
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in California only cat back exhaust modifications are legal it WILL not pass the way it is
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:11 PM
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oh that is
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soak the whole thing in PB blaster wherever you need it to come apart and let it sit for a while
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:17 PM
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alright ill try that
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is it a 2pc dp or a 1pc?
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The only way it's coming out is with a sawzall.
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