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GTHaus self-install

OK, just got the GTHaus exhaust today...it's so damn cool. I almost don't want to hide it under the Jeep. Love the black tips....I can fit my whole fist in there (and I have huge gorilla hands).

Anyways, before I dig into the installation, any tips or lessons-learned from folks who have done their own installs?

I'm sure the fit-n-finish is top-notch, but there's *always* some little thing. If you encountered anything with your install I'd love to hear it before I step on the same landmine.

I got the x-pipe and the remote system...so going full cat-back.

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Re: GTHaus self-install

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OK, just got the GTHaus exhaust today...it's so damn cool. I almost don't want to hide it under the Jeep. Love the black tips....I can fit my whole fist in there (and I have huge gorilla hands).

Anyways, before I dig into the installation, any tips or lessons-learned from folks who have done their own installs?

I'm sure the fit-n-finish is top-notch, but there's *always* some little thing. If you encountered anything with your install I'd love to hear it before I step on the same landmine.

I got the x-pipe and the remote system...so going full cat-back.

Thanks!

Dan


"IN THEIR" Where exactly are you sticking your fist and should you really be telling everyone here where your sticking it?? I'm scared

Install is straight forward and the fit and finish is spot on I got noting for ya grab a beer and enjoy LOL.

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Old 08-01-2015, 09:23 AM
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Re: GTHaus self-install

If the cutouts aren't already installed, I'd recommend installing them and then testing them to make sure they're lined up correctly. Other than that, straight forward install.
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Re: GTHaus self-install

Thanks guys!

Yes, the cut-outs are pre-installed. I'll be sure to hook them up on the bench and make sure they work properly before installation.

I *Might* start on this tomorrow....pretty hot here today.

Can I assume that the stock system will come off with no cutting? I really want to preserve it in case someone might want to put it back on someday.
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Where are you guys tapping in for power to the cut-outs?
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Where are you guys tapping in for power to the cut-outs?

Rear 12v power outlet, I used power splitter connectors to keep the 12v outlet functional. Very ez install, I removed the spare tire and rear panels before doing anything else, there are 3 plugs under the spare tire , I used the middle one to run the wires thru , good luck and enjoy
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Re: GTHaus self-install

OK, how are you guys getting the rear hangers off (the ones attached to the mufflers)? I can barely get a hand up in there, let alone a pry bar to pop the rubber hanger loose.

I really don't want to have to take the bumper off.....

What's the trick?
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Re: GTHaus self-install

For the hangers, shoot some wd40 or blaster up there, it makes life a little easier. You can slide a prybar up there and pry against the hanger. Don't worry you won't hurt the rubber grommet. When you install it, but some grease on it, it'll slip right on. There is a Ground strap connected to the passenger hanger up there, be sure to remove that first.

For the cutouts, if you remove the inner floor where the spare tire is, there are 4 "plastic drain plugs". They do not remove easy, so you can drill a hole through one to run the wiring. (They are easily replaced, but I doubt you'll get one out without breaking it. So have an extra one on hand if you don't want to drill one). If you remove the passenger side bezel in the back (where the factory 12v power supply is) you can tap the wiring into there and the remote box can be hidden in there as well. I do recommended leaving the white remote wire a little exposed by the speaker grill so you have decent reception.

Don't try to tuck the mufflers as close as possible when installing them, or they will hit the frame on big bumps. Also, keep the tips down pretty low cause they will hit the bumper frame on big bumps as well. I'll post pics of mine. I have them tucked as tight as possible without it hitting on big bumps.

Be ready for your face to hurt from ear to ear smiles, lol. It's definitely worth it!!
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Re: GTHaus self-install

Thanks Jim.

Yes, I know about using the lube (I'm using a Silicone spray). It's not that so much as it's the access to pop off the hanger.

So, you're saying that you did get your off without removing the bumper then, right?

What a pain....I'll bet I'm maybe an hour away from completing this once I get those hangers loose.....I've got everything else all wired up and working. *sigh*

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Thanks Jim.



Yes, I know about using the lube (I'm using a Silicone spray). It's not that so much as it's the access to pop off the hanger.



So, you're saying that you did get your off without removing the bumper then, right?



What a pain....I'll bet I'm maybe an hour away from completing this once I get those hangers loose.....I've got everything else all wired up and working. *sigh*



Dan


Yes sir, I did not remove the bumper. This is the 3rd exhaust I've had on my wk2 and I didn't ever remove the bumper. Use a long prybar and pry against the stationary hanger and the rubber. It helps a lot if you have someone give you a hand and kind of pull at the same time. It makes life a little easier removing the lower hanger first. That way you have more movement. Be careful doing it this way because the mufflers will just fall once you get the top hanger loose.
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There's no need to remove the bumper
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