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Exhaust install question

I have a Flowmaster I want to install.

I want to have it dumped under the bed and have a few questions. If I got some exhaust clamps and attached it to the muffler to my already existing pipe would I have to attach it any where else with a bracket or is the exhaust clamp strong enough to hold it up?
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Ideally you should also use a hanger near the end of the pipe because it would probably work it's way loose without extra support.
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I will try to get something figured out. I dont have access to a welder.

It probably wouldnt cost much to have a muffler shop attach a bracket for me.
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Like this....

$1.99 hanger, 3/8 bolt and washers into factory hole in x-member, $1.50 ea clamps, you may or may not need a reducer...i call it, "gittin-er-dun".





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Great pics Shane. Just what I needed.

Is this something that I would need to tighten up every few months or after a wheeling trip?

Also, how important is it to have a turn down out of the exhaust. Could you just leave it alone? The reason I ask is my Flowmaster that I want to put on has the exit side of the of muffler hacked up a little. Its to the point where I couldnt weld on a turn down.

It doesnt affect the muffler it just makes it impossible to weld on a turn down pipe.
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No tighening should be needed really. Pipes in the joints swell over time and fuse themselves together, most of the time you don't even ever touch the clamps after install unless you're removing them.

No turndown = drone in cab. Turndown = alot less drone in cab. I left that turndown on my old muffler because it was stuck in place when I gave it to Cory. lol. Up to you really....i'm sure you can figure something out if you wanted to add a turndown down the road.

Pictured is about the uglyiest setup I've done. lol. Couldn't find any 2.5" OD to 2" ID adaptors....had to use a 2.5 ID to 2" ID and a short length of pipe. Yours may be different. For a more permanent and better looking install, I'd head over to an exhaust shop and have them make a small notch/kick-up on the end of that cat-to-muffler pipe to get the muffler higher up. Pictured is about as high as you can go with stock pipe and not binding the swivel joint after the last cat. Of course, depends on your inlet on the muffler too.
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I am uploading pics of the muffler. Stay tuned.
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Here is my Flow.

Gotta have my pal taken pics with me too.

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Wonder why someone would cut the pipe off so close to the muffler? I'm sure you could still weld a turndown to the muffler though. It just would not be as easy.
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When I first got my Ranger I had this put on. It didnt sound right due to the idiots at Midas who installed it. When I had my current set up installed the guy removed it like this.
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ummm...wow....what a tard. no offense if you know the guy. Yeah a turndown can be welded onto that....flare a turndown end that will fit the hole, weld that puppy on. (not the dog, the turndown. EDIT after made post. lol). You'll figure something out jake.

awwwww..cute pup.
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I didnt know the guy. He has done work on my truck, my brothers, and my friends. He must of had a momentary lapse of reasoning, I dont know the guy btw, lol.

I will get something figured out. Thanks for the help guys.
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