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Old 11-17-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
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im like 90% sure that my flex pipe is prety much gone because my car is soooooo loud now! i havent had any time to get under the car and take a look yet but im prety positive that that is my problem since the car has 166,xxx miles and its still oem.

Anyone know how hard it is going to be to change?
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The ease of changing it depends on whether or not it was welded on. If it'* welded on, you'll need to cut it off with a torch or a reciprocating saw. If it'* not welded on, some hand tools and brute force. The biggest issue is getting the vehicle high enough to where you can get some leverage and clearance with the tools. Ramps and jack stands just don't offer a lot of room to work.
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You ever done exhaust work before? It'* going to be a pain. First thing your going to want to do is get all new studs and bolts. Your going to brake every one of them. Might want to close your garage door and do it when all the local kids are at school. there'* going to be some nasty words coming out of your garage.
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Might want to close your garage door and do it when all the local kids are at school. there'* going to be some nasty words coming out of your garage.
Then call a young priest and an old priest to exorcise the demons from the garage that like to congregate around fowl language and tool throwing tantrums!
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i have done plenty of exhaust work and all of my fears have been confirmed, i am not excited at all =[


lol i dont really have a garage so no matter what everyone will get hear all of the dirty curse words fly
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When I put my headers on it took over 6 hours, and I wasn't even done. I ended up driving to have a friend at the exhaust shop fix what I did.
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now this really stinks and im super not excited
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On the plus side, you wont have to do it again, on this car.
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lol i guess. im lookin at chiltons online to maybe see if it has a time associated with changing a flex pipe and now i realize how much chiltons sucks after you have alldata and mitchells ondemand
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I would figure on 4 hours, then be happy if your under that.
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