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post #1 of 38 Old 05-21-2019, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Botched Custom Exhaust **Updated**

Is there anyway possible this will work. I dropped my Turbo 2v to get a single 3Ē exhaust done and this is the pic he just sent me. Will I have a problem with the sway bar and axle hitting?

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yuck.. how much clearance between the sway bar and exhaust? It looks like it will hit.
On second thought, YES, it will hit.

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There is no way that will work! The tail pipe needs to curve over the axle.

I'd be worried about what else this guy did elsewhere on the exhaust.
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Exactly what I just told him.. Iím not taking it like that donít know what he was thinking this is the junk work I get around where I am

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Think I Ďd get my money back and learn to weld if thatís the best youíre getting

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Wow....that guy should be ashamed of himself!!! Why didn’t he just go over the axle? You have plenty of room.
And ask him what happened to his pipe bender. WTF?

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He just texted me that pic didnít actually see it yet but just from that pic it looks embarrassing. He didnít even put a bend in it after the muffler.. the tail pipe looks like itís not centered and sticking out too much. Also looks like before muffler towards front the bends look kinked

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I’d honestly tell him to stop. Pay him for his time and bring it to someone who knows the simple process to bend and weld a custom exhaust. Not too difficult, this guy is just clearly lost...

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Is that a joke?

As soon as the car sits on it's own weight that's gonna crimp. That is garbage work. I hope this isn't an exhaust shop? If it is they put the lowest guy on the totem pole on your job.

Is 3" big enough? Sounds small for a turbo single pipe setup.

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I made 900hp thru a single 3" in far from perfect conditions.
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Is that a joke?

As soon as the car sits on it's own weight that's gonna crimp. That is garbage work. I hope this isn't an exhaust shop? If it is they put the lowest guy on the totem pole on your job.

Is 3" big enough? Sounds small for a turbo single pipe setup.

Full time exhaust shop been there over 30yrs the owner is a old school racer. I find it hard to believe the owner seen this, he wouldnít except this. I spoke with them they are changing it all I will update tomorrow. If still looks like crap I am taking my car and leaving there not getting a dime

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I made 900hp thru a single 3" in far from perfect conditions.
hmmmm....ok then. 3" works! HA!
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That's terrible!! The end of the sway travels more than the rear end. It'll come up and try to cut it like a pair of scissors!

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is that even 3" pipe?

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is that even 3" pipe?
Ya definitely I supplied the pipe and 3Ē dynomax muffler

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I’d honestly tell him to stop. Pay him for his time and bring it to someone who knows the simple process to bend and weld a custom exhaust. Not too difficult, this guy is just clearly lost...
I’d do all this minus the paying him part.

We’ve done lots of exhausts here. That one you have there is complete dog ####.

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Thinking about it now you could have said ďokay great, put it on the ground and Iíll be right overĒ then wait for the call. Is that mean? lol

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I’d honestly tell him to stop. Pay him for his time and bring it to someone who knows the simple process to bend and weld a custom exhaust. Not too difficult, this guy is just clearly lost...
I’d do all this minus the paying him part.

We’ve done lots of exhausts here. That one you have there is complete dog ####.
Ya, the more I look at the picture, I wouldn’t give him even a penny for his efforts. I’m actually still dumbfounded by this. This isn’t a joke right? Ha.
You should’ve supplied him with a pipe bender and 1/2 of a brain as well.

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Ya, the more I look at the picture, I wouldnít give him even a penny for his efforts. Iím actually still dumbfounded by this. This isnít a joke right? Ha.
You shouldíve supplied him with a pipe bender and 1/2 of a brain as well.
Unfortunately not a joke we will see tomorrow he said he was gonna correct it I will update pics tomorrow. Believe me if still F!?, up he is not getting a penny

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I'd go get it asap, you see that weld towards the back?

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Ya, the more I look at the picture, I wouldn’t give him even a penny for his efforts. I’m actually still dumbfounded by this. This isn’t a joke right? Ha.
You should’ve supplied him with a pipe bender and 1/2 of a brain as well.
Unfortunately not a joke we will see tomorrow he said he was gonna correct it I will update pics tomorrow. Believe me if still F!?, up he is not getting a penny
Sorry too see this happening to a fellow fox enthusiast. Sucks when you spend hard earned $ on something you take pride in, just to have someone you’re paying not take any pride in their work.
Give the guy a chance to make it right. Maybe he had some idiot new guy, who claimed he was an “expert”, do it. Who knows? Either way I hope it gets resolved for you friend. Can’t go wrong giving someone a chance to make right. Good for Karma, if you’re into that. (which u should be). Keep us posted.
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So they ALMOST got it... the re ran it over the Axle but of course they didnít tuck it all the way up so it hits over speed bumps they had like 3 more inches they could have went higher... Soo they have to fix it again
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Compression bends? Any exhaust shop that does that level of work for a performance car should be ashamed of it's work. That transition from over the axle to turn back to the rear of the car is a train wreck.
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That looks like garbage. You should have just bought a kit then let them install it..

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Compression bends? Any exhaust shop that does that level of work for a performance car should be ashamed of it's work. That transition from over the axle to turn back to the rear of the car is a train wreck.
Yep told him to fix it also had a leak at the weld there?

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That looks like garbage. You should have just bought a kit then let them install it..

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Looks like garbage but in the end really itís a exhaust. Itís gonna work as long as there are no leaks Iím good with it. Could always just bump the boost controller up 1lb if need be to make up for crappy bends

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Do not go back to that place bro, fool me once...

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Do not go back to that place bro, fool me once...
Ya thatís a definite... I am actually building a Turbo LS Swap 2dr Tahoe that I need a downpipe and exhaust done. It will 💯 not be brought there

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Exhaust or not, I wouldn’t want that garbage on my car. I take pride in what I have.
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If the exhaust was run under the rear with the rear suspension at full travel, it will never hit the rear end, it may hit the sway bar. All that said, going straight back like that is better flow than going up and over the rear end, it eliminates pipe length and bends that restrict flow. If the sway bar does not touch, and the welds are good, this is better flowing than a system that goes over the diff. IRS Mustangs have the exhaust go under the rear diff.

Edit: I would be more concerned that there is a Flowmaster muffler being used...

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If the exhaust was run under the rear with the rear suspension at full travel, it will never hit the rear end, it may hit the sway bar. All that said, going straight back like that is better flow than going up and over the rear end, it eliminates pipe length and bends that restrict flow. If the sway bar does not touch, and the welds are good, this is better flowing than a system that goes over the diff. IRS Mustangs have the exhaust go under the rear diff.

Edit: I would be more concerned that there is a Flowmaster muffler being used...

Cobra rear sway bar is above the rear axles exhaust runs under suspension only.. There is no way the botched exhaust would have lasted between the axle and sway bar. The axle wouldnít have hit but it would of been sandwiched between sway bar and axle. Definitely not flowmasters. That is a dynomax full flowing turbo muffler

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Is this a road race car? If not remove the rear sway bar. I doubt that you could tell the difference.

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What did he do put that together with an old kids swing set he found at the local dump? Thats some crap work. Did he weld that with the same propane torch he uses for his meth?

I guess the guy was hoping for a quick 100 bucks.

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What did he do put that together with an old kids swing set he found at the local dump? Thats some crap work. Did he weld that with the same propane torch he uses for his meth?

I guess the guy was hoping for a quick 100 bucks.
Unfortunately thatís considered good work around here. He has been in buyfor 30 years believe it or not. Iím in the nyc area anthats what we get

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