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Old 06-12-2011, 05:43 PM
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p/s upipe bolts made easy

ive posted this elsewhere but i figured it could be useful here too

when i was doing my up pipes i did a lot of looking around for an easy way to tighten them up . all i was finding was pull out your tranny or inner fender, or remove your downpipe. this is the way i did it, and i got it tightened in under 4 minutes. my pictures are kind of on wierd angles but youll get the idea.

theres a hole between the cab and the frame on the passenger side right behind the cab mount/leafspring shackle. this is where youll be looking through to see the bolt heads



now take a look at the rear of your passenger side inner fender and youll see some "steps" in the bottom of it above the frame rail. you can either take that bolt out and pull the fender back a bit, or cut off the bottom step. i just cut off the step





grab about 28" of 3/8 extensions, a 10mm shallow socket and a 3/8 ratchet. feed your extensions between the upipe itself and the downpipe and its a straight shot to each bolt head.









tighten them up and your done. hope this helps someone out.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:24 PM
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Thats some good info thanks, do you have any ideas on how to get the up pipe bolts out if they are so rusted they broke and now the up pipes are leaking? If so PLEASE post them, mine are as described
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I should have been more clear, the bolts that have rusted and broke are from the manifold to up pipe bolts, not the ones at the turbo, thanks for any ideas
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:46 PM
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mine were rusted and stuck in aswell. what i did was got a small die grinder and cut each bolt so i could remove the upipes. then i got an air ratchet and spun it for a while to kind of hone the holes out as i tried prying back and forth and eventually got them out if that makes sense
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:38 PM
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Tag in case I ever need this for reference.
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mine were rusted and stuck in aswell. what i did was got a small die grinder and cut each bolt so i could remove the upipes. then i got an air ratchet and spun it for a while to kind of hone the holes out as i tried prying back and forth and eventually got them out if that makes sense
Yea that makes sense, I'll have to try that soon. How much of a pain is it to remove the up pipes? How did you get the piece of the bolt out of the manifold? The head of my bolts look like crackhead teeth lol just a little nub lol
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