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With the stock system getting cut before the rear axle, it's going to have to be re-welded. I'm competent with a MIG, but it just doesn't look like the stinger can get all the way around the top side of the pipe since I'm skeptical the system can be lowered enough to get around it fully. Doesn't seem worth the hassle to tear apart the rear suspension to get the exhaust low enough. Curious if anyone has taken on this project and lived to tell about it.
 

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Just to follow up on this thread... after monkeying with removing the MBRP and re-threading the stock muffler/over axle pipe back over the rear suspension, I determined there wasn't enough room to feed that over-axle pipe if it had a flange welded on it... so what I ended up doing is cleaning up the two pipes really well with 80 grit 3M buzz wheel pad, got them lined up precisely and butt-welded the heck out of the two pipes. I was surprised that I could get all the way around the pipe minus about an inch on the very top. Starting up the car, you couldn't hear any leaks, but for good measure I sealed the joint with muffler paste goo. I was a bit spooked about welding right next to the gas tank (eek) but I hung several wet towels and rags around the weld area to capture any sparks. The weld itself wasn't my best work, was never great at welding upside down under a car, but it's not coming apart.
 

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I sawed off my old exhaust knowing full well I'd never put on the old one. I mean that's a big project why do that to your car when you may consider going back to stock? And after changing from stock I wouldn't want to go back:)
 

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Going back to the stock exhaust wasn't so bad, except for the welding part. The MBRP clamped sections of pipe were a bit of a PITA getting apart though. :) Yesterday I put back the stock intercooler/AGS, etc... now that was a project.
 

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My wife hates the magnaflow exhaust I installed. It is not bad except for the sound it makes when accelerating. I am not thrilled about it either. I saved the stock muffler and am considering attaching it to the Magnaflow piping. Not sure how that is going to work, but I have to do something.
 
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