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Dusthol 01-12-2012 02:51 PM

Restricted exhaust?
 
Was under the jeep and noticed my exhaust makes a complete circle on the drivers side. Wat is the purpose of doing that? Does an aftermarket system eliminate it?

kbwwolf 01-12-2012 02:55 PM

You mean the Six Flags rollercoaster loop? Fun for the little things, I suppose...ants, beetles, etc.

I'm not sure anyone really knows why it's made that way. If you put larger lifts on your Jeep it'll cause problems, but otherwise, why mess with it? It's probably there for some good (yet unknown) engineering reason.

44Blues 01-12-2012 03:05 PM

It's the only way they could equalize the exhaust flow....kind of like when you see some aftermarket headers with unusual looking bends ....though not THAT unusual! When I saw that, it struck me as being a potential problem in terms of modifying the exhaust as the "donut" serves a purpose.

Hilldweller 01-12-2012 03:09 PM

Yeah; don't "eliminate" it.

2012-Rubicon 01-12-2012 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hilldweller
Yeah; don't "eliminate" it.

It is to make the headerless "headers" equal length lol.

Riccochet 01-12-2012 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hilldweller (Post 1914440)
Yeah; don't "eliminate" it.

unless with an aftermarket y-pipe with equal length runners.

Cons_Table 01-12-2012 04:27 PM

This is all I could think about when I was reading this...

http://kalecoauto.com/images/OPipeS.jpg

O Pipe (Single Exhaust) - $89.95 : KaleCoAuto, Hard to find automotive items!

Dusthol 01-12-2012 09:18 PM

That pic is almost like it. Equalize flow? I call b.s. it all goes into a single pipe.

2012-Rubicon 01-12-2012 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dusthol
That pic is almost like it. Equalize flow? I call b.s. it all goes into a single pipe.

You can call b.s. all you want, its fact. Has more to do with scavenging than flow though.

Georgia 01-12-2012 09:27 PM

Surely someone will come out with a proper dual exhaust system for installation along side lifts that are hindered by the exhaust crossover pipe.

Riccochet 01-13-2012 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2012-Rubicon (Post 1915718)
You can call b.s. all you want, its fact. Has more to do with scavenging than flow though.

Yup. If you simply eliminate it you'll probably lose a couple HP.

OutlawJK 01-13-2012 07:52 AM

I installed. 3.5" AEV lift, 35"tires and a AFE
Y pipe it's still there, causing no problems
I would have to get in a bad situation
To even come close to hitting it since I added the lift because of the drop brackets AEV uses.


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