Installation Time: Afternoon
September 02, 2014
Great fit, finish and sound quality
After reading some of the fit issues, I was concerned about the FRPP X-Pipe. However, those all seemed to be early reviews so there may have been "first batch" issues. The FRPP X-Pipe I purchased aligned right up to the cat ball flanges and tail pipe slip joints like it was designed to without any issues.
I would recommend fitment to the cat ball flanges first and after ensuring the X-Pipe is in alignment with the cat pipes, tighten the clamps. A small angle is OK and will seal but too much angle will ensure an exhaust leak is present. Once the ball flange clamps are tight (30 ft/lbs), move backward with tightening and aligning the pipes at the slip joints. Get the slip joints aligned and tighten the slip joint clamps (45 ft/lbs). Start engine, check for leaks and then have fun!
All in all, about 2-1/2 hours from start to finish.