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Old 02-27-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Exhaust spacer problems

I went to Midas today to try to have my exhaust spacer welded in.
I have a 2014 JK Manual Rubicon with a Rancho 3" lift and 35" tires.
This is the spacer I have:
Rancho RS720003 - Rancho Exhaust Pipe Kit for 12-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 2-5" Lift - Quadratec

I would rather have it welded in than use the exhaust bolts. My buddy had the same kit welded in at a Midas across town with no problem.

They got it up on the lift and the old guy that was supposed to be "the best exhaust guy at any Midas in town" started off by telling me that the pipe is cheap and won't last long compared to the stainless steel that my OE exhaust was made of. Then he couldn't figure out where to cut, despite being given the instructions. Once I convinced him where to cut, he then got argumentative with me about how he couldn't get the welder up to the top of the pipe.
When I told him that my friend had the exact same piece welded in at a Midas across town, he said, "Then just have your friend do it!"

Needless to say, I'm upset with Midas and confused as to how one shop did the same install on a 2013 JKU in 20 minutes, and this shop argued with me for 20 minutes about how to do it before I gave up.

Has anyone else had any issues with getting an exhaust spacer welded in?

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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It probably is a little tough to get up on top of the pipe without removing the crossmember or exhaust. He probably just didnt want to do it lol. Go to a custom shop man. Dont fool around with the mavis/monroe/whatever guys unless its simple like mounting tires or something. And as far as i can remember the jk exhaust isnt stainless. Could be wrong.

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Old 02-27-2014, 11:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help, I appreciate it. I'll see if there's a custom shop near me.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:35 AM   #4
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welds usually cause the exhaust to rust faster at the weld. your better off with the bolts and flanges in my opinion. Rubicon Express spacers are stainless steel. Very heavy metal.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:03 PM   #5
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Good to know also, I hadn't thought of the rust factor. I could just paint it with some engine enamel to help stop that, right?
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:57 PM   #6
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See below, sorry this guy couldn't get it figured out.
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I went to Midas today to try to have my exhaust spacer welded in.
I have a 2014 JK Manual Rubicon with a Rancho 3" lift and 35" tires.
This is the spacer I have:
Rancho RS720003 - Rancho Exhaust Pipe Kit for 12-14 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 2-5" Lift - Quadratec

I would rather have it welded in than use the exhaust bolts. My buddy had the same kit welded in at a Midas across town with no problem.

They got it up on the lift and the old guy that was supposed to be "the best exhaust guy at any Midas in town" started off by telling me that the pipe is cheap and won't last long compared to the stainless steel that my OE exhaust was made of. This gentlemen should be informed that is made from 409 Stainless Then he couldn't figure out where to cut, despite being given the instructions. These are really straight forward. I photographed a shop doing this install. A guy who knows JK's but never installed this pipe did it in about 30 minutes. Afterwards he said easy peasy! Once I convinced him where to cut, he then got argumentative with me about how he couldn't get the welder up to the top of the pipe.
When I told him that my friend had the exact same piece welded in at a Midas across town, he said, "Then just have your friend do it!" I would go to that shop.

Needless to say, I'm upset with Midas and confused as to how one shop did the same install on a 2013 JKU in 20 minutes, and this shop argued with me for 20 minutes about how to do it before I gave up. I have this set up on my 2013 with 6000 miles on it with clamps no issues BTW.

Has anyone else had any issues with getting an exhaust spacer welded in? There have been a lot of guys who had this welded in.

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