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Old 09-22-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Install Tips on Roush Axle Backs?

My Roush AB's will be arriving tomorrow from AM!! going to install them tomorrow evening anyone have any tips on how to make the process quicker and easier? I watched the video from CJ Pony Parts, is it really necessary to detach the over axle pipes from the H pipe?
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I didn't disconnect my oap's, ab installs are dead easy, your biggest hassle will be wrestling the huge stock ab's off the hangers, there's really not much to it man

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I didn't disconnect my oap's, ab installs are dead easy, your biggest hassle will be wrestling the huge stock ab's off the hangers, there's really not much to it man

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Yeah once you get the stockers off its a piece of cake. No need to detach oap's from h-pipe, that's just some standard shop protocol
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You're going to at least need to loosen the clamps to give them a little room to swivel out of the way. When you're pushing the stock AB's backwards to get off the hangers the OAPs as well as other parts are kind of in the way. The driver side in particular is really hard to remove the stockers.

I wasted a lot of time and energy (my shoulders were exhausted) trying to do it at first with out removing the OAP's.

In hindsight, I think its easier to remove the front exhaust hangers brackets (where the 2 hooks go in to). Just remove 3 x 13mm bolts for the driver side & only 2 bolts on the passenger side. Then it would be super easy to take off old cans, then you can also put the new cans through the 2 hooks then put bracket back in place.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:54 PM   #5
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That seems pretty simple! So just remove the entire black bracket detach the stock mufflers, attach the Roush to the bracket and mount the bracket back in place?
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That seems pretty simple! So just remove the entire black bracket detach the stock mufflers, attach the Roush to the bracket and mount the bracket back in place?
Yep. It will save you probably 20 minutes and A LOT of energy and possible even a pulled muscle!!

My install took about 50 minutes on a lift, but a good 20 minutes (and a ton of muscle/energy) of it was wasted playing around with those pesky front double hooks. Its not as easy as it looks in the video, even with the OAPs removed.
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Thanks man! Taking them out sounds a lot easier than wrestling with them under the car.
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I just did mine a week or two ago and I encountered two problems. The first was getting the two pieces of pipe to come apart. The heat from the exhaust had stuck them together, but a pry bar solved that after heating the pipes up by running the car for a few minutes. The second was the hangers. They suck. I did mine in the driveway in the dark, so that probably didn't help. I couldn't see the bolts on the bracket so I just wrestled them off. I was exhausted...pun intended...after I finished, but it was worth it to see my wife's face light up when she heard it start up the first time.
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