I haven't taken it off yet, slotted for tomorrow though. I'll be headed to the hardware store for the angle grinder and whatever replacement bolts I need for the rubber cushions. As far as I can tell, the rear hanger/cushion still uses the OEM attachment.Did you get the old exhaust off yet? There may be a mount that was cut off that the new rubber cushions secure to. I am going to crawl under mine and check how that section is mounted when I get home in 2 hours.
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Ok, I hit another blocker. The joint that meets the cat might as well be fused metal at this point. Been soaking these bolts in PH Blaster for 2 weeks and they will not move. I can’t lift the vehicle to get what ever tool I need to cut that under it, so I’ll take my parts to the local muffler shop.
I think the PO didn’t touch these bolts either, the old replacement section begins as a custom weld past the joint.
Cut off wheel in the angle grinder is your best bet. Angled like this.... (have a flap wheel in there, pretend its a cut off wheel). You can do it! Cut on the nut side because if you nick the flange, its on the muffler side that you are replacing anyways.I’ll check out that splitter to see if it’ll work. Would the angle grinder cutter work on these?
What’s the best way to cut bolts?
Ok, this looks like something I can do. It’ll be a good learning experience!Cut off wheel in the angle grinder is your best bet. Angled like this.... (have a flap wheel in there, pretend its a cut off wheel). You can do it! Cut on the nut side because if you nick the flange, its on the muffler side that you are replacing anyways.