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Old 09-13-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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Wandering exhaust tailpipe...

So I bought my mustang used and changed out the exhaust to borla axlebacks.

Unfortunately, no matter how much time I spend aligning them (and its probably been hours at this point) my drivers side exhaust seems to wander over time and end up touching the bumper after a few weeks.

Has anybody else had this problem?

I think its because my mid-pipe is slightly rusty and the clamp connecting the mid-pipe to the exhaust has trouble making good contact. I already have it so tight I'm worried I might crush one or both of the pipes.

I think the solution is to either change out the mid-pipe to something new or to try a larger clamp. (A new mid-pipe/resonator delete would definitely sound better but I'm not sure its worth the money as I love the sound of the car now)

Anybody have any other ideas?

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The clamp that holds the axle back to the mid pipe on the driver side is more than likely just worn out. I'd try just replacing the clamp with a new one and see if that makes a difference
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^^^ the clamps can get stretched out if they get over tightened, which is easy to do. They don't need to be as tight as you think. Are you getting exhaust leaks anywhere where the problem might be?

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So I bought my mustang used and changed out the exhaust to borla axlebacks.

Unfortunately, no matter how much time I spend aligning them (and its probably been hours at this point) my drivers side exhaust seems to wander over time and end up touching the bumper after a few weeks.

Has anybody else had this problem?

I think its because my mid-pipe is slightly rusty and the clamp connecting the mid-pipe to the exhaust has trouble making good contact. I already have it so tight I'm worried I might crush one or both of the pipes.

I think the solution is to either change out the mid-pipe to something new or to try a larger clamp. (A new mid-pipe/resonator delete would definitely sound better but I'm not sure its worth the money as I love the sound of the car now)

Anybody have any other ideas?

Thanks
align them one more time then spot weld them,problem fixed
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:03 PM   #5
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Mine never would stay adjusted right no matter what setup of exhaust I had. Very annoying. Ended up melting my diffuser but I didn't give a crap


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Order a new clamp. It will solve your problem. You can get it from JEGS here for half the cost of an OEM one and its the same one. I had the same problem. After they are loosened and tightened several times they stretch.

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performan...30689/10002/-1


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Yup, run a couple of spot welds on each side of the clamps and it's there to stay...
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Thanks guys! I went ahead and ordered a new clamp.
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I bought used MagnaFlow race series axle backs. My drivers side was doing the same thing. I let everything settle in after a day or so, went back to tighten up but was still off a bit. Gave it another week, got tired of looking at it and gave it a yank. Hasn't gone back since!
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I have the Borla OEM "FRPP" Touring axle backs (call me gramps). With stock 2013 muffler supports, i found a bit of bending of the muffler hangers put the tips evenly in the cutouts. They haven't moved. I also made sure of a good pipe-to-AB connection and clamp, when first installed. I think this means there is hope for Borla AB owners, tho the stingers and ataks use smaller cans


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