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How do I Change a 3" Race X-Pipe Cat-Back To a Touring Resonator Style for the CTS-V?
B&B Performance Exhaust© 31August2004 StealthV
For video of this exhaust, please see the VIDEO LIBRARY
Use this as a pictorial reference only; always refer to the official B&B instructions for more detail or clarification.
For more information, please visit B&B Performance Exhaust
Installation time: Approximately two leisurely hours with one person.
-1 set of jack stands (or second set of Rhino ramps)
-Hydraulic floor jack
-17 mm wrench
-16 mm wrench
-½” drive ratchet
-½” drive, 16 mm socket
-3/8" drive, 13 mm socket
-3/8" drive, 15 mm socket
-3/8" drive, 16 mm socket
-12 pack of Dew ;-)
-scrap wood 2x4s
-Zaino Z6 (or equivalent for clean up prior to engine start)
The text explanation is coming in a week - in the mean time, here's the pictures! =)
Using a 5/16" x 2" bolt as a temporary stud...
Before starting the engine, wipe down all surfaces of the exhaust – mufflers, tips, pipes to prevent blemishes and fingerprints from being burned in,discoloring the surface of the stainless. For mine, I used a microfiber towel and Zaino Z6.
First impressions - much more subdued than the x-pipe. Curious to see how much different a few hundred miles and heat cycles make on the sound. Perhaps not much different due to my mufflers already being "broke-in." My wife will be driving the V all day on Wednesday, we'll see if it meets her approval or if I need to install the stock exhaust Wednesday night.
If it must meet wife approval - resonator (maybe, crossed-fingers)