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      Junior Member nuccio's Avatar
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      Anything to know about installing new DP & exhaust? +kb ;)

      Hey guys so I'm making a jump from my stage 0 to 2.
      Which means I'll be pulling off my stock down pipe and exhaust- is there anything I should know or do so this goes smoothly? I'm going to hit all the bolts a head of time with PB blaster to try to make em easier to remove.

      Anything else I should do/know?



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      Use air tools if possible, and be prepared as you may have to cut flange bolts from DP to stock exhaust for removal.
      Last edited by DragoSR; 04-26-2012 at 05:30 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DragoSR View Post
      Use air tools if possible, and be prepared as you may have to cut flange bolts from DP to stock exhaust for removal.
      Cut them because of rust? or Just because they'll be impossible. And if I do cut them what should I replace em with?
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      There are A LOT of recent threads on how to do this... impact tools, PB, a torch, maybe an o2 spacer if you get a CEL, use OEM gaskets, new hardware, have fun(?)

      Thanks for the KB tho
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      ^ Rust, corrosion, impossible... all of these. Most aftermarket cat-backs include DP flange bolt replacements.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DragoSR View Post
      ^ Rust, corrosion, impossible... all of these. Most aftermarket cat-backs include DP flange bolt replacements.
      TONS of PB are needed however chances are, if you take the thing off as much as me...You will need to replace some Turbo studs....well at least I will the next time I take her apart. When replacing nuts and bolts STAY AWAY FROM Stainless and Copper...they WILL gall and you will be angry. Steel Flanged is where it's at as Titanium for a nut would retard your spending for a week or so.
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      I installed my obx yesterday...the bolts were by far the worst... then the o2 sensor wouldn't come out even after heating it up and... had to gringer the thing out of the old dp and then dremel the fitting off.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rick101 View Post
      I installed my obx yesterday...the bolts were by far the worst... then the o2 sensor wouldn't come out even after heating it up and... had to gringer the thing out of the old dp and then dremel the fitting off.
      Best $15 bucks I have ever spent has been on a proper O2 Socket...stuck it right on the air wrench and that bitch whined and wailed and came right out. They rust in TIGHT.
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      This lucky bastard just said he took off the DP nuts in 30 minutes. SOB!
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      Quote Originally Posted by prienzo View Post
      This lucky bastard just said he took off the DP nuts in 30 minutes. SOB!
      Ummmm...I let mine sit in PB for like 2 days went under stripped two, once came right off, then the other two studs actually loosened and that's how I did it. haha 3 hours total.
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      I had a buddy PB blast em, maybe 2 days ago. Just did a test run to see if I could get them off... 30 minutes later, I'm back on my couch... smiling.
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      Quote Originally Posted by nuccio View Post
      I had a buddy PB blast em, maybe 2 days ago. Just did a test run to see if I could get them off... 30 minutes later, I'm back on my couch... smiling.
      Haha I replaced mine with brandy new Shiney Steel Flange nuts....come off like a convict running from the PO PO's.
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      Hopefully we get the same results with my dp
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      im planning on doing the OBX DP as well...and actually, i was wondering...Is it required to have a software tune when upgrading the DP? I already have the OBX cat back with stock tune and stock DP, but now i want to do the OBX DP as well...
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      PB Blaster the sh*t out of all the bolts 2 weeks prior to installation..
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      Quote Originally Posted by CandyChrome View Post
      im planning on doing the OBX DP as well...and actually, i was wondering...Is it required to have a software tune when upgrading the DP? I already have the OBX cat back with stock tune and stock DP, but now i want to do the OBX DP as well...
      Yeah I wondered the same thing. I'm waiting in the ARD tunes to come out- hopefully in a week or so.
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      I sprayed my bolts down the night before I took my car up to Phuz for him to install the DP and FMIC. He said he has never had DP bolts come off so easily. Maybe the drive helped? He installed both the FMIC and DP in like 5 hours. Maybe it was luck? Who knows?
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      Quote Originally Posted by nuccio View Post
      Yeah I wondered the same thing. I'm waiting in the ARD tunes to come out- hopefully in a week or so.
      fine to run for a while, safer to have tune in case the ecu can't cope and you end up running lean. people have run with dp/catback/no tune for a long time with no noticeable effects.
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      My nuts came off very easily with a box end ratchet. The advantage of nut and stud design.
      As others have said, get an O2 wrench.
      As you will be replacing the complete exhaust system, don't worry about the DP to exhaust bolts, cut them off.
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      Two points come to mind, and I am surprised no one brought them up.

      By replacing the exhaust and DP, you reduce the back pressure and you can run the engine pretty lean.

      You might consider replacing the injectors and/or having a tune applied.

      I believe it isn't immediately critical, the car can be run and driven for some time for for long-term usage this would be better.
      Would anyone care to weigh in on the topic?

      Andres

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      yea, me neither, i dont think that running rich/lean has anything to do with your exhaust pipe. It mainly pertains to your full injectors, O2 sensor read back, and the MAF. Those are the critical components to determining the best air/fuel mixture...The exhaust is just exhaust...
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      Quote Originally Posted by acools View Post
      Two points come to mind, and I am surprised no one brought them up.

      By replacing the exhaust and DP, you reduce the back pressure and you can run the engine pretty lean.

      You might consider replacing the injectors and/or having a tune applied.

      I believe it isn't immediately critical, the car can be run and driven for some time for for long-term usage this would be better.
      Would anyone care to weigh in on the topic?

      Andres
      +1 i agree, thats what i meant above.

      Quote Originally Posted by atacamaR View Post
      fine to run for a while, safer to have tune in case the ecu can't cope and you end up running lean. people have run with dp/catback/no tune for a long time with no noticeable effects.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CandyChrome View Post
      yea, me neither, i dont think that running rich/lean has anything to do with your exhaust pipe. It mainly pertains to your full injectors, O2 sensor read back, and the MAF. Those are the critical components to determining the best air/fuel mixture...The exhaust is just exhaust...
      i dunno, the engine is just a giant pump, if you reduce back pressure and are pushing more through the system and the ecu can't account for it by pushing enough fuel you will lean out. yes, the sensors/maf will detect this but if the stock tune can't adjust accordingly is where the risk comes. Can the stock ecu account-probably, i just wouldn't run it long term. just get the tune and the power increase.
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      Quote Originally Posted by atacamaR View Post
      i dunno, the engine is just a giant pump, if you reduce back pressure and are pushing more through the system and the ecu can't account for it by pushing enough fuel you will lean out. yes, the sensors/maf will detect this but if the stock tune can't adjust accordingly is where the risk comes. Can the stock ecu account-probably, i just wouldn't run it long term. just get the tune and the power increase.
      but how does the ECU know about back pressure tho?
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      Amazing what you can do with photoshop huh?
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      Quote Originally Posted by dave_n_ruth View Post
      Amazing what you can do with photoshop huh?
      Yes it is.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CandyChrome View Post
      but how does the ECU know about back pressure tho?
      It doesn't really know about backpressure as a measurement if you are thinking that. It's just with less back pressure the turbo is able to move more exhaust gasses out which translates to more air coming in so fuel/air ratios will change. The ecu will then need to adjust to keep from running lean.

      The goal is to get as much air in/out as efficiently thus we upgrade exhaust to be freer flowing. Same thing with intakes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by nuccio View Post
      Sweet jesus!
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      Quote Originally Posted by 850arrrsaylikepirate View Post
      That's not KB.
      I sure hope he doesn't argue with the authority around here...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Our R View Post
      My nuts came off very easily with a box end ratchet. The advantage of nut and stud design.
      My nuts came off when I saw that photo.
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