03/04 Removing stock exhaust for vibrant axle back

How to remove a stock exhaust to put on a vibrant axel back exhaust.

Tools needed:
WD-40 – because the nuts you are about to take out are the biggest pain in the butt and need some help loosening.
Jack
Jack stands
Socket Wrench
a LOT of strength

Begin by jacking up the car and putting it on jack stands so you can work. You have to go way under the car so make sure it’s secure.
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Begin by painstakingly trying to pry off these bad boys. Use some of the WD-40 to make it easier. Loosen both botls alternately. They are spring held so if you don’t, you’ll have some issues. If the springs fall off of the bolt when you take it off, just put them back on, they are the same on both ends. Keep in mind to remember how tight the exhaust was held together, because you are going to want to tighten the new one just the same.

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this is how the other side of it looks.

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Now, the exhaust is only being held by these rubber hangers. DO NOT CUT THEM!!!! Just pull off the exhaust from the rubber hangers. You might want to tilt the exhaust down diagnoly, to help pull it out of the rubber.


DO the same thing that you did with the other rubber hanger. Now, your exhaust is off!

To put on the vibrant on, as pictured in the pictures. Just put the metal hangers back through the rubber holders. It should be easy because the Vibrants don’t have that head at the tip. It just sticks through and holds tight. Then, align it where the other exhaust came off and screw the bolts back on in an alternating pattern really tight.

*check for exhaust leaks after install

Turn on the car and rev that engine.

Here is a picture of it on my car, and a vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWFvxbklFGI

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cami0488

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