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01-26-2005, 07:58 AM
I just traded my 01 GT for a 05 GT with the SCT package. I have the Borla on my 01 and I want to trade it with the 05. My dealer is letting me have both cars over the weekend. I know the stock exhaust is one piece so I will have to cut it to get it off the 05. When I go to install it on the 01, I will have to join it back together. So, is the best & cheapest route to get a sleeve to slip over the two ends and clamp it together? What is the diameter of the stock exhaust pipe on the GT so I know what size sleeve to get?

01-26-2005, 08:12 AM
I'm pretty sure the GTs are 2.25"

01-26-2005, 02:51 PM
I doubt they'd want you cutting the exhaust if it's going on the trade-in. Ask them if they'll swap it with the car up on the lift. If you lift the car high enough you don't need to cut the pipes.

01-27-2005, 02:24 PM
They said it would cheaper to buy a new Borla exhaust than to have them do the swap. So it would not be cost effective to have them do it. They are happy to get a new muffler on my used car. BTW, how high do you have to lift it to get the pipes out without cutting them?

01-27-2005, 02:48 PM
Hey why not take it to a muffler shop . They will probably charge you about $150.00 or so to do it & nothing will have to be cut up. When I got my Borla I had a shop install it & it was 80 bucks.

01-27-2005, 03:12 PM
BTW, how high do you have to lift it to get the pipes out without cutting them?

Higher than a jack and jack stands. Probably about as high as they lift it to do an oil change, that would make it a lot easier.

01-27-2005, 06:07 PM
U will need a actually lift. Take it to any muffler shop they should do it for like 100 bucks but u have to give them a few days notice.