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Slight bit of squeek from exhaust.. think this might work?

From the drivers side exhaust of my si/do straight back exhaust, its gotten a tad tight against the bumper adn causes a little bit of a rickity sound.. not fully squeeking like rubbign metal on metal, and not that loud.. but I had an interesting Idea to try and fix it..


Do you figure I will be able to successfully wrap it in this:
http://www.amazon.com/Nashua-386-Sil...8996891&sr=1-1
and wrap it back a few inches from directly under the exhaust/bumper area, Im not sure of the temperature of the exhaust.. but I am pretty sure this wrap will hodl up against it, and keep it looking good. What do you figure of the durability of this stuff? Having to put two or three layers wouldnt bug me at all.. but Just getting a general idea of what you all might think about it.
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Go back to the exhaust shop....and have them put a new hanger on...reposition it to let the pipe hang a little bit lower. I'm sure they'd do it for free. That's the best route, imo. You sure the nuts on the hanger or clamp right there isn't loose??
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Go back to the exhaust shop....and have them put a new hanger on...reposition it to let the pipe hang a little bit lower. I'm sure they'd do it for free. That's the best route, imo. You sure the nuts on the hanger or clamp right there isn't loose??

Yup positive.. welds ar eholding tight :-) Bent down and checked it during the daylight today.. I will scoot over to the shop a bit later this week, see if they can plop it down.. an 1/8th inch or so. It only started recently.. and I think its because of a slight mishap dealing with turning around in the middle of a road in 4 low and needing the steep hill behind me to move backwards about an inch for a touchless 10-star turn :-p Nedless to say, I came home with mud on my bumper and a neat little christmas tree stickign out from under my spare tire
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sounds to me like your bearings might need to be greased!
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muffler bearings of course.
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Hmm *scratches head* Yeah, I'll pull out my flashlight and look in the muffler.. see if I have a tool that can reach the muffler bearings.. thanks for the heads up! What type of lube should I use?





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User the low temp stuff so it blends into all the nooks and crannies easier.
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Mike, was the shop able to fix the tailpipe?
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Mike, was the shop able to fix the tailpipe?
Yep, took them less then 15 minutes once they got the truck up.. even though they could have jsut done it with it on teh ground. Tosse don a pair of gloves to hold the exhaust, and lowered it about an 1/8th inch or so, perfectly new.. only cost me 10 bucks, and that was for a coupel beers for em =) Good guys there for sure!
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told ya. dirt cheap. they just lower the hanger a little bit??
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They heated up the welds and broke it loose, then dropped it a teeny bit.. told them 1/8 will work perfectly, and it sounds as mean as it did before.. only meaner now, no little chirp chirp whenever Im idling and its quiet enough to actually hear it =)

What can I say.. I also got some folks to turn there heads and back off a bit when they were in their little honda civic with a fartcan at a stop light.. they did that old, accelerate and brake crap to make it seem like they wanted to race.. so I hit the gas a few times and pumped 5k RPM's and they stopped showing off, and looked straight forward as soon as they heard some roaring and meaty pops coming form my back end. God, I love trucks



Edit: reminds me, forgot to let ya know, the weather has been too nasty//windy//rainy for me to get a good vieo of my exhaust... I'll do it whenever weather permits.. but it has been really nasty in the Gorge over here near Vancouver.. had to drive home in a wind rough enough to push me over the yellow line today.. not far, but enough to make me let off the gas a bit
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yea...a vid after the muff broke in......they sound so echo-ie(ey?) when they are first installed. day before yesterday was gorgeous......today.....freaking blows.

Oh yea Mike.....on youtube.....you know at the end of a vid, theres like 2 similar vids that pop up on the vid.....yes........both our clips end up showing up quite a bit....together. lol.
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haha I noticed! I've gotten a decent chunk of views considering not too many watch thsoe types of vids.. yorus pops up under mine adn vice versa right at the end.. good stuff!! I am really tempted to make a montage of different 4x4ing video's with some good background music this next summer
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i will one of these days......soon as I get a half way decent vid camera/camcorder. lol....all i got is my dang digi cam video option. it's crap! lol.
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