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Old 07-20-2010
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Magnaflow Duals with trailer hitch?

Hey guys, not sure if this is the right place to post this question but I'm looking into buying Magnaflows si/do (#15773) catback system but i have a "Hidden Hitch" brand class 3 trailer hitch. Anybody have any experience putting these two things together? Magnaflow says it "may require modifications" but they wont be any clearer. Local shop of course can't confirm with out seeing it but by then I've already bought it. Any stories would be great about successful installs, unsuccesful ones or stories/pics of those and or mods to make it work. Anythign you know I want to know. Thanks!


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I don't see why it would really be a problem? depends how low the duals hang I guess.
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If somethign needs changed, a shop can very easily bend it down lower, or reorient the mufflers so they clear - best thing is to jsut buy what you need.. then try to put it together
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I think the issue could be that the hitch can block where the tubes are held to the frame, at least thats all I have gathered from checking out others peoples experiences. Is that fairly easily correctable?
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I had my duals hand made with a magnaflow muffler and it sounds so gooood!!!! The biggest problem is there is very little space between the hitch and leaf spring on the driver side
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FYI it worked out fine, duals are on with the hitch. The shop had to change how it attached to the frame but thats it. Its very close to my spare tire which unlike the rest is NOT a 32x11.5 BFG A/T, its about a 29"er. A bigger spare would be problematic i think.
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Any pictures?
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I have an aftermarket hitch, not a hidden hitch but im sure the dimensions are similar, and my magnaflow catback fits fine.
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I got a hidden hitch and magnaflow duals... I'll see if I can find a pic...
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no offense but that looks like ***, they hang way too low .... a slant cut and them closer to your bumper would be much nicer.
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I'll get some pics, mine dont hang down like those ones, they're tucked nice and tight.
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Pull those tips higher!!!
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Oops I forgot to post these, here they are.
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Any pics of the entire truck?
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Yeah but, it doesn't look that bad in person... gettin them raised isn't that high up on my list of priorities...
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I have the magnaflow catback kit with the factory hitch. Want pics?
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I have the magnaflow catback kit with the factory hitch. Want pics?
Yeah I wouldn't mind...if you can get some some really low...like frame level showing how they are routed past everything. Interested to see how much room there is between the hitch & the pipes. More details the better!

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