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zzp 3" catted downpipe and catback install tomorrow

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject:  zzp 3" catted downpipe and catback install tomorrow Reply with quote

Hey folks...

Finally getting around to installing my ZZP 3" chatted down pipe and dynomax cat back system tomorrow. I did not get the dynomax mufflers, just the resonator which looks like a cherry bomb, and the middle and y pipes. I'm using flow master 40 series mufflers with 3" flow master tips instead. Gotta get some pipe to run from mufflers to tips, and I'm all set.

Any tips or suggestions for this upcoming install? I noticed the flow masters lack the hanging brackets that the stock mufflers have. There is a hanger on the y pipe just before the mufflers. Is this enough or should I have a shop weld up some hangers on the flow masters?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

weld up some hangers of get some universal clamp in style for around the pipe.

As for sections of pipe for the tailpipes, try Autozone. I got some 18" exhaust pipe there for under $5.00. Usually lower shelf by the exhaust tips and mufflers.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pitch Black SS wrote:
weld up some hangers of get some universal clamp in style for around the pipe.

As for sections of pipe for the tailpipes, try Autozone. I got some 18" exhaust pipe there for under $5.00. Usually lower shelf by the exhaust tips and mufflers.


Interesting. I didn't see any of these clamp on hangers when I was at pep boys lastnight. I'll have to check autozone tonight. I seen some of the metal strapping with bolts, but no clamp style hangers. This will save me some money. Thanks pitch.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Go spray the oxygen sensor with WD40 or Release-All and let it soak overnight. I destroyed the threads on mine and had to replace it when I did my downpipe

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank4202 wrote:
Go spray the oxygen sensor with WD40 or Release-All and let it soak overnight. I destroyed the threads on mine and had to replace it when I did my downpipe


Was actually thinking about doing that tonight after my car cools down. I just got done driving all over hell and back and its pretty toasty. Was also going to hit the rear flange bolts and the front bolts if I can reach them. I have PB Blaster.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

All is going good so far. Had a couple of hiccups. Had to buy ramps because the ones I borrowed were too steep to pull up on. Couldn't get the rear flange bolts out so had to drag the entire exhaust system out from the back of the car in one piece. The clamp on hangers aren't working real well, so I'm currently sitting at Monroe to get some real hangers welded on and a couple of tack welds at the joints where the mufflers are clamped to the pipes, just for security sake. Don't want to lose my flowmasters or my tips if I hit a bump. I cranked the clamps down as tight as I could manage but there's still some wiggle in the joint.

This thing does sound MEAN though. A nice low rumble. Kinda wish I had gone with no resonator because I'd like it to be a little louder, but I haven't gotten it to highway speeds yet since I drove straight to Monroe that is only about a mile away.


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