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Old 04-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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My exhaust is saggy :(

I have ARH headers, HF cats, X pipe, and stock axle back. A month or so after installing it was tapping my brace. I got the elite engineering brace and it went away for about a month, maybe even less. Then it came back. So I got under the car, loosened everything, wedged the X pipe wayyy up a few inches off the brance, tightened everything with a breaker bar and all was good for another month, or a little less (again...) and now...

...its tapping again on bumps and its very close to the brace.

Why wont it stay put?!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Why wont it stay put?!
Because there are only clamps holding it together.

You probably have these clamps.






My experience has been that these cheaper clamps work better at keeping exhaust from sagging.





Obviously the best solution is to ditch all the clamps and weld all the entire exhaust together. That's what I always do.

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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loosen everything and start over...use a jack to push up on the exhaust by the cross member... then torque the hell out of everything.. start at the headers and work your way back....
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Glen, Please PM me a contact number where I could reach you. I have some helpful tips that will cure this. If I need to send you new clamps I will. You also need to make sure the X-pipe wasn't installed upside down. That's happened a few times by very enthusiastic Camaro owners anxious to get the job done.

Sux2BU, The clamp you posted a photo of is not what we provide. We supply clamps from Accuseal which is exactly what GM, Ford and Chrysler has used for years for OEM applications. They are extremely high quality and torqued properly (45-50 ft lbs.) work excellent.

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