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      08-16-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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So the OEM clamp would have to broken off for the install? would I need to order new clamps for the install of ER charge pipe? or if I want to return it back to stock would the restore be 100% seamless?

I didn't know this was a issue until now.

Originally Posted by DKZTT View Post
The factory single use clamp on the OEM charge pipe is a bitch to take off. Be patient because it will take you awhile to cut or break it off. There is a crimp along the clamp that you should be able to break, but unfortunately the crimp on mine was on the underside that I couldn't get to so had to gnaw may way through the steel clamp with steel cutting shears.