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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #601
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Ha, It's hilarious I had the EXACT same problems with the exhaust as you. Looks like you got the hangar figured out though. I too have the Banks exhaust and had to chop it. I ended up getting it redone at an exhaust shop and the guy did a superb job in terms of clearance. Plus, he hid it very nicely away from rocks.

I can get you some pics of how I had him do mine if you would like an idea .

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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #602
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I am in shock that you didnt hit that with some high temperature spray paint
Not worth it.

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The noise of the turn down would drive me nuts , but I am a little older than you .
I grew out of the "loud" stage long ago. This is just a quick fix till I can figure out something more permanent. I've already got my eye on a Dynomax catback. Considering how cheap it is I might grab one and see if the tail pipe fits. If not I'll at least have a quieter muffler until I can look into getting a custom tail pipe made.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:58 PM   #603
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Ha, It's hilarious I had the EXACT same problems with the exhaust as you. Looks like you got the hangar figured out though. I too have the Banks exhaust and had to chop it.
Nice to hear I'm not the only that has issues with the Banks. I actually haven't touched the cat hanger yet, which made the drive around the block fun with the whole Jeep vibrating from the cat and muffler hitting the tub.

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I ended up getting it redone at an exhaust shop and the guy did a superb job in terms of clearance. Plus, he hid it very nicely away from rocks.

I can get you some pics of how I had him do mine if you would like an idea .
Sure, it'll be nice to see what clears for comparison later.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #604
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Here's the best I could get.


exhaust by Moabrubi, on Flickr


Exhaust2 by Moabrubi, on Flickr


Exhaust5 by Moabrubi, on Flickr

Here's where my turndown is. I really like the location.


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Unread 07-14-2013, 05:57 PM   #605
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Nice. I'll have to shop around and see about getting a custom tail pipe made.

It's slowly coming together.





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Unread 07-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #606
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Nice. I'll have to shop around and see about getting a custom tail pipe made.

It's slowly coming together.
Looks great...I want a trektop

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Unread 07-15-2013, 05:41 AM   #607
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Indeed it does. Now we are soft top buddies! Really though, the work you did shows. She looks great.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #608
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Very nice , but I am shocked you have not sprayed the door handles
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Unread 07-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #609
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Very nice , but I am shocked you have sprayed the door handles
The fenders could use a bit of playing cards and rattlecan treatment. Black out those suckers Captain Krylon!
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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:39 PM   #610
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Very nice , but I am shocked you have not sprayed the door handles
He has new handles to put on, or I'm sure he would have haha
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:37 PM   #611
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Indeed it does. Now we are soft top buddies! Really though, the work you did shows. She looks great.
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He has new handles to put on, or I'm sure he would have haha
What redrelyt12 said.

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The fenders could use a bit of playing cards and rattlecan treatment. Black out those suckers Captain Krylon!
Believe it or not those fenders are less than a year old. So much for them being UV resistant.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #612
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Alright. So I dropped the t-case skid to try a adjust the cat hanger. Needless to say I was unsuccessful. No matter what I tried I couldn't get the hanger to bend.

The transmission mount and cat hanger mount.


The stubborn cat hanger in question.


The only solution I can think of at the moment is to cut the hanger off the cat and replace it with one of these. If I can find one in the right size...
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #613
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Did you try the floor jack handle? That always does the trick for me when I need leverage.
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Believe it or not those fenders are less than a year old. So much for them being UV resistant.
I found a trim restorer that actually worked fairly well to return original color on the fenders. The only thing I didn't like about it was it was really waxy so rain would bead on the fenders but not the body and it looked a little odd.

I bought it just for ha-has to see the difference - then ended up painting mine black. You are welcome to it if you want to give it a try.
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Did you try the floor jack handle? That always does the trick for me when I need leverage.
I tried using my breaker bar, but even with some well placed heat it didn't want to budge. I might try using the jack to push up on the hanger...

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I found a trim restorer that actually worked fairly well to return original color on the fenders. The only thing I didn't like about it was it was really waxy so rain would bead on the fenders but not the body and it looked a little odd.

I bought it just for ha-has to see the difference - then ended up painting mine black. You are welcome to it if you want to give it a try.
It's a thought. I going to try and run a magic eraser over them first to see if it makes a difference. If not...
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