Download 2. Remove Existing Exhaust System. (a) Remove two bolts with springs from front flange located between catalytic converter and rear muffler. (Fig. 2-1) (b) Keep all original equipment (OE) bolts and springs. (Fig. 2-1) (1) Ensure that the original gasket remains on converter assembly flange NOTE: For DIO, installation gasket must be replaced – P/N 17451-74051. (c) Remove and discard two bolts from rear flange located between muffler assembly and rear tailpipe assembly. (Fig 2-2) (d) Pry the rear tailpipe exhaust bracket loose from the rubber hanger located near the rear bumper. (Fig. 2-3) (e) Remove the OE rear tailpipe assembly from the vehicle. Pry the two front muffler exhaust brackets loose from the rubber hangers. (Fig. 2-4) (g) Pry the two rear muffler exhaust brackets loose from the rubber hangers. (Fig 2-5) NOTE: Use of lubrication (such as “soap and water”) on the rubber exhaust hangers can facilitate removal and installation of rubber hangers. (h) Do not remove the five (5) original (OE) rubber hangers from the vehicle. (i) Remove the OE muffler assembly from the vehicle. 3. Installation of TRD Exhaust System.