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Exhaust Tip Removal

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Yup, I'm removing things again.......This time it's the OE exhaust tips, I'd like to send the tips (GT3) out to be black chrome plated. Do the tips come off by backing off the bolt on the underside or do I have to remove the entire section of final exhaust pipe as well as the tip? This has got to be easier than that lighter.

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That's an excellent idea. I was thinking the same thing for my SY GT3 due to arrive in a few months. I don't know the answer, but it would seem that the tips are all that need be removed. Let me know where you have the black chrome plating done.

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A single clamp with one bolt (15 mm deep socket as I recall). When you reinstall them make sure that they are properly aligned with the bumper cover both left to right and vertically. On MY02 and newer the tip should stick out about 7 to 10 mm (when viewed from the side). And, the tip should clear the bumper outlet on top by 22 mm. Slightly tighten -- align -- fully tighten is the best sequence.

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There's a shop in mid New York state, HM Quackenbush (800-356-2036) that does all types of off the wall plating. They quoted me $110 to do them in black chrome, which is actually a minimum charge. So possibly you might be able to do 2 or 3 sets for the same price. I'm going to try to get them off and send them to them next week. I don't think the turn around is very long.

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Ray....You can get only the tip part off the final pipe. I've done this to polish up the tips on a bench grinder/buffer. But, it's not easy. You can remove the single nut on the very bottom of the tip.....and then the bolt it threads onto.....and then wrestle 'em off. The newer they are, the easier.

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oops... I forgot you have a gt3... it might be different for your car... i have a carrera 2. The bolt on mine was way in there. I think for turbo cars you can just change just the tip but i'm not sure on the gt3's. i'll check my friends car and get back to you.

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