Is my exhaust too close?

Don Bulee

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Hello, I got a few hits with some rocks the other day while wheeling and while looking for any damages I saw that the exhaust is a bit close to the control arm, I can't remember how close they were before inspecting them after the hits, but.... do you consider a normal distance from the exhaust to the control arm? thank you! (Core 4x4 arms)


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I can't tell anything from the angle of the pic, other than a weed on the lower spring perch and shocks that look like Taco Bell corn tortillas. :unsure:

hahahaha... let me take another picture from a different angle... I'm mexican so I haven't tried a taco bell in my life... when I go to the US (which is pretty common) I usually go to the Panda express, Domino's Pizza, Jack in the box, IHOP or something like that... not because they are great but that's what is available in Nogales Arizona... I haven't clean the rig from the last weekend, so that's why the weed is hanging there...
 
Mine, roughly the same angle...97 so slightly different configuration (and why I prefer 97s). I custom made my mid pipe from stainless 304 and wrapped it in DEI exhaust wrap (and should have painted the wrap).

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If you truly want to know you need to pull springs and shocks and cycle the axle through it's arc to see what it hits...and adjust bump stops or fix impediments.

Bueno suerte!

-Mac
 
When it comes to clearance issues, they're pretty self explanatory..

If it hits, there's not enough.
If it doesn't hit, there's enough. :ROFLMAO:

Seriously though, cycle the suspension.
It'll either hit or it won't. That will be your answer.
 
Hello, I got a few hits with some rocks the other day while wheeling and while looking for any damages I saw that the exhaust is a bit close to the control arm, I can't remember how close they were before inspecting them after the hits, but.... do you consider a normal distance from the exhaust to the control arm? thank you! (Core 4x4 arms)


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Is the control arm hitting the exhaust = yes it’s too close
Is the control arm not hitting= no it’s fine
 
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