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This front pipe removal will show the few steps it takes to remove the front pipe from the Subaru BRZ - Scion FR-S. The front pipe removal is crucial to the over pipe exhaust install or a new aftermarket front pipe install.

  1. Initially, before starting on any project on the front of the car, you would want to get it in the air. Supported by Jack stands. There are various bolts on the back under tray that need to be taken off with a 10mm socket There are 11 Bolts that have to be taken off to remove the black under tray.
    • Initially, before starting on any project on the front of the car, you would want to get it in the air. Supported by Jack stands.

    • There are various bolts on the back under tray that need to be taken off with a 10mm socket

    • There are 11 Bolts that have to be taken off to remove the black under tray.

  2. After getting the rear under tray off, its time to move on to the front under tray. Theres 7 black clips that require a flat head to pop out. Be careful not to break the head on these. Once they pop out, just pull them out of the hole. After the Clips are out, go ahead and use the 10mm socket to get the bolts out. There should be (8) 10 mm head bolts holding up the under tray.
    • After getting the rear under tray off, its time to move on to the front under tray.

    • Theres 7 black clips that require a flat head to pop out. Be careful not to break the head on these. Once they pop out, just pull them out of the hole.

    • After the Clips are out, go ahead and use the 10mm socket to get the bolts out. There should be (8) 10 mm head bolts holding up the under tray.

    • Once those bolts are taken out, the under tray will drop. Be careful not to damage the tray as it is a key item in the undercarriage of the vehicle.

  3. First step is to unbolt the nuts from the front pipe that connects to the cat back part of the exhaust. Keep these, as they will be reused later on.
    • First step is to unbolt the nuts from the front pipe that connects to the cat back part of the exhaust. Keep these, as they will be reused later on.

  4. Caution, depending on your region's weather condition, oxidation must make it difficult to remove nuts. Using a 14mm wrench, remove the two nuts holding the frontpipe to the overpipe. Utilizing a 14mm wrench, remove the bolt supporting the front pipe to the transmission mounting bracket.
    • Caution, depending on your region's weather condition, oxidation must make it difficult to remove nuts.

    • Using a 14mm wrench, remove the two nuts holding the frontpipe to the overpipe.

    • Utilizing a 14mm wrench, remove the bolt supporting the front pipe to the transmission mounting bracket.

  5. With the front pipe being supported by the hook on the center bracket, separate the front pipe from the catback. Remove front pipe from center bracket. Some pressure on the bracket may be required. Front pipe can now be separated from the overpipe studs.
    • With the front pipe being supported by the hook on the center bracket, separate the front pipe from the catback.

    • Remove front pipe from center bracket. Some pressure on the bracket may be required.

    • Front pipe can now be separated from the overpipe studs.

  6. Now that you have the Stock front pipe out, you are now ready for the install of the replacement front pipe, or any other exhaust component.
    • Now that you have the Stock front pipe out, you are now ready for the install of the replacement front pipe, or any other exhaust component.

Conclusion

The removal of this over pipe will lead to various exhaust install and removals. Be sure to be careful when doing other exhaust installs.

Dung Nguyen

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