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Old 04-04-2014, 06:39 AM   #1
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Removing Muffler

Replacing my muffler and having a great deal of trouble removing it, any suggestions? Plus how does straight pipe sound, might have to remove muffler one day then replace another due to tight sports schedule.

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:00 AM   #2
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I just removed mine, what seems to be your trouble? I kept mine in one piece in order to try and sell it. If you don't mind cutting it it would help to chop the tailpipe off aft of muffler and slide the pipe out aft. If you wanna keep it solid it helps to have the rear axle fully suspended, I used two jack stands on the frame and let the axle sag. This opens the clearance for the pipe to fit between the gas tank and the axle and slide out.

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #3
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It won't disconnect from the cat
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:02 AM   #4
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It was probably welded on... You'll need a sawzall or grinder. Make sure you're in a well ventilated area and your gas tank is full! Gasoline fumes are far more volatile than gasoline itself... Full tank less fumes!
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:57 PM   #5
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It doesn't appear to be welded and it had a clamp on it
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
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Does it have a flange? My 06 had a flange between muffler and cat, If so they are studs just remove nuts and separate, one of mine even began to spin and I had to cut the bolts with a saw. If no flange can you post a pic of cat and muffler. It also helps to removed skid plate, don't forget to support your trans with a jack or jack stand.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:15 PM   #7
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I've also had old clamped cat back systems that seemed stuck after clamp was removed, with a little penetrating oil it loosened up and was able to twist the pipe and remove.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:59 PM   #9
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No flange. I have no idea. I'll just cut it off at this point

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