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Old December 3rd, 2017, 22:46
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How to bend the end of your tail pipe

Can't believe it but the new shackles are running into the end of my exhaust so the stock XJ is having it's first clearance issue.

My best idea is to protect the tank with a welding blanket and heat red hot where I want the bend and then stick a 2ft pry bar in there and see if I can get it to move. I don't have a serious torch so the best heat I'd have available is just propane or this new MAPP gas, which are about the same thing. I'm not sure if plain propane would get hot enough. Can this be done with anything short of an acetylene torch?

And how close is too close routing it by the gas tank? If I don't bend it down some it'll end up being a bout 2" away.
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 23:25
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Re: How to bend the end of your tail pipe

Cut tail pipe. Put on bent piece of pipe.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 06:01
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Re: How to bend the end of your tail pipe

Muffler shop make short work on it and shouldn't cost much.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 16:38
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Re: How to bend the end of your tail pipe

Driving off-road usually does a number on the end of the tail pipe.
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Cut tail pipe. Put on bent piece of pipe.
That's the easiest solution I came up with for myou clearance issue.
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