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    Thru Hull ? Doing now...Pics

    I have an 08 RXP, so I have to install the brass plug in the exhaust tube. It says don't over tighten, but mine was a PITA just to get a little bit in. Once I got it this far, it stripped the allen head plug. I used red loctitie. I'm assuming it will be okay, since the exhaust isn't under extreme pressure right here. And it definitely won't come out. I guided it in multiple times, think it was cross threading, but it was just as hard every time.

    My only other issue so far seems to be getting the silicone off for the OEM exhaust block off. It is on the inside of the hull and very difficult to try to scrap off. Any suggestions? Ended up using brake cleaner to get the silicone off the outiside of the hull for the block offs.
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    wow! the hole you drilled looks pretty good. I don't see a single gel coat chip.

    I took a brand new razor blande and shaved off the factory silicone. It took a while but eventually I got it all off. I've heard that "goof off" works pretty well.

    good luck.

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stradt03 View Post
    wow! the hole you drilled looks pretty good. I don't see a single gel coat chip.

    I took a brand new razor blande and shaved off the factory silicone. It took a while but eventually I got it all off. I've heard that "goof off" works pretty well.

    good luck.

    Jason
    Agreed on both counts. Excellent looking hole. Mine chipped a lot. I also used a razor blade to get that silicone off. I found that once I got a corner of it up I could pull it off.

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    Why are you blocking the water outlet with a plug? isn't there a water hose going to the 90 degree OEM exhaust elbow? If so, you need to inject the water there...

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    Thanks for the compliments. I duct taped where I was drilling and drilled it in reverse.

    The plug is for 08 models. The water routing is different on 07 and earlier. The Riva instructions talk about it.

    http://www.rivamotorsports.com/instr...5050_1_215.pdf

    Danny, was using the resonator bypass pipe from you until now. That was a quality piece. Never problems and not a sign of rust on it.

    Got the tip installed. Going to work on getting the pipe hooked up. Then the Performance Block Offs.

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    Finally all done. I think it came out good. I am just hoping there are no leaks .

    The Riva instructions don't say too, but I used silicone on the backs of the OPAS block offs. I think I went a little over kill on the silicone. I probably should have used clear silicone on the inside stuff. I had bought black silicone to use on the block offs and didn't even think about how much it would show on the hull inside. I used 2 3/4" to drill the hole and it was a perfect, snug fit. I also used a 1/4" for the bolt holes. The Riva template is junk when it comes to the bolt holes. It only helps line up the exhaust hole. And if you were to drill a 2 7/8" and 5/16" as it says, you would be lucky to have any space between the exhaust and bolts.

    All in all, it was a pain...but if it sounds as good everyone says and it eliminates the drone from the free flow stock exit, I will be happy. Just need the weather to stay 50 for a few more days to melt the ice .
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    Oh shit! I put my stock exhaust outlet on backwards, I have the nut on the outside of the hull. I wonder if that will make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stradt03 View Post
    Oh shit! I put my stock exhaust outlet on backwards, I have the nut on the outside of the hull. I wonder if that will make a difference.
    No it will not make a differance.Nobody will even know unless they realy look up in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stradt03 View Post
    Oh shit! I put my stock exhaust outlet on backwards, I have the nut on the outside of the hull. I wonder if that will make a difference.
    You can put it either way. Prove me wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    You can put it either way. Prove me wrong.
    Ya and me too...
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