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Old 03-08-2017, 08:15 AM   #1
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I searched a bit and found a few threads on this but nothing helpful other than keep at it. Wanted to get some suggestions in here though. My passenger side exhuast tip is lower than the driver side, Ive put in a hanger but I cant seem to get it to stay up as high as I want. Ive tried playing with the other hangers to get it inline but cant seem to even it out. If it was like every other exhuast system it would be pretty simple but the muffler outlets are fixed (b&b triflow) so there isnt an adjustment to be made there.

Anybody have any other ideas or experience with this?
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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I don't know how the hangers are for that catback but you should be able to mess with the main hanger on the passenger side and raise it some with a spacer or piece of rubber or something and see if you can slightly lower the drivers side to get things to even out. Post pics under the car of the exhaust setup for us to see.
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Shots of both factory hangers and the whole setup. Passenger side does have an aftermarket hanger near the tip but it can't pull it up any higher unless I find somewhere else to mount it.
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So the exit pipes are fixed to the muffler and can't move right?

Is the passenger side supposed to hang down like that right after coming out of the muffler?

Do you have the stock main hanger to try and use with this catback?

Is the over-the-axle pipe welded or clamped? If its clamped you may be able to twist it so the whole catback gets twisted downward making the passenger side pipe come up and the drivers side pipe go down.
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Correct both outlets are fixed

Passenger side has to bend that way to clear the the 3" inlet. Other systems I've had have not been that way I think this muffler is kind of long.

That is the stock main hanger just not the OE I could always drill a hole in that plate on the over the axle pipe and get a good sized bolt to mount that rubber hanger to. That could pull it up some. If you use the lower hanger on the driver side it shifts to the left and let's it all hang too low

Rest of the system is all clamps so I can play with those a bit. They are just kind of tough due to the 9" in the way . I suppose I could always install BMR's dual exhaust panhard mount and see if that gives me more room to adjust it
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any good exhaust man could take care of that for you
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Should have mentioned that, there isn't a single shop in my area I'd take it too. Plus none of them can do anything with stainless
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I thought about what you said about the stock mount for the passenger side, so I did a search. My car was a v6 originally so that is my factory hanger, but a quick search and it seems I missed something pretty obvious that the LS1 has a different mount. I think this might fix my problem.

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I have a Magnaflow catback with quad 4" tips that fit the T/A perfect. You need to use the oem main hanger which will raise the passenger side higher. I have the oem hanger if needed.
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yeah I figured that out, like I said this was a v6 car I swapped out, the passenger side hanger was what was on so I never new their was a different bracket until I started this thread. Im making an assumption that the v6 hanger is what is on my car or a factory error? I have never changed it but I am going to and that should level me out perfectly
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Not ideal, but you could always just muscle it straight.

Helped a friend do that a couple years back. We put a jack handle into each pipe, he pulled up, I pushed down. We were able to correct a small misalignment, with no ill affects. His car only had single tips though, might be tricky with the quad tips...
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Chop cut re-weld.
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