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Install aftermarket exhaust on Pontiac Solstice GT
Step 1 Install Adapter Pipe
Install the adapter pipe first but do NOT tighten the two nuts. The adapter pipe should hang a little. This will make tightening the O2 sensor easier. Use a LITTLE bit of Antiseize on the O2 sensor thread. Make sure you dont get any on the actual sensor.
Step 2 02 Sensor
Turn the O2 sensor wire opposite of the direction ou will be tightening it a few times to give it some slack. Install the O2 sensor and use a 22mm wrench to tighten.
Step 3 Install first muffler
Install the first muffler by insertin the bracket into the muffler hanger.
Step 4 Install second muffler
Install second muffler by mounting it to the muffler hanger.
Step 5 Install first tip section
Insert first tip section into the muffler pipe. Don't forget to slip the clamp in first.
Step 6 Bracket and Hanger¶
Once you have completed the slip joint between muffler pipe and tip, insert the bracket the hanger as pictured.
Step 7 Finish Hanger
Position the tip and tighten the clamp. You may leave it loose to fine adjust the tip angle later.
Step 8 Joint tip and muffler¶
Join the tip and muffler pipe on the other side and repeat step 7.
Step 9 Install Y Pipe
Install "Y" pipe to the front adapter pipe using the 3" V-band clamp.
Step 10 Finish Y Pipe
This is where a friend would come in handy. Holding up the "Y" pipe, connect the muffler pipe to the "Y" pipe using a 2.5" V-band clamp. Repeat on the other side.
Step 11 Adjust Pipes
Adjust the pipes, see locations for adjustments on image.