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Welcome to my install & review of the CP-E Exhaust!
This is the box it came in. The packing was extreme. Meaning, it was packed so well, I was impressed. The box is about as tall as me.
Once unpacked this is what you got!
The first thing you need to do [after the car is jacked up and secure] is remove both stabilizer bars under the chassis. The instructions call this step optional, I would say it is a requirement. Just for ease. I also removed the one near the resonator. It makes it easier to get the old pipe out.
You don't have to take it off fully, just enough to swing it out the way.
This is the flange. I would recommend spraying this with WD-40 before you remove the stabilizer bar. It definitely made it easier to get the bolts to free up.
This next step is ONLY IF YOU HAVE CP-E's down-pipe installed.
I would also spray WD-40 on the clamp and on the pipe reducer. I couldn't get the 2.5" adapter off until I sprayed it with WD-40. Then it slid off.
Next is cutting! This can be as painless as you make it. I decided that a metal blade, and a sawzall would be my method. Safty glasses, and gloves would be recommended.
When the instructions say, cut as close to the bend as possible. They mean it.
Oh look, the exhaust is falling! Remember how I said to take the center stabilizer bar out? It just makes it easier to remove the piping when you are on the floor with jack stands. See the black thing on the top right side..
I found a little trick to help [if you don't have a helper]. Use a jack stand to hold the first 2 sections up! And put the center stabilizer back on to help support.
Here is one of the silencers
with the tips installed.
You really do have a huge amount of flexibility with the tips. This in my opinion is one thing that makes this exhaust unique from others.