Installation Instruction: Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Catback Exhaust – 2015+ WRX / 2015+ STI
Please note that the installation process for the Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Catback Exhaust may vary slightly based on the specific model year and variant of the Subaru WRX or STI. It is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions provided with the exhaust system and consult with a professional if needed. However, I can provide you with a general overview of the installation steps:
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Catback Exhaust
- Jack and jack stands (for lifting the vehicle)
- Socket set and wrenches
- Exhaust hanger removal tool (optional)
- Penetrating oil
- Safety goggles and gloves
- Assorted screwdrivers
- Prepare the Vehicle:. Park your Subaru WRX or STI on a level surface and engage the parking brake. Ensure the vehicle is turned off and allow it to cool down if it was recently driven.
- Lift the Vehicle:. Use a jack to lift the rear of the vehicle off the ground and support it securely with jack stands. Ensure the vehicle is stable and safe to work under.
- Remove the Stock Exhaust:. Start by spraying penetrating oil on the exhaust hanger rubber mounts to ease removal. Use a socket set and wrenches to disconnect the exhaust from the downpipe or mid-pipe, depending on your specific exhaust configuration. Carefully unhook the exhaust hangers and lower the stock exhaust from the vehicle.
Install the Tomei Expreme Ti Catback Exhaust: Align the Tomei Expreme Ti Catback Exhaust with the exhaust hangers and mounting points on the vehicle. Begin by attaching the exhaust to the downpipe or mid-pipe using the provided hardware, ensuring a secure connection. Next, slide the exhaust hangers onto their respective mounting points and secure them in place.
Adjustment and Alignment:. After installing the Tomei Expreme Ti Catback Exhaust, check its alignment
- Tighten Fasteners:. Once the exhaust is properly aligned, tighten all the nuts and bolts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque specifications. Make sure all connections are secure to prevent any potential exhaust leaks.
- Check Clearance:. Double-check that the exhaust system has sufficient clearance from other components, such as the underbody, suspension parts, and fuel lines.
- Lower the Vehicle:. Carefully lower the vehicle from the jack stands, ensuring that the exhaust does not make contact with the ground.
- Final Inspection:. Conduct a final inspection of the installed Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Catback Exhaust to ensure it is properly secured and aligned.
It is essential to exercise caution and wear appropriate safety gear when working under the vehicle.