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I am in a lease car that I will have to take my mods off when I turn in. So is can I install an exhaust without having to cut the stock one? I will have access to a lift so I dont think room will be an issue.
 

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Re: Do you have to cut the stock exhaust during install? (Keybordem)

Yes, you'll have to cut it. Try to cut before the axle so you have a good base to slip on an OEM clamp (about $17 or so off the 'Bay) when you return to stock. Otherwise, two 5/8 or 11/16 nuts come loose for the clamp off the DP and you're good to go.
 

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Re: (Keybordem)

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i was going to get a full tb so cant I just pull out the stock and replace with the new?

You need to make one cut, as mk4_2.ho mentioned above.
I don't see why a muffler shop couldn't weld the stock pipe back together whenever you get around to re-installing the stock system.
 

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Only other way to get it off is to remove the rear axle

And you really don't want to do that!
Noone would ever notice a cut over the axle when you go to turn it in...and if they do, who cares? It's back to stock, thats all they'll care about.
 

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Re: (Keybordem)

In an effort to cut down on production costs, and to add longevity to the factory exhausts, VW decided to make the Mk4 exhaust one piece, mounting them before the rear axle is installed. It's not a big deal to cut it, VW doesn't even make to exhaust available in one piece if it were to be purchased at a VW parts dept.
 
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