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    How to bend the end of your tail pipe

    Can't believe it but the new shackles are running into the end of my exhaust so the stock XJ is having it's first clearance issue.

    My best idea is to protect the tank with a welding blanket and heat red hot where I want the bend and then stick a 2ft pry bar in there and see if I can get it to move. I don't have a serious torch so the best heat I'd have available is just propane or this new MAPP gas, which are about the same thing. I'm not sure if plain propane would get hot enough. Can this be done with anything short of an acetylene torch?

    And how close is too close routing it by the gas tank? If I don't bend it down some it'll end up being a bout 2" away.

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    Re: How to bend the end of your tail pipe

    Did you tale it to a muffler shop or at least call one? Costs are many times inexpensive and less stress on you without tools. Bending can end up crimping the pipe.


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    Re: How to bend the end of your tail pipe

    Yeah called the muffler shop closest to me but said they were too busy to deal with it so I came here. But yeah I hear ya. I'll call around to more shops and see what I can figure out.

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