Starting with a colonoscopy.
Don't laugh. I can keep the garage at 50 degrees when it'* 30 degrees outside:
Oops. How'd that fall off?
Tailpipe expander (this is the colonoscopy part):
Lightly tacked in place so I can make final adjustments. You want to just tack both first. Then stand back and inspect them:
Hopefully they won't look like this when I'm driving:
Looking kinda odd considering the position and angle:
Painted just on the off-chance that the welds develop minor surface rust (no rust on either car so far, and we're not starting now):
I'll make final adjustments later by raising the muffler and shifting it slightly to the driver'* side. The passenger side tip wanted to be a little to the right, so I made the driver'* side the same, then I'll shift the muffler over with spacers to compensate. It'* not super-obvious, but I know it'* off a bit.
These tips are staggered in length between the two outlets on each side, so there'* a left and right. I saw similar tips on sonoma_zr2'* car last year, and loved the look. They follow the contour of the rear bumper.
Call my crazy, but the tips actually affected the sound of the exhaust. For the better. The dual tips and the resulting 'u' bend, and larger opening (cutting off the squared off oem outlets) actually makes a difference in sound.
Remember the topic title? Getting it from both ends. Time to turn her around and get busy again. Pics of that work a little later.