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Old 07-11-2007, 10:39 PM   #1
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Picked up an '02 "S" exhaust (for $50!) that I'd like to swap out with my stock exhaust I have on my 2000 Boxster. Do I need to take off the bumper or can I just roll the car back on some ramps, slide under, and do it from underneath. Any advice appreciated! I'm planning on doing it in the next day or 2.

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Old 07-11-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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Picked up an '02 "S" exhaust (for $50!) that I'd like to swap out with my stock exhaust I have on my 2000 Boxster. Do I need to take off the bumper or can I just roll the car back on some ramps, slide under, and do it from underneath. Any advice appreciated! I'm planning on doing it in the next day or 2.

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Hey Ron, you can do it without removing the bumper, though it will be much easier to do it if you remove the bumper.
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As chaudanova says, you can do it without removing the bumper, but it is just a little harder to reach the upper mounting bolts on your exhaust if you don't remove the bumper, but you can still do it by blindly reaching for the bolts from underneath. Just so you know though, the 02 Boxster S exhaust is no different from your 00 base exhaust. The only difference is the dual tip vs. the single oval tip that is welded to the muffler. The sound is exactly the same, so don't expect any sound improvement. If, however, you bought the 2003+ exhaust, there is a noticeable improvement in the exhaust, as they changed the exhaust tone in 03 to give more growl.
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I've now done this both ways, and to minimize the amount of cursing, especially when working with the full size stock exhausts, I would never do this again without pulling the bumper. Its not AS bad with aftermarket exhausts, as most are less bulky and easier to work around blindly, but with stock I would ONLY pull the bumper.

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Ok, thanks guys. I'm going to just pull the bumper, found a post that describes how to do it and it doesn't look too hard to do. Just changing this out for aesthetics. I've always liked the dual exhaust look versus the single oval type...

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