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How to install redline dual exhaust or any other bolt on.







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Wow

Nice job Should be helpful for others here

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Greg,
Nice job on the pictures, makes it very clear how to remove the stock valance I think we were doing the same thing, at the same time on opposite coasts. I took my valance off on Sunday in prep. to installing Antonio's old Redline stock exhaust.
You said you did this (Removing the exhaust, not the valance) without jacking the car up
How skinny are you!
I'm not a big guy but there isn't much manuvering room under there. You must have earned every raspberry and black and blue mark on you shoulder blades and elbows....
You also did a good job getting rid of the gouges in the tail pieces.. Looks good.

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very nice job man, this should be a sticky...

infact I think we should have one thread of nothing but DIY with lots of info like this into one thread, then stickied
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Thanks for taking the time to document your work. Excellent job. Now I will be able to do my own.
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Nice Job

Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures and share your experience with us. I will be referencing them when I do my installation.
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very nice job man, this should be a sticky...

infact I think we should have one thread of nothing but DIY with lots of info like this into one thread, then stickied
Concur with Kudos by others. Also agree that DIY would make a great section.

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I just put on my 3" Magnaflow Exhaust today.

While I really appreciate gwaders meticulous effort, I have to say that if you put the car on a lift, most of this procedure is unnecessary.

The instructions IMO (if on a lift) should read as follows;

1). Remove O2 Sensor from Old Exhaust. This does not need to be removed by the engine, as you will strain the wire about as much as the 3 or 4 twists on the O2 sensor wire. You also won't accidentally break the tabs.

2). Loosen the Jam nuts by the O2 sensor until you can take them off with your fingers.

3). Pop off the Rubber hanger on the Muffler side. A little soap around the flange makes this pretty easy. Repeat 3 more times. Have a friend support the muffler.

4). Remove the front two Jam nuts the rest of the way.

5). Remove Exhaust.

Mounting the Magnaflow 3" Exhaust

1). Put rear muffler on to rubber hangers - Again, soap makes this very trivial.

2). Mount the front pipe section onto the Exhaust flange. Align and tighten most of the way.

3). Place the Clamps onto the middle section and place onto the Front pipe.

4). Push the muffler (this is a very soft push) until the middle section of the pipe clears the muffler and slide on.

5). Put the Clamps onto the exhaust tips and slide into place. Align and tighten.

6). Verify alignment of exhaust pipes is as desired and tighten the bolts firmly. Note: position the threads on the clamps sideways so that the underside has a clean look.

7). Reverse twist the O2 wire the same number of twists you will be tightening (4). Place into the O2 bung and retighten. This way the wire has no twists when you are finished tightening.

8). Enjoy !!! Even at 6000' elevation, my Redline will light up it's tires from a standstill or while rolling at 20 mph (not power-braked). This is just insane Magnaflow - Serious kudos on the performance and sound Wow.

The main reason that I did not follow Gwaders procedure, is that removing all of the plastic tabs, poppers, clips and bolts did not really provide enough working room to make it worthwhile and is a recipe for damaging the plastic parts and having to buy new poppers etc. . Not to mention, it makes a one hour job, two hours.

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Thanks for posting the picks gwader. This is very helpful as I am about to pull my rear facia off to make the mod for the dual exhaust.

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Finished.....

Okay it was about 30 deg. so I got my butt in the garage. The whole thing was really easy. Drove the front up on ramps, jacked up the rear and lowered it down on jack stands, plenty of room. Put the mud flaps on while I was at it....... here is the result. Thanks to gwader for the remote assistance, and thanks to Antonio for selling me his old exhaust.
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Did my 3" system on Saturday. I did pull the rear valance (had the car on stands and needed the working room), but I must add that the two most outside "tabs" had clips on them so I removed the clips to insure that I would not tear up the bumper cover. When I pulled the pipe off of the cat, one of the studs came off . If this happens to you, make SURE that you lube the threads with CRC or PB Blaster so that the stud threads in easily or you may damage the threads in the cat. THAT would be BAD. The only complaint I had was that it seemed the tabs were apparently welded on a bit off their proper points because the right tailpipe is "bottomed out" while the left one is well off the bottom of its travel and the tailpipe tips are still not exactly centered, and the tips don't extend through the valance equally. When I retorque everything after 50-100 miles I may loosen everything and try to realign everything again. If that doesn't work, I'll be making a phone call to MF and ask them. Otherwise, LOVE IT. I have a "race" system coming from GoingSolo as well. I may wind up using the race pipe to race with and use a Curt hitch, and use the MF system off season. We'll see.

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Concur with Kudos by others. Also agree that DIY would make a great section.

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I stuck this thread for the moment, but we may want to build a sticky index thread to link and quickly locate various DIY or other key tech threads. As we see how it our library builds up, we'll probably have a better feel for whether we need a seperate section.
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Thank you for this sticky thread. Very nice photos enticed me to purchase the redline exhaust! I just recieved my exaust today. I did however elect to let the dealership do the install though. Birthday present to me. Dropped my car off went to breakfast, returned, and two minutes later it pulled out of the shop. Less than an hour total install. The exhaust note was only slightly different but noticible. (The CAI made the biggest difference.) I just wish Saturn/GM would have made the D-E a factory standard or an option from the start. It really completes the car (imho)

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