How-To: ZZP O2 and Midpipe Installation
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    How-To: ZZP O2 and Midpipe Installation

    Guess I'll just kick this off, lol.

    First thing I did after I jacked up all four corners was pop the hood and remove the heat shield. There are three bolts with some crazy @$$ heads on them, but they're not tight and can be removed easily with pliers if you don't have the right fitting tool.
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    Now it looks like this:
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    Then I went underneath and removed the underbody paneling. (I have an ECO) There are 8 bolts and a bunch of plastic pop fasteners (2 in each wheel well and one forward of each wheel well.):

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    This is the stock O2 Housing:
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    This is the stock midpipe:
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    Then I pulled the O2 sensor from the stock housing and opened up the V band clamp.
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    I didn't get a picture, but I removed the two bolts from the midpipe/resonator joint next.


    Then, there are two brackets that the stock O2 Housing attaches to here:
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    It was hard to get to the aft O2 sensor, so instead of unscrewing it, I just unplugged it from the harness just above it. It was pretty tight with no lift, so I couldn't get a pic there either.

    Stock compared to ZZP parts.
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    After that, follow the exact opposite procedure to put in your ZZP pieces.
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    Those silly bolts on heat shield can be removed with a standard 6 point socket FYI...

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    Good to know- I left my heat shield off after installation... Not sure if I'll put it back on or not...
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    I put it on... you want to keep as much heat in the exhaust until post engine bay...

    Skillz is gonna heat wrap all his ZZP pipes if I remember correctly.
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    Do you already have a tune on the car?

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    Yup, sure do! That was my second mod.
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    Thanks for the writeup!

    How much of the noise was the intake, and how much was the down/midpipes?
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    The down and mid only increased the noise you hear from the turbo's wheel, not the BPV. Before, I could only hear pressure building from my intake, now you can actually hear when the wheel itself spools up. (that's that high pitched whistle)
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    Great write up andrew, sounds great too!!

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