i already tried taking out the catalytic converter, but the two bolts were rusted way too bad...i'd break them for sure, and i don't want to deal with that right now.
green bird, with the 3" extension and swivel joint, did you go at it from the top or bottom? also, what else did you remove (intake tube, box, valve cover, etc.)?
3" sounds a lot shorter than what other people have used, so you might have the most straight forward method for my situation.