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Old 03-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Factory Exhaust removal

For the ones that have replaced their factory exahust with an aftermarket unit, how did you remove the factory exahust system? Looking into the workshop manual states to cut the exhaust in 2 places to remove the exahust system. I would really like to avoid this in the case I sell the car and want to install the factory exahust. I would hate to reinstall the factory exahust using clamps to hold them in. Any tips or tricks would be appreciated. The only way I see this being done is to drop the whole rear subframe and all but that seems a little too excessive.


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Old 03-18-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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You could remove the rear suspension and then remove the exhaust without cutting it. But short of that, I think cutting is your only option.
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You could remove the rear suspension and then remove the exhaust without cutting it. But short of that, I think cutting is your only option.
This. I don't think there's any way around it.
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I cut my out, there is no other way with out remove the rear suspension.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:56 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies. I dont mind dropping the rear subframe as I have lift access here at the dealer I work at but come to think of it I can always reinstall the factory exahust & use pipe clamps and such.
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Jist like the svt... If u dont cut u will not get it out. A good muffler shop should be able to stitch it back up for cheap
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thanks for the replies. I dont mind dropping the rear subframe as I have lift access here at the dealer I work at but come to think of it I can always reinstall the factory exahust & use pipe clamps and such.

All that work, Really? How about to install it again, Same deal? See post above
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Just cut it before it goes over the subframe and later you can re-install with a band clamp. Will look 90% factory and won't require you to bleed the brakes and get an alignment each time.
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I made one cut near the curve where it enters the muffler. can easily be installed and rewelded.
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