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Old 02-14-2013, 02:46 PM   #881
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What would you do about this?
VVT engine, RB NA exhaust, OEM Mazda cat (for fitment purposes)
Hits the diff:

Hangers rub the sway bar and don't line-up with the body-hangers:

Rubs the bumper:

I bolted the cat, the midpipe, then used all the strength I had to get the v-band connection to line up. I had a similar problem on my daily, made the mid-pipe 2" longer, and it fits on both cars now.
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when you unbolt the rear section from mid, does the muffler hang okay?
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #883
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when you unbolt the rear section from mid, does the muffler hang okay?
"Okay" as in it won't hit anything but will still probably melt the bumper. The hangers are a little tweaked, but it's livable.
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Is that an NB "cat-back"?

It's my understanding, do to the differences in mounting angles on the headers up front, you either need to use all NA exhaust parts, or all NB exhaust parts.
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Is that an NB "cat-back"?

It's my understanding, do to the differences in mounting angles on the headers up front, you either need to use all NA exhaust parts, or all NB exhaust parts.
I believe it's NA. That's what I ordered at least.

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Ahh ok, just throwing it out there. For some reason I was thinking your car was an NB.
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Ahh ok, just throwing it out there. For some reason I was thinking your car was an NB.
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It almost looks like it's short somewhere, cause the rubber hanger is touching the sway bar, and it should be straight downish. If it was, it looks like you'd have enough room. What's the story on your cat/test pipe?
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It almost looks like it's short somewhere, cause the rubber hanger is touching the sway bar, and it should be straight downish. If it was, it looks like you'd have enough room. What's the story on your cat/test pipe?
Cat is OEM. It will be replaced with a resonated pipe when I get fitment figured-out.
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Un bolt it and throw a small piece of ply wood or something I between the flanges, see if it solves your issues.
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Un bolt it and throw a small piece of ply wood or something I between the flanges, see if it solves your issues.
Next week.

I wired-up everything aside from the tach and the oil temp sender and I still have to run the new speedo-cable, then the car can go on the ground.
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I like that pcv.
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I like that pcv.
It's about to go bye bye.
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I need to get this car on track, period. I need to race the **** out of it, park it, and relax. I don't know if this makes sense to anyone, but it makes-sense to me.
Makes perfect sense to me, if you really love racing, the addiction is worse than meth.
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Makes perfect sense to me, if you really love racing, the addiction is worse than meth.
It's not really about this car anymore, it's about the next one (PTE)
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I need to get this car on track, period. I need to race the **** out of it, park it, and relax. I don't know if this makes sense to anyone, but it makes-sense to me.
I totally understand.

Any intelligent person on this forum would...
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i...ntelligent person on this forum...

that's going to be an issue.
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Probably would have fit if you had cut that window in the firewall.
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Remaining tasks:
  1. Get valve cover welded and bolted on
  2. Get water pump inlet welded and bolted
  3. Purchase 99 lower rad hose
  4. Plug in Greek computer
  5. Corner balance
  6. Align
  7. Tune
  8. Buy SM6s and mount them
  9. Floss
  10. Worship Satan, prince of immortal darkness
Today I finished all wiring, put the radiator in, made a mount and installed cruise control, wired new tach/G2X wires. This weekend I'm putting the car on the ground and cleaning the garage so I can build ducting for ShaneM's ****-heap.
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Remaining tasks:
  1. Get valve cover welded and bolted on
  2. Get water pump inlet welded and bolted
  3. Purchase 99 lower rad hose
  4. Plug in Greek computer
  5. Corner balance
  6. Align
  7. Tune
  8. Buy SM6s and mount them
  9. Floss
  10. Worship Satan, prince of immortal darkness
Today I finished all wiring, put the radiator in, made a mount and installed cruise control, wired new tach/G2X wires. This weekend I'm putting the car on the ground and cleaning the garage so I can build ducting for ShaneM's ****-heap.
what he really means is he is cleaning the garage so I'll come up and bring his sim racing gear. Speaking of, i need that list of parts for the oil cooler ****.
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