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Exhaust System Installation
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The Random Technologies catalytic converter fits nicely in the area, but it's close to the firewall and footwell. We used some .100 steel to fabricate heat shields and welded them directly to the cat. The heat shields really work-no hot feet and you can see that we've driven the car in most every condition possible from the corrosion. After many miles, it's obvious the converter placement was the right choice. Overall, the floor is much cooler, and the passenger compartment is comfortable.
The Random Technologies catalytic converter fits nicely in the area, but it's close to the
The rear pipe slips onto the front pipe and gets clamped with the clamps that are supplied in the Corvette Central exhaust system. The rear pipes fit correctly with no modifications. The only modifications were at the front for the headers. Since we have the Keisler Tremec five-speed in place, we fabricated a custom bracket to retain the exhaust at the transmission. Corvette Central supplies a new transmission exhaust mounting bracket when the system is changed from single to duals when you have an OE manual or automatic transmission.
The rear pipe slips onto the front pipe and gets clamped with the clamps that are supplied
Once the front pipes are in place, we install the mufflers. A light coating of never-seize allows the pipes to slip on easier. Plus, the never-seize allows you to move things around until the system is properly aligned. As you can see, the Corvette Central supplied Magnaflow mufflers have the correct pipe welded in place and is ready for installation.
Once the front pipes are in place, we install the mufflers. A light coating of never-seize
when we install the clamps, we put the saddle "up" to keep the threaded portion from hanging down to be caught on the ground. Whether you put the clamp up or down, always watch the placement to avoid spring contact. The TRW composite spring is wider than the original metal spring and can be damaged by the exhaust clamp.
when we install the clamps, we put the saddle "up" to keep the threaded portion from hangi
Before we fully tightened the rear clamp, we found that the rear pipes would hit our Vette Brakes and Products Smart Strut rear camber bracket when they were in the correct position. Our handy air hacksaw took out just enough material to allow the pipes to fit properly. Always be conservative when you cut or modify parts for a better fit. If you remove too much material, the part can be weakened. OE camber struts wouldn't require any cutting because they position the camber struts up higher, which, unfortunately, effects suspension geometry in a negative way.
Before we fully tightened the rear clamp, we found that the rear pipes would hit our Vette
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