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 Post subject: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:35 pm 
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Hey, I'm new to all this and I was wondering if anyone could help me or give me some advice, I have a ef ford fairmont ghia and Im thinking of getting a cat back for it but I was curious to know if you can install it yourself? Or is it too hard? Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:40 pm 
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easyest mid if ever done....unbolt the cat 3 bolts from memory...under the U bolt at the back before the diff loop of if it dosnt have one cut it with a grinder....pull the std exhaust apart take off the 4 rubber mounts..pull it out....and putting the new one in is the same as pulling the old one out..just grab your self a gasket for the cat and exhaust pipe and some ultra blue...shouldnt take much longer then 1 hour :) and just FLY i have the 2.5" lukey exhaust on ebay and it has a very nice note
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Thanks heaps mate! I thought it shouldn't be to hard, just a matter of replacing the old one :D
I was thinking to get the exact same one! I saw it on eBay the other day, how does it go, performne and sound wise? I'm currently on my P's so unfortunately I can't drive a v8 or turbo so Im hoping it give a nice deep note? Not like them other p players that but a can on a little hatch back and make it sound like a dying cow haha
Also how did you manage to er access to under the car? Jacks?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm just new to this and I want to make sure I have a rough idea of what to do:)
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:12 pm 
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it was a deepish smooth note, kinda like the DOHC motors...i really liked it...didnt really notice a performance increase though..maybe a tiny bit in the top end...you wont really feel any difference unless you match the exhaust with some extractors and a hi flo cat....
jacked the car up one side at a time and put it on stands..i cant remember if i needed to jack the front up or not though...then again i am a heavy set person so chances are i would have needed the extra room haha
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Okay sweet as
What did you use for te tip? What type?
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:36 pm 
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nothing...left it as i got it
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:38 pm 
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I lifted the back of mine and undid the cat join from the side.

I'm sure you already know this, but safety first. Don't get under a car that is only supported by a scissorjack.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Okay thanks again for the help!

Yeah that is true, what is ideal to put under once jacked up?
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:53 pm 
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No worries. I backed it onto ramps, chocked all the wheels with wood, and put blocks underneath the body near the back door.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Will try that when I do the install:) thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:20 am 
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Benno The Viking wrote:
and put blocks underneath the body near the back door.


Stout wood blocks are OK, concrete blocks are russian roulette. If you plan on working under your car in future, do it right and invest in a pair of stands. They don't cost much from Supercrap or Ripco and will do the job forever. Mine cost me about $50 ten years ago and will probably still be fine in another twenty years. Cheapest insurance going.

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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:55 am 
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Yeah, I used thick sections of log since we had a lot of them laying around. Proper stands is always the better alternative. I just put these under just to be sure, they weren't holding the car up but if the stands broke or something, they would.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:28 am 
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hi guys i am nearly on my P's and was thinking the same thing about the cat back. this might sound stupid but the standard cat and system are 2 1/4 so how does a 2 1/2 system fit on.
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:46 am 
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ELturbo96 wrote:
hi guys i am nearly on my P's and was thinking the same thing about the cat back. this might sound stupid but the standard cat and system are 2 1/4 so how does a 2 1/2 system fit on.


Same as a Standard one.
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 Post subject: Re: Cat back exhaust systems
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:14 pm 
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ok thanks
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