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JTX

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You may try buying the muffler and then just have them bend it and mount it. I did this and it was only $50. And i got a tip and two hangers.
 



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Well I just decided to go with a bolt on cat back, it should be just what I'm looking for.


...I hope ;)
 






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hey guys.. i wouldnt have any trouble getting pictures of my setup, except its 10 degrees and a couple feet of snow outside. if i can find a garage soon to do some work.. illpost pics. until then.. hope u guys can have some patience with me. thanks
 






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Just received my catback today!!:bounce:

It is raining today but its supposed to be nice later this week. woo hoo!!
 






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Well after a delay, my cat back arrived today. Well it didn't arrive so much as I went to the FedEx sort facility in the Bronx to pick it up. Well I got the whole old system out, but had to do some things before I had time to put the new one in so I drove around this afternoon with no muffler.... SO loud. Cool for a day, but I'll be glad to get back to normal. But while I so zealously cut the old system out (there was no dealing with the bolts) I cut two bolts that were suposed to be reused. For the money I spent, you'd think that they could supply me with new bolts for god's sake. I mean come on, whose exhuast system bolts are reuseable. They want me to reuse a gasket too, I mean come on! So I will go get the new parts tomorrow and put the Gibson in. I took some pics, I'll take some more. I'm going to modify the kit to have a side exit. I'll post the pics tomorrow.
 






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Hey, I can't wait to see the pictures!
 






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Cut the bolts? ouch:banghead: My directions stated to be sure and not damage stock bolts. You must read directions grasshoppa:D


I will post pics sunday or monday.
 






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Yeah, I cut the bolts. Whether I had rad the directions, or not (I didn't) I would have cut the bolts. There was no way those old bolts were comming off, and even if they had I would have replaced them anyway. They were really crapped up. I WD-40'd them and hit them with the torch, no go. So the sawzall came out.

Pics taken... soon to be posted.
 






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I got it all installed, its GREAT! Nice volume, great tone. There is a small leak at one of the fittings, I'll just tighten up the clamp tomorrow. I have the pics on the digi cam, I'll upload them soon.
 






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I love seeing everyone's exhausts. I'm looking forward to seeing yours. I just can't wait until I get mine done!
 






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Ok, I just tried to load some pics, but my internet connection is bogging down (I hate Cablevision) and it's not working. I'll try later on tonight.
 






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Some pics...

The old stuff out and the new stuff waiting to go in.
 

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What I had to do to the second connection to the muffler to get it off.
 

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The two connections to the muffler.
 

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The connection from the muffler to the tail pipe. It leaks here a little bit. I'll be tightening the clamp tomorrow.
 

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A mess of tools... minus the most important one... the sawzall :D :D
 

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I went out and tightened that clamp today, so now it's 100% done. I love it!
 



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a few pics of mine

parts
 

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