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post #1 of 8 Old 10-31-2013, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Cut exhaust crossover or deal with it?

I need advice from people smarter than me...

I'm in the process of replacing throwout bearing, clutch, PP, etc. and in a how-to the poster wondered after the fact about cutting the exhaust crossover section under the transmission, then re-attaching with a couple of exhaust clamps. This got me curious but I can't find anyone else who's tried this.

That makes me think it's not the best idea. If it was, there would be more stuff about it.

Here's what I'm thinking:

PROS
Accessing/removing the trans would be much easier
Not having to remove the exhaust would be much easier
Changing trans fluid would be somewhat easier (I made a tool for this, so that's hot a huge PRO)
It's below all O2 sensors so I doubt they would be affected.

CONS
Increased chance of exhaust leak
Two cuts could add flex (Would pass. side need a hangar?)

I'm sure I'm missing some pros and cons, or I may be way off in my thinking, so feel free to add your thoughts. All thoughts and help is very appreciated!

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-31-2013, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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If anyone needs to know vehicle stuff:

2007 Wrangler X
Manual trans (or I wouldn't be doing this)
2-door

I thought that was in my profile to the left but I'm not seeing it. First post noob issues.
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I did it. Only one cut. Joined it with a coupler and clamps. No problem, and made dropping the transmission much, much easier.

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THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
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I did it. Only one cut. Joined it with a coupler and clamps. No problem, and made dropping the transmission much, much easier.
Thanks for the info. Where was your one cut?
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Thanks for the info. Where was your one cut?
Driver's side just past the transmission drop point.

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With that cut location, removing the passenger side seems to be the harder of the two sides. But easier than both together I'm sure.
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With that cut location, removing the passenger side seems to be the harder of the two sides. But easier than both together I'm sure.
The nuts are captured on the top side of the manifold. A long extension or two makes the passenger side relatively easy to remove.

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I grabbed an extra extension last night for this exact thing.
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