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Old 04-16-2015, 11:21 PM   #1
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Do I need ramps and jacks for exhaust install?

Like it says, from all the videos I've seen, dropping the mid pipe makes the axle back install a lot easier. Has anyone dropped the mid pipe with jack stands in the rear only?


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you dont need to drop the mid pipe to install axle backs... just take the stock mufflers off and put the new ones on.. ramps will give you plenty of height to do it... if you want it higher use jackstands
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Do I need ramps and jacks for exhaust install?

I just slid under my car and swapped the mufflers.

No ramps. No jack stands. No dropping the midpipe. I prefer doing the least amount of work possible. Dropping the midpipe is adding extra work.
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your probably not lowered lol
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:34 AM   #5
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I find these Harbor Freight Ramps come in handy. That's what I used for the axle backs.
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^ That's exactly what I used. You can just push up on the over axle pipe to slide the mufflers out of the hanger brackets. No reason to drop the midpipe. Just try not to dislocate your thumb like I did. Those stock mufflers are heavier than they look.
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It is easier when you drop the midpipes. Trying to keep the midpipe out of the way when sliding the mufflers on and off is a pain. It is only 2 bolts per midpipe, too.
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It's WAY easier when you drop the mid pipe and ramps make it TONS easier also!! Tried it both ways!!


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I just slid under my car and swapped the mufflers.

No ramps. No jack stands. No dropping the midpipe. I prefer doing the least amount of work possible. Dropping the midpipe is adding extra work.
hahaah you were also a slim *** mofo.

i would never have been able to slip under there without ramps lol

and i didn't drop the midpipe. it's not hard to do, honestly. dropping the midpipe seems like such hassle just for these
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I just slid under my car and swapped the mufflers.

No ramps. No jack stands. No dropping the midpipe. I prefer doing the least amount of work possible. Dropping the midpipe is adding extra work.

Dang that's impressive you must be skinny.
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Dang that's impressive you must be skinny.
The 3v must be higher in the back because I am a bigger guy and I was able to swap mufflers with the car on the ground no problem
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I just slid under my car and swapped the mufflers.

No ramps. No jack stands. No dropping the midpipe. I prefer doing the least amount of work possible. Dropping the midpipe is adding extra work.

Dang that's impressive you must be skinny.
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Lol, I'll take the compliment!
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I just slid under my car and swapped the mufflers.

No ramps. No jack stands. No dropping the midpipe. I prefer doing the least amount of work possible. Dropping the midpipe is adding extra work.
Exactly what I did @stock height Haha

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Technically you could dig a hole and not need any ramps or jacks.


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Technically you could dig a hole and not need any ramps or jacks.


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I have seriously considered doing this some times. A trench would make life so much easier.
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Do I need ramps and jacks for exhaust install?

I'll let my signature line speak for itself, lol.


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Technically you could dig a hole and not need any ramps or jacks.


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Better idea.
Dig a hole and install a lift! Haha that's what coty did :p

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Lol, I remember when raising my car was as easy as driving up ramps. And then coilovers happened. 😭


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Do I need ramps and jacks for exhaust install?

So I finished install tonight. I started by just sliding under the car. Then that damn driver side gave me a hard time. Then I reached under and dropped the mid pipe. That got the muffler in but getting the mid pipe back in was even worse. So I stopped had two beers, got the jack and stands, lifted the SOB and wham, I was done. Driver side took about an hour and a half. Realizing the jack was the way to go I used it on the passenger side, and only loosened the mid pipe bolts. Muffler came right out, put the new one in and tightened everything up. Five full mins on passenger side. That included alignment.
Moral of the story, two beers are necessary equipment for completing the job.🍻


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Lol, I remember when raising my car was as easy as driving up ramps. And then coilovers happened. 😭


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I actually said out loud during the install, never dropping this car. We will see if I remember that comment.


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rather than removing the mid pipe I suggest removing the hangers from the car along with the oem ABs re-attaching them to the new ABs and rehanging everything. It was trying to get the mufflers onto the hangers when they were on the car that caused me to *%$#! I also had to break off the clamps where they were welded to the oems by that little tab.

Oh yeah, I used stands.
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