Exactly what Kaw'ee said. When I first received mine, I thought they sent me the wrong ****. I actually had to separate the header pipe from that mid pipe by removing the spring and then rotate the loop a full 359 degrees. It was weird that they shipped it that way, and I was confused for about 45 minutes while messing with it. I installed it per pics 1-3. That back bracket can be sort of a pain to deal with but don't be like these other jabronis that just toss it back in the box and then cry that their $100 exhaust is a piece of **** because the welds broke due to their dumbassery and not installing it correctly.
After seeing people install it like pic #4, I have thought about doing the same with mine. The exhaust does kind of point away from the bike not using this method. It does look a little funky I'll admit but I can guarantee you that no one else is talking about it because they're too busy admiring the rest of the bike.
And as far as tools, some Allan wrenches (I forget what size you need, 6mm? don't quote me) and a basic socket wrench set is all you need.
Last edited by cookmeup272; 11-12-2019 at 10:11 AM.