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Old 06-09-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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banks monster cat back

Ok i just bought a banks monster exhaust for my 99 tj 4.0 should be here thursday. how difficult is the installation of this exhaust? also what tools will i need i have everything other than a welder. thanks in advance

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all you need is a hacksaw or sawz-all to cut the pipe between the muffler and the cat. from there everything is just clamped into place. i have the same exhaust on my '99.

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Not trying to be a wise guy, but if you are asking those questions, you might seriously consider bringing the parts to a shop and save yourself some pain and anguish.
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i would ask the same questions. i have done exhaust work, but i like to do things my self. it keeps me satisfied. he was wanting to make sure that he did not need any special tools.
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All the tools you need are ╝" & 3/8" Drive Extensions, Ratchets & Sockets, Wrenches
Screwdriver, Needle-nose Pliers and time. It is not hard. If this is your first time you are looking a may be 3 hours.
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all you need is a hacksaw or sawz-all to cut the pipe between the muffler and the cat. from there everything is just clamped into place. i have the same exhaust on my '99.
How do you like the exhaust? how loud is it?
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #7
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All the tools you need are ╝" & 3/8" Drive Extensions, Ratchets & Sockets, Wrenches
Screwdriver, Needle-nose Pliers and time. It is not hard. If this is your first time you are looking a may be 3 hours.
with the older jeeps like the '99 the muffler is not bolted to the cat its just one piece of pipe, jeeps newer than '00 are just a direct bolt-on kit.
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How do you like the exhaust? how loud is it?
its sounds great, nice low tone not too loud, but you can def hear it coming when you give it some gas. my gas millage is a bit better and i have more power especially 3rd gear, once i get past 2,250 rpm's it just takes off. the install took about an hour.

when you go to install it cut the pipe close to the muffler and hang the new rear pipe first and then the muffler, then see how much more of the pipe needs to be cut.
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i had to take my banks monster exhaust off when i switched to my longarm kit. without that exhaust i definately feel a loss of power
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with the older jeeps like the '99 the muffler is not bolted to the cat its just one piece of pipe, jeeps newer than '00 are just a direct bolt-on kit.
I know on my 97 it was bolted on but then it was 4 banger.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:42 PM   #11
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listen to this rugged ridge header cat only
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:47 PM   #12
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in that vid, is that a 4 or 6 banger?
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:29 AM   #13
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Its not necessary to remove the skid plate, correct?
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:23 PM   #14
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:13 PM   #15
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i just installed mine a few weeks back. It took i bit of downsizing, i had to hack it 3 three times to get it to clear the rear sway bar. It was a little more than i anticipated, but came together in about 3-4 hrs. I also needed a custom sleeve because my cat converter was not stock and had been messed with before i bought it. All in all im real happy with sound and throttle response. I def find myself winding out 1 -3 gears a little more now:-)
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its a sport its a 4.0 straight 6
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:44 PM   #17
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didn't notice the decals in the vid. thanks for clearing that one up for me
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:45 PM   #18
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i actually put mine on this morning (FINALLY). Getting the old one off is definitely the hard part, as the bolts rust pretty bad. I ended up cutting off the old muffler and pipe, then grinding the bolt heads off and hammering them through. After that, installing the new one took maybe 45mins.

I do like the sound - as someone else said, its louder and lower than stock without being obnoxious.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:05 PM   #19
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I ordered a powerpack as well for my wrangler, how could u install the exhaust without taking off the skidplate... Seems impossible?
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:33 AM   #20
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i put on the Banks Monster cat back system along with a Magnaflow cat about 6 months ago, really simple to put on, cut off the old system and piece together the new one, one piece at a time, make sure your clamps are in place but do not tighten them until everything is where you want it. Good little project, should take you 1 hr.

Check mine out: Banks Exhaust pictures by mudslinger150 - Photobucket
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:36 AM   #21
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^^ oooops old thread, but you probably could put on a power pack without taking off the skid plate, but it'll take less time to just remove the skid and re install it vs. messing around trying to shimmy and move stuff around to get the job done.

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i had the banks monster but it wasnt loud enough. so i went with a super 40 flowmaster with a 2.5" pipe from header collector back to the tip. took my cat under my skid plate out too. the 40 series with no cat makes a real deep and throaty sound.

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is that super 40 a center to center? or is it offset, if so whats the combo?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:44 AM   #24
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mine sounds like that :-) but because I have the exact same setup I bet... flowmaster 40
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center offset. from the collector of the header right near the oil pan its 2.5" pipe no cat to the 40 series than a 2.5" pipe from the muffler over the axle to the tail
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awsome thank you, so the inlet is center and the outlet is offset... is the offset toward the side of the jeep or the center of the jeep

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