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Old 05-15-2007, 02:32 PM
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down pipe help

hey fellas my downpipe is hitting the firewall and i was wondering what the easiest way to bend the firewall tabs out of the way,i can get a hammer in there but not enough to get a good hit on it,i also tried a long peice of rebar, didnt do it,anyway you get the point its kicking my bleeep,and its not that funny,any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:37 PM
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Keep working the DP... it'll fit.

If you give up I've heard of people also using a 3/8ths extension and hammer to tap the firewall tabs out of the way.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:45 PM
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i got the downpipe in but when i get on the gas it hits the firewall,what do you thinis the best way to beat up my firewall,that steel is purty hard stuff
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:16 PM
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I munched my firewall with a porta power b-4 i put my down pipe in... i got lotsa clearance on mine... i dont know what to tell you... you might get in there with a cutting torch and a fire extinguisher and give em a little good bye! other than that i duno
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:34 PM
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About a three foot long pry bar with a nice end on it will do the trick. And the truck being on a lift helps big time.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:42 PM
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i guess tommorow i will give it another shot,ill keep you guys posted, thanx for the info though,i will try anything and everything,tight spot with no room to work goota love that
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:37 PM
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Good luck, hope it all works out. I hate it when i have a rattle or vibration that i cant get to go away. Very frusterating.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:25 PM
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I used to have the same problem and here's how I fixed it. Loosen the entire system and place a 1" piece of wood between the firewall and the exhaust. Then retighten everything starting from the top down and remove the piece of wood. If this doesn't work, then take it down and have a new hanger welded on and repeat the process.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:37 PM
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i must be a complete idiot,but i cannot seem to get enough leverage to hammer the firewall,and that metal just aint playing either pretty strong stuff,i will try again later after i cool down lol.
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:21 PM
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i replace mine with a banks 4" and had the same problem . i ended up cutting off the turbo flang
then mounted back on turbo then put the pipe in place with good clearance then
tack welded then removed for comlete weld up no probleams now
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