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Old 06-19-2011, 11:58 AM   #801
Snowphun
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Location: Way South Shore MA
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WRX /Cooper S/Miata
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Originally Posted by poms302 View Post
Couple questions: Why on earth did you send 17mm nuts for the mid to axleback connection? Maybe I put the bolt in the wrong side, I went back to front with the nut being toward the front of the car. Doesn't matter, either way a 17 mm socket doesn't fit(too close to flange) and a wrench cannot be put on the top nut.

Second question: there was no gasket for the mid to axleback...do I need one or will it not leak without one.
I got my catback last week, still waiting on a few issues before I comment too much. I was able (mostly) to get a socket over the axleback hardware but yeah the holes on the flange are definitely too close to the pipe and not a "standard"
location. This was reinforced by the 3" axleback gasket I received that needed a lot of filing to enlarge the bolt holes to line up with the narrower flange holes. You will need a gasket there, even with the one supplied I could not get it to seal without some gasket goo. Very pleased to have a lift for this install.
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