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Old 07-05-2000, 11:21 AM   #1
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Question draw-tite hitches - muffler clearance

I've now got a Draw-Tite hitch installed on my Impreza - hitch works fine, but it keeps banging up against my exhaust. If I had the stock muffler I think I'd be fine, but the bigger tip on the Apexi RS *barely* clears the tie bar, and at idle it vibrates enough to hit it.

I'd like to put some kind of rubbery spacer in between the two, but the exhaust gets really hot obviously - any material I can think of would probably melt and/or spontaneously combust down there. =) Can I just mount the muffler a little lower by playing with the hangers or something? Thoughts?

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Old 07-05-2000, 04:33 PM   #2
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The muffler is held by three rubber hangers. Check with your local muffler shop to see if they have longer rubber hangers. This will allow your muffler to hang a little lower. If this doesn't work, you may have to swap the Draw-Tite hitch for a Delan Hitch which has more muffler tip clearance. However, I don't know if it has enough clearance to handle your muffler.
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Old 07-05-2000, 04:36 PM   #3
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out of curiosity, would replacing the hangers to urethane(sp?) work? I know they don't have much play in them, so it might keep the muffler from moving around banging into the hitch
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