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Today I tried to replace my exhaust with a dynomax. I started with loosening the clamp at the exhaust pipe first after the Y-pipe. However, for the life of me, I could NOT pry off the rubber isolator from the steel rod welded to the exhaust pipe. Does anyone have a video or a trick to doing this?

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Yep I sprayed it w/ WD40. I couldn't get it off with a pry bar. I really wrenched on it too, and it would just not come off. Am looking for tricks that others use.
 

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Yep I sprayed it w/ WD40. I couldn't get it off with a pry bar. I really wrenched on it too, and it would just not come off. Am looking for tricks that others use.
Lube it like they said, and pry harder like they said, and here's what worked for me:

Shove an open-end wrench between the rubber frustrator and the washer portion of the hanger, with the wrench's open end straddling the rod of the hanger like a pickle fork.
Use the wrench as a prybar. Once that first wrench doesn't quite do it, shove another wrench in next to it and pry again.
Now, it'll pop right off, because you've taken up all the freeplay and springback room.

There's probably an easier way, but this was my first successful way.
 

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Big pair of channel locks can work also if you have the room. But like others said pry harder! Are you using a big pry bar?
 

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Big pair of channel locks can work also if you have the room. But like others said pry harder! Are you using a big pry bar?
The one I was using was 12 inches. I will buy a 24" or 36" one today and try that.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. I got it off and replaced today. Seriously, what a pain in the ass getting the factory one off is. Glad it's over, sounds great!
 
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