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Old 07-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Guess this goes in the n/a section........
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As you can see the exhaust (muffler) falls off the left hanger. It stays on the right one fine, but makes a lot of rattle.

It doesn't seem like a longer hanging, exhaust hanger would help either. The end of the "arm" on the muffler just barely touches the hanger which is why it falls off.

What can I do?
It's not like I can move the hanger to the right so the "arm" reaches.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Stick it through the hanger and put a hose clamp on the end. The screw part of the hose clamp is big enough to not go back through the hanger. Cheap temp fix.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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Stick it through the hanger and put a hose clamp on the end. The screw part of the hose clamp is big enough to not go back through the hanger. Cheap temp fix.
Awesome, thanks for the idea. I'm actually not going to use a hose clamp, as the metal on metal would rattle a lot. I am going to use the same concept though, which is putting something on the "arm" after it's through the hanger like you said.

I'm going to an ace hardware tomorrow and I'll find something that will work.

Actually now that I think about it, I can also get something to rig up my dirk bike kickstand while I'm there, so it doesn't drag on the ground anymore -_-

Two birds with one stone.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Is this the stock exhaust?
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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Is this the stock exhaust?
No. Came with the car when I bought it at 100,000.

Not a performance/sound exhaust. Looks like it was just a replacement. Probably not oem either.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
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Hose clamp on the metal arm will not rattle if it's tight but it will eat through the rubber hangar faster than you might think. I would add a big washer between the clamp and hangar but that might rattle. The exhaust is bent or not joined straight somewhere and it it kicking the axle back portion to one side. Don't ask how I know this.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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The exhaust is bent or not joined straight somewhere and it it kicking the axle back portion to one side.
Exactly what I was thinking... or the replacement is just poorly made
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #8
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or the replacement is just poorly made
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The exhaust is bent or not joined straight somewhere and it it kicking the axle back portion to one side. Don't ask how I know this.
One of those is definitely the cause. Maybe even a combination of both, haha. Since it is difficult/costly to fix the actual cause I have to rig something up to keep the "arm" in the hanger.

I'll figure something out tomorrow and post back here. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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Get a piece of metal rod same diameter as the hanger. Put it against the hanger and cut it so it sticks out from the rubber about an inch. Get a tube of JB Weld putty. "Weld" the two rods together side by side with it and put a ball of it on the other end of the rod. Done
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #10
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Get a piece of metal rod same diameter as the hanger. Put it against the hanger and cut it so it sticks out from the rubber about an inch. Get a tube of JB Weld putty. "Weld" the two rods together side by side with it and put a ball of it on the other end of the rod. Done
Another considerable idea.

I just remembered, a guy down the street from me builds drag cars from ground up (pretty badass IMO). He's always having to weld stuff, so I'm sure of I got a same sized rod he could weld it together for me. Some sort of metal ball welded to the end and problem fixed.

I also might have him cut/fabricate/weld together a skid plate for me too, now that I think about it.

Thanks again for the ideas. Ill still probably go with the temporary fix until I can get ahold of him.

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #11
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Having a new hanger welded is your best bet. But definitely be creative for a temporary fix
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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Here's my temporary fix:



I used only 2 rubber washers. One with the wider hole first, then the smallest diameter hole washer was forced on. Then the hose clamp was last. I double layered the washers so I know the clamp couldn't vibrate and cut into to the rubber hanger.

Thanks again for the idea. I'll see how it holds up.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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Holding up perfect. It might be more of a permanent solution actually.

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Old 08-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #14
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Holding up perfect. It might be more of a permanent solution actually.
Good to hear man. If its holding up well then i say just keep that setup
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