Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
February 05, 2012
Glad I spent an few extra bucks!
I installed these in under an hour using a 3/8 drive ratchet using a 9/16 and 15mm socket and of course some WD40. A couple tips for the installation, spray the rubber support hangers with WD40 (my car is new so didn't need to spray the clamp bolts), unbolt the clamp and remove bolt completely, once you get the muffler separated from the rest of the exhaust you will now need to wrestle it off of the rubber hangers, while under the car I used what I had next to me to prop up the exhaust using the can WD40, push the remaining exhaust pipe up as far as you can and place the "can" between the exhaust pipe and the black support brace it goes over, this will keep it up out of the way while you wrangle the muffler off of the rubber hangers, you may also loosen the rubber hanger bracket to give you some flexibility with getting the old muffler out and then installing the new one, once you have the new muffler supported by the rubber hangers you can now pop the can of WD40 (or similar wedge) out allowing the exhaust to come down and mate with the muffler, the clamps are tacked onto the old muffler but are easily removed with a back and forth motion, install the clamps and while tightening make sure to adjust the muffler for proper fitment at the Chrome tip. Just wanted to give some added shade tree mechanic tips.
The difference in sound is very subtle at idle but when you mash the pedal the aggressive sound will put a smile on your face, the sound is pure and well...AWESOME!!! No drone detected at any rpm and the tips look great unlike others where the tip is 4" and yet when you look in the tip you see the 2 1/2 inch tailpipe which makes it look fake these tips are 4" nearly all the way to the muffler. Hope the tips help!