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Old 05-08-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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MBRP Install...and how to

So i decided to kinda do a visual how to on my MBRP install so those of you with fears can see how simple it really is.

What you'll need:
1/2" drive Impact gun....preferrably air.
1/2" drive breaker bar and ratchet (optional or use instead of impact)
1 can liquid wrench
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Beer.

Let's get started.

Step 1. remove the old exhaust. If its a factory exhaust you'll need to cut the pipe between the lunchbox (all the way in the back) and the muffler (next to the gas tank). and unbolt the flex to pipe flange (all the way in the front near the engine). You'll probably need some liquid wrench to penetrate the rust (if any) and to generally make removal easier.

Step 2. Take old exhaust off of factory hangers Leaving them on the car. They'll be used later

Step 3. Once the old exhaust is removed completely inspect your hangers. and get your front resonator (the long tube with the flange and double hanger) ready to go. Then install it into the factory hangers and using the gasket provided bolt it up LOOSELY. DO NOT TIGHTEN YET!!!

step 4. take the muffler section of the MBRP and affix it to the hanger (near the gas tank where the old muffler was. Then with the provided clamp install it onto the resonator section of the piping. AGAIN DO NOT TIGHTEN IT YET!!!

step 5 install the tailpipe section to the back hangers and line up the flange. again using the provided gasket attatch the flange. (you'll need to use the provided rubber hanger for the tailpipe end. it will bolt behind the bumper) AGAIN NO TIGHTEN HA.

step 6. go back to the first flange you installed......TIGHTEN IT...make it nice and tight....but don't go heman on it and break a bolt or bend the flang (no sealy BADDDD) and continue ur way to the back ensuring proper alignment of piping.

step 7. Crack a beer...start it up...and enjoy your automotive prowess and the nice tone of your new MBRP exhaust.

Here's pics of the entire install..... Don't have too much fun with them





















And now we get started with the fun.







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Old 05-08-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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Looks good. Nice write up and pictures.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:39 PM   #4
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Looks good man. Nice work.
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Looks like a big step up. Nice work on the photos.
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thats the same way i did my exhaust
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wow u had a huge ass tip/muffler before...hows the sounds difference?
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dam..... what as that 5inch tip? GLAD YOU TOOK IT OFF!!! nice write up tho!!
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the mbrp is a great set up and proud of mine. Great write up.
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wow u had a huge ass tip/muffler before...hows the sounds difference?
it's quieter.....ALOT quieter....kept mostly the same tone but while the huge muffler was VERY raspy and for lack of a better word MEAN souding the MBRP is a LOT less raspy and smooth sounding...but it still has a VERY nice sound to it and it turns heads when u get on it

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dam..... what as that 5inch tip? GLAD YOU TOOK IT OFF!!! nice write up tho!!
Yeah idk what the hell it was.....dude owned the car before me put that thing on. it sounded alright...but was wayyyyyyyyy too loud in the cabin and stuck out too far
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