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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Ugh... So I got my Stainless Works Catback system yesterday and took it to the installer today. I showed him ...
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    Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    Ugh...

    So I got my Stainless Works Catback system yesterday and took it to the installer today. I showed him the video and emphasized that the Xpipe needed to be centered. So I go to pick it up and the tailpipes are having issues getting centered....

    So he tries for a bit and it just isn't working on the right one. He got the Left one decently centered but the one on the right is practically touching the plastic.... I certainly didn't want to damage the plastic so we both started getting frustrated. Anyway I had to drive it home so I did. When I got home the right tip is not touching the plastic anymore at least, but It definitely isn't centered and neither is the left one. I've contacted Stainless Works but not sure when they can get back to me since it's a weekend.

    It was a pretty horrible experience overall since I really didn't want to melt any of the plastic. Thankfully that didn't seem to happen. Plus my stock exhaust is at the place since it was larger than I anticipated (derp) and for some reason I thought it would fit inside my wagon...

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Here's the pics

    Right pipe not centering

    Left pipe better but still not perfectly center

    Installer felt the muffler pipe should have been pushed in that far (right muffler). But said he had to move it out to get it to fit in the tailpipe hole.

    Same with the left


    pics of the pipe





    After I got home Right Tip

    After I got home Left Tip

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    Re: Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    Hey watch out looks to close to bumper this what happen to me .....


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    Re: Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    screw this crap product..go back to stock mufflers and go the other route we have told you about. Kooks or ARH with high flow cats and you're good to go.

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    Re: Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Q8 6.2 View Post
    Hey watch out looks to close to bumper this what happen to me .....

    yikes, exactly what I was afraid of when the guy installed it. Which is probably why we got into a bit of a disagreement after.

    Quote Originally Posted by basa View Post
    screw this crap product..go back to stock mufflers and go the other route we have told you about. Kooks or ARH with high flow cats and you're good to go.
    Would go headers but CA CARB is a pain. i have to Smog this thing every 2 years. Working on contacting stainless works for a return.

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    Re: Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    Quote Originally Posted by dennych View Post
    yikes, exactly what I was afraid of when the guy installed it. Which is probably why we got into a bit of a disagreement after.



    Would go headers but CA CARB is a pain. i have to Smog this thing every 2 years. Working on contacting stainless works for a return.
    good luck with their kick ass customer service.

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    Re: Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    Quote Originally Posted by basa View Post
    good luck with their kick ass customer service.
    lol is that sarcasm? I am waiting for them to get back to me.

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    Re: Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    Quote Originally Posted by dennych View Post
    lol is that sarcasm? I am waiting for them to get back to me.
    Lots of sarcasm..didn't you read the Stainless works sucks thread? You can tell how they are by their smart ass responses and not addressing customers issues.

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    Re: Stainless Works Cat-Back Exhaust Install issues

    The guy making the responses in that thread is no longer employed by the company.

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    I went with b&b exhaust...but same issue...kinda. i drive a coupe and it wasnt centered at all, went to another shop and they knew what they were doing. Loosen everything, have a few people hold it in place where you want it and tighten it all done. I believe just one guy lined mine up but took a couple hours and 50 bucks.

    Hope that helps.

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