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Old 04-17-2013, 03:09 PM   #36
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Are you sure those aren't for bolting up the end that connects to the catback?
He will have 4 new studs and also 4 old ones that the old mid pipe used
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I'll just try to conserve the ones from the old one and if mid project I need more its only a 5 minute drive to Lowes (using a different car obviously)

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Plus I know we have a ton of them laying around so we might have some the right size.
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He will have 4 new studs and also 4 old ones that the old mid pipe used
The studs included in the Mac kit are for bolting up the pro-chamber to the mid-pipe and for bolting the pro-chamber to the pipes coming off the manifolds. The studs I'm talking about are the ones coming off the manifolds.
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The studs included in the Mac kit are for bolting up the pro-chamber to the mid-pipe and for bolting the pro-chamber to the pipes coming off the manifolds. The studs I'm talking about are the ones coming off the manifolds.
When installing a mid pipe you use the stock bolts for that.
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I'll just try to conserve the ones from the old one and if mid project I need more its only a 5 minute drive to Lowes (using a different car obviously)

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Plus I know we have a ton of them laying around so we might have some the right size.
Open headers!! Lol
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When installing a mid pipe you use the stock bolts for that.
And about half the time they get destroyed because of how old they are. I don't know if you noticed but his Bullitt has 140K on it...
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And about half the time they get destroyed because of how old they are. I don't know if you noticed but his Bullitt has 140K on it...
Ouch I didn't know that lol mine only has 40,000 so mine were still really good
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Ouch I didn't know that lol mine only has 40,000 so mine were still really good
Yeah I did mine at 70K at it sucked pretty bad. Two of my studs were just trashed by the time I got it off, I can't imagine ow his is going to be.
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Yeah I did mine at 70K at it sucked pretty bad. Two of my studs were just trashed by the time I got it off, I can't imagine ow his is going to be.
That's if he can get his off lol
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That's if he can get his off lol
I'm sure it'll come off, it's just gonna be a big pain in the ***.
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I'm sure it'll come off, it's just gonna be a big pain in the ***.
I know when I got mine off my gasket was crap so I'll be buying a new one soon
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I guess I'll be getting new bolts lol
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Would this be a good swivel socket?
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Would this be a good swivel socket?
I don't think it would be too useful for the passenger side manifold bolts but I may be wrong. I used a swivel and a long extension
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Hmm no because the te other ones goes one the extensions so you dont have to be directly behind the bolt or nut to get it off
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Ok I'll just get a swivel tomorrow
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Long enough?
That's what she said.
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That's what she said.
Ha!

Wait until u get under the car to know for sure. My guess is no I had a lot of long extensions to get the right angle on mine.
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Ok quick update. I decided to do it today so I can hang out with friends tomorrow. So I jacked it up and sprayed all the bolts with some deep penetrating liquid wrench. I have school now so I'll let it soak and then spray it again after school. My dad said that he would help me with the exhaust after I get back. The bolts don't seem like they are too hard to reach, just the passenger side one lol. I think my extensions should be long enough. And in doing a before, open headers and after video of the exhaust.
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Ok quick update. I decided to do it today so I can hang out with friends tomorrow. So I jacked it up and sprayed all the bolts with some deep penetrating liquid wrench. I have school now so I'll let it soak and then spray it again after school. My dad said that he would help me with the exhaust after I get back. The bolts don't seem like they are too hard to reach, just the passenger side one lol. I think my extensions should be long enough. And in doing a before, open headers and after video of the exhaust.
Make sure when you do open headers no one is around lol it's very very loud lol and what cat back are you doing?
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Make sure when you do open headers no one is around lol it's very very loud lol and what cat back are you doing?
I'm speaking for him but he's staying stock cat back.. its a little louder then a stock gt because its a bullitt
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I'm speaking for him but he's staying stock cat back.. its a little louder then a stock gt because its a bullitt
Oh I gotcha. It will have a growl but won't be too loud either. It will sound nice at WOT
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Yea the Bullitt has a different Catback so it will be little louder than stock, but right now I'm keeping the stock Catback, I'll change it out eventually but I gotta save up a little and I wanted the cats gone.

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Make sure when you do open headers no one is around lol it's very very loud lol and what cat back are you doing?
I'm only going to have open headers for like 1 minute or less just to hear what it sounds like lol.

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Oh and I'll probably keep my same Catback but just get different mufflers welded in. I'm thinking Mac Flowpath.
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Definitely put the 2 flow tubes that go from the manifolds down to the prochamber on separate and then bolt the prochamber up. I've done it about every way you can imagine with my mac midpipes and that's always the easiest way to do it if you're gonna be laying on the ground doing it. I didn't do the swap on a 99-04, but definitely invest in a swivel socket, it'll make life so much easier.

Taking the exhaust off is always a huge PITA, but I always thought getting everything lined up and sealed properly and without any sags was the hardest part. Make sure you fire up the car and check for leaks multiple times before you finally take the car off the jack stands. Definitely put your hands as close to the manifolds as you can to check for any exhaust blowing out between the connections. I always loved my full Mac exhaust on my fox body but not gonna lie, it fit like **** and took a ton of time to get it lined up and it never fit like a glove.

But definitely, definitely re-tighten the bolts multiple times over the next few weeks. I had my exhaust come completely disconnected on my prom night which was 2 weeks after I installed my o/r H lol. It's pretty surprising how loose the exhaust can get after a few heat cycles.
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Definitely put the 2 flow tubes that go from the manifolds down to the prochamber on separate and then bolt the prochamber up. I've done it about every way you can imagine with my mac midpipes and that's always the easiest way to do it if you're gonna be laying on the ground doing it. I didn't do the swap on a 99-04, but definitely invest in a swivel socket, it'll make life so much easier.

Taking the exhaust off is always a huge PITA, but I always thought getting everything lined up and sealed properly and without any sags was the hardest part. Make sure you fire up the car and check for leaks multiple times before you finally take the car off the jack stands. Definitely put your hands as close to the manifolds as you can to check for any exhaust blowing out between the connections. I always loved my full Mac exhaust on my fox body but not gonna lie, it fit like **** and took a ton of time to get it lined up and it never fit like a glove.

But definitely, definitely re-tighten the bolts multiple times over the next few weeks. I had my exhaust come completely disconnected on my prom night which was 2 weeks after I installed my o/r H lol. It's pretty surprising how loose the exhaust can get after a few heat cycles.
+1^ to help check for exhaust leaks stuff some old rags on the tail pipes and get somebody to hold them in while you feel for leaks. That should make it easier to see if something is actually leaking.
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How should I go about taking off he stock exhaust? Like what part to take off first?
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I always take off the headers bolt first
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I always take off the headers bolt first
+1. Once you take it off it will hang lower and make life easier
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If you don't have someone helping you they might fall on you're face so start with the headers first
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Because there are no hangers until the catback
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