Originally Posted by whitexj98
It's there to clear the front drive shaft... on a stock vehicle. You think you gained much performance?
Not really there to clear the driveshaft. It was made to APPEAR that way. The dent was put in there on a waiver from the EPA to heat up the catalytic converter sooner.
That said, if you replace your headpipe with a dentless one from a parts store, you can hit it with your front driveshaft when wheeling at stock height. At 3" of lift, you won't.
I have the local muffler shop make and install a new headpipe that travels in two 45* angles instead of the factory 90* angle and it clears the shaft no matter what. That's what teh factory coulda done in the first place if they didn't need to put the dent in the headpipe.
Oh, and YES, you will feel the power difference.