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Old 09-27-2012, 08:59 PM   #36
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Mufflers are out. Definitely a two man job to push the muffler and the mid-pipe out of the way. I used my right hand to push the mid-pipe up, and then moved my knee directly over the exhaust tip and pushed my way.

Thing almost smacked me in the head.
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R they in yet don't tighten them down until u line up ur tips out the back
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Im stuck. Cant get the dang thing in the hanger with the midpipe in the way. Not sure how to approach it now.
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Im stuck. Cant get the dang thing in the hanger with the midpipe in the way. Not sure how to approach it now.
Try to approach it from a downward angle and lube the hanger up with grease. Should be able to slide it past the mid pipe. We're rooting for you buddy
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i didn't remove the mid pipe. Not sure, should i have?
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i didn't remove the mid pipe. Not sure, should i have?
No u should be able to move the mid pipe just out of the way to fit the muffler on. I believe I used my knee to hold it out of the way. I did it by myself as well.
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No, you should be good, the pain in the butt is the support that moves parallel to the axle in a downward slope towards the passenger side. Other than that it should be pretty easy
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #43
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2nd set of hands on the mid-pipe saved the day. (wife)

I knew I married her for a reason. Just tightening everything up...
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2nd set of hands on the mid-pipe saved the day. (wife)

I knew I married her for a reason. Just tightening everything up...
My wife has helped on my last mods....she has been a lifesaver.

Congrats on the install!
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Great let us know how u like them after u drive with them all night
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:57 PM   #47
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Believe it or not, I cleaned up the garage first and now I'm grabbing a quick bite and a shower. Then, I drive....

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2nd set of hands on the mid-pipe saved the day. (wife)

I knew I married her for a reason. Just tightening everything up...
Props to your wife ... that mid-pipe is a major pain in the *** to push and hold out of the way. I'm glad she was able to help, it's really hard to do on the ground with just one set of hands (especially your first time around).
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #49
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Wow. What a beautiful sound.

I do have a few questions/concerns:

How would I know if I have a leak? The connection from Muffler to mid-pipe was not what I would have considered completely flush, but I pushed them together as much as I could and I made sure the clamp was tightened where they joined together. The reason I ask is because the exhaust give me a thunderous back pressure sound when I come off the throttle at 3000+ rpms. Not sure if that is by design, or if that's a sign that I didnt secure the connection enough.

My first walk out of the car after the ride, it was unusually hot. I didn't push her that hard, so it made me raise an eyebrow.

I think it's ok, but are any of these out of the norm?
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I just installed these axle backs a month ago. We used to call this "back flapping". Mine does this. Normal, part of the personality of these mufflers, I think. It happens when engine braking, if you have a stick.

If you're an old timer, you will remember "Thrush" mufflers. These are similar but not as harsh. These can be loud . You figure out how to deal with it using the throttle.
I live in a gated community and can make them quiet (much quieter than the ricer with a coffee can that drives through in 1st gear).

When you're on the freeway it's bad ***! It Takes some getting used to. It a hell of a lot of fun.

By they way, I watched this video before installing mine and decided to NOT unbolt the mid pipe, it worked like a charm: http://m.youtube.com/?reason=8&rdm=8...%3DZHSpw4OFrC0. The hard part is wrestling the mufflers out of the rubber hangers.
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When I did my h-pipe install I started the car and climbed under the car and felt for leaks. The first time, I had some I could hear, subsequently, I could only fell them. Once I had them fixed, the tone of the exhaust did change a bit more.
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Wow. What a beautiful sound.

I do have a few questions/concerns:

How would I know if I have a leak? The connection from Muffler to mid-pipe was not what I would have considered completely flush, but I pushed them together as much as I could and I made sure the clamp was tightened where they joined together. The reason I ask is because the exhaust give me a thunderous back pressure sound when I come off the throttle at 3000+ rpms. Not sure if that is by design, or if that's a sign that I didnt secure the connection enough.

