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This is My granddaughter's car. I know very little about it.

2009 Versa S Sedan 1.8L, 110,000 miles. Bought with about 34,000 miles. Nothing but oil changes so far.

The complete exhaust is shot, catylitic converter and all.

I would like a once and done stainless system. And all needed hardware.

I would buy everything seperately if need be.

I haven't found any good recommendations with a lot of searching.

I will need help installing or to find a shop. A guy from Indiana volunteered if timing works out.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a good stainless cat?

A good stainless cat back system?

A complete stainless system - manifold back?

What I need for hardware to install?

Shop recommendations within a couple / few hours of northeast Illinois?

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Does anybody have a recommendation for a good stainless cat back system?

Before I spend another 20 hours searching.

I can't believe with what I have heard about the way these exhaust systems fall apart that I am not getting any results for a stainless system to replace them.

Exhausing it is.
 

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This is all I have found for cat back stainless so far

I am ordering this cat.


I haven't found a recommended bolt on stainless cat back exhaust yet

I have a tentative list for hardware and hangers

It's obvious the pipes on the cat aren't stainless. LOL.
 

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I think I am going to order the 2 parts off Amazon.
The hardware I will try to order tomorrow at a dealership. I have a list.

I also have to order hardware for changing the right lower control arm and look into ordering the subframe bushings.

I'm starting to get overwhelmed. I was ok up until the subframe got added to the mix
It seems foolish to save that as a project until later. Maybe we are lucky and it doesn't need those parts yet. It doesn't look like something I am capable of doing myself, anyway. In my current physical state.

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the bushings need to be pressed out and replaced with the new ones. But those can wait a little longer than the lower control arms, because if a ball joint goes out while driving....
Hopefully you can wait for the subframe. It's not an easy job, if the car has rust beneath it the bushing might be "welded" to the subframe, you would need a lot of heat and hammering. Also after that it needs to be realligned...

For the lower control arm check Moog brand, I used those two and after 4 years they are still as new.
The right one is the easy one..the driver side is way worse because you have to lift the transmission a bit.

I would love to help you but I live in east Ohio :/
Not long ago, I wouldn't have batted an eye. I just have a litany of health issues and my abilities are severely diminished

I need to have the subframe and bushings checked. I ordered some new bolts for the subframe with the exhaust hardware order.

Going to call and make an appointment at the local dealer for an inspection.

Parts won't be here until next week.
 

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I have a magnaflow cat on my ‘15 and an hks exhaust. I’ve been wanting to remove that resonator at a trusted shop for more oomf. I just want a stainless pipe from the cat to the axle back. Just so you know. The cat will increase the sound inside behind the fire wall. Sounds great!
What is a hks exhaust?
Is HKS Stainless?
 

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Someplace, someone posted a link to parts schematics with the torque values beside the fasteners.

I have searched all over and can not find the link.

Thanks

Wish me luck. Unless I find someone to help or do it. I will be trying the front brakes and right front lower control arm today.

Just hoping I can get back up after I get down
 

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We missed a bolt and nut when ordering. The bolt and nut that holds the lower ball joint.
It is shown on FSU10
We did not download PS9.
The parts schematic we got at the dealership did not show the steering knuckle. Or the bolt and nut.
So the bolt was not on the hardware list.

We see steering knuckle as part 1 40014-ED000 . Shows bolt - 2 and nut - 3. But we can't find where the part numbers are listed for 2 & 3

I called a dealer and got part # 54459AX. For the bolt

Nut. 001223N2011
Are these correct?

Help!!
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Make sure any cat you get is OBD II compliant.
As for shops, there are quite a few of them in the area. I used a shop in Naperville when I did mine.
Tire Tracks in Bradley, Illinois installed what I bought for a very reasonable price.
They said the parts I purchased bolted right in.

I don't think it hurt that I supplied all new OEM/Nissan gaskets, hangers & hardware
 

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bolt is: 54459-AX00C so you got it right,

and nut seems to be 01223-N2011, so they both look correct! I checked it on nissanpartsdeal.

What happened to the bot and nut that came with the car? did you have to brake them?
If I remember right, I trashed them getting them out.

It was my error. I don't remember exactly what I did wrong to make it harder to disassemble.
 

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it will come a time when I'll have to do it too.

I actually found the same system you found on ebay...I'm not sure about overall quality but nissan OEM one seems not very high end (and I took great care of it).

Cat works fine. Please let us know if you find some good options :)
It's been a while now and the parts I ordered seem to be holding up well.
The stainless cat and stainless cat back system went in rather easily according to Tire Tracks in Bradley, Illinois that installed it.
 
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