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Old 01-18-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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GHL PROBLEM !! How did you align your aftermartket exhaust tips?

I just took off my factory exhaust with muffler delete and put on a GHL catback. The exhaust system is like a pice of jewelry that sounds great! Problem is that the rear of the care has dual exhaust hangers right at the black that makes it so there are 4 points total holding them in place......whereas the rest of the exhaust is slip-fit for "easy install" Easy install my a$$! i cannot get the both of them to line up. One sticks out of the diffuser about 3 inches and the other is about an inch.......one of them rubs on the top of the diffuser hole and the other is centered. WTF? the hangers are so close to the tips, that they cannot be adjusted up/down or in/out.........Im at a loss for understanding how to adjust them......the hangers mounted to the body are fixxed and non adjustable also!!!







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Old 01-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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1. Take it somewhere and let them do it right for you 50-100 bucks.
2. Get a ruber mallot and make sure you're getting the tubes inserted as far as possible.

I recommend #1, it's worth it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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i would take it to get fixxed but by the way that they are held on in the back, there is no movement if you line them up with the hangers on the car in relation to the hangers on the mufflers that GHL sent me. It can only sit one way......I tried to reverse the rubbr hangers and switch directions but no dice. I think that at least one of the muffler/exhaust pipes is out of whack
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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I'm tellin ya... I adjusted mine 5 times and melted my diffuser. I got frustrated at the way it looked like it can't be adjusted anymore too. Took it to a pro and 20 minutes later, I've never looked back. It's worth every penny.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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Yep I had a shop align mine.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #6
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This might sound hokey but make sure you have the pipes that go from the cats to the straight ones on the correct sides. The only two that are bent. When I installed mine I inadvertently put them on the wrong sides, since they aren't really marked, and had an exhaust leak. This might, MIGHT, affect the length as they exit, thus lining up out back.

Just a though, hope it helps.

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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they are at the correct length......and they line right up where they are supposed to be just below the hangers mounted on the body......I would have it aligned at a shop but these are a polished stainless steel and im afraid that the Pros may mess them up if they have to re-weld the hangers or something.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:29 PM   #8
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Sounds like if you arent willing to let the pros do it correctly, then your S@#*T out of luck.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:36 AM   #9
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Sounds like if you arent willing to let the pros do it correctly, then your S@#*T out of luck.

No......apparently i havent made myself understood. I AM willing to let the pros do it........my problem is that i wanted to figure out if this is a ME problem or a GHL problem..........I cant figure out how to align it without having to have the hangers re-welded and messing up that beautiful finish........even more.....im mad that there are so few things that I have ordered for this car that were truly a bolt on that did need me to re-work them to get them to work like they should have out of the box
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Sounds like it is time to call GHL.For the cost of these exhaust systems they should fit perfect.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #11
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Have you tried bending the 2 prongs on each muffler that goes into the hangars?
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No......apparently i havent made myself understood. I AM willing to let the pros do it........my problem is that i wanted to figure out if this is a ME problem or a GHL problem..........I cant figure out how to align it without having to have the hangers re-welded and messing up that beautiful finish........even more.....im mad that there are so few things that I have ordered for this car that were truly a bolt on that did need me to re-work them to get them to work like they should have out of the box
Got it. I would at least take it by a shop and have them look at it and see if they can figure out and just let them know if they dont fit without modification, not to install them and then let GHL know as all systems should fit with ease.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #13
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As mentioned before make sure th pipes are on right...as in left and right. You may have installed the 2 at the cats back ars words. I think it can be done you know. You also need to loosen the pipes up to align them. Get someone to help you. I installed the Borla and had to do a little adjustment to make it work. Good Luck!
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Have you tried bending the 2 prongs on each muffler that goes into the hangars?
Not yet.....maybe soon!

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Got it. I would at least take it by a shop and have them look at it and see if they can figure out and just let them know if they dont fit without modification, not to install them and then let GHL know as all systems should fit with ease.
this was their reply yesterday.....Argh!

"One of the hangers might have moved from the heat when taken out of the jigs to soon. The slip fit way most companies use is so you can adjust either side to match. Hope this helps.

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