While it's easy to get the manifold back off, it's a good time to go ahead and replace the water pump if you haven't already.
Also, when installing the cat, I found it helped a lot to remove the passenger side motor mount (from under the car) and lift the engine up a few inches on that side. Just put a block of wood on top of your jack and lift it. Removing the 2-3 10mm bolts that hold the fuse box in place will let you slide that out a few inches, as well. (Every little bit of space helps!)
Blue-ish 2006 2.4, Werks stage 1 turbo, Borla cat-back, DDM braces, Spec aluminum flywheel, Spec stage 2 clutch, Werks aluminum radiator, some gauges, RKSport hood, Morimoto FX-Rs, GReddy Profec, Norm's fenders
'07 GXP, RPM Stage 2, Solocatless downpipe, TCE Wilwood 6 piston front brakes, 4-piston rears , Stainless brake lines, slotted/drilled rotors, BC Racing BR coilovers, Performance Autowerks intercooler, DDMWorks CAI, charge pipes and braces
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