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In the attempt to install a lighter or larger diameter exhaust, the need and know-how to remove the factory exhaust is essential. Follow this guide to remove the factory 2013 Subaru BRZ Exhaust

  1. To begin the removal of the Subaru BRZ Factory Exhaust you either need to get it off the ground on a lift or use jack stands to secure it above ground. In the images we raised the car on a lift but one can easily secure the car on jack stands as well.
    • To begin the removal of the Subaru BRZ Factory Exhaust you either need to get it off the ground on a lift or use jack stands to secure it above ground.

    • In the images we raised the car on a lift but one can easily secure the car on jack stands as well.

  2. Start by removing the central OEM hardware first, shown here. Our first step was to remove two bolts at the center of the center-most section (aka the Mid-Pipe) using one 14 mm wrench and one 12mm wrench. The 14 mm was used toward the rear on the spring side of the nut while the 12 mm was poised towards the front of the car.
    • Start by removing the central OEM hardware first, shown here.

    • Our first step was to remove two bolts at the center of the center-most section (aka the Mid-Pipe) using one 14 mm wrench and one 12mm wrench.

    • The 14 mm was used toward the rear on the spring side of the nut while the 12 mm was poised towards the front of the car.

  3. Go to the rear of the car behind the rear wheel to remove the bolts connecting the two sections of the exhaust (The Center/Mid-Pipe & Muffler Portion). You will need to use one 14mm wrench and one 14mm rachet to remove the hardware from the center pipe to the muffler to disconnect it. In some cases you will not need to reuse the rear hardware or exhaust gaskets, if your aftermarket exhaust does or does not come with one.
    • Go to the rear of the car behind the rear wheel to remove the bolts connecting the two sections of the exhaust (The Center/Mid-Pipe & Muffler Portion).

    • You will need to use one 14mm wrench and one 14mm rachet to remove the hardware from the center pipe to the muffler to disconnect it.

    • In some cases you will not need to reuse the rear hardware or exhaust gaskets, if your aftermarket exhaust does or does not come with one.

  4. White supporting the front, remove the exhaust center pipe from the exhaust bushings. Having an extra hand here would make it a lot easier here.
    • White supporting the front, remove the exhaust center pipe from the exhaust bushings.

    • Having an extra hand here would make it a lot easier here.

    • It should be relatively easy to pull the support out of the exhaust bushing here.

  5. Remove the two exhaust bushings closest to the rear of the car first so that the exhaust tips do not swing up and hit your rear bumper. Be sure to put some cardboard on the ground below your exhaust so you don't scratch the bottom of the exhaust muffler when it swings down. Lubricant spray will assist in separating the bushing from the support.
    • Remove the two exhaust bushings closest to the rear of the car first so that the exhaust tips do not swing up and hit your rear bumper.

    • Be sure to put some cardboard on the ground below your exhaust so you don't scratch the bottom of the exhaust muffler when it swings down.

    • Lubricant spray will assist in separating the bushing from the support.

  6. Have a another person support the exhaust and proceed to remove the other 2 exhaust bushings.
    • Have a another person support the exhaust and proceed to remove the other 2 exhaust bushings.

  7. Before installation of your new exhaust, check the front exhaust pipe sealant bushings for damages as you will be reusing it. At this point your exhaust should be fully removed and you should be ready to install either a replacement or aftermarket exhaust. The stock Subaru BRZ exhaust comes weighing in at a total combined weight of 38.30 pounds. This includes both the mid-pipe and the muffler portion of the exhaust.
    • Before installation of your new exhaust, check the front exhaust pipe sealant bushings for damages as you will be reusing it.

    • At this point your exhaust should be fully removed and you should be ready to install either a replacement or aftermarket exhaust.

    • The stock Subaru BRZ exhaust comes weighing in at a total combined weight of 38.30 pounds. This includes both the mid-pipe and the muffler portion of the exhaust.

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