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Old 03-24-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Today I was putting on a whole new exhaust. got everything off and on except I hit a snag at the mufflers. I cant seem to get the mufflers to come off of the mid pipe that goes over the axle. Am i missing something? or is it simply stuck and needs to be spray and persuaded off? Any help is appreciated.
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Mine came right apart after opening up the clamp, you did remove the bolt didn't you?
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Mine came right apart after opening up the clamp, you did remove the bolt didn't you?
Yes I did remove the bolt. The two pipes are solid together. I sprayed them with oil last night in case they were just stuck together.
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Try hitting it lose with a rubber mallet. That's pretty strange . maybe they were welded on ? Just gotta twist them off. Should be the easiest part !

Also disconnect the mid pipe from the h pipe and pull the pipe going over the Axel away from the muffler. That always helps. Gotta loosen that pipe first. Might be too tight to remove.it from the muffler. No wiggle room.
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Try hitting it lose with a rubber mallet. That's pretty strange . maybe they were welded on ? Just gotta twist them off. Should be the easiest part !
Also disconnect the mid pipe from the h pipe and pull the pipe going over the Axel away from the muffler. That always helps. Gotta loosen that pipe first. Might be too tight to remove.it from the muffler. No wiggle room.
the h pipe is disconnected from the midpipe because i installed an x pipe. Im going to try the mallet today if the rain stops. i sprayed it with WD40 last night to let it break any rust holding it on. Thanks for the input everyone.
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I am about to go back outside and try to get it off again. if i cant i will upload a picture of the connection.
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Thanks again for everyone who helped. I was able the get them off and finish the job.
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Good to hear! Congrats, that looks awesome!

I am going with the same setup, ford racing cut and clamp x pipe (CA, need cats), and the BBK shorty headers How's the sound difference so far? What axel backs are those?

The x pipe and shorty combo is a no brainier for under $500 on our cars imo. As long as you can do the work yourself, that is.

I can't work on my car without a can of WD-40 penetrating spray. It makes everything much easier.
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Good to hear! Congrats, that looks awesome!
I am going with the same setup, ford racing cut and clamp x pipe (CA, need cats), and the BBK shorty headers How's the sound difference so far? What axel backs are those?
The x pipe and shorty combo is a no brainier for under $500 on our cars imo. As long as you can do the work yourself, that is.
I can't work on my car without a can of WD-40 penetrating spray. It makes everything much easier.
With the BBK shorty headers, BBK catted X-pipe, and Magnalflow Street Axelback mufflers, it sounds great. Not too loud, doesnt drone on the high way. im very happy with the way it came out. I got all my parts from www.AmericanMuscle.com
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