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Old 02-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Exhaust banged up..... could these dents cause problems?

Ok, so the other night I ran over something that sounded like a shotgun when it hit my car. In fact it lifted the car enough to cause the stabilitrac to engage.

At first I thought the engine blew. It was loud, jolting and all of a sudden exhaust dump and an ungodly bad noise (turned out to be the heat shield trapped against the U-joint at the hanger bearing).

So anyway, not sure what I ran over but it was small enough to make it under my front fascia but hit the tranny fluid pan (luckily didn't go through) bounced it enough to have the tranny brace hit it and shatter and it played bouncy bounce from there. (happened so fast I only heard on noise and felt one jolt.

I was VERY lucky all things considering.

But the question I have.... Are these exhaust pipe dents big enough to restrict air flow enough to cause problems?

I have the supercharger pumping and the exhaust is 2.5"

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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I should be ok but it looks like some of your clamps are leaking I would take it to a muffler shop to fix them. those dents shouldnt cause any restriction
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:06 PM   #3
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dents wont cause any problems, but i'd replace that crossmember for sure
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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dents wont cause any problems, but i'd replace that crossmember for sure
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damn, what did you run over? a rock wall?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:21 PM   #5
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Have you been off-roading? Lol how did you do that to your cross member?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:29 PM   #6
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The dents shouldn't cause a problem. There not to big. Someone drop a cinder block on the road maybe?
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Whatever it was seemed heavy and hard. Road was dark and wet and I was doing 70 mph.
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Did you hit a damn bowling ball!!!!?
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:32 AM   #9
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Whatever it was seemed heavy and hard. Road was dark and wet and I was doing 70 mph.
sorry to hear of your misfortune.
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Whatever it was seemed heavy and hard. Road was dark and wet and I was doing 70 mph.
didnt mess up the front bumper at all?
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that sucks man. i cant believe it didnt mess the bumper up either
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Yup. It scraped the lower rubber piece underneath but that's it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #13
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Holy shit PQ, really does look like a shotgun round fired off under there lol.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:53 AM   #14
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it wont cause any problems, but it gives you incentive to go 3" headers back. I ran into a worser problem in my old ls1. I hit a brick and it dented my headers (pm me for pics) alot worse than that. i dynoed afterwards and i diddnt lose any noticable HP #'s, however i would just sell that catback and get a new setup because that would bug the hell out of me knowing my shit isnt the way it should be.
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it wont cause any problems, but it gives you incentive to go 3" headers back. I ran into a worser problem in my old ls1. I hit a brick and it dented my headers (pm me for pics) alot worse than that. i dynoed afterwards and i diddnt lose any noticable HP #'s, however i would just sell that catback and get a new setup because that would bug the hell out of me knowing my shit isnt the way it should be.
It only bugs me wondering if there is less air flow. If I had 3" pipes I wouldn't worry about it. My car only has 1 3/4" primaries on the headers so there was no real need for 3" but it would be nice now.
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Holy shit PQ, really does look like a shotgun round fired off under there lol.
I need to get a tranny brace and a new tunnel brace first thing.
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Sorry to hear your misfortune PQ, luckily you know it's ok besides the CM but that's an easy fix.

But is your car all good now?
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Sorry to hear your misfortune PQ, luckily you know it's ok besides the CM but that's an easy fix.

But is your car all good now?
Well, the cutouts won't stay shut completely. But that only make it sound bad ass.

Other than that everything is fine.
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What ended up being your troubles bud?
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Holy cow!!! That's a lot of dings and scraps..... Shouldn't hurt the exhaust flow though.... That stinks..... Sorry about the damage... I guess lucky it wasn't worse?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #22
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Ahh, come on and fess up. Us Alabama drivers have to go off roading every once and a while......
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The damn Alabama gang still lives hu?
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Damn, I guess it did mess things up under there. I sorta feel responsible seeing as I "helped" you go for the NOWEEDS, but there is more torn up than that!!
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Reminds me of what I seen when I was a kid hanging out on the side of the highway with my bicycle. Elderly lady that lived in my community drove like 30mph everywere she went because she couldnt see g=had the tranny rebuild in her car. Drove it home that evening and I just happed to be down by the hwy. She came by me waving and just as she went by the driveshaft came out of the tranny and polevaulted the rear of the car up in the air about 3 feet. I run over to her and ask if she was OK.
"Somebody shot me!" she cried to the top of her lungs.
Priceless to this day.....
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