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Old 06-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Driver Side Exhaust Cut-Out

I just got in my pypes x-pipe and GT takeoff mufflers and am bout ready to install. What tool should I use to cut the driver side notch and how should I do it?
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I would use a dremel tool and also heat up the bumper with a heat gun or blow dryer so it doesn't crack the bumper when you cut
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I would use a dremel tool and also heat up the bumper with a heat gun or blow dryer so it doesn't crack the bumper when you cut
Is that what you did?
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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I have not done it yet but I thought about it and that's what I would do
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I have not done it yet but I thought about it and that's what I would do
Thanks, but no offense I'm wanting somebody who has done it
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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No problem but the bumper is plastic and will most likely crack if it is not heated
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No problem but the bumper is plastic and will most likely crack if it is not heated
That is something to think about, I don't wana discolor the paint though if it gets too hot
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I used an airsaw on mine and used a dremmel to clean up the edges. I didn't heat it up but I did tape up to avoid chipping any paint.
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Good luck! I gave up and took mine into the shop. Mostly bc installing the x pipe was out of my league but also bc I was scared of the bumper cut out.
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Good luck! I gave up and took mine into the shop. Mostly bc installing the x pipe was out of my league but also bc I was scared of the bumper cut out.
I'm getting all the piping installed by a shop, so they'll cut it for you? They do a good job?
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #11
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Yeah I think any shop with the right tools should be able to do it for you.

Be sure to shop around tho bc I feel like I might've overpaid @ $400.
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Yeah I think any shop with the right tools should be able to do it for you.

Be sure to shop around tho bc I feel like I might've overpaid @ $400.
What?!?! You paid $400 to get an exhaust put on? You got robbed man!!
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Mine was $325 for h pipe and install/driver side cut out. They supplied the piping and I had the mufflers only. Is that over priced?
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$325 sounds good if they provided the actual piping. Mine was 400 and I supplied everything bc I went for the Ford Racing true dual setup. So no joke I only paid for the installation which is sad.

Funny thing is I knew that it was overpriced but needed it done that day bc I wanted to make it to the American Muscle show the following day with it installed. Sad part is that the show was rescheduled to the following weekend due to storms lol.
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$325 sounds good if they provided the actual piping. Mine was 400 and I supplied everything bc I went for the Ford Racing true dual setup. So no joke I only paid for the installation which is sad.

Funny thing is I knew that it was overpriced but needed it done that day bc I wanted to make it to the American Muscle show the following day with it installed. Sad part is that the show was rescheduled to the following weekend due to storms lol.
Wow! So you took the Ford Racing exhaust to be put on at a Ford dealer?
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I just used a jigsaw with a plastic blade and it worked just fine. I then took a file to smooth it out and there have been no issues at all

*edit: blade for plastic not a blade made of plastic
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I just used a jigsaw with a plastic blade and it worked just fine. I then took a file to smooth it out and there have been no issues at all

*edit: blade for plastic not a blade made of plastic
Nice, thanks
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