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Old 08-14-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Just got the exhaust today and so far my car is backed on a ramp. I have successfully loosen the clamp and removed the single hanger near the rear. Now im trying to push the front two hanger off but the mid pipe its in the way! How do i get mid pipe out of the way so i can push exhaust hangers off?
I read many people did it without loosen or remove mid pipe, how?
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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unbolt the hangers. makes the job really fast. no need to mess with the mid pipes.
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i try but one of the bolt is right above the mufflers and i not room to unbolt it.
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box wrench works just fine..
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
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Its night time, i have to do it a different time. but how did others did it without removing the bracket or mid pipe? btw most tutorial i seen say to remove the single hanger bracket never mentioned to removed the 2 hanger bracket

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:17 PM   #6
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You have to remove the bolt directly above the muffler too. A ratcheting box-end works great.
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in all honesty with removing the bracket above it and putting it back on I can change the mufflers out in under 30 minutes with just non-powered hand tools and a jack. don't let it intimidate you. OEM mufflers and GT500 mufflers suck since they are so big, but when i finally switched to borlas it was such an easy job.
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in all honesty with removing the bracket above it and putting it back on I can change the mufflers out in under 30 minutes with just non-powered hand tools and a jack. don't let it intimidate you. OEM mufflers and GT500 mufflers suck since they are so big, but when i finally switched to borlas it was such an easy job.
Diva is right. Took a half hour to 45 minutes to put on the outlaws. Not a big deal at all.
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lol i spent about 2 hours try to push the last 2 hangers out but damn mid pipe is in the way. I wanted to loosen that mid pipe but being on a rhino ramp gives me no clearance to do so. Also thought about removing the bracket but read from so many that it can be done without removing it. I guess when im off on sunday i can try again and take that braket off.
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i just look under this morning again. It seems even with tip if exhaust pushed down, i still cant access the bolt thats directly above the exhaust.Theres plastic same height as the bolt and makes it hard for wrench work.
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A few tips-

Loosening the clamps holding your h pipe to the over axles will help- just 4 15mm bolts.

Unbolt the panhard bar brace on the drivers side- 2 15 mm bolts

Spray a liberal amount of wd40 into the hangars

Just getting the over axles and panhard brace out of the way will help immensely and after disconnecting the rearmost hangar the stockers should just slide out of the front of the hangars. Those disconnects give you the space to do that and wd40 makes it easy. Unbolting the hangars is unnecessary and that top bolt is a royal PITA.

When I did my install removing the stockers took 80% of the time. Getting the outlaws in was super easy. Getting the corsas in was a little tougher- i finally caved and got ramps and a creeper and the quality of my life has increased exponentially.
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Ratcheting box wrenches are the best tools you will ever own. Sears puts them on sale all the time. I got the flexhead ones. Makes muffler removal a snap. I have swapped axlebacks 6 times. Should have bought Borla the first time around. LOL
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Today is my day off and i finally got the chance to mess around with it again. It doesnt matter how hard i tried theres no room to push stock exhaust forward toward the front of the car with the mid pipe in the way. Taking off bracket was impossible my wrench couldnt reach the bolt abover exhaust. After all that i decided to pry off the stock clamps. After getting the clamps off theres a quarter of an inch clearance to move mid pipe out of the way. I could finally eat my breakfast now and get the roush on afterward.
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lol i literally drove 10 minute with the new exhaust and already being called an *******.....

Is it normal to get this constant hum(drone?) on start up? it only goes away after i put it in drive or reverse after initial startup. Also for some reason passenger side inlet pipe and midpipe doesnt perfectly fit like the driver side.

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Unbolting the mid-pipes is how I did it. If the ramps don't give you room, get some jack stands. You will need them over and over any way.
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I too installed the Roush Axle-Backs. I was able to muscle the OEM's off by moving the mid-pipe around until it magically found clearance to pull off from the rear hangers. However, you were able to swap them out, rock on!!

They're loud in the morning when I start my car but I don't consider that drone. that's just glorious noise. If you wait a min the idle will set in and they'll calm down.

You'll have to mess with the passenger side. I too had the same issue where it didn't sit centered. You might have to loosen the bolt holding the muffler to mid-pipe to get it centered. I was able to muscle it into place but have read others had to loosen that bolt.

Good luck, enjoy the sound and hope you live in a county/state that doesn't have noise ordinances
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I too installed the Roush Axle-Backs. I was able to muscle the OEM's off by moving the mid-pipe around until it magically found clearance to pull off from the rear hangers. However, you were able to swap them out, rock on!!

They're loud in the morning when I start my car but I don't consider that drone. that's just glorious noise. If you wait a min the idle will set in and they'll calm down.

You'll have to mess with the passenger side. I too had the same issue where it didn't sit centered. You might have to loosen the bolt holding the muffler to mid-pipe to get it centered. I was able to muscle it into place but have read others had to loosen that bolt.

Good luck, enjoy the sound and hope you live in a county/state that doesn't have noise ordinances
lol yea i got it on, it was a pain in the ***. Even when i put the new exhaust on, I had to uninstall the bracket due to clearance.

Its more of a hummmm i get after it the car is started and it doesnt matter if its cold start or not. But it does go away after i put in reverse or drive or give it tiny rev. Not worry too much.

As for the fitment issue on passenger side is off aliitle (1/8 or so) compared to perfectly fit on driver side. I try to fit inlet pipe of the exhaust on the midpipe before i even hang it up but it just off, no biggy. No leak as far as i can tell.

Btw what i noticed after installing is roush doesnt have a unique sound rather its the same stock exhaust sound but louder. I wonder if its the same as other exhaust maybe just tiny diference in sound.

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There shouldn't be a humm, probably means there is something loose or something rubbing. Might wanna double check everything again.
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There shouldn't be a humm, probably means there is something loose or something rubbing. Might wanna double check everything again.
I double checked, if it was loose or rubbing i would of get that while at stop lights or idle.
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