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Old 09-20-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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exhaust pipe issue

Hi All,

I installed a Dynomax exhaust kit in my 2001 TJ. While I had the exhaust system apart, I also installed a Hidden Hitch on the Jeep.

Now that I have everything back together, the tail pipe is now resting firmly up against the bottom of the hitch steel. I suspect the heat will be transferred to the hitch. Is this a problem?

Can the exhaust pipe be lowered - perhaps an extended hanger?

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Old 09-20-2010, 12:33 PM   #2
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Should be able to install a longer hanger, or take it to a shop and have them bend the pipe to give you clearance. The heat given off shouldn't pose a problem, what will is as the exhaust moves it will rub and where the two metals touch, and either make noise or wear a hole in the pipe.

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Without a pic it's hard to know exactly where it's rubbing, but can you shorten the pipe?
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We had the same problem with mine. My guy installed another hanger and dropped the tip. That was fine for a while, but the tip got totally mashed up on the trails, so we just had him cut it off and add a turn down behind the hitch. Works great and is higher and more out of the way. I wasn't fond of the tip sticking out anyway. Now it looks very much better. I can get some pics tomorrow if you need them.
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I will post some pics later today.
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His problem is that the tail pipe is too long and runs into the hitch which also hangs down. A double hanger or shortening the pipe are pretty much the easiest fixes for it.

Before with 2 hangers welded together to drop it under the hitch...


I'll get a pic of the after in a bit...

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I have a Curt hitch on my Jeep, and the Dynomax fits fine. The Curt hitch fits inside the frame rails. I do think the exhaust tip should be up tighter to the bumper.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:01 PM   #8
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The Hidden Hitch I have mounts outside the frame rails, thus not giving the exhaust pipe enough clearance.

I will try extending the hanger first. If that does not work, I can adjust or shorten the end of the pipe.

Thanks for the suggestions and help.

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