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What do you do about the exhaust if you're running the tri-link rear? I know Full Traction has an exhaust kit that is supposed to clear the rear arms but what about RE? I'm not a rocket scientist (no comments please) but I'm certain the OEM (or my Banks) wouldn't be able to clear. Is a custom exhaust the only way to go? Thoughts? Anyone done anything like this before?

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I'm sure the OEM exhaust would work... otherwise they would mention something on the main site... but if not, you might need the Full-Traction exhaust system.
 

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I'm sure the OEM exhaust would work... otherwise they would mention something on the main site... but if not, you might need the Full-Traction exhaust system.
The OEM exhaust won't even work with RE's non-tri-linked long-arm suspension. :)
 

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Custom exhaust is the only way you are going to go. If you are doing a long arm kit then plan around an extra 200 bucks for exhaust mods on top of your kit.
 

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Before there was a bolt on exhaust kit for Full Traction, I had a custom exhaust bent for my rig. If you are going to a local exhaust shop, see if they have a '91 Geo Prism resonator laying around that they want to get rid of. I got my muffler for about $30, and it sounds great without being too loud. My guy also welded the cat and muffler together and the whole unit fits inside my transfer case skid... Pretty clean setup.
 

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No Scout, just rout it through the frame thats what I'm workin on this weekend. O you could go the custom route, I would go custom and dump it before the axle.
 

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My local muffler shop hooked me up for $80 total after I installed my longarm suspension, no need to buy a $200 fit from FT. :)
 

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Jerry, what muffler did you use?
 

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Before there was a bolt on exhaust kit for Full Traction, I had a custom exhaust bent for my rig. If you are going to a local exhaust shop, see if they have a '91 Geo Prism resonator laying around that they want to get rid of. I got my muffler for about $30, and it sounds great without being too loud. My guy also welded the cat and muffler together and the whole unit fits inside my transfer case skid... Pretty clean setup.
Pics??? That sounds like a really good setup.
 

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Jerry, what muffler did you use?
It was the biggest Thrush (brand) they could get into the limited amount of space. It took two tries though, the first Thrush muffler they installed was too small so it made my 4.0L sound like a ricer. The second muffler worked out fine, it's only marginally louder than the OE muffler. There's just not much room for a decent size muffler back there after installing a LA suspension. :)
 

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Pics??? That sounds like a really good setup.
I will see what I can do for you this afternoon. I am hoping to button up the Jeep and get it into paint (finally:rolleyes: ) today after my meeting.
 

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Just get a cool CHerryBomb glasspack :D My sister's ZJ has one with a 4.0L and it sounds sweet.
 

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Sorry for the delayed reply, but if you are still looking, this is the best shot I could get of the muffler/cat in the skid plate. (There isn't that much room in there!)

 

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Wow! That is pretty tight but it's doable. That's a great pic and thanks for posting it for me!
 

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Yeah, it's really tight. That thing in the bottom of the pic is actually my lower control arm mount, just in case you had trouble with the angle of the pic. Let me know how yours turns/turned out.
 

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Oh don't worry, I'll keep everyone posted. :D

I still haven't decided on which lift I want to go with as it changes every day. I'm still up in the air on about three different ways I (think) want to go.
 
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