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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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chopping off tailpipe after muffler due to track bar

I want to cut off my tailpipe at the bend right after the muffler, bc after the lift and adding the track bar, I have a bad rattle because my flowmaster exhaust tail pipe touches the track bar.

Has anybody chopped off the tail pipe before??

b/c as you can see... tailpipe and track bar touch lol

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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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woahhhh sorry about the big picture!
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Make sure you could pass an inspection.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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I did on my last zj. I had a huge 3" exhaust to try and get around
I should have had the exhaust redone after installin the tbar, and I suggest you do the same.
When sittin still or even when goin slow I could sometimes smell the exhaust in the cab.
Not the safest thing the breathe.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
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Make sure you could pass an inspection.
Just had the inspection done a week ago haha so I that will give me what atleast a year to get it rerouted? lol

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I did on my last zj. I had a huge 3" exhaust to try and get around
I should have had the exhaust redone after installin the tbar, and I suggest you do the same.
When sittin still or even when goin slow I could sometimes smell the exhaust in the cab.
Not the safest thing the breathe.

I think I'm goinng to cut it and try to cut it at an angle to where it is pointing down a little bit... and maybe later have a shop reroute the pipe to the drivers side instead.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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Just had the inspection done a week ago haha so I that will give me what atleast a year to get it rerouted? lol




I think I'm goinng to cut it and try to cut it at an angle to where it is pointing down a little bit... and maybe later have a shop reroute the pipe to the drivers side instead.
Good luck with routing a 3" pipe on the drivers side lol. Take a look under there and tell me if you see any room.

It's possible to have a 3" pipe in the stock location with an aftermarket track bar. I had that done on my 95. Took some tweaking. You might be able to heat the hanger and bend it a little to give it more room.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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Good luck with routing a 3" pipe on the drivers side lol. Take a look under there and tell me if you see any room.

It's possible to have a 3" pipe in the stock location with an aftermarket track bar. I had that done on my 95. Took some tweaking. You might be able to heat the hanger and bend it a little to give it more room.
ugh just looked... yeah a 3" sure as hell aint fitting on the drivers side :

And I definitely don't want to do a side exhaust hmm idk where the hell to put it, with out a crap ton of bends to the pipe...
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #8
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I cut mine right before the rear axle. Put a 13" tail pipe on it attached to the muffler pointing down. Put a heat shield around the axle tube just for good measure. No droning or smell inside the cab, sounds normal and no loss of pressure. Just got it inspected last month.

I used straight hangers with the bushing from Advanced Auto, I actually have it about 2" higher then stock so it's quite nice.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
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I cut mine right before the rear axle. Put a 13" tail pipe on it attached to the muffler pointing down. Put a heat shield around the axle tube just for good measure. No droning or smell inside the cab, sounds normal and no loss of pressure. Just got it inspected last month.

I used straight hangers with the bushing from Advanced Auto, I actually have it about 2" higher then stock so it's quite nice.

MY axle is about 12" from the muffler, I think if i did a turn down I would HAVE to cut it about 3 or 4" from the muffler and then have it turn down before it gets to the axle... at 13" or so I would be directly over the axle...

Also, just noticed the the PO did have the flowmaster installed and a hiflow cat, and 3" pipe, but it is welded down to fit a 2" tail pipe....

I would cut it at the weld where it goes from 3" to 2" and just have a 3 or 4" turn down in front of the axle...
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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #10
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hmm I might run it longer like jason said, and make it turn down and out, on the other side of the axle... but that's kind of close to the gas tank? Makes me a lil nervous...
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There's a steel "heat shield" on the corner of the gas tank for that very reason with the stock location.

Mine is level with the axle tube but the last 2" is mandrel bent at a down angle. Works perfect.

I thought about having it turn out towards the rocker panel but it seems like that's a great spot for it to get crushed off roading. Mine is slightly higher then stock and is tucked nicely up there.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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There's a steel "heat shield" on the corner of the gas tank for that very reason with the stock location.

Mine is level with the axle tube but the last 2" is mandrel bent at a down angle. Works perfect.

I thought about having it turn out towards the rocker panel but it seems like that's a great spot for it to get crushed off roading. Mine is slightly higher then stock and is tucked nicely up there.
Can you post a picture for me to see pleaseeeee lol ill prolly run the same thing
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Unread 05-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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I'll snag one in a little bit for ya.
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I'll snag one in a little bit for ya.
Sweet!
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