Exhaust: Installed posted

Alright, after months of dealing with this exhaust order and getting the wrong system I went ahead and installed it. I didn't want to wait until spring for them to correct it. So yeah, I now have a 3" stainless steel exhaust from my turbo all the way back through the Magnaflow straight through muffler - awesome. I also installed the Catco high flow cat for now... I might take it off someday. But anyway...

I spent most of the afternoon Saturday trying to get my old exhaust off. The thing was so corroded that the flanges were almost 1 solid piece, haha. So I decided to unbolt the whole thing and saw it off above the rear axles. While taking it off I spun off every bolt that was hooked to the rubber hangers, haha. The broken bolts actually made it easier to remove.

Then once I had everything loose the fun with the o2 sensor began. I soaked it with WD-40 and was practically hanging by my wrench I was pulling it so hard. Then I went and picked up some PB-B'laster (which is insanely awesome) and sprayed the o2 Sensor. I tried again but still no luck. So finally I unplugged the other end of the sensor, pulled the entire exhaust out, put one of my Skate grind rails on the wrench and popped it loose, haha. I hate sensors.

So here is my new down pipe/cat compared to my old one. Even with the heat shields on the old one the new one is still bigger, YES. Here's another pic of the comparison. Other than that the only problem I've had is a little bit of rubbing under the back wheels.

So I just took it out for a spin. omg, it sounds so mean. I love it. hahaha. LOVE IT. Once I get my wheel bearing fixed tomorrow I'm gonna tune the turbo a little bit and drive drive drive. I had to turn it way down cause it was overboosting to the max.
Tags: Auto


  • p.s. thanks to marc for the tips.

    derek posted

  • hey no prob man. you know you can ask me DSM stuff i know what im talking about even though mine has not run in 11 months. Now get your fuel stuff

    Marc posted

  • So when are you going to get to work so I can see this bad boy?

    vanwinkle posted

  • Cedrix, You don't see it, you hear it...

    r00 posted

  • 304 stainless. Not A or something or something

    Tanner posted

  • 304 is the standard "18/8" stainless; it is the most versatile and most widely used stainless steel, available in a wider range of products, forms and finishes than any other.

    A246 - Specification for Light Gage Structural Quality Flat Rolled Carbon-Steel Sheets.

    A249 - Specification for welded austenitic steel boiler, superheater, heat exchanger, and condenser tubes.

    A269 - Specification for seamless & welded austenitic stainless steel tubing for general service

    A554 - specification for welded stainless steel mechanical tubing.

    derek posted

  • I just want you to know that I love you and will you marry me, I have always wanted to ask you that, but only if you wear the red wig.

    boos posted

  • Whas the exhaust installation exhausting? I have no idea because I did not read your post.

    Punmaster Greg posted

  • boos: red wig and snowboard boots.

    derek posted