So I noticed a funny sound from my exhaust, and while I was fixing that (turns out my one cat delete pipe wasn't really as tight as I thought it was) and so while checking the entire exhaust for tightness, I noticed that my axle back delete hangers are pushed so far back, that they touch the metal surround of the isolation hangers.
So, I seem to have three possible routes, would like opinions on what is best, and I have pictures!
So first idea is to bend the hangers backwards, so that they do not touch the metal. It seems they only touch on one side, but both sides seem like they should come back a little to keep clearance. Seems like a lot of trial and error guesswork to get them to sit right, but I usually am Pretty good at things like this.
Second idea, is can the isolation brackets be moved forward? I took a picture to show what I mean. There seems to be matching holes almost an inch and a half forward for all the screws, just not sure if this is easily doable or not. Googled this, and didn't see anything about moving them.
Third idea, is to either go to a muffler shop, or buy a stainless steel saw blade, (seems like they sell for around 130 plus, unless abrasive blades would work?) and cut the x pipe about a 1/4" shorter so that I can move the resonator pipes forward and then obviously the mufflers too.
Thoughts anyone? I would prefer option 1 or 2 first, but I am willing to do what needs to be done to make it perfect.