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Old 07-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Exhaust pipe kink. Is this supposed to be like this?

Newbie Wrangler owner here. I was under the rear bumper yesterday installing my new hitch and I noticed the exhaust pipe near where it connects into the muffler has a kink in the pipe. It looks like it's for clearance to a suspension bar below it. I just wanted to check for sure.

Wouldn't that cause a flow restriction?

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Yep... Completely normal so the track bar won't contact it.

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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its a factory dent
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:21 AM   #4
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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Perfectly normal. And wow, I forgot what a brand new clean undercarriage looks like.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #6
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It is, unfortunately.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #7
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They say you can bring it to a muffler shop and have that section replaced with straight pipe and pick up about 37HP and 25TQ at the wheels.
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^^^^Sorry. Typo. 0.037HP and 0.025TQ.^^^^
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #9
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The honestly in this thread sucks...

I was going to post..."Hell no that isn't normal....what happend to your Jeep? Did they going 4-wheeling before they delivered it?"....but now all I can say is..."yes, that is normal"....
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The honestly in this thread sucks...

I was going to post..."Hell no that isn't normal....what happend to your Jeep? Did they going 4-wheeling before they delivered it?"....but now all I can say is..."yes, that is normal"....
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They say you can bring it to a muffler shop and have that section replaced with straight pipe and pick up about 37HP and 25TQ at the wheels.
And if you add a Cold Air kit, you can pick up another 23RWHP and 31TQ as well as a 14.3% increase in gas mileage. While you are there, go ahead and add in a magnet to your gas tank, and you are talking about the 3.6Pentastar making close to 400HP and getting 35MPG...

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