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« on: April 14, 2018, 09:01:28 AM »
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OK...Something is not right here...and I think its user error and could use some help.

As you can see...sort of... the resonators are in different positions.

The drivers side is to far back and does not want to slide any further onto the pipe. As a result the I can not get the over the axle pipe and muffler on.

On the passenger side. I am closer...but I still think it need to go up a lot further.

So some questions:

I assume that the bends in the head pipes should be somewhat symmetrical.

Haw far should the pipes go into the resonators and mufflers (they are in a bout two inches now)

Should the resonator hanger be on the outlet of and act as the clamp or on the over the axle pipe.

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 09:48:55 AM »
Probably have to shorten your head pipes :alan2cents:
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 12:42:15 PM »
Probably have to shorten your head pipes :alan2cents:

 :iagree: And a little tip, put bits of masking tape on the pipes to give you a reference on how far the pipe is in the muffler.... If it's to deep it will restrict exhaust flow & if it's not deep enough it may leak... Or fall apart... Little bit of tape gives you a reference & can be removed without a trace...

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 06:08:42 PM »
Tip #2 when fitting the exhaust...a little bit of grease on the pipe helps lessen aggravation  :alan2cents:

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 06:30:52 PM »
Probably have to shorten your head pipes :alan2cents:


Yeah that's what I am thinking.

Probably have to shorten your head pipes :alan2cents:

 :iagree: And a little tip, put bits of masking tape on the pipes to give you a reference on how far the pipe is in the muffler.... If it's to deep it will restrict exhaust flow & if it's not deep enough it may leak... Or fall apart... Little bit of tape gives you a reference & can be removed without a trace...

good tip....I have been using a sharpie for that purpose.


Tip #2 when fitting the exhaust...a little bit of grease on the pipe helps lessen aggravation  :alan2cents:

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 06:41:25 PM »
I use a little bit of grease all the time, or even WD40 :dunno:

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 11:38:25 AM »
is it possible you have Challenger headpipes in a 'cuda?  :dunno: they're 2" longer
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 11:48:18 AM »
is it possible you have Challenger headpipes in a 'cuda?  :dunno: they're 2" longer

That's what I was thinking....I've ran into that issue before....

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 02:09:16 PM »
Start at the back and work your way forward.  :alan2cents:

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 05:24:44 PM »
is it possible you have Challenger headpipes in a 'cuda?  :dunno: they're 2" longer

That's what I was thinking....I've ran into that issue before....

I thought that too! Manufacturer says no. I specified for a cuda, called talked to them, and they said the numbers and measurements were correct.

I think I will start buy cutting 2 inches off the head pipes (after I measure it all again).

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 05:27:36 PM »
Start at the back and work your way forward.  :alan2cents:

I think I will try that too before cutting.  At leas I can verify the mufflers and over the axel pipes will fit.

On the passenger, with the two piece head pipe there is lots of room for play.  On the drivers side, not so much, but enough.

Now I just need to find some time to actually work on it...crazy busy at work and currently out of town until Saturday morning.

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« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:16:48 PM »
Sorry, no knowledge to impart, but what exhauset set did you get?  Assuming factory to factory manifolds?

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« Reply #12 on: Today at 02:47:26 PM »
Sorry, no knowledge to impart, but what exhauset set did you get?  Assuming factory to factory manifolds?

I would rather not say at this point...yes factory manifolds with factory pipes (72-74 two piece head pipes).

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