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Old 09-07-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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So, what is the trick in getting the bolt off on the passenger side cat. that has a inch of room to work with? I got the driver side one off but no way in hell can i even get to this one? Any suggestions? Im tryin to install my JBA H-pipe and i am hating my life right now....

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So, what is the trick in getting the bolt off on the passenger side cat. that has a inch of room to work with? I got the driver side one off but no way in hell can i even get to this one? Any suggestions? Im tryin to install my JBA H-pipe and i am hating my life right now....

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Can you snap a pic?
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About 2' of extensions and go from the top of motor... Wayyyyyyyy easier
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About 2' of extensions and go from the top of motor... Wayyyyyyyy easier
That's how I did it. Two 18" extensions, a flex joint, and a hell of a lot of elbow grease to transfer the torque through all those parts. I seriously don't think you can get it from under the car.

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Oh, and I posted this in a write-up about a year ago
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Nice race red!
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You need at least 20 to 30 inches of extension and a "15mm swivel socket".Spray some ZEP or something as well before even trying.
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thnx, the extensions along with breaker bar helped by going from top, however now i have stripped thread on driver side original cat and the bolt has maybe five to six full turns before it comes off. So once again im stuck. Theres no clearance to break out my metal grinder. Any suggestions. Thnx all

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That's how I did it. Two 18" extensions, a flex joint, and a hell of a lot of elbow grease to transfer the torque through all those parts. I seriously don't think you can get it from under the car.

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Oh, and I posted this in a write-up about a year ago
wheres that right up you did so i can check it out and save myself from all this pain? thnx
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If dealing with drivers side you need to be on lift for easy access.You will have to use pulling down while backing it off or small or large flathead to get pressure under nut to walk it off.That or get mean with it.....LOL......If you have the other off and the passenger side free that way you can use some pressure.Be careful not to damage the 2 gaskets in between
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thnx, the extensions along with breaker bar helped by going from top, however now i have stripped thread on driver side original cat and the bolt has maybe five to six full turns before it comes off. So once again im stuck. Theres no clearance to break out my metal grinder. Any suggestions. Thnx all

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wheres that right up you did so i can check it out and save myself from all this pain? thnx
If the head is stripped try vice grips or a socket designed for stipped heads, if the threading is stripped, drill out the bolt
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It's a stud.You could knock it out after you get it off without fear of damage.When or if you ever use cats again just replace with bolt,washers, lock washer and nut of decent material and quality
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i bought the stripped bolt grip socket and it worked wonders, however i cant get a drill in the space to drill it out or a hammer to tap the stud out.
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If you got the nuts off you should be free to do whatever......Confused on whats the problem now.You got the cat(s) on a bench now?
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thnx, the extensions along with breaker bar helped by going from top, however now i have stripped thread on driver side original cat and the bolt has maybe five to six full turns before it comes off. So once again im stuck. Theres no clearance to break out my metal grinder. Any suggestions. Thnx all

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wheres that right up you did so i can check it out and save myself from all this pain? thnx
Here you go:
Off-road x-pipe install notes and video

You have the worst of it figured out at this point, and much of the later stuff is specific to the UPR x-pipe. What midpipe did you go with?
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Thnx, im going with the JBA H-pipe with cat deletes and reusing the stock mid-pipes. Just bought a torch, bolt cutters, and a pry bar so im going to give that a shot. thnx for the write up.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #15
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so, im still trying to get this m-fu***** nut off. torch doesnt help, bolt cutters wont clear, and my 300$ drill is not helping

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so, im still trying to get this m-fu***** nut off. torch doesnt help, bolt cutters wont clear, and my 300$ drill is not helping
i think my only other option is removing that header, then taking the damn thing off
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Just a thought, but you could take it to a shop..?
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what about a nut splitter. it will split the nut in half. and you can pick this upmat autozone cheaply.

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #18
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plasma cutter or torch but put stuff around things of concern.Where you located man.I got a tool truck in my driveway.I'm a mobile tool man......like snap-on,mac,matco,cornwell.They make a nut splitter but are about thing of the past.Independent distributor.I know I could fix tou up.Is the Hex of the nut ok?? I'm sure you are talking stud threads bad.I had a issue with how my passenger far passenger side looked after taking them off.When I put them back on I fixed my problem.


I see that you are in Texas.....Get you a air saw and new blades.Will work if you buy right one!!!!

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If it's the hex the best type are reverse threaded socket that slowly tapers.Not the type typically seen like Irwin and many others make looking like multiple bevel swoops. Grey pneumatic makes the heat.Pricey if you buy set but a loose one probably still cost 25-35 dollars. ( I go take a pic of one and post if you want but if it's stud thread air saw is safe and will work.Post pic of one of those too if you need. IR makes good one. Sunex has one thats small less vibration too. Lots of them really
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Damn man ... I'm sorry to hear you're having such a rough time. I hope you get the bolt off and hopefully this isnt your daily driver.

I'm sure you'll be looking back on this and laughing once it's all over with.
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Damn man ... I'm sorry to hear you're having such a rough time. I hope you get the bolt off and hopefully this isnt your daily driver.

I'm sure you'll be looking back on this and laughing once it's all over with.
+1 I know he's had a long rough cussin day! Make a man go to drinking! LOL!
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For everyones help, thank you.... Dreamstang your nut splitter idea was the trick that now has my exhaust sounding like hell on wheels. Damn, all that sweat, tears and busted knuckles paid off. I still have some minor rattling noises that i will track down in the am, but the overall difference in horsepower is nice. Feels more powerful. Its alot more responsive, and the roush axlebacks sound awesome. Do i need a new tune with cat deletes an h-pipe? Im not throwing any cels so far. Ill post pics and video the sound in the morning! Thanks again guys
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For everyones help, thank you.... Dreamstang your nut splitter idea was the trick that now has my exhaust sounding like hell on wheels. Damn, all that sweat, tears and busted knuckles paid off. I still have some minor rattling noises that i will track down in the am, but the overall difference in horsepower is nice. Feels more powerful. Its alot more responsive, and the roush axlebacks sound awesome. Do i need a new tune with cat deletes an h-pipe? Im not throwing any cels so far. Ill post pics and video the sound in the morning! Thanks again guys
awsome. glad it worked.
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For everyones help, thank you.... Dreamstang your nut splitter idea was the trick that now has my exhaust sounding like hell on wheels. Damn, all that sweat, tears and busted knuckles paid off. I still have some minor rattling noises that i will track down in the am, but the overall difference in horsepower is nice. Feels more powerful. Its alot more responsive, and the roush axlebacks sound awesome. Do i need a new tune with cat deletes an h-pipe? Im not throwing any cels so far. Ill post pics and video the sound in the morning! Thanks again guys
First, good stuff glad you got it done on your own! Second, everything I read says you need a tune for every little thing you do, and even if it does not require a tune it will be twice as good a mod with a tune!
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For everyones help, thank you.... Dreamstang your nut splitter idea was the trick that now has my exhaust sounding like hell on wheels. Damn, all that sweat, tears and busted knuckles paid off. I still have some minor rattling noises that i will track down in the am, but the overall difference in horsepower is nice. Feels more powerful. Its alot more responsive, and the roush axlebacks sound awesome. Do i need a new tune with cat deletes an h-pipe? Im not throwing any cels so far. Ill post pics and video the sound in the morning! Thanks again guys
Yea ur tuner should send u an update that turns the downstream o2 sensors off.
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thnx, ill order another tune monday
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