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2G VRSF J Pipe Install

Posted by RevyDSM, Apr 20, 2017

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  1. RevyDSM

    RevyDSM Probationary Member

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    My Front mount came today and I'm having a hard time installing the j pipe. The left screw goes in just fine. However the right screw is a pain in the ass. You can't fit a single tool inside to get it tight or even to thread in. Yes I know the picture was taken with the wrong bolts but now I'm using the old J pipe bolts.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

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  2. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Proven Member

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    Get allen head bolts. They will be much friendlier :) With the VRSF J-pipe you have to start one of them first, the inside one.

    Ps. Same thing on TPS screws. :)
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

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    14b   automatic
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.620 @ 108.460 MPH
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.612 @ 107.760 MPH
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  3. RevyDSM

    RevyDSM Probationary Member

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    I'm using the old Allen head bolts I was having trouble getting off.
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

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  4. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Proven Member

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    Recheck the tightness after a heat cycle or two. Shud be good to go then but check them periodically. :thumb:
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    14b   automatic
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.620 @ 108.460 MPH
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.612 @ 107.760 MPH
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  5. RevyDSM

    RevyDSM Probationary Member

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    Only problem is one of them is impossible to get to go in due to the stupid design of the j pipe
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Street Build

    50trim   manual
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  6. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Proven Member

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    Show me a picture. I have a VRSF kit. But I am now HX40. Started out with that setup tho.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    14b   automatic
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.620 @ 108.460 MPH
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.612 @ 107.760 MPH
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  7. RevyDSM

    RevyDSM Probationary Member

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    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

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  8. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Proven Member

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    Ok. I had to hold the j-pipe out as far as possible then engage a thread and keep threading it down by hand if possible. Use anti-sieze. It helps going in and back out. Do u need to dimpel the tube at the flandge just a tweak? Gotta MAKE things work some times but its a good kit, I still run it.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    14b   automatic
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.620 @ 108.460 MPH
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.612 @ 107.760 MPH
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  9. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Proven Member

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    Yep I see...start the other allen head bolt first or use THAT bolt on the inside and hold the pipe out so the threads just catch on it and keep threading in as far as possible by hand then ya gotta sacrifice a pawn shop allen key and shorten it some so you can tighten it. I make A LOT of "custom" tools just for my DSM. :aha:
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    14b   automatic
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.620 @ 108.460 MPH
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.612 @ 107.760 MPH
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  10. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Proven Member

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    Hey sometimes you have to grind the allen bolt head down a bit to get it to go in.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    14b   automatic
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.620 @ 108.460 MPH
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.612 @ 107.760 MPH
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  11. boostdawd

    boostdawd Proven Member

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    Yup. Frustrating when u have to remove and reinstall. The design of the j pipe is flawed. U need to screw the bolt on the right first. Push it in the j pipe before u begin to bolt it down.
     
    My DSM:
    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Drag Race Build

    GT35   manual
    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    Street Build

    16g   manual
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  12. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Proven Member

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    Thats the trick!!! I wonder why the hell they dont include a simple pc of paper saying that for customer freindliness :idontknow:
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build

    14b   automatic
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.620 @ 108.460 MPH
    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    13.612 @ 107.760 MPH
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  13. Tanro

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    I use a hammer and a chisel on the edge of the bolt. Have to do it with the bottom right bolt on the tb elbow too.

    Just use a cold chisel, and tap towards one of the points on the bolt head. Its pretty sh**ty way to do it, but no clearance to get a wrench on there in some cases.

    An allen head and a Long ball end allen head socket works good too. Or long ball end t-handle if you can't get, or dont want to spend the cash on long ball end allen sockets. I know my snap-on set of long allen and long ball end allen was like 160$ or something... and that was on sale.
     
    My DSM:
    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Street Build

    16g   manual
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  14. ErikTande

    ErikTande Supporting Member

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    Yep, they're a PAIN in the ass. I got longer bolts and stacked a bunch of washers on mine which made it a little easier, but not much. The design of the jpipe makes the bolts want to go in cross threaded every time. Like others here have said, there's a few tricks that can help a little, but basically just be prepared to be frustrated every time you put it on. It should take about 3 minutes, it usually took me 15 to 20, swearing and getting pissed the whole time :p
     
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