Tail pipes with lowered suspension

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  1. RICARDO1969

    RICARDO1969 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How many of you guys are running tail pipes with your lowered suspension?
    My car sits pretty low..Currently i am using 2-1/2 flowmaster system with slim line 50's they tuck up nicely but my tailpipes make contact with the rear end on bumps and dips it can get pretty annoying.


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    Thinking about just running some down turns at the mufflers.
     
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    dale68z Veteran Member

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    I also have flowmaster tail pipes, the rear axle hits, at times.

    It is just goofy how they did not tuck it up against the floor. A different angle on the bend would have taken care of it.

    I had to relocate my brake lines on the axle, the exhaust had partly crushed them.
     
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    XxWickedz28xX Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My flowmaster system hits also. After almost 9 years I have a couple of nice gouges in my tailpipes.
     
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    sandiego74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I did have tailpipes and flowmaster 44's on mine, but I cut them off before the axle and made turn-downs. It's just easier.
     
  5. RICARDO1969

    RICARDO1969 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's what i said to myself why the hell are they not made closer to the pan? kinda disappointed i paid good money for the kit and to have to delete the pipes it's a dam shame.

    Yea im thinking of leaving them in a deal with the occasional BANG lol

    Yes that would be the ticket to end the headache but i like my pipes they dump just after the rear tire.
     
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    I have Pypes Performance 3 inch tailpipes and I don't think I have ever had an issue with hitting.
     
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    I would take it to an eexhaust shop and have the tailpipes remade before I would put up with the noise and fumes of turn downs.
     
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    We had our exhaust system custom made by a reputable shop and have never had an issue.

    Everything is tucked away nice and tight even though the car sits nice and low.

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    Same here.

    I have the Flowmaster Force II setup, dual 2.5" with transverse muffler. IIRC, I had problems in the beginning with the axle wanting to contact the pipes over the axle. I just realigned it a few times, and all was good.

    Have a shop fix it. There's room up there, just need the right location and bends.
     
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    I actually tried to take it to a custom shop and they refused to work on the car because there were no cats installed.

    In Wisconsin you do not need a emissions test for anything 1996 or older
    But they still refused.
     

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