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I recently purchased an xpipe for my g8, and after calling a few local exhaust shops nobody is willing to install it for me. Any recomendations on the best way to do it? Is it actually difficult?
 

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You gotta be kidding me....
There's a place up here, Zoro's, that would have you in and out in 40 mins, I had other work done but it was less than $200.
Probably because you brought someone else's part not there's, kinda childish.
 

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Did they state a reason(s) for not wanting to install the x-pipe?
 

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If the shop has tons of prebent pipes hanging on the wall, don’t bother. They likely don’t do much if any custom work. A hot rod or an off road truck shop will likely do it. Your 2.25” x-pipe and the shop will supply close to 4 feet of pipe to get it done. Your choice to keep the bullet resonators or not.
 

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Post your location or put this post in the regional forum closest to you and I'm sure someone can tell you where to get it done.
 

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Great idea. Per the user's profile its Oklahoma, Central.
 

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Yes, they said it is hard and will take all day
 

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Yes, they said it is hard and will take all day
If you have a jack and stand you can do it yourself in about 2 hours assuming it will bolt right up depending on what you have.
 

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IIRC correctly, It's a matter of fitting the "X" in the same space that you cut the mid-muffler out of. When I did mine, the spacing of the stock plumbing wasn't as wide as the spacing on the X-Pipe I bought. In order to fit it right and in to the same space that you just cut the mid-muffler out of, I had to have couple additional lengths of pipe fabricated that were slightly bent outwords to line up to the X-pipe. I think this might be the issue they're claiming.

This isn't the greatest pic (I was doing something under it this weekend on my lift), in terms of the actual plumbing I did awhile back. But if you look at the alignment of the "X" pipe with the alignment to the remaining pup resonators, you can see that they're a little wider in spacing. This is what I am referring to and again, might be the issue that the shop is claiming. Now if it takes them all day to do this, they've got other issues.

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Once you cut the mid muffler out. Loosen the connections at the back of the cats. That will allow some movement to make the front pipes match the X-pipe. Most X-pipes are the same spacing as dual inlet mufflers. Production variances are what you see here
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