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Old November 16th, 2013, 20:59
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Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

So I just added a Walker tailpipe and rear exhaust hanger to my XJ because the previous owner had cut it off.

The new pipe rubs against the shackle and the bottom of the bumper. I need to bend it out of the way by about an inch. Is there an easy way to do this?

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Old November 16th, 2013, 22:22
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Smack it with a hammer lol
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Old November 16th, 2013, 22:29
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

Trim off the end of the shackle if its not being used and it wont hit.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 22:30
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Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

Good call on trimming the shackles. They seem to attract rocks anyways.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 07:44
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

That looks like a new pipe, so hopefully it hasn't rusted itself tight to the muffler. If you loosen the clamps at both ends of the muffler, and rotate the muffler and pipes a little, you should be able to move the pipe to the side a little. While you are at it, cut about 2" off the end of the pipe. That is what will hit the rocks.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 08:27
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

If he cuts off 2" of the pipe won't that melt the bushing?
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

just cut the pipe before the bend and add a turndown there
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Old November 17th, 2013, 10:02
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

Maybe it's a bad viewing angle. but the exhaust pipe hanger doesn't appear to be properly installed. I've used Walker exhaust parts many times through the years, and never had one, especially for our XJs, that didn't fit perfectly.
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

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......the exhaust pipe hanger doesn't appear to be properly installed......
Good eye. Might be a simple matter of loosening the
tailpipe/muffler clamp and adjusting the hanger.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 13:27
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

It's true that the bolt hole on the hanger doesn't line up just right, but the studs are still right in the OEM position. Everything is up against the frame attachments of the bumper, so it can't move inboard anyway.

The tailpipe just isn't perfectly compatible with the extended shackles and that big fat bumper. I can fix half of the problem by trimming the shackle.
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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

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If he cuts off 2" of the pipe won't that melt the bushing?
I doubt it, there is room there to just do a partial trim. But then he'll NEVER be able to use that hole, I'd keep that option open and leave the shackle as is.

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just cut the pipe before the bend and add a turndown there
That's what I would do (read: that's what I did). I actually don't have a turndown per se, I just have an angle tip "resonator" (which doesn't really resonate)

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Maybe it's a bad viewing angle. but the exhaust pipe hanger doesn't appear to be properly installed. I've used Walker exhaust parts many times through the years, and never had one, especially for our XJs, that didn't fit perfectly.
It's not a stock hanger, it's a universal one. Does look wonky. You may want to physically lift the tailpipe and then tighten up the hanger at the lifted height. If the hardware doesn't fit right, get creative with some alternate hardware.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 14:22
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get creative with some alternate hardware.
Yep, got it. Added a spacer on the hanger studs and dropped the whole thing down 1/2". It clears the bumper and the shackle now.

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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

Added a ZJ gas tank skid and shackle relocation brackets. Now I'm back to square one. Doh!



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Re: Adding a slight bend to an exhaust pipe

Just have the exhaust tip come right off the muffler and toss the rest of the exhaust pipe that bends around your rear shock and gas tank out.. I have had this done to three of the XJs in out family with no issues.
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Just have the exhaust tip come right off the muffler
That's how I melted my gas tank.
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