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|04-08-2013 11:44 AM|
I made a rookie mistake when taking measurements. I lifted the 3550 and threw a jack stand underneath and then took my measures... I ended up cutting just a hair less than an inch. Once everything was welded up and i went to install it is when i realized what i have done.
I could easily splice another piece in but am thinking that may not be the best way to go about it. Id rather get a whole new bracket and eliminate extra welds.
Im very happy with my rokmen skid. But i figured if im gonna go thru all this trouble to put the exhaust back to neutral position i might as well go ahead and get some more clearance with Savvy. The weight also played a role, i forgot just how much that pig weighs.
|04-08-2013 10:44 AM|
That's a pretty good indicator that it's not sitting neutrally. You could pick up a new bracket off eBay or just figure out where it needs to be, cut a piece of steel to use as a splice, and weld it.
Just a tip: When I do this, I preload the exhaust up just a bit, like 1/4". That will keep it tight and will prevent the hanger from moving around inside the bushing.
|04-08-2013 10:37 AM|
|04-08-2013 09:32 AM|
|04-08-2013 09:22 AM|
|Imped||Savvy uses a slotted hanger with plenty of adjustment. Support the exhaust so that it's neutral--not sagging or being forced up--and tighten down the bolts. Done.|
|04-08-2013 09:02 AM|
|04-08-2013 08:39 AM|
I bet you would not need to modify your exhaust hanger since you have the bigger bl. But if you do, it is not really a big deal if you can cut and weld. My exhaust was barely rattling against the tub before I modified the hanger. It was more annoying than anything else.
What Imped says makes sense about needing to modify the exhaust.
|04-08-2013 08:35 AM|
|Imped||If you raise the transmission, you raise the exhaust. It doesn't matter what skid you use, who it's from or what they say.....you want to cut the exhaust mount down by the amount you raise the transmission over stock so that the exhaust remains neutral. It's very intuitive when you think about it and it's really that simple.|
|04-08-2013 08:31 AM|
|Ljcrawler05||Alright, but I've got a 1.25" body lift and novak sitting at the house waiting to be installed so I would probably be good on that but I guess I'll just have to put the skid on and see where I'm at is the basic answer. I'd really prefer to not have to mess with it, but will do if necessary|
|04-08-2013 08:27 AM|
Originally Posted by Ljcrawler05 View Post
When I initially installed my belly pan, I didn't modify my exhaust as they say not everyone needs to. Needless to say, I needed to.
I called Rokmen (they were super friendly) and they suggested to cut 5/8 of an inch off of the hanger.
I did this and it is now perfect.
|04-08-2013 08:04 AM|
Originally Posted by UnlimitedMatt View Post
|04-08-2013 07:40 AM|
|UnlimitedMatt||Rokmen gains about 2.25 over the stock pan.|
|04-07-2013 08:10 PM|
Originally Posted by Sahara707 View Post
|04-07-2013 03:45 PM|
309.00 less ROKMEN10 discount code, that's about 278.00. No affiliation with Rokmen, I just bought one for my 2000 TJ.
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|04-06-2013 03:00 PM|
Originally Posted by IEcrawlerTJ01 View Post
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