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Old 07-31-2000, 11:38 PM   #1
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Question Stromung installation question.

I get my dual tip stromung exhaust tomorrow, so I was wondering what tools I'll need (other than ramps) to install it well. Also, will I be able to take it off and put the factory one back on for when I get warranty work done on it (my dealership people are dicks)?
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Old 08-01-2000, 05:32 AM   #2
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hey, no cussing hahaha

you'll need 14mm wrenches, and some muscles to brake the bolts loose. you might need a razor to scrape the old gasket off the centerpipe.

If your dealer is really a prick, he can look at the bolts/gasket and know you swapped exhauts.

congrats, and good luck.
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Old 08-01-2000, 06:38 AM   #3
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The bolts are a pain in the ass! But after i sprayed them with WD40 it loosened easily. With the rubber straps, i used a long nail as a wedge so that it could just slide out easily from the hinge.
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Old 08-01-2000, 06:49 AM   #4
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I had to push the wrench I was using with this 2x4 from outside to get the bolts loose
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Old 08-01-2000, 07:18 AM   #5
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The exhaust swap was a 25 minute procedure for me and I didn't have the proper tools (only 1 14mm wrench, no sockets at the time, so you can imagine the fun). I didn't even jack up the car, I drove onto 2 sandbags (1 front and 1 rear, drivers side...) to get enough clearance.

Anyway, let the car COOL of like 2 hours. You'll find the muffler canister is still warm, as is the read differential.


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Old 08-01-2000, 08:28 AM   #6
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The bolts on mine were siezed (car had about 15k kms) and we had to use an impact wrench (no amount of WD40 and brute force would break em loose). Incidentally, how could a muffler void your warranty? They do wear out after awhile, just like anything else.
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Old 08-01-2000, 08:45 AM   #7
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I used Liquid Wrench on my MY00, and it only had 3500 miles on it at the time. I highly suggest using something like that or WD40, as to not break your hands trying to get the damn botls off.

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Old 08-01-2000, 09:12 AM   #8
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Thanks guys! Yeah I'm weak too, but my dad is going to help me, so it's all good.
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Old 08-01-2000, 09:59 AM   #9
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careful with the bolts by the catalytic converter.

mine were all rusted thru and snapped when i did the midpipe swap.

gotta go to the dealership for new bolts.

sux.

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Old 08-01-2000, 01:39 PM   #10
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A squirt of WD40 in each rubber hanger will lube it enough to slide it right out without much effort.

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Old 08-02-2000, 12:00 AM   #11
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Umm how do I get the old muffler off of the rubber hangers without hurting them???
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