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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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muffler distance from body

Just had a new exhaust installed on my Scrambler. No carpet. Lined with Raptor on the inside and under.

The person who installed it, put the muffler as close to the floor as he could... it's so hot that I saw water literally hit it and steam right off.

He lowered it to make it flush with the frame and put a heat dampener around it, but it's still pretty hot.

How far away are your mufflers from the body and do you have insane heat coming off of them?

thanks!

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Unread 06-14-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Good Ol JF will not let me upload a 640 kb photo

But here's a link to a photo that shows the distance I have with no hot floor problem.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/da...l#post15241248

Hope this helps.

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Unread 06-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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thanks! it looks like you're running pretty close to the body. can't figure out why mine is so hot.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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when I bought my CJ7 the PO had a Flow Master on it. the muffler was no closer than 3 or 4 inches from the floor. That thing got the floor so hot you could fry eggs on it. I removed it and had a Magna Flow installed with no other changes. The problem was solved now my floor above the muffler is not any hotter than the rest of the floor.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #5
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thanks! it looks like you're running pretty close to the body. can't figure out why mine is so hot.
Hey Meater,

You got me thinking...So, after I drove the jeep around I lifted up my carpet to check the floor for temp and I forgot I put carpet insulation down. I lifted that up and Wow! My floor was baking hot.

I think I'm going to go back to turbo style mufflers...

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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #6
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Install an aluminum heat shield between exhaust and tub. You can mount it directly to the hat sections, but it will work better and collect less debris with a little stand-off if you have the clearence. I just used 1/16" 5052 aluminum and rolled the edges a little for some rigidity.

As for the cross over pipe, I ran one on my 3B for 20 something years and they do mellow the exhaust somewhat. I used 2 1/4" pipe with a downward canted "nipple" welded into the header collector immediatly in front of the flange and routed the removable U shaped cross over pipe in front of the cross member and above the skid plate. It made greasing the front drive shaft a pain in the butt and was not re-installed when I replaced the headers (Hookers). Worthwhile? Probably not.
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