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Quick question for guys that have installed exhaust spacers, did you remove the "Index stop" from the Y-pipe to the intermediate pipe? It looks like this



Its function is to ensure that the spacing is correct and its aligned properly when the front half of the exhaust pipe is mated to the back half. When your installing the exhaust spacer I guess the theory is this little tab prevents the exhaust pipe from shifting back into the sleeve and might cause the pipes to buckle either up or down as your trying to push the pipes back with the spacers. thoughts?
 

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Quick question for guys that have installed exhaust spacers, did you remove the "Index stop" from the Y-pipe to the intermediate pipe? It looks like this Its function is to ensure that the spacing is correct and its aligned properly when the front half of the exhaust pipe is mated to the back half. When your installing the exhaust spacer I guess the theory is this little tab prevents the exhaust pipe from shifting back into the sleeve and might cause the pipes to buckle either up or down as your trying to push the pipes back with the spacers. thoughts?
Pretty sure the TF Install video says it needs to be removed. You can check the vid on YouTube.
 

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I did, that's where the screen capture is from. The reason I ask is because I have done a couple of these already and never cut the index stop and I talked to a buddy that did his and said that it didn't come off as easy he stopped because he didn't want to rise puncturing the pipe. That's what prompted me to post this and see what others have done.
 

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The stop comes off pretty easily. I hit it once with a chisel and hammer and it popped right off. It looked like it was tack welded on.
 

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Thanks guys. I'm going to give it a shot.
 

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Sorry for the necro but for those in this thread with a 14, how much further in did you get the Y-pipe to go in? I remmoved the index, filed it nice and smooth but only got it to go in between 1/8-1/4" further than stock.
 

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Sorry for the necro but for those in this thread with a 14, how much further in did you get the Y-pipe to go in? I remmoved the index, filed it nice and smooth but only got it to go in between 1/8-1/4" further than stock.
I have a 2012 but it's the same set up. I had the same problem. It took a bfh and about an hour to actually get the job done
 

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I have a 2012 but it's the same set up. I had the same problem. It took a bfh and about an hour to actually get the job done
Some user reviews I've read on these spacers by folks with 14s said there was not much room to be had after removing the index tab. Curious if something changed on the 14 vs the 12?
 

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Some user reviews I've read on these spacers by folks with 14s said there was not much room to be had after removing the index tab. Curious if something changed on the 14 vs the 12?
Think I'll rent a chain pipe cutter from my local O'reilly and lop off 1.5" from the y-pipe and then put it back together. Least I'll know then that I was able to gain that room in the system. :) What a PITA.
 

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On our 14 we had no problem getting the pipe to move far enough to install the spacer.
 

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On our 14 we had no problem getting the pipe to move far enough to install the spacer.
Are you talking about shifting the exhaust system back to fit the spacer or inserting the y-pipe further inside the pipe connected to the resonator once you removed the index tab?
 
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