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Unread 11-27-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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do I need to modify my exhaust when installing longer shackles?

I was looking at my stock shackles and it looks like longer shackles might hit the exhaust, does anyone know if modification of the exhaust is neccessary for longer shackles?

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Unread 11-27-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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yes, i had to cut and weld mine straighter
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Unread 11-27-2006, 03:49 PM   #3
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I have RE boomerang's and had to cut the last foot or so off.
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Unread 11-27-2006, 04:46 PM   #4
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I torched mine to be orange red hot and used a pipe to straighten it out to clear a nice 1-1 1/2" gap.
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Unread 11-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #5
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I almost had to. I have Daystar shackles. With 2.5" pipe I would have had to.
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Unread 11-27-2006, 05:22 PM   #6
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mine are daystar's also, stock exhaust. depends on individual vehicles
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Unread 11-27-2006, 06:48 PM   #7
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I just bent mine further after I couldn't take the rattle noise anymore!
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Unread 11-28-2006, 09:14 AM   #8
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I cut about 8" off mine, then added an angled tip to keep exhaust gases off my shackles.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 10:54 AM   #9
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I have the RE 1.75" extended shackles and it's close to my shackle, but haven't had problems yet. Depends on the brand of shackle.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 11:45 AM   #10
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I had to tweak the rear hanger for my Dynomax to clear my MJ shackles......just clears, but doesnt hit.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 11:51 AM   #11
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I have daystars, with the stock exhaust I had to cut the tip off, I just put on Rustys Flowmaster cat back w/ 2.5in tail pipe and it fits fine.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 11:51 AM   #12
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My teraflex shackles slightly rubbed, (on new 2.5" exhaust) so I heated it and just pulled it over 1/4". no more noise. Good Luck
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