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Old 03-15-2013, 11:13 AM
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Ok guys I bought a new muffler and used clamps and adapters to get the 2" up to the mufflers 2.5" and then down again from 2.5" to the 2.25." I clamped everything down and drove it, and hated the sound. Now I plan on selling the muffler.

My question is does anyone know anyway to get these adapters apart off the muffler? I used the u-bolt type clamps from autozone and they pushed the pipes in so much now I can't get them apart...

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:45 AM
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Have you tried a rubber mallet and a screwdriver?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:02 PM
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Have you tried a rubber mallet and a screwdriver?
Yep. I clamped it way to tight before I knew I would like it I've put it in a vise and tried twisting it back and forth too.. Nothing

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:07 PM
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Ok guys I bought a new muffler and used clamps and adapters to get the 2" up to the mufflers 2.5" and then down again from 2.5" to the 2.25." I clamped everything down and drove it, and hated the sound. Now I plan on selling the muffler.

My question is does anyone know anyway to get these adapters apart off the muffler? I used the u-bolt type clamps from autozone and they pushed the pipes in so much now I can't get them apart...

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What I do is if their on the outside of the muffler I take my die grinder and split them. If their in the inside I take a air chisel and work them out that way. Air tools are sweet.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:09 PM
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If the muffler is off the vehicle and your trying to take the adapters off. I would find the largest "Vise" grip pliers and clamp then on the adapter and use an extension long enough to not hit the muffler with your hammer and hit on the "Vise" grips so that you might force the adapter off the muffler. It could take a while but it should work itself off eventually.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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What I do is if their on the outside of the muffler I take my die grinder and split them. If their in the inside I take a air chisel and work them out that way. Air tools are sweet.
Ok I'll have to pick up an air chisel I suppose. Unless any had any other revolutionary ideas lol. I had an air cut off grinder tool thing I used to get it off the actual stock pipe. Now I've got to get those adapter out of the inside of the muffler without damaging it

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If the muffler is off the vehicle and your trying to take the adapters off. I would find the largest "Vise" grip pliers and clamp then on the adapter and use an extension long enough to not hit the muffler with your hammer and hit on the "Vise" grips so that you might force the adapter off the muffler. It could take a while but it should work itself off eventually.
Also I good idea. Ill try this too

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:02 PM
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There are some vice grips that have a sliding wieght on them to help kinda knock stuff out I would clamp those onto the adapter and yank em out
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There are some vice grips that have a sliding wieght on them to help kinda knock stuff out I would clamp those onto the adapter and yank em out
Thanks! Haven't seen those. Have to try to find a pair

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:13 PM
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Yeah search ebay or some autopart stores for "vise grips with sliding hammer"
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:56 PM
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sawzall and make a nice clean cut.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:41 PM
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sawzall and make a nice clean cut.
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If their in the inside I take a air chisel and work them out that way. Air tools are sweet.
I did a combination of these two. Worked pretty good!
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