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      12-20-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Question Is OEM Exhaust 3 Or 4 Pieces?

looking at the entire oem exhaust does it fall off in 3 or 4 pieces? from the pic im assuming 4 the cats, xpipe, connecting, and muffler?

or is it just 3 pieces cats and xpipe welded together, connecting, and muffler hence slip on exhaust systems only being connecting and muffler...
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3 pieces:

X-pipe

Left muffler

Right muffler

The connecting pipes are part of the each muffler assembly. That's why you have to cut them for certain aftermarket exhausts.
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Lol all wrong..
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3 pieces:

X-pipe

Left muffler

Right muffler

The connecting pipes are part of the each muffler assembly. That's why you have to cut them for certain aftermarket exhausts.
wtf lol

It's 3 pieces Muffler and connecting pipes are all together, midpipes come of in two sections from the primary cats and secondary cats with resonators rear section
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It's just the X-pipe and the muffler ..
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Oh snap your right, for some reason I forgot mines clamped together because its been chopped up
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wait what .

ok the connecting pipe and muffler are connected hence the slip on exhaust systems being 100% bolt on.

now is the cat and xpipe connected or does the xpipe fall off the cat? by cat i mean the front pipe with the 02 sensor.
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headers-->sec 1-->sec 2-->mufflers
like this
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except with the oem exhaust, that highlighted part is one piece
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wtf lol

It's 3 pieces Muffler and connecting pipes are all together, midpipes come of in two sections from the primary cats and secondary cats with resonators rear section
Wow, that was pretty bad of me. I was thinking of my RPI setup, it's been so long since I was stock.

Stock is two pieces. X-pipe, and muffler. The connecting pipes are integrated into the muffler.
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ok... entire section 1 is together and comes off without cutting. now are you guys sure that part 3 and 2 are not connected as well and that part 2 can be replaced (xpipe)?
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The stock exhaust system is four pieces:

- 2 x Headers (#4 in the picture above)
- 1 x Down Pipe/X-Pipe (#2 and #3 in the picture above - i.e #2 and #3 is a single piece)
- 1 x Mufflers (#1 in the picture above)
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^picture up there labeled 1-4 is correct except most people don't consider the headers the 4th section.
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ok... entire section 1 is together and comes off without cutting. now are you guys sure that part 3 and 2 are not connected as well and that part 2 can be replaced (xpipe)?
2 and 3 are one piece as mixja said.
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everything from headers back is 2 pieces. The cats/xpipe is 1 piece and the muffler/connecting pipes is 1 piece.
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^picture up there labeled 1-4 is correct except most people don't consider the headers the 4th section.
no it's not. Headers, xpipe, mufflers. 3 sections if you count headers.
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wow
this is so complicated
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