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Old 10-27-2010, 12:15 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Ok guys i just recieved my ebay exhaust and I was wondering on a scale of 1 to 10 how hard is this to install. Is it a DIY installation? I want to install it after work.


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Hardest part is rusty old bolts.

Everything is bolt on with addition of new gaskets.

I'd say 5/10.
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yes it is a DIY. just make sure you have some wd-40 type of stuff because those nuts and bolts are going to be a lil tough to remove. As far as easy factor goes... jack car up support car with stands, go under remove old exhaust, install new. Dosent really get any easier than that
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Yeah, I'd say 5/10, and only because it'll take some elbow grease. If you have some extra hands to hold pieces while you attach, it's even easier. That and the removing of the old bolts like others said will be the hardest parts. You should be able to handle it just fine dude...
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pb blaster because wd40 is not a lubricant. it stand for WATER DISPLACEMENT-40.

A torch will be your best friend for rusty bolts. down side is that hopefully you know what your doing with one or you'll blow yourself up
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Will I have to buy new gaskets?
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pb blaster because wd40 is not a lubricant. it stand for WATER DISPLACEMENT-40.

A torch will be your best friend for rusty bolts. down side is that hopefully you know what your doing with one or you'll blow yourself up
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it wouldnt hurt to buy new gaskets... did the exhaust come with them?

but yeah, jack the car up, put 2 stands under the front. jack back of car up, and put 2 more stands. lay some cardboard down on the ground under the car so you can easily move around. maybe get another jack stand to hold up the back section of the exhaust while you bolt up the front half. and remember, the longer the handle on your ratchet, the easier it will be to remove the bolt.
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post some pics when you get it done!!!!
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Just called my friend at this performance shop and he said he'll do it for 40 bucks since I installed his system. Ill post pics when its done. Thanks for all the quick responses guys.
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Those bolts were a PITA!!!

I ended up snapping both of them and had to drill em out.

Other than that it's super easy.

Test fit the stuff before tightening all the bolts down. After I tightened em and lowered the lift I realized one of the mufflers was sitting a little higher than the other. The hanger had to be bent a lil.
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Ok I got my exhaust installed and damn it sounds good. The only problem I have is now there is a little white smoke coming out from the pipes. Is this normal? When I stopped at a light I noticed a lil smoke.
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Thats normal. it will go away in a day or two.
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thats your moofla breaking in, no worries
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Ok I got my exhaust installed and damn it sounds good. The only problem I have is now there is a little white smoke coming out from the pipes. Is this normal? When I stopped at a light I noticed a lil smoke.
Let me know if You hear squeaking when you drive through bumps and what not. Great job with getting the exhaust. I got the same one and its been working like a champ for me. Love the sound I just hate the annoying squeak.

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thats your moofla breaking in, no worries
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Good, I tried to take some pics yesterday but they came out too dark Ill take some more today.
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Let me know if You hear squeaking when you drive through bumps and what not. Great job with getting the exhaust. I got the same one and its been working like a champ for me. Love the sound I just hate the annoying squeak.

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hit the hangers with some wd-40 or something every now and then
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Always use PB Blaster to loosen the bolts , your wasting WD40 on them.


As for the sqeeks, this goes esp for guys up Borth,

When installing the exhuast or your OEM , you should use Grease/Wheel bearing grease , get a used thin brush and grease up the hangers , the grease will keep it from sqeeking and rusting
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I finally got around to posting a couple of pics of the new exhaust. Sorry for the delay guys.

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Slick dude! Well done.
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i gotta tell ya.... pictures do not do this car justice.. in person it is amazing!!!! great job on the exhaust dude!

i think you really need the 07/08 rear spoiler.... that shit would be OFF THE CHAIN.
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I like the exhaust. I agree with Nismo, 07/08 spoiler is really nice addition. I love mine. Maybe a black spoiler for your car since it fits the theme.
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