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Hi,<p>I've done a few searches through recent and archived instructions, but haven't found any instructions for how to remove the bracket (and preferably install the takspeed cable). Could anyone provide these and/or point me to the correct post if it's already been done?<p>I know, aren't we sick of discussing this yet?<p>Thank you VERY much in advance!
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (RRRRED)

Ehh... It is only a couple of bolts..<br>How large do you want the manual to be?<p>If you pay a little attention all will show itself. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (Johann)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ehh... It is only a couple of bolts..<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>1) Lift rear of car.<p>2) Put on jackstands.<p>3) Undo two bolts holding on bracket.<p>4) Remove bracket. <p>5a) Reinstall two bolts<p>5b) Install takspeed cable on bolts and reinstall bolts.<p>6) Replace jack.<p>7) Remove jackstands<p>8) Lower car. <p>Happy motoring. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (needsdecaf)

Correction,<p>Use long arms, crawl under car, release bolts, remove bracket, install cable, tighten bolts, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>Where was the jackstand needed? <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (Johann)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Correction,<p>Use long arms, crawl under car, release bolts, remove bracket, install cable, tighten bolts, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>Where was the jackstand needed? <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I must have had too many <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> , don't fit that well under the car. Need to move to Europe and eat like you guys do. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That helps a lot. Because the instructions I was following (written by an imbecile - me) were:<p>1) call Volvo dealership.<p>2) ask them to take care of it<p>3) explain ad nauseum why the bracket needs to be removed<p>4) explain till hoarse that this is a very known issue<p>5) ask them how it's possible that they've never heard of it<p>6) wait two weeks for them to call me back after they said they were researching it.<p>7) realize that they aren't ever going to call back.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (RRRRED)

Here are my instructions:<p>1) Call a good local muffler shop and schedule appointment to take off center resonator.<p>2) Go to local muffler shop. Wait 30 minutes. <p>3) Tell them to leave the bracket off since they have to take it off to get to the center resonator anyway but replace the bolts and washers.<p>4) Pay 50 bucks.<p>5) Drive off with a better sounding exhaust and no bracket.
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (PhilUp)

Okay, really like the way you think.<p>So much so that I did a little research. The muffler shop guys I talked to don't think it will make much of a difference. Do you think it did (taking off the center resonator)? <p>I don't really like the way the car sounds (too tinny) but don't want to put a perfomance system on it (why bother). A little more oomf (bass) would be ideal. So I'd love to hear whether you really thought it made a difference.<p>And FYI, the places I quoted said $40..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks for the idea!
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (PhilUp)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here are my instructions:<p>1) Call a good local muffler shop and schedule appointment to take off center resonator.<p>2) Go to local muffler shop. Wait 30 minutes. <p>3) Tell them to leave the bracket off since they have to take it off to get to the center resonator anyway but replace the bolts and washers.<p>4) Pay 50 bucks.<p>5) Drive off with a better sounding exhaust and no bracket.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He forgot to say after #1 the "JRL" exhaust mod <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (RRRRED)

OR, if your car is not lowered, use the following procedure:<p>1. Do nothing.<br>2. Repeat Step 1 as necessary.<p>Haven't scraped on anything yet and there are some seriously nasty driveways and such around here...are you guys out doing Dukes of Hazzard stunts or what?<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TomW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OR, if your car is not lowered, use the following procedure:<p>1. Do nothing.<br>2. Repeat Step 1 as necessary.<p>Haven't scraped on anything yet and there are some seriously nasty driveways and such around here...are you guys out doing Dukes of Hazzard stunts or what?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes but it's more for peace of mind. Would you really want to risk $2,500 worth in damage for something that is essentially free and takes 10 minutes to do? When I took mine off it was fine, no bends or scrapes but you never know. One wrong driveway and it's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RRRRED</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Okay, really like the way you think.<p>So much so that I did a little research. The muffler shop guys I talked to don't think it will make much of a difference. Do you think it did (taking off the center resonator)? <p>I don't really like the way the car sounds (too tinny) but don't want to put a perfomance system on it (why bother). A little more oomf (bass) would be ideal. So I'd love to hear whether you really thought it made a difference.<p>And FYI, the places I quoted said $40..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks for the idea!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes I forgot to give credit to where it's due. It's called the JRL mod. It won't make a drastic difference but it is cheap and it does sound a little better. Definitely helps with the "tinnyness". I posted a thread about it awhile back and it's been discussed a lot here. Everyone likes it. Do it.
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (RRRRED)

Do you fellows even wonder where the "official" RECALL from Sweden stays? <br>The note's in some local-markets only refer to the R with the lower ground-clearance etc...yadi yadi yadi<p>You guys NEVER stood still with the fact ALL P2 platforms has THAT bracket <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Mine is still there and it stays there, period....<br><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> to the guys that replaced it with a steel-cable so it's purpose is still intact.<br>Well never mind me if you trust your exhaust will never drop because the few bolts after the turbo-down-pipe will never fail.....bwaahahahaha
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (TomW)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TomW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OR, if your car is not lowered, use the following procedure:<p>1. Do nothing.<br>2. Repeat Step 1 as necessary.<p>Haven't scraped on anything yet and there are some seriously nasty driveways and such around here...are you guys out doing Dukes of Hazzard stunts or what?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>My car is not lowered, and it had scraped a couple of times before I took it off. <p>Try driving someplace where you get frost, snow, plows, potholes, frost heave, etc. You CA guys have those nice pool table roads that stay that way until the sun burns them out. We have roads that take poundings from all the trucks that drive on them in the winter. We have belgian block curbs that heave and roll, off camber crumbling roads, etc. <p>Therefore, the removal of the bracket is essential.
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (PhilUp)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes but it's more for peace of mind. Would you really want to risk $2,500 worth in damage for something that is essentially free and takes 10 minutes to do?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think I'll live with it. Previous car was lowered and never scraped. Bracket is no lower than the resonator, anyway.<br>
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (TomW)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TomW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Bracket is no lower than the resonator, anyway.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>unless of course the resonator is pushed up by the concrete. ;-) it actually varies from car to car as a search of the archive will show.
 

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Re: back to the bracket...again (TomW)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TomW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think I'll live with it. Previous car was lowered and never scraped. Bracket is no lower than the resonator, anyway.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Your car must be different, or perhaps it was already removed and your'e looking at the hanger at the rear of the resonator? The damned bracket is DEFINITELY lower, by about 1" to 1.5". <p>You're playing with fire for a 5 minute job.
 
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