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at any rate i just got my MBRP catback and im planning on installing this weekend weather permiting....so i just read the how to on installing a cat-back system and im wondering.....do i have to cut the OEM exaust off or does it have bolts....i havent been under the car to look at anything so i have no clue how hard or easy this install is gonna be.[?|]
 

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its bolted on but chnces are you will have to cut the bolts to get it off

eddit: i see you have an 06 so you might not have to[:)~]
 

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when i installed mine, i didnt have to cut anything. so you should be fine.. it is just a rusty ass bolt that will probably be hard as hell to break ( losen )
took me a couple whacks with a breaker bar, and then when i finally broke it, it slammed my hand to the ground.. lol.
youll be fine!
 

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ok so cut off the bolts or busted up knuckles....hmmmm
LoL jk but thanks for the input guys.....this should be a pretty fun project im looking forward to it...
 

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yea dont try and cut off the bolts... waste of energy... just get u an open/closed 15mm box wrench... hit it with the palm of ur hand a couple times and it should come right off...
 

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wickedgreyzx3 said:
you have to cut the exhuast to get it out undernieth the car because the exhuast goes in before the rear suspesnion at the factory
Yep. Unbolts in the front, you'll have to cut it to get it out though.
 

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Aftermarket exhausts usually use a few extra bolt together joints.

The stock exhaust bolts to the flexpipe and then is welded the rest of the way back. You would have to remove the rear suspension including the rear crossmember to get it off in one piece.

Having removed all of that one time, it is not a good idea to do it in this case and is much easier to cut the exhaust just after the can muffler (not the lunchbox) and reweld if you wanna put it back on.

I just backed my car onto ramps, unbolted the front, and used a saws all *SP, took about 5 seconds to cut through.
 

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On the duratec cars, the exhausts will fit as long as the muffler is canister style (a round one, not oval). The MBRP uses that style and will work.
 
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