With a used vehicle, we suggest a penetrating spray lubricant to be applied liberally to all exhaust fasteners and allowing a significant period of time for the chemical to lubricate the threads before attempting to disassemble.
Beginning with the passenger side, use a reciprocating saw or a hacksaw to cut the original exhaust just after the muffler assembly as shown in figure 1.
Lubricate all hangers and rubber brackets.
Remove hanger located on tail pipe assembly from rubber bracket and remove the tail pipe assembly from vehicle as shown in figure 2.
Using a muffler stand or an additional person to hold the muffler assembly up in place, unbolt the flange just in front of the muffler assembly shown in figure 3 and remove the hangers located on the muffler assembly from the rubber brackets.
Remove the muffler assembly from your vehicle as shown in figure 5.
For the removal of the driver side exhaust, repeat steps 1 through 6.
Installing the Borla Cat-Back Exhaust
Warning:Use extreme caution during installation. Torque all fasteners according to manufacturer’s torque values and tightening sequence. DO NOT use air impact tools to tighten fasteners on Borla Performance Exhaust Systems. Use of such tools may result in bent flanges or gasket contact areas leading to exhaust leaks. If any welding is performed, protect vehicle brake, fuel, vacuum or similar lines. Always check for any damage after welding has been done. Also check inside vehicle for damage to such items as carpet, inner liner, etc. Always have a class C fire extinguisher and a bucket of water available during any welding process.
Using the original hardware, place the flared front pipe/flange assemblies into position as shown in figure 6. Secure the hardware hand tight.
Place a clamp over the expanded end of both left and right muffler assemblies and set them into position as shown in figure 6 installing the hangers into the rubber brackets.
Place a clamp over the expanded end of both left and right tail pipe assemblies and place them into position installing the hangers into the rubber brackets. DO NOT tighten the clamps.
Check your exhaust system for proper clearance under the vehicle and also for tip alignment.
Once position has been determined to be correct, tighten the Accuseal™ clamps to 32-35 ft. lbs.
Secure the flanges to the vehicle manufacturer recommendations.
Before starting your vehicle, make sure to check all wires, hoses, brake lines, body parts and tires for safe clearance from the exhaust system.
Start vehicle and check for any leaks. If any leaks are found, determine cause (such as loose or incorrectly positioned clamp) and repair as necessary.
Note:When you first start your vehicle after the installation of your new Borla Performance Exhaust System, there may be some smoke and fumes coming from the system. This is a protective oil based coating used in the manufacturing of mandrel bent performance exhaust tubing. This is not a problem and will disappear within a very short period of time after the exhaust has reached normal operating temperatures.
Congratulations!!! You have completed the installation of the world famous Borla Performance Stainless Steel Exhaust System!
Installation instructions provided by Borla Performance Industries
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