My first walk out of the car after the ride, it was unusually hot. I didn't push her that hard, so it made me raise an eyebrow.

I think it's ok, but are any of these out of the norm?
That sound is normal, if you had a leak you would hear it (its a very distinct noise). If you want to be 100% sure, back it up on ramps and climb under it again, hold your hand near the joint and feel for exhaust gasses shooting out. This is best done when the car is cold, since the exhaust gets hot pdq and you don't want to touch it when hot.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #53
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Thanks guys. I'm going to go enjoy it for a morning joyride to work. Can't wait to hear it purr.
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Thanks guys. I'm going to go enjoy it for a morning joyride to work. Can't wait to hear it purr.
so, what u think??
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I'm exhausted just reding this thread. Lol. I feel the need to celebrate with you, congrats. Now where's the beer.
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I'm exhausted just reding this thread. Lol. I feel the need to celebrate with you, congrats. Now where's the beer.
Beer? We're doing shots.

Sounds great everyone. Driving to work for a nice 45 drive on the 280 was definitely a pleasure. Thanks to all for the help and advice on how to get this job done. It's much appreciated.
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great to hear. i bet it sounds like you can take anything on the street when your behind the wheel. At least, thats how i feel with mine. lol
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Beer? We're doing shots.
I like this guy already. I'll take my round at the American Muscle show next summer (you're going, you just don't realize it yet).
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I like this guy already. I'll take my round at the American Muscle show next summer (you're going, you just don't realize it yet).
Sounds good, I don't drink anything clear though.

Where is the AM show?
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Sounds good, I don't drink anything clear though.

Where is the AM show?
Lol it's in PA. I doubt you will drive all the way there... Ill hold you to a round of whiskey if we ever meet though
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Beer? We're doing shots.

Sounds great everyone. Driving to work for a nice 45 drive on the 280 was definitely a pleasure. Thanks to all for the help and advice on how to get this job done. It's much appreciated.
280? U live in Jersey?
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Hey, so minor issue I think. I didn't realize this last night when I did the install. I thought there was more clearance but apparently my Roush Muffler tip is rubbing slightly against the top part of the groove in my bumper. Pretty sure that's going to melt it right off, no?



I should adjust this right? Or is this normal...

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280? U live in Jersey?
California, but I will actually be in NYC next weekend for the Jets/Texans game.
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Hey, so minor issue I think. I didn't realize this last night when I did the install. I thought there was more clearance but apparently my Roush Muffler tip is rubbing slightly against the top part of the groove in my bumper. Pretty sure that's going to melt it right off, no?

I should adjust this right? Or is this normal...

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California, but I will actually be in NYC next weekend for the Jets/Texans game.
You can adjust it down a little just loosen up the bolts that attach to the mid pipe and u should have a fair amount of movement from the tip.
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You can adjust it down a little just loosen up the bolts that attach to the mid pipe and u should have a fair amount of movement from the tip.
Do you think I need to? Or is this merely something that is preference?
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it will definately melt it. i screwed myself up on that as well before i was able to adjust it
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it will definately melt it. i screwed myself up on that as well before i was able to adjust it
Yep, I already adjusted it. I didn't even have to jack the car up again, I could reach the clamp from near the tire.

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Sounds good, I don't drink anything clear though.

Where is the AM show?
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it definitely burnt the paint off the inside groove of my bumper. Luckily it's not noticeable.

/amateur installing mistakes.
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Looks good. I really like the sound especially now when I step into it. Nice and quiet when it needs to be but can roar like a beast. I had three ricers tuck their tails when I throttled up from a light the other day. It was fun!!!
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Looks good. I really like the sound especially now when I step into it. Nice and quiet when it needs to be but can roar like a beast. I had three ricers tuck their tails when I throttled up from a light the other day. It was fun!!!
+1 I left a local car show today and everyone turned and looked when I left. My wife said I was showing off....well just a little
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