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Car and Driver shows how to remove the 2012 Mustang Boss 302’s exhaust restrictor plates

By - September 2, 2011 – 11:00 amOne Comment | 8,885 views

2012 Mustang Boss 302 Exhaust System

One of the many great features of the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 is its quad exhaust system. To get the most of the system, though, a restrictor plate needs to be removed to allow exhaust gases to flow to the two side pipes that exit just ahead of the rear tires. Recently Car and Driver got their hands on 2012 Boss 302 for testing, and figured out just how easy it is to remove the restrictors. After getting the car up on the lift, the magazine found that it took all of five minutes and to get the restrictors removed and simply involved the removal of a few bolts. Fortunately they took a few photos, and have shared them to show how it’s done. You can see for yourself with the simple step-by-step instructions below.

1. The first step is to remove the two bolts 15mm bolts where the side exhaust is attached to the main pipes.

2012 Mustang Boss 302 Exhaust System

2. Next the side exhaust needs to be unbolted from the hangar that attaches it to the car. After it is unbolted it can be removed from the car.

2012 Mustang Boss 302 Exhaust System

3. Here you can see the restrictor plate that blocks the flow to the side exhaust. The hole is just 5/16-inch across.

2012 Mustang Boss 302 Exhaust System

4. The restrictor plate can be removed by simply sliding it off the bolts. After it is removed, you can simply bolt the side exhaust system back in place and you’re all finished!

2012 Mustang Boss 302 Exhaust System

[Source: Car and Driver]

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