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Old 09-22-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hey all.

Picked up a low mile used axle-back section from a WRX. From eyeballing it and the stock system under my car it looks like installation should just be a matter of unbolting the old piece and bolting up the replacement. However, I just wanted to be sure I have my ducks in a row, so to speak, before jumping into this.

The car only has 21,000mi, but is 3 years old... so I'm figuring I will need a new gasket to go between the mid-pipe and the axle-back along with two new bolts and associated hardware. I'm not going to count on the installing shop being able to reuse anything from the stock setup.

Any place I can get said gasket other than the dealer? Also, does anyone have specs on the two bolts that attach the mid-pipe to the axle-back?

Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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This has probably been covered in a million threads; search is your friend

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...errerid=189928

In regards to the gasket, you can get it from the dealer or check Autozone or Advance Auto; for the bolts, you can do the same or just take them out and go to Aubuchon Hardware (or a local hardware store) and find ones that will work.

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I'm not going to count on the installing shop being able to reuse anything from the stock setup.
And I have no idea why you'd have a shop install this when it's only 2 bolts and takes less than 30 minutes (including the time to jack the car up).
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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I have no idea why you'd have a shop install this when it's only 2 bolts and takes less than 30 minutes (including the time to jack the car up).
Thanks for the info.

#1, no place to work on car. My apartment complex is insanely anal. No working on cars, no washing cars, no nothing.

I got fussed at by property management a month or so ago b/c someone reported me being out underneath my car one afternoon... I was removing a plastic bag that had blown underneath it and melted to the hot muffler.

Bunch of jackasses.

#2: No friends to help work on car. I'm pretty new to town and don't really know anyone that could assist or let me do it at their house.

That and I would really like to get my car up on a lift and have a good look at the under side. The tech that did the oil change when I bought it said everything was clean and pretty underneath... but I trust my own eyes more than anyone else's.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:12 PM   #4
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I have the same year but with less miles. Had to torch my bolts. They were very 'crusty'. Find an exhaust shop in your area. They will have everything you need on site. Which is only a gasket and bolts.
Check the area for a leak before you leave the shop after the job is done.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:52 PM   #5
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Had to torch my bolts. They were very 'crusty'.
This is exactly what I was figuring on... and judging from the rusty looking state of my stock muffler I imagine those bolts are really going to be on there.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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Ahh yes exhausts. While a simple thing to do ones self theres always one bolt that is a total PITA! You already said you cant work on it yourself which must totally blow so yes take it to an exhaust garage. A local one near me charged me $40 to weld up my entire exhaust. They even used SS couplings. As far as gaskets go do you raelly need to ask on here? Any part store will have gaskets. Your driving a subaru not a ferrari enzo.
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