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I bought my 2016 JK used. It came with the Magnaflow muffler, which is too loud and drone-y for me. So, I found a stock muffler from a 2015.

For the life of me, I can’t get the stock muffler on. I can get the muffler all the way on the exhaust pipe, but I can’t get the passenger side hanger even remotely close. What am I doing wrong?

Also, right above the rear sway bar, there’s a “dent” in the exhaust. Is that supposed to be there? I’m assuming it’s there to clear the sway bar?

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Perhaps that exhaust hanger is bent and needs some tweaking. That small dent on the exhaust pipe is OEM
 

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Thanks. I was wondering if something had been tweaked by the previous owner. I’m throwing in the towel and calling the exhaust shop in the morning.
 

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for the record I have replaced stock muffler back on both a 2014 4 door and 2016 2 door (had a aFe scorpion that I transferred from 14 to 16 and then removed again as too loud on the 2 door). It was total pain you need to have lots of lubricant and a big pair of channel locks. I broke an exhaust tool on it. you need to slide the rubber bushing hanger on the hanger that is welded on the muffler and slide it on as far as it will go even down on the bend and just wrestle it on. lots of lube and even heat it up a bit with a heat gun just short of melting it. It is a bear cat but will go on. leave the joint loose until you get it. I did the drivers side first and then the passenger side.
 

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Just curious, was the magnaflow in the stock location?
 

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Thanks for the input. I’ll try to put the isolator on the muffler again and see if I have any better luck.

The Magnaflow that came off used all stock locations. Nothing was changed that I can gather. I was wondering if something had been tweaked, but it appeared to be the same as factory (looked under my buddy’s stock JK for comparison).
 

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