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Old 05-10-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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Question Removing stock JK muffler

Trying to install a Magnaflow 15160 on my '14 Sport... How in the Hell do I get the exhaust hangers through the OEM rubber insulators!?!

I've tried WD-40, grease... I just can't get the isolators over the end of the hanger.
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A pair of channel pliers will do the trick.

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A pair of channel pliers will do the trick.
Thanks. Do you just use the pliers to stretch the rubber, lift it over the tip of the hanger?
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Lots of wd-40. and A big flat screw driver
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A pair of channel pliers will do the trick.
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Thanks. Do you just use the pliers to stretch the rubber, lift it over the tip of the hanger?
Put one side of the pliers on the end of the hanger and the other side on the isolator.
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Lots of wd-40. and A big flat screw driver
This is how I did mine.
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Cool, thanks to all. I discovered I'm missing pair of channel pliers AND the one big flat driver I had. Off to the hardware store...!
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I've actually used C clamps, just like the pliers, the end that swivels on the exhaust the other on the hanger abd they pop right off
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WD with a set of pry bars and lots of cussing!
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Dish soap works well and us a much easier clean up after.
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I put a 2x4 up there to pry against. If you don't need the old muffler you can sawzall the ends off. Installing new one is easy as taper is working for you
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WD with a set of pry bars and lots of cussing!
lol! This. It is a royal pita. Get a long pry bar and pull with all you got. You will eventually clear the rubber hanger on one side and taste success!
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lol! This. It is a royal pita. Get a long pry bar and pull with all you got. You will eventually clear the rubber hanger on one side and taste success!
I ended up cutting the rubber hangers because I have the exhaust dumping by the axle. Plus they only cost 99˘ on ebay
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BOOM, Magnaflow'd.

Thanks again for your help, guys!
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Looks great! Good job. I love mine.
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BOOM, Magnaflow'd. Thanks again for your help, guys!
Congrats. When I did mine i tried to do it on the ground. I thought that I was going to be able to remove all of the exhaust hangers (cat-back) while on the ground with just wd-40 and a foot long screwdriver.

Lets just say it was a good thing that the next day was a sunday. Haha!

I had to give up and took it to my friend's house with a car lift. He just had to show off with his 4' pry bar with a notch in it. Perfect tool. He had them off in no time. Plus the extra room with a lift was priceless.
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I welded a peg to the lower jaw of a pair of channel locks and two flat plates to both sides of the upper jaw. The hangers were off in seconds. My wife owes me a new channel lock pliers because it's her JK.
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It's a bitch, ahe ? How's the new muffler sound ?
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It's a bitch, ahe ? How's the new muffler sound ?
Really, really nice. Gives the engine a really cool, low growl gnats kind of quiet when driving in the city. On the highway, it roars.
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I cut up the stock catback and installed a flowmaster 40. I sounds amazing and dumps out by the axle.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:57 AM   #21
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I did this yesterday and those rubber hangers are a @#$%&.

I used a pry bar some profanity and wd-40, actually a lot of wd-40. The exhaust clamp by the Y pipe is a @#$%& x2... why would you put the top of the bolt on top with about 3 inches of space to work with....

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