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Old 05-07-2001, 11:48 PM   #1
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Post Exhaust & Midpipe Install

Just some things I think people should know before they do this themselves. There are only 5 bolts, but this does take quite a while to do. I learned a lot of things the hard way...
1) Lift the whole car up. Preferrable use a shop's full car lift. Don't just park it halfway onto a curb (with a stormdrain) and try to do it. You'll lose parts and it's not enough room to work in. I don't think stock jacks will do either.
2) Wait about 10-15 or so minutes after you drive your car before messing with the piping. It will be hot.
3) Be carful around the heatshields. Those things are sharp and I did cut 2 fingers on them
My story is too long to tell, but I now need a new gasket, need a new bolt for the midpipe to cat. And I need a new nut for the midpipe to muffer. Hopefully the dealer will have these. Right now my car has no muffler or midpipe. It's REALLY LOUD. There are tons of cops here so I'm going to avoid driving it.
Hope I didn't deter anyone from doing this themselves. It's just that I'm an idiot. It's really not hard to do. Just be careful and patient. And jack the whole car up!

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Old 05-08-2001, 03:40 AM   #2
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aww man that bites.....


i m doin my own exhaust soon but not sure which one to get....
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Old 05-08-2001, 05:34 AM   #3
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I told you Magic.. don't lose the cat to midpipe bolts or you'll be crusing with no cat back.

Dealership probablly will have a nut for the mid to back box bolt as would any hardware store, but the spring bolt at the cat will likely need to be ordered.

Good luck and let me know once you get it on. I want to hear your review.

Jon

BTW I updated my pics in the member's section so if you want to see the exhaust on my car, take a look. They are all really current pics except none are with the upgraded suspension. So it is at stock height.

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Old 05-08-2001, 03:33 PM   #4
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Omaha, I didn't lose the cat to mid bolt, it refused to come off. Finally it broke! Dealership didn't have the cat to mid bolt or the exhaust to mid nut. I ordered, hopefully I'll get it in a week. I just put back on my midpipe and exhaust. How? Midpipe to cat is on with one bolt! I fished the midpipe to muffler nut out of the stormdrain It's still really loud but it's an improvement over no mid and no muffler. Kinda sounds like a jacked up turbo now with all the air noises leaking out of the cat to mid connection. It's not too loud, I'll just shift at 2.
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Old 05-08-2001, 03:36 PM   #5
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i didmy my exhaust(mid and can) with the stock jack, and i did it in 25 minutes including cool down time
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Old 05-08-2001, 03:37 PM   #6
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I helped my friend install a cat-back on his '90 eagle talon and we layed under the car installing the entire thing...that sucked...
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Old 05-08-2001, 08:20 PM   #7
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Jynx, you really are a scooby specialitst. That's crazy. Blindeye, you and your friend must have been pretty cozy under there. j/k
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Old 05-08-2001, 10:00 PM   #8
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HOLY COW!! stock jack?? hmmm jynx you are my idol, your just like Mcguyver using anything and everything hahaha
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Old 05-09-2001, 02:56 PM   #9
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Be careful with exhaust fumes when running without a muffler or midpipe, gases aren't supposed to come out right under the car and especially under the driver. Don't get poisoned or anything.
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Old 05-09-2001, 04:04 PM   #10
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I don't smell anything... I think I can last a week with the midpipe and muffler loosly hanging on.
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Old 05-09-2001, 09:22 PM   #11
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I have more to add to my install nightmare. Today, one of the exhaust bolt and nut fell off when I was driving. I shoulda put it on tighter I left everything loose since I'll be putting on an STi muffler and an SPD midpipe. I'm going to tighten the one bolt that's holding the muffler on to the mipipe and the one bolt holding the midpipe to the cat on tomorrow... Hopefully I'll have time tomorrow to get any a bolt and nut for the cat to mid and a bolt and nut for the mid to muff. I really need to quiet my car down. I'm worried about cops

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