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Old 06-05-2012, 02:45 PM
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Installing Exhaust Tomorrow

I'm installing my 5" diamond eye straight pipe with 4" down pipe exhaust tomorrow. Are there any tips or advice you guys can give me for a smooth installation? Special tools or anything I should bring?
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:14 PM
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A big ads hammer for getting that 4" down pipe in

And a 2nd set of hands is extremely helpful. I did my 5" MBRP about a year ago by myself in my driveway. Took a few hours and I was taking my time. A good sawzall with the torch blade will make removal a breeze.

Overall not a bad job at all. Keep everything loose until the very end when you connect the DP to the turbo so you have some wiggle room. If you don't have a second set of hands I would highly suggest putting a jack under the downpour to hold it up while you attach it to the turbo.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:42 PM
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is getting the old exhaust off that hard? how hard was it to position the 5" pipe all the way in there? How much "massaging" is needed to get the 4" pipe to fit?
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:51 PM
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Just put a few slits in the pinch weld on the firewall then take a piece of rod iron put it on that area you just cut and pound it flat. After that just slide it in. Be sure to at least tack weld everything after its in and your satisfied with the way it fits.
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I just installed cat delete 4 inch cat back de exhaust. The stock exhaust unbolted easy but like maz said sawzall, it will be nice on the hangers. You can pick one up cheap at harbor freight.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:20 PM
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Sawzall best advise so far, my cord would not reach my truck when I did mine and using a hacksaw under the truck is a bit**. I put the down pipe on my turbo loose but enough to keep if from falling then go one pice at a time, when all in align and tighten the down pipe and move on pice by pice front to back. I also did mine alone extra hands would help a lot but not needed if you want to save favors.
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Ok, I do have a sawzall. It seems the general consensus is to put the downpipe on first but leave it loose then just work from there?
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I would start from the turbo and work my way to the back. I had a little problem with the fit of my exhaust. I had to modify the tail pipe and had extra pipe left over. Nothing a metal cutting blade on a mitter saw cant fix. Hopefully it want be the case for you but I would remove the old exhaust lay it out on your drive way and lay out your new exhaust and see what you are looking at. Just saying.
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Not a hateful job. You'll need a sawzall to get old down pipe off...and a second set of hands to get the new one on is helpful. I held it in place from the bottom while Dad got it on the turbo and got the clamp on. The rest is cake...
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All good advice: sawzall, a buddy, lay it all out on the ground first before. I recently put in the 5" Diamond Eye kit, and its rubbing a bit on the frame when I turn left due to the torque from the motor. So just be aware you might have to do some adjusting after its already on and working as well.
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