so im going to be doing an uppipe downpipe install and was wondering if you guys have any tips on how to remove the stock uppipe and downpipe as painless as possible. also would a 1 inch 02 sensor spacer fit when the new downpipe is installed? -thanks
UP-On some cars, jacking the engine up a little helps to give you a little room. I had to remove the motor mounts when helping a friend a few years ago to get enough room. Spray the bolts with PB blaster a few hours/if not a day before you do it.
DP-Spray the nuts on this like above. Get a good o2 sensor socket ahead of time.
My buddy put a (spacer) on his tc when he turbocharged it to help keep his cel from appearing. As for, will one fit or do you need one.? I don't see a need with proper tune.
When I did my up pipe, I was able to just jack up on my engine a bit without taking off my mounts, and got just enough play to work with. Beware of the heat shields though. They were the most stubborn rusted out pain in the ass bolts I have ever dealt with.
As little as a pipe it is, it takes the pefect angle to get it in place just right.