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    1. Junior Member
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      06-12-2019 10:33 PM #1
      Hi guys, question, I'm not planning to replace my exhaust and wouldn't even care for the exhaust tip if it wouldn't be visible like it was back in the day on my B5, but since in B7 u can clearly see the tip I decided to change it.

      Looks pretty easy right? Well for some reason my exhaust pipe already has a tip on it and I assume it's OEMsh, also instead of being just round its not, so I'm trying to figure out how to remove it to install new tip I bought from ECS.

      Looks like its spot welded and I don't understand what's going on with it shape. Did anybody see this shape before?











      here is the tip I got from ECS 2.5" inlet and 4" outside diameter







      here is how its supposed to look like installed:



      and another one I bought previously but I think it's too small



      I appreciate your inputs!

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    3. 06-12-2019 10:54 PM #2
      Cut it off!!


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      06-12-2019 11:06 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by joeyfrost View Post
      Cut it off!!


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      most likely this is what I'll end up doing just wanted to check if anybody seeing this shape before, can't get my head around it...

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    6. 06-12-2019 11:08 PM #4
      Mine werent oval but have seen that before. Cut as close the the lip as possible to buy you the most room


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      06-12-2019 11:16 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by joeyfrost View Post
      Mine werent oval but have seen that before. Cut as close the the lip as possible to buy you the most room


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      yes, I'll stop by the muffler shop to see what can be done...

      I appreciate u suggestions!

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      Yesterday 06:15 AM #6
      All of the 2012-2015 tips were like that. The OEM chrome/stainless tip cover is just spot welded on, and can be removed exposing the pipe underneath

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      Yesterday 04:54 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      All of the 2012-2015 tips were like that. The OEM chrome/stainless tip cover is just spot welded on, and can be removed exposing the pipe underneath
      thank you!

      the tip I got from ECS is too big its 4" I will most likely change it to 3.5" and then I'll try to get it installed, already had an appointment with muffler shop but had to cancel it at the last minute...








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