Originally posted by cliff4ever
Thanks heat, let me know how smoothly it goes.
Got the SVT Borla installed on my ZX3 today. The install of the Borla was pretty easy after my Dad and I got the bolt holes slotted probably 1/8" on each side towards the pipe. The hardest part is getting that stock system out. I only had ramps so if you can use jackstand on all four wheels, it will be much eaiser. Since the car was so low we couldn't get a Saws-All under the car so my dad had to use a grinder and went through about 4 cut-off wheels with all the cutting since we had to take the whole system out in 3 or 4 pieces since the car was so low. The flange bolts had to be cut off with the Saws-All since they were rusted terribly. Before you start, get a new flange gasket for between the flex pipe and the exhaust system. I have a tiny leak there now because the old gasket was already compressed so much from before it won't make a seal when it's cold. It was about a 4-hour install including going out trying to get a new gasket since AutoZone couldn't look up in their computer for the SVT or standard Zetec gasket and Advanced Auto didn't have the part. I had to bring the gasket back to AutoZone and they had nothing that matched it. Once you get the old one out, it goes pretty well. Just set aside enough time to get it done. Also, if you get the car up higher, the exhaust should come out of the rubber hangers MUCH easier since my Dad and I couldn't get really any leverage with the car so low. Good luck, the sound is AWESOME. The car pulls MUCH harder above 4k too. Really noticeable and a real throaty sound.