This Mustang Parts Installation Guide Works For
Installation Time: 2 Hours
Warning: When working on, under, or around any vehicle exercise caution. Please allow the vehicles exhaust system to cool before removal, as exhaust system temperatures can cause severe burns. If working without a lift, always consult vehicle manual for correct lifting specifications. Always wear safety glasses and ensure a safe work area. Serious injury or death could occur if safety measures are not followed.
Step 1: (Carefully read all instructions before installation) Disconnec the vehicles battery before removing the OEM exhaust. This will allow the computer to reset itself with the new system, and prevent electrical accidents. Loosen clamp that attaches the OEM muffler assembly taking care not to damage the rubber insulators.
Step 2: Before installing the new muffler assembly, slide the supplied 2.50" clamp onto the inlet pipe. Install the new muffler assembly by fitting the welded hangers into the rubber insulators, and by fastening the muffler inlet to the over axle pipe using the supplied clamp. Be sure to line up the large notch in the inlet pipe with the alignment peg on the over axle pipe, or the muffler will not fit properly.
Step 3: With all components mounted loosely, adjust the system for overall aesthetics and clearance of frame and bodywork. (MAGNAFLOW recommends at least 1/2" of clearance between the exhaust system and any body panels to prevent heat related body damage or fire.)
Step 4: Once a final position has been chosen for the new system, evenly tighten all fasteners from front to rear. The supplied band clamp must be very tight to properly line up the pipes and prevent leaks (approx. 65ft-lbs). Inspect all fasteners after 25-50 miles of operation and retighten if necessary.
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