With the clamps clear of the front catalytic pipe, we can now work on removing the rear of the exhaust.
The middle of the exhaust hangs on these rubber mounts. It is easier to unbolt the bracket and remove the bushing from the hanger when the exhaust is on the ground.
The mufflers hang from these bushings at the rear of the frame rail. Like the center mounts at the diff, it is easier to unbolt the bracket to remove the exhaust from the car.
With the exhaust brackets removed, the entire exhaust assembly slides right off the car. This is a two-man job.
As you can see, the entire factory exhaust is one massive, large, and heavy piece. Now that the exhaust is down, we can remove the brackets and install them on the new exhaust.