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Downpipe

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 11:23 pm
by paintgod93
This would be a good question for gar or canada I think.
How do I go about removing my downpipe for my 3100?  I see two bolts that seem to connect to the manifold from the top of the pipe.  Once I get that off how do I remove the little pipe that is inside the original downpipe?  Does it just fall out or do I have to cut it out?

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Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 11:58 pm
by Canada
Unbolt it. Then I cut the metal bracket that connects to the manifold off with about 7" of pipe. Then you have a nice straigth section of pipe to use a punch and BFH on.

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Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2002 12:09 am
by paintgod93
Quote (Canada @ Aug. 23 2002,10:58)
Unbolt it. Then I cut the metal bracket that connects to the manifold off with about 7" of pipe. Then you have a nice straigth section of pipe to use a punch and BFH on.

Ok, so I just unbolt those two bolts and the pipe will come right off?  Then I just beat the jesus out of the little one inside of it?  
I'm trying to get a visual picture here, sorry :p
You tore out the smaller diameter pipe inside the original pipe and then just cut off all but a couple inches from the bracket that bolts to the back of the manifold, right?

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Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2002 12:48 am
by Canada
yeah, the inner pipe was pressed in there...no welds or anything. the only mount points that were on my exhaust was the manifold connection and the rear hanger in, well, the rear.

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Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:35 pm
by paintgod93
Thanks man.  I really appreciate the help. :D

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Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 8:14 pm
by Guest
Is it possilbe to remove this inner 1.5" thing in the down pipe and use stock piping?

Like can you unbolt it and remove it and bolt it backtogether? I can't picture what you guys are talking about. The most I've done is look at the under side where the mount/doughnut thing is...
And if you go to bigger pipe how does the doughnut thing bolt to the new pipe?

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Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:27 pm
by Canada
The only way to remove the inner pipe is to cut the downpipe in half so you can pull it out. The inner pipe measures 2" O.D., and the outside pipe measures 2.25" O.D.

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Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2002 6:11 pm
by paintgod93
Does the spot were it attachs to the manifold just unbolt like everything else?  My local muffler shop is being a pita so I am gonna do it myself when i get time.

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Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2002 6:25 pm
by Canada
yes it does

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Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2002 11:00 am
by tweekster64
Canada, is them Iowa plates on that car in your sig??

What part of Iowa are you from??

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Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2002 12:42 pm
by Canada
Yes those are Iowa. I am from Northeast Iowa. I live near Manchester, which is about 1 hr north of Cedar Rapids, or 20 min. west of Earlville (where the drag strip is at).