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Getting ready to purchase the Lotus Sport Exhaust from Lotus. Is this a "Do it yourself" job with basic tools?

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Concur that it is indeed an easy DIY. I had mine installed by the dealer, then I installed a decat myself, which involved (for me at least) removing the sport exhaust completely and reinstalling it. Nothing much to it if you can swing a wrench.
 

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You can do it. Plenty folks here to help if you get stuck.

There might be some cursing required to get the existing pipes apart, but it will happen.
 

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Thanks Everyone!

I found a new one on ebay for $1,295 and purchased today. Big savings relative to purchasing from the dealer.
 

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DIY every day of the week
 

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Help Please!

Hey you guys,

I have the exhaust and am in the process of putting on (or trying to) :).

I removed the rear diffuser, and have undone all the bolts including the clamp that holds the exhaust onto the pipe. However I can't seem to pull the exhaust off the pipe. Any suggestions?? Should I remove the short pipe that comes of of the header and then once I get it all out attempt to remove the short pipe from the stock exhaust?

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Hey you guys,

I have the exhaust and am in the process of putting on (or trying to) :).

I removed the rear diffuser, and have undone all the bolts including the clamp that holds the exhaust onto the pipe. However I can't seem to pull the exhaust off the pipe. Any suggestions?? Should I remove the short pipe that comes of of the header and then once I get it all out attempt to remove the short pipe from the stock exhaust?

Thanks!
It just takes a lot of pulling and wiggling. First time I did it, it was a royal pain, but each time since had been easier.

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Spray some WD-40 near the clamp/joint area. Let soak then wiggle it back and fro (like carphoria said). I know this can be tedious..especially doing while the car is on the floor. Just be patient. It will be worth it.
 
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