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Old 05-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Stock exhaust removal

I have searched this forum up and down but I can't seem to find a detailed DIY on removing the stock exhaust. Is there one or is this a fairly simple mod to make and a DIY isn't really necessary? I have never done anything like this but I'm handy with some tools. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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it is very easy.
1.jack car up, put on 6ton jack stands, there will be about 15" under the car.
2.remove tunnel brace (4 bolts)
3.unbolt band clamp directly behind cats.
lower the front of the exhaust, then work the muffler hangers, the whole thing comes out in one piece. It helps if you spray some wd40 on the rubber hangers.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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it is very easy.
1.jack car up, put on 6ton jack stands, there will be about 15" under the car.
2.remove tunnel brace (4 bolts)
3.unbolt band clamp directly behind cats.
lower the front of the exhaust, then work the muffler hangers, the whole thing comes out in one piece. It helps if you spray some wd40 on the rubber hangers.
^^ THIS. It's very simple. The entire exhaust from the cats to the tailpipes is one solid piece. It's pretty heavy so be aware of that. The rear hangers can be a little bit of a pain due to location. It is also a good idea to disconnect the battery so that when you start it up the car will learn the new exhaust right off.

If you are planning entire exhaust. IE headers. Disconnect battery. Unhook the 4 02 sensors (1 in the back of each head held in place with green clips. & 2 underneath the car simply unplug), remove spark plugs (so you don't crack them) then unbolt your oil dipstick and pull whole tube up and out then unbolt stock manifolds and take them out from the bottom cats and all. Then remove your 02 sensors from the bungs. Use anti seize when installing into new setup. Buy new OEM exhaust manifold gaskets or possibly use your stock ones. Never use the crap that comes with new headers or any RTV. Do the passenger side first as it's the worst side. Getting the dipstick tube back in sucks for most people but, i got it first try. After they are on make sure to go back and check the bolts again after a few heat cycles.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:14 AM   #4
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Do I need to have the entire car lifted to put on a cat back exhaust. In not going headers yet.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:22 AM   #5
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I found this in 2 seconds. Come on man

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To...0_Camaro_SS/98
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:26 AM   #6
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2 seconds later I found a YouTube video with a nice gentleman doing a kooks install.

http://youtu.be/ASLpy00BZrw
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:27 AM   #7
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Do I need to have the entire car lifted to put on a cat back exhaust. In not going headers yet.
Search, I found one on you tube as well.


Either job is fairly easy.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:19 AM   #8
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I found this in 2 seconds. Come on man

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To...0_Camaro_SS/98
I know that's your thing to tell people to search but you're really not helping by being a jerk.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:22 AM   #9
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Thanks for the links but to be fair they are all titled header installs. I was searching for exhaust installs. Yes I know they are linked within the instructions but I wasn't searching for headers
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:41 AM   #10
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Try this video.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #11
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Thanks for the help everyone. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting into something over my head but it seems fairly straightforward
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #12
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I know that's your thing to tell people to search but you're really not helping by being a jerk.
Litle isn't being a jerk at all. You said you searched the forum up and down and he was able to find two sources in less than a minute. Camaro5 isn't the ONLY source of information out there. There are multiple Camaro sites and even more places to find information with a simple Google search. I guess you missed the DIY on exhaust removal in the Camaro5 DIY section, aptly named "exhaust removal". That one took me 5 seconds to find.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...xhaust+removal
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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Spray a soapy water mix on the rubber hangers. Oil-based products can deteriorate the rubber.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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Litle isn't being a jerk at all. You said you searched the forum up and down and he was able to find two sources in less than a minute. Camaro5 isn't the ONLY source of information out there. There are multiple Camaro sites and even more places to find information with a simple Google search. I guess you missed the DIY on exhaust removal in the Camaro5 DIY section, aptly named "exhaust removal". That one took me 5 seconds to find.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...xhaust+removal
And of course his sidekick. You guys make a great couple. I have found what I was looking for so there's really no need for you to defend him. Have a nice day.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #15
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I never did and exhaust before and had my old one off and a new one on in about 2 hours with only rear ramps.

Tools used:
Ramps - For the lift
Soapy water - to help release the hangers
Torque wrench - obvious
15MM socket - For clamps and brach
7MM scoket - for diffuser pull back

See here:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286732
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And of course his sidekick. You guys make a great couple. I have found what I was looking for so there's really no need for you to defend him. Have a nice day.
Glad we could help.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:55 AM   #17
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I never did and exhaust before and had my old one off and a new one on in about 2 hours on ramps.

Tools used:
Ramps
Soapy water
Torque wrench
15MM socket
7MM scoket

See here:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286732

Thanks! I was seeing a lot of people use 4 jacks but it seems you did fine with just the back up. I think that's what I will do. Appreciate the help
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Thanks! I was seeing a lot of people use 4 jacks but it seems you did fine with just the back up. I think that's what I will do. Appreciate the help
I forgot to mention the jack to help hold the exhaust up while you disconnet from the rear hangers.
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on the V6, I put the rear on stands, removed the connections from the cats, set the front piping on a jack, pulled the jack forward, and viola! It took longer the install the new one piece by piece.
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There's also this gem.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35253
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Yeah I found that one this morning. Very helpful. In the future I'll be sure to search all the internets thoroughly before posting on this site. The thread patrol is in full force on here. By the way this is NOT directed at you.
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It's just all in how you do it. I don't like the built-in search function here. I hate wading through the massive list of crap it supplies. I always put something like "site:camaro5.com DIY catback install" straight into the google search box and I find I get MUCH better results.
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Do I need to have the entire car lifted to put on a cat back exhaust. In not going headers yet.
If its just cat back, you can unbolt right behind the cat.

Axle back requires cutting the pipes near the axle
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It's just all in how you do it. I don't like the built-in search function here. I hate wading through the massive list of crap it supplies. I always put something like "site:camaro5.com DIY catback install" straight into the google search box and I find I get MUCH better results.
You have to set the search to search titles only.

Or its useless
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I actually can't stand axis!!!

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