for those of you that answered, is it worth my $$ to have the pipe's fixed..by doing I am going to have to basically redo the entire thing..like I said before, there is no leaks, the pipes are fine, and the only clamp that I can see is on the Cat...the others are all welded- with a very nice even bead I must say too...I am going to get the muffler replaced Tuesday,, I checked to find a heat shield- none on either side, I will discuss this with the muffler man- and have him put them on both sides... Would you "waste" the money having the exhaust messed with, or wait for something to need to be replaced.??? thanks! Brandy first off the muffler on the passanger side- where the heat problem is- is 4 different colors in a large area- these are colors from it getting so hot..okay so I found the problem of the heat on the rear floor..easy enough to get a new muffler put on- no biggy--here's the BIG problem I was looking over how he installed everything. its all tight, no leaks etc..however- here's as descriptive as I can get- the header pipe's come down- into the header collector- via a gasket -- the next piece of pipe goes INSIDE the header collector- from there is the cat- the CAT pipe goes INSIDE the pipe infront of it- the muffler comes next- and that goes INSIDE the cat in front of it- then from the muffler is the tail pipe- which again is INSIDE the muffler....I'm thinking that all the pipes should be on the OUTSIDE of the pipe before it. so to speak - he has the females going into the males, when it should be male to female? for instance, the header collector should go INSIDE the next pipe, the next pipe should go INSIDE the cat, etc...to me it is restricting the flow of the exhaust-air flows down- through the header, collector-- then travels into a smaller pipe- (which I know it has to be smaller)....but the smaller pipe is up inside the collector- which means that the air is not flowing smoothly, its getting pushed up agaist a smaller opening- but can also go around the smaller opening, and back itself up- trying to get out.