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cut stock exhaust to remove??

01 4x4 excursion 7.3l, I was reading the instructions for an aftermarket exhaust and in the removal of the stock exhaust part it says to cut the exhaust (multiple times if I remember correctly). Does that sound normal? Can it be taken off by just disassembling it?
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At this point your better off cutting the stock out, makes dropping it a whole hell of a lot easier, the amount of heat cycles it's seen is up there so the pipes as they fit over each other is gonna be frozen

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I'm just baffled that it won't disassemble? ? So what are the common cut spots?
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I'm just baffled that it won't disassemble? ? So what are the common cut spots?
On my F250 I cut before and after the muffler and at the bottom of the down pipe. It all just slid out then.

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you can cut the down pipe off and the hangers and the rest slides off.

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3 cuts is all it takes. 2 cuts on either side of the muffler and then one cut as far up on the down pipe as you can get. Make sure you lube your exhaust hangers with some type of lube. I used silicon spray. I just installed an mbrp exhaust a dew days ago. I had the old exhaust out in 30 minutes. Took me an hour to install the new one. Make sure you take the down pipe clamp off the turbo before you cut the down pipe. U don't want jerkin on the turbo while you're cuttin.

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Cutting the stock off is definitely the way to go. Thats how I have done it on all my vehicles. If you are not putting it back on or selling it who the heck cares how it looks. A good sawzall with good blades are your friend.

When I cut the exhaust up on my 3 series I tried using cheap blades, I ended up eating 3 of them before switching to dewalt blades. Didn't help that the stock exhaust was thick stainless.
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ok ok good info , thanks. Am I lubing the hangers so they don't break under stress from the cutting? and im not sure how much new hardware comes with the new exhaust kit? its an MBRP as well I think the XP series, just wanna know ahead of time what all ill be reusing and what will be discarded.

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The reason for the lube is so that the old exhaust hangers will come put fairly easy. They can be a bit?$ if they r not lubed up. Your exhaust kit should come with everything you need. All new hangers come pre welded on. All you should have to do is fit the pieces together. That's how it was with my kit.
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The only thing you should reuse id the black rubber that the hangers slide into

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