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      12-18-2010, 09:48 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe View Post
You don't need to disconnect the rack. Unbolt the engine mounts from the bottom and the subframe will hang there supported by the suspension. Put a Jack under each side of the subframe, pull the 6 bolts and then slowly lower the subframe. Then unbolt the passenger side engine mount completely. No pulling axles or bearings or any of that stuff.

This is usually the easiest way to do it. It will take another person to assist you in this.

Where are you located?
Thanks for this info, I installed a set of AR downpipes on my xi today using the method above. Accomplished solo in my garage with 2 jacks and a set of jackstands. Definitely challenging for a shadetree mechanic, but doable.
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