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Old 04-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Tips on installing Prochamber

So hopefully I'll be installing my new prochamber this weekend, any tips y'all have would be helpful.

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use a small trolley jack to hold it up as you bolt things down...snug up all four corners before you tighten them...it'll make things easier...oh and buy a couple passenger side manifold gaskets because they are brittle...i went through 2 or 3 before i got one to seal right
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Taking off the stock exhaust is the hardest part.
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use a small trolley jack to hold it up as you bolt things down...snug up all four corners before you tighten them...it'll make things easier...oh and buy a couple passenger side manifold gaskets because they are brittle...i went through 2 or 3 before i got one to seal right
Yea I was thinking of using the jack as a stand to hold it up. And what type of gaskets do you mean? I'm a newb at stuff like this, just give me a link or something so I can see a picture and I'll be good lol

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Taking off the stock exhaust is the hardest part.
Yea I heard about that, passenger side right?
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Soak it in PB blaster over night and use a butane torch to heat the bolt up and give it a good pop with swivels!!!!! That's how I did it. But it was the HARDEST mod I've done
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they are a lot cheaper at any autoparts

1996-04 Mustang 4.6L RH Exhaust Manifold To Mid-Pipe Gasket
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Soak it in PB blaster over night and use a butane torch to heat the bolt up and give it a good pop with swivels!!!!! That's how I did it. But it was the HARDEST mod I've done
Yea I was going to PB blast it, don't have a butane torch though.

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Ok that's what I thought it was, just wanted to make sure.
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Oh and one more question. Would you guys recommend putting the midpipe together then bolting it up, or putting the pieces up individually?
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Jack the car up as high as you can safely its easier with more room and you can put it together but don't tighten it just so it holds together that way you can make little adjustments if you need to
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It's super easy if you have power tools, you will need an extension and a swivel would be helpful as well.
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It's super easy if you have power tools, you will need an extension and a swivel would be helpful as well.
We have power tools, what's a swivel though? We might have one and I don't know what it is.
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We have power tools, what's a swivel though? We might have one and I don't know what it is.
its an adapter the makes it so you don't have to be straight on with the bolt.. kinda like and elbow looking thing.. its got a brake in the middle usally the size of a reguar socket.. just gotta make sure its a good one tend to brake when you need them the most.. ..
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its an adapter the makes it so you don't have to be straight on with the bolt.. kinda like and elbow looking thing.. its got a brake in the middle usally the size of a reguar socket.. just gotta make sure its a good one tend to brake when you need them the most.. ..
I'll ask my dad if we have any
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Yea I've never seen those before, we probably don't have any.
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they are a couple bucks at any autoparts..you'll need them to get around the upper cats on the oem midpipe
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they are a couple bucks at any autoparts..you'll need them to get around the upper cats on the oem midpipe
What size will I need?
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What size will I need?
I always just get the adapter that way it could be used on any socket.
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I always just get the adapter that way it could be used on any socket.
I just remembered that we do have adapters, so I'll be good on that. How long of an extension would I need?
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Its like a u joint on the drive shaft
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Yea that swivel will help you alot
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Yea that swivel will help you alot
I'll pick one up tomorrow then.
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Yea their like 5 bucks. Are you gonna do it piece by piece or the whole midpipe at once
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I was probably going to figure it out when I'm actually doing it, see which way will be easier.

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I've heard the hard part is taking the old one off.
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Yea it can be hard but use pb blaster and it should come off easy
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You think I can get it done in a weekend? I'm going to start Friday right after school, but I've got Senior Ball Saturday night so I want to get it done by then. Oh and work Sunday.
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You think I can get it done in a weekend? I'm going to start Friday right after school, but I've got Senior Ball Saturday night so I want to get it done by then. Oh and work Sunday.
Most definitely, my first time took me about 1 hour. After that it take me 15-20 min to take it off and put the stock one on. Shouldn't take you more than 1 hour if you have the proper tools to take off the stock midpipe
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I took my stock mid pipe off and put on an xpipe in under 30 min with out using pb blaster. I did have a high rise lift but I don't think it will be hard anyways.
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Ok good lol
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You think I can get it done in a weekend? I'm going to start Friday right after school, but I've got Senior Ball Saturday night so I want to get it done by then. Oh and work Sunday.
You will easily finish it before that night is over. Once it's on though drive for about 15 min or 10 miles and then tighten all bolts again
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You will easily finish it before that night is over. Once it's on though drive for about 15 min or 10 miles and then tighten all bolts again
Will do.
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I would pick up at least one spare stud just to be safe. Usually one of my studs gets goobered up when trying to take the nut off.
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I would pick up at least one spare stud just to be safe. Usually one of my studs gets goobered up when trying to take the nut off.
It came with a bag of studs and nuts, I'm guessing that if something happens then I could use any of the old ones that are still good.
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It came with a bag of studs and nuts, I'm guessing that if something happens then I could use any of the old ones that are still good.
Are you sure those aren't for bolting up the end that connects to the catback?
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Well there are a lot in there, I'll count them when I get home and see how many there are and how many I will need.
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