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Old 08-08-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Exhaust Pipe in the Wrong Place!

Sooooo I just had my turndown pipe cut off today and added this exhaust pipe to bring the sound from my Flowmaster out the rear of my TJ (because it was crazy loud in the cab and the drone was driving my nuts). Solved the drone problem and it's a whole lot less loud in the cab which solved the problem of a million things rattling inside from the gnarly vibration.

The guy at my shop ran the piping right through the spring and shock. I have a few Jeep buddies here at work and all of their systems go around the shock near the gas tank. I can see some issues with my set up now when I go off road and see some rear flex action. Tell me this is not normal..
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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somebody screwed up big time.

not only is it routed wrong, the top bend definitely isn't going to clear the axle at full bump.

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Sooooo I just had my turndown pipe cut off today and added this exhaust pipe to bring the sound from my Flowmaster out the rear of my TJ (because it was crazy loud in the cab and the drone was driving my nuts). Solved the drone problem and it's a whole lot less loud in the cab which solved the problem of a million things rattling inside from the gnarly vibration. The guy at my shop ran the piping right through the spring and shock. I have a few Jeep buddies here at work and all of their systems go around the shock near the gas tank. I can see some issues with my set up now when I go off road and see some rear flex action. Tell me this is not normal..
Where are you and what shop did that. This way everyone can stay away from that place.
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Definitely wrong. Wonder what made the guy think this is the right way to route it Id be taking it back and getting it done right
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somebody screwed up big time.

not only is it routed wrong, the top bend definitely isn't going to clear the axle at full bump.
Yea I called them & I'm getting it fixed tomorrow morning. This bites. I'll see how it turns out..
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Where are you and what shop did that. This way everyone can stay away from that place.
It was Plaza Muffler in Westminster CA. But This is my 3rd vehicle I've had done there & they usually do a killer job. This is, however, my first Jeep I've taken there so they may not have too much knowledge of the purpose of suspension? I would figure it's a common sense thing though..
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Definitely wrong. Wonder what made the guy think this is the right way to route it Id be taking it back and getting it done right
Yea I got a slot tomorrow morn for the fix. I have to live with this overnight
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:38 PM   #8
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It's likely the shop deals primarily with ricers that "flex out" on road reflectors. If they acknowledge the mistake and take care of it without giving you the runaround I'd still keep them in the Rolodex.
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It's likely the shop deals primarily with ricers that "flex out" on road reflectors. If they acknowledge the mistake and take care of it without giving you the runaround I'd still keep them in the Rolodex.
Yea they usually treat me pretty good there & would normally refer them to anyone. I just think they have zero off road vehicle knowledge. Would have been nice to be informed of that in the beginning though..
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As the others have said it needs to go between the shock and gas tank, there's a reason the gas tank has a divot on that side. I would also specify it needs to be bent as close to the tub as possible when going over the axle. Here's an example of what I had custom bent a couple weeks ago (and yes the e brake cable has been zip tied so it's not touching the exhaust).



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As the others have said it needs to go between the shock and gas tank, there's a reason the gas tank has a divot on that side. I would also specify it needs to be bent as close to the tub as possible when going over the axle. Here's an example of what I had custom bent a couple weeks ago (and yes the e brake cable has been zip tied so it's not touching the exhaust).



Very nice. The pictures really help. You think if I print them out and bring them he'll think Im a jerk
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Very nice. The pictures really help. You think if I print them out and bring them he'll think Im a jerk
if he wasn't a dumb ass, it wouldn't be necessary to tell him how to do his job.
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if he wasn't a dumb ass, it wouldn't be necessary to tell him how to do his job.
I don't know, I think it's pretty impressive he bent it through that small opening between the shock, spring, and track bar.
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I don't know, I think it's pretty impressive he bent it through that small opening between the shock, spring, and track bar.
It would look much less impressive the first time you drop the rear passenger corner off a rock...
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Off to the shop to get it re-done. Pictures are up next. I want your opinion on how this job turns out.

I shoulda just rolled with the turndown pipe and delt with the drone..
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**Update**

Told the guy exactly what I wanted. He was super cool about it & I'm pretty sure he's glad he knows what to do for next time. I had him go as high up over the axle he possibly could. He added a heavy duty hanger to the frame to prevent movement that may cause it to bang up against the gas tank. I'm happy with it.
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Here's a video of how it sounds if anyone is interested.

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Sounds great, nice...
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Sounds great, nice...
Right on, thanks!
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:51 PM   #21
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I like that sound
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I do like it too.. doesn't seem too loud. I hit it WOT quite often and I like to hear intake more than exhaust.. but this makes me think otherwise.
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I do like it too.. doesn't seem too loud. I hit it WOT quite often and I like to hear intake more than exhaust.. but this makes me think otherwise.
Its been about a week and I'm lovin it. I do want to start thinking intakes now. See how that changes things..

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