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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:23 am 
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I have a stock exhaust on my EF Ghia ATM, it is also at stock height. I find the centre muffler catches slightly when going up and down my driveway.

What can I do to lift it up? My EF Gli also had the same exhaust but didn't scrape.
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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:37 pm 
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check to see if the rubber holders are worn, and sagging for a start.

i have a very low car, and somthing i had to do was get the exhaust hangers shortend, but at stock height you shouldnt need that.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:48 pm 
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rushed wrote:
check to see if the rubber holders are worn, and sagging for a start.

i have a very low car, and somthing i had to do was get the exhaust hangers shortend, but at stock height you shouldnt need that.


mines also lowered and i have an aftermarket exhaust and the centre muffler is the lowest point of the car..how did u shorten your hangers?
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Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:12 am 
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you can bend the hanger at the rear of the main muffler to pull the muffler up

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lifting Exhaust
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:46 am 
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Fordom, what springs do you have? Looks hot at that height.

Il check out the rubbers and the back bracket, but it needs to be lifted more at the front.

Cheers guys.
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Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:48 pm 
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the springs were kingsprings std..but im pretty sure they either got compressed or sagged, cause i fitted sl's today and they were the same height..the car only sits 2cm lower with the sl..
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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:43 am 
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Rushed I am interested to know about the shortened hangers too. I don't want the car really low, but need to sort this out before I go lower. May be easier to just chuck a catback on...

Cheers Fordom.
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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:45 pm 
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i didnt do it myself, i got the exhaust shop to do it.

but basicly they cut and rewelded the center bracket, and looks like they bent the rear one alot to line up the tip to the bar, theres about 5mm gap from the bar, and it doesnt move at all.

lowest point on my car now is the k-frame which has some nice battle scars on it now :P

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:37 pm 
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What sort of money they slug you for that?
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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:35 pm 
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nothing, i thought of all this when i got the system and made sure to ask.

edit: find a decent exhaust shop and if they arnt to busy they should do it for you rather cheaply, i mean how hard it it to grind some steel rod and weld it?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:53 pm 
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When I had mine done, incuding a new cat. It got a new pipe from manifold to tip.
This allowed them to keep the cat up as high as possible, with the rest of the exhaust following as close to the floor pan as it could be too.
You dont need to fit a new cat to do this. You can get the cat cut from the original pipe.
Have flanges welded (optional) to it and repositioned as if extractors were infront of it.
Your new cat back exhaust will be ready for a future high flow cat and extractors.
The new section of pipe between manifold and cat can be bent as to start the exhaust system as close to the floor pan as needed.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:50 pm 
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I've seen some old style solid exhaust hangers that look like they would hold the exhaust higher, but might transmit more vibration.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:56 pm 
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Its the front muffler scraping on the front and back welds that hold either end together.

The catbacks I have seen don't have a front muffler, so this looks attractive, I can also then have a bigger tip to fill the rear bar cutout.

I haven't heard a good one yet though, they all sound drony, too loud and have a very monotonous note.
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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:08 pm 
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Went to an exhaust shop and got the rubber thing replaced...to raise it, we just used 2 cable ties. f**k works well. My lowest point of the car now is the lower front bumper portion where something has snapped itself...stupid parking lot concrete stoppers.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifting Exhaust
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:31 pm 
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Sounds a little dodgy lol. What was the cable tie attached to?
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