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Hey guys I just bought some Magnaflow 3.5" 15 degree angle cut bolt on tips with hangers off a Magnaflow catback exhaust from a member on Mach 1 registry. They measure 12 inches at the bottom and around 13 inches at the top but over all length is 16 inches which is about 4 inches longer than the factory tips. I want to do the install on my own but dont know what tool to use to cut the factory exhaust tips off, also about how many inches would I leave to be able to bolt it on. I want them to be in the same placement as the factory tips. I tried a hack saw but there is not enough room to do the cutting. I got these because I have a MAC Offroad X and Flowmaster Original 40's welded in, its just something to give it a bit of a better look without having to invest in a entire catback since it sounds pretty nice already.











 

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Tips are sexy. Might be getting those also. Having a shop install them though.
 

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I would use a dremel with the metal cutting wheel(s.) Wear goggles when using one because those mini wheels break fairly easily, and as far as measurments, just line it up to where you want it, (don't forget less the room to slide the new tip on) and mark the stock pipe with a marker.
 

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Tips are sexy. Might be getting those also. Having a shop install them though.
Thanks man

I would use a dremel with the metal cutting wheel(s.) Wear goggles when using one because those mini wheels break fairly easily, and as far as measurments, just line it up to where you want it, (don't forget less the room to slide the new tip on) and mark the stock pipe with a marker.
I have a dremel but not sure which tips are the metal cutting ones are they the dark red discs, I also have a milwaukee saw but I am not sure if that will leave a nice smooth cut.

I just rented a tailpipe cutting tool from autozone for $54 but I get my cash back one I take it back, not sure if it will do the job though have you ever used one?
 

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The metal cutting disks are the small thin ones. You don't need to really worry about leaving an exactly clean cut. It'll be covered up by 2 1/2 inches of chrome. I cannot say that I have used a tail pipe cutting pipe honestly.
 

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The metal cutting disks are the small thin ones. You don't need to really worry about leaving an exactly clean cut. It'll be covered up by 2 1/2 inches of chrome. I cannot say that I have used a tail pipe cutting pipe honestly.
Oh ok man thanks alot I might have to go get a few at harbor freight or lowes since those break easily if not held at the exact angle. And you suggest I leave 2 1/2" inches of piping to be able to bolt them on, that seems like a good amount to be able to secure them down correctly. Reps:)
 

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I am guessing by looking at the pictures but 2 1/2 inches looks about right.
I am going to do that then man thanks better to have more than less:) BTW I never got your name and I have been a member here for years. :screwy:
 

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sexy as tips how much were those man??

I like mine to they are 3.5 inches also

 

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I have an exhaust cutter that I usually use. Takes a couple spins and the pipe is cut
 

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It's Jon.
Cool man and thanks

sexy as tips how much were those man??

I like mine to they are 3.5 inches also
I got them from a member from Mach1registry they were $125 shipped. Summitt racing carries them but they are weldon and dont have the exhaust hangers so you would have to some welding to get them on, these are off a Magnaflow Catback from a 99-04 GT or Mach 1

I have an exhaust cutter that I usually use. Takes a couple spins and the pipe is cut
I rented one yesterday so I am going to give it a try first if not then I will use my dremel:)
 

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A 4.5" cutting wheel would work much better and faster than a dremel.
 

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I cut the tips off this afternoon with the exhaust cutter I rented from autozone but wouldnt you know it the factory piping is 2" and those tips are 3.5" with a 2.5" inlet so they wouldnt bolt on to the stock piping. I am dumb for not checking the width of the factory exhaust piping prior to getting these. Lucky I know of an exhaust shop close by my home and went over and told the guy my problem. Well he welded me a 4 to 5 inch piece of 2.5" on both ends of the exhaust so I could bolt on the tips, he got it done in like 20 minutes it ran me $40 but hey he did it for me today and did it fast. I then drove home and installed the tips, the only thing is I had to measure the hangers and cut them to size with my hacksaw because they were too long other than that everything went on great.






 

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Looks awesome!
 

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Thanks man:)
 

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Well it was noted to me that they were not exactly the same so today I ended up having to bend the hangers a bit and measure everything to make sure they were exactly the same it took me 2 hours but I got it done with the help of my neighbor and his vice LOL.









 
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