installing my first cat back, what do i need?

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  1. drewplusbrig

    drewplusbrig Guest

    i'm putting a greddy evo2 cat back in my lancer, someone told me i need new gaskets, what the hell is a gasket and were do i get one?
     
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    RA24_4_Me I ain't afraid of no ghost

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    You need exhaust gaskets, generally you can find them at local auto parts stores.
     
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    Depends on how it attaches.

    Alternatively, you could take it to a muffler shop and have them weld it in place...no gasket needed.
     
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    that someone is probably a dummy. It should come with a new one otherwise use the old one.
     
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    atomic punk pretty hate machine

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    don't forget to pick up new muffler bearings.
     
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    exhaust should come with new ones.

    if not, an OG mechanic told me that you can use cardboard from a shoebox to trace out/ cut out new exhaust gaskets. dunno if that's possible,considering it may burn cause it's paper.
     
  8. drewplusbrig

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    maybe i can dremel my own, i have some sheet metal
     
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    if its cat-back you should use your stock exhaust donuts, i.e no gaskets needed
     
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    Coozone Dat my city

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    that if you dont the quicknic will go back and you need to grease it up again so it can fully fluctuate in the header tube
     
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    Greddy is a really good brand and should come with gaskets. My HKS system did.

    I think what they mean by tracing cardboard is to trace the exaust flange that the gasket is needed for and buy a sheet of gasket "paper" and make your own gaskets.
     
  12. Coozone

    Coozone Dat my city

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    do that. please.
     
  13. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Make sure they are JDM ones.. the cheap US knockoffs are less expensive.. but crap..
     
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    i usually go to autozone for gaskets, ask for the special overnight from japan ones. they usually hold up well with my vtec.
     
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    Coozone Dat my city

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    this is true. but make sure you dont mix it up with the tecV type. different quality and different style. screw that up and your out some cash.
     
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    absolutly, when you go in ask for j-spec (japaneese specification) gaskets, thos were the ones made for the car and they will do the best job, anything else will be aftermarket and wont hold up as long orhavethe warrenty that the j-spec has, they are cheaper too and usually dont have to pay for shipping charges......its Once you get every thing installed go drive around and warm everything up to help form the gaskets to the muffler pipes, usually take her on a bussy streeet or something then when the oportunuty pops up veer over into oncomming traffic and smash head first into another car, it will usually get rid of the v-tech knock.
     
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    make SURE you top off your turn signal fluid AND your muffler fluid while your there. its a PITA to do it afterwords
     

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