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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
ZJMatt
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Exhaust hangers

How do you guys with lifted ZJs that you wheel, hang your exhaust? From the factory I know they hang really low and would get torn off the second you hit a trail. I just re-did the exhaust on my new jeep and it's rubbing on the rear driveshaft when I make a right hand turn. Had this same problem when I did it on my old jeep too.

On the old jeep I was able to hang it from the rear sway bar and pull it away from the driveshaft, but that doesn't look like it'll work on the new one. I ended up hanging it from the little plate that hangs down from the floor. But I need to pull it further to the passenger's side. Also on either jeep I've never been able to get the tail pipe to sit straight...

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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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Ive had to modify and re-weld my Ypipe for my long arms, I have removed my tailpipe completely.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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My old jeep had 3" coil spacers and UC coils. New jeep has a 4.5" RC short-arm lift. So they're both around the same height on short arms.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #4
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I'm somewhere in between 5.5-6", when I redid my exhaust, I put a new cat on an 18" glasspack and then a turndown. Mine dumps somewhere close to a foot before the gas tank, never had a problem with it getting caught on anything.
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