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im hooking up a new axleback exhaust and was reading on one of the threads would need an impact rench to get the 2 bolts out to remove stock exhaust from main pipe. Has anyone been able to get these out w/ a wrench and some muscle i dont own a torque wrench and wanna know before i waste the time jacking up my car.
 

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i did it. using a breaker bar. its only hard because the exhaust moves up and down as you try to turn the bolts. i got both bolts reaching from the drivers side. t
 

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Ya I did ... It depends long it's been sittimg there also. Worst case is that you might need to heat them a lil if you have a torch ..
 

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whats a breaker bar? is that the same as a torque wrench, does anybody knw wht size the bolts are? what tool did u use DanGts?
 

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ghostrida3 said:
whats a breaker bar? is that the same as a torque wrench, does anybody knw wht size the bolts are? what tool did u use DanGts?
A wrench and my arms! The car being jacked with the jack we have.

But to make it easier, make an extension for your wrench! Like use some metal tubing to build a custom one ...
 

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ghostrida3 said:
whats a breaker bar? is that the same as a torque wrench, does anybody knw wht size the bolts are? what tool did u use DanGts?
a breaker bar is like a a socket wrench but the head does not rotate, basically a bar. You maximize the force due to less moving parts. I think you are confused about the torque wrench, a torque wrench is a socket wrench that can put a pre-determined amount of torque on a nut/bolt. You ususaly wouldnt use a torque wrench over a breaker bar. You can easily pull off the exhaust bolts with a 14mm wrench, just put some muscle in it. If you are having alot of trouble couple 2 wrenches togehter to get more leverage
 

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I got mine off with some WD-40 and a 1ft wrench, it can be done. If you put the car on a lift it should be easily accomplished.

If you cant get it off (given your using a lift) then just get like a 3ft pipe or something and stick it on the end like the others said. Physics is your friend ;)
 

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i used my own strength and it was winter time..so you know i was cussing like a sailor..it can be done with a long extention socket wrench if you dont have access to impact gun..just get plenty of room
 

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thanks 4 the info, u said theyre 14mm bolts? i hate tearing my car apart and realizing i dont have the tools to get the job done and then having to reassemble and pay somebody to do it when ive just put in 90% of the labor, this looks like a pretty easy install hopefully wont take that long. Thanks again 4 the info.
 

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Investing in some basic tools is a great idea, especially before doing your own work on your own cars. :thumbup:

What new axle-back do you plan on installing?
 

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i just used a regular socket wrench accompanied with my 15" pipe :naughty:
 

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yes 14mm bolts

you will have more trouble tryign to get the rubber mounts off the hangers than with the exhaust bolts. Depending what exhaust you get you might have to buy nuts for the bolts, stock exhaust has these nut type things welded on the flange
 

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itchyvi3t said:
you will have more trouble tryign to get the rubber mounts off the hangers than with the exhaust bolts.
Spraying some wd40 on the hangers helps very much so.

Remove the passenger's side rear wheel to access the bolts easier. Grab a 14mm wrench and have at it. If you can't man-handle the bolts then you need to work out more.
 

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I used a good ol' fashioned 14mm wrench (not the socket type), my bare hands, and no WD-40. Just crawl under there (make sure you have jack stands supporting the car!) and use the ground for leverage. Oh yeah and I'm just a skinny Filipino dude too. :fawk:
 

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for me the wd40 didnt help that much. was still a pain to get it off. the best way to take it out is inserting a flat head screwdriver at the opposite end and push it until it goes through. Then you can pry it out, sooooo much easier than trying to pull on it.
 

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Holy crap when i took my TRD exhaust apart (its about 2 years old) I pulled and pulled on the one bolt trying to free it. Eventually I actually ripped the bolt in two. *flexes*

Like I'm not bs-ing here thats how rusted on it was.
 

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Eventually I actually ripped the bolt in two. *flexes*
:rofl:
 

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ime installing skunk 2 exhaust, ive been using reg socket wrench cnt gt it off, am going to try the pipe.
 

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Hey guys, I was reading another thread about a gasket and I remember when I installed my exhaust there wasnt one. So I checked today to see if there was any leak b/w the pipe and exhuast and surely there was. So I tried to tighten the 2 bolts and one of them kept spinning! What can I do to make it stop spinning? And I notice that there are 2 nut like things that were on the stock one that isnt there with our aftermarket. Would getting a nut help?
 
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