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shackle flip vs. exhaust?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by carolina custom, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. carolina custom

    carolina custom 1/2 ton status

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    What have others done to fit exhaust with 4" shackle flip. I have a banks mandrel bent system that I would rather not destroy. I dont mind a little cutting and modifications. Whats the norm?

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  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    on most stock rigs or stock replacements exhaust systems the exhaust comes out right at the bottom of the shackle. The easy fix id just hacking it off but like you said you want to keep what you have..probably a high dollar kit too. So i think it would be in your best interest to just cut the pip and splice in a 4" section of muffler tubbing and have the exhuast exit behind the shackle mount.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
  3. jekbrown

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    i had a purdy little flowmaster exhaust which got in the way during my shackle flip install. Chopped the last 18" of it off and havent had a problem since. I have pondered getting one of those cute chrome tips to throw on there, maybe one with an angle in it so restore the original pipes path for the most part....but find it hard to justify spending the $$$$ when I am saving pennies for the 1-ton conversion. =p

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  4. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I think 55's technique would work best for you, just move the outlet back. We've worked with systems that snaked around the shackle somehow when we didn't think it would work, but typically they exit right under the hanger and have to be relocated at least a little.

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