I've had that pipe off already. I fought that pipe for about an hour and it finally came out when I welded in my wideband bung. It comes out without touching the trans crossmember(at least on my year) but the truck has to be pretty high up in the air. It was a jigsaw puzzle series of move, rotate, move, rotate back, tilt, move, rotate and rotate back. Took me about 30 minutes to figure out how to get it back in there too. When I rework the exhaust, I'll hack the clogged up cat out of there and step it to 3" pipe. This state has no emissions regulations. Thanks for the complements. I'll keep the thread going every once in a while.