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Well, so far its not going good. Had to push inside because of dead battery....new optima 34R on the way. Cant push it onto ramps so I have a small delay. Later tonight......i didn't get a template for notch cut, anyone have it? Also need a right rear mudflap, broke it off doing donuts in the driveway.
 

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Well the removal and install went fairly smooth once I got car into garage...battery dead. Bought Optima Red Top 34R. Sprayed bolts with Aerokroil before I tried to remove any body panels. I did set car on jack stands for a little more room to work as well. Stuck a screwdriver into rubber hangers, rotated it around, grabbed it with water pump pliers and put my foot on exhaust and they came right off. The OEM bolt heads for the heat shield were pretty much toast but I did manage to get a 12 point socket on to loosen the top 2. The one on the flange piece was a different story. I tore the exhaust off and just left to top elbow/flange to work with. The flange bolts came right out, then I just moved it around with the heat shield still bolted to it so I could reach it with vice grips. I saw that the bolt was turning in the elbow, so the bolt was just rusted/stuck to the heat shield. Once i broke that free from the shield it came right out. Thank you Aerokroil! install was really easy. I also used high temp never-seez on all 5 bolts. I would have rather had the OEM star bolts for exhaust flange as box end/socket wont fit, only open end. Love the quality/looks/sound of this exhaust. Its kinda loud under power(I have intake tube as well), but the 6.5" Rockford components/JL Stealthbox/Rockford Power 400 amp takes care of that. All in all great product/project, happy with results. I would like the OEM center rear diffuser but I have nor been able to find out if it fits with dual tips.....my cuts need to be cleaned up. Anyhow I would not hesitate to buy another Solo product. Happy Holidays everyone.....be safe! Oh....and while doing this I decided to cook up some Salt n Vinegar drumsticks on the Big Green Egg, and a couple brewskis.
 
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