ok let me clarify a bit if you havent gotten into this already , i have another post regarding my cat that kinda says it all , so ill just linky thing thingy...
alldata or bentley help please!
a: it does not just pull down and out , you have to flip the cat (6bolt flange) , and you WILL DEFINATLEY NEED close to the full length of the cat , vertically , to get the cat out, or you will have to cut it at the neckdown , and weld it back together. i only had a couple jacks and ramps , so we cut & welded it , and its fine.
b: air tools , air tools , air tools. preforably an impact. youre going to need extensions , i used 2" , 4" and 9" , and a swivel , or swively tip extentions (i reccoment wobble extensions , as they are not bulky).
c: you are going to have to go in between the exhast if you have a 6 bolt. the sway bar blocked easy access to this bolt , with the 9" , so i threw a 2" ext, a big swivel , and the 9" . and i barely had enough wiggle to get it off. i had to get a gasket today , so i dont know how much of a pita it will be to get back on , but im sure much easier.
d: get some pb if youre doing it by hand , maybe even a little wire brush on a dremel to clean the threads. i only had one that was really scaly , that i was concerned about , and it was actually the easiest to get off.
e: swear a lot and kick stuff... its makes it go on better and gives you at least 3rwhp...
oh , whatever you do , dont order from "mac auto parts discount" on ebay. 4days processing time , along with a customer service girl , when i called to tell her i would need it overnighted , she says "i dont care" and hung up. i havent talked to the owner , but im pursuing this to the top , ill keep yall updated.