Join Date: May 2007
Location: ulster county, NY
Rep Power: 1
use 1 1/8 BI-METAL (i bought wrong ones and suffered) hole saw to cut a hole around the center tube, then use ? 2in ? (exact size provided when i get back to the house) to remove the flange which supports the center pipe. Remove "washer" created from using both hole saws. Get flashlight, use long deisel-a$$ screwdriver to break the weld spots which still hold in the center pipe. Once center pipe out, file rough edges from using ? 2in ? hole saw, vacuum and/or use magnet to remove metal shavings from exhaust, paint now-filed edge w/ high temp exhaust paint. allow time to dry, enjoy the new noise.
this is the way i did it to my '05 a couple weeks ago. Hope this helps.