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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 01, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't seen the car but he sent me pics of his exhaust. He thinks it hangs too low and wondered if you may have any thoughts...speed bumps are a real problem as the header pipe takes a good scrape.

I suggested coils and springs if, after checking, the ride height is too low.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 01, 03:16 PM
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It looks ok to me.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 01, 03:56 PM
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This looks hauntingly familiar
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 01, 06:53 PM
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It's not too low.
The pipe seems to come straight down pretty far forward, that's about it.
It looks like the subframe might be what's scraping?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 01, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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He wanted the car set up like the factory original dual exhausts but chose to go with the turbos rather than the single cross-flow muffler. He thought the shop would be able to mount the turbos in the area where the optional resonators would have been mounted.

A big concern of his was having the hangers hung in the original locations. He even ordered reproduction hangers (very expensive) from Classic Industries and supplied these to the exhaust shop.

The shop had routing diagrams for the system, and he even photocopied his service and assembly manuals' pages on the correct routing, but the tech said he didn't need his copies.

It looks like the shop mounted the hangers too low because of the way they have welded an additional "bracket" onto each hanger and welded the hangers directly to the mufflers.

But he only says it's the headers that are scraping and not the mufflers. Thanks for your replies and if anyone has other opinions, freely express them.

I am sending him this site's addy and maybe you'll find a new member in short time. I remember when I first bought my camaro, this was the first site I came upon and the members very knowledgeable. However, being that I own a 92, their advice led me to the thirdgen site. I hope to return the favor now and add a member to your ranks.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 01, 02:10 AM
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i had the same problem scraping headers. i put in new headers and avoid speedbumps till i get in new front springs (V8 w/ 6cyl. springs)

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 01, 06:55 AM
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Deja Vu - saw this same cobble-job here a month or so ago, posted by the owner; wonder what exhaust manifolds he's using where the pipes come straight down from the center instead of angled back from the rear? Needs to start with the correct manifolds and do it all over again, IMHO.

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