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Old 05-22-2013, 10:29 PM   #11
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That's a beasty kit. I definitely needa get my hands on one. I wonder how difficult is it to get one on yourself?
It's not really hard at all, assuming you can easily lift your car up in the air. We kinda have our own shop in our garage with a 4-post lift and all the tools and such. The old FSWerks website used to have a part of the site that would tell you how long it would take you to install something and what level of expertise you should have. I don't remember the level it said, but I think they said two hours of work time if I remember right. I think my dad and I had the old exhaust out, and the new one installed in about an hour and a half. The hardest part for us was unbolting the first muffler from the flex pipe. I had grabbed a 12 point socket instead of a 6 point, and I boogered up the nut, which meant I had to spend a good 15 minutes filing it back to normal. If your exhaust bolts are rusty, make sure to spray them with copious amounts of rust penetrator, and use the proper sockets. After that, all it took was some silicone spray on the hangers to slid them out, and two cuts on the straightest parts of the pipe (incase we needed to sleeve it back together for whatever reason), and it was out. There is truly a lot of room under there to move stuff around.
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Damnit, you have just convinced me to add Another part to my long list of DIY projects =] . I hate paying people to do stuff i can manage on my own. Thanx for the advice sir!!
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Damnit, you have just convinced me to add Another part to my long list of DIY projects =] . I hate paying people to do stuff i can manage on my own. Thanx for the advice sir!!
No problem! If you need anything else further down the line, let me know.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:07 AM   #15
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What gains have you noticed since you put it on?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #16
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What gains have you noticed since you put it on?
Noise. Lots of amazing noises.

It's got a bit more pep in the low end combined with the CAI.
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Sweet! Yea I am trying to decide my setup, and definitely would choose Race exhaust over Stealth, but am just wondering if there is a difference between them for hp.
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Sweet! Yea I am trying to decide my setup, and definitely would choose Race exhaust over Stealth, but am just wondering if there is a difference between them for hp.
I'm pretty sure power gains are the same.
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Do you plan on getting headers?
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Haha nope. That'd would make it too loud that I would no longer enjoy driving it.
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