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Old 10-11-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question Muffler and shock touching....help please before shock blows?

I had my Banks monster cat-back installed before I installed my 2" teraflex lift . Now i notice that the rear shock is in contact with the muffler. Is this bad? Im guessing it is hahah and if the shock were to be heated up to much it probably could blow the shock . I need some info though on if im just worried too much about it or if its actually a big deal and needs fixed asap. Thanks!

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Is there any play in the exhaust system to adjust it side-side? You should be able to adjust the brackets(may require bending). If you don't feel comfortable then take it to a muffler shop.

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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This is the only thing i have in mind until i can get it to a shop this weekend. I know ghetto as hell......but i figured with my drive across town to get to work then the jeep shuts off...my muffler shouldn't get above 500-700 F and hopefully the flashpoint of these is above that. Either way....am i just to worried or should i def get this fixed soon? aka and take the bamboo off haha

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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Just don't take it off road and flex it. I did my lift and tested it out then realized my muffler was like that and it bent my shock a bit
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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Mine did the same thing. Just flip that bracket holding the pipe around like this:

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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Thanks Moabrubi, that worked for me also. Im glad I caught this when i did.....it already dimpled the metal in my shock!
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #7
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i just looked mine and my ehasust has been melting my shock boot...
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:25 PM   #8
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97_Wrangler, I would recommend Moabrubi's idea....not 2 hard to do the fix and def moved it out of the way a good inch or two. Im also glad i caught it when i did.....a few more weeks and bet that dimple would of make its way into a hole....and there would of been another $70+ on a new shock when they have only been on there for a week haha.

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