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Old 07-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Araxiel Araxiel is offline
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Question Cut bent tailpipe?

Hey all, this is my first time posting to this forum, got me a 1999 Ranger XLT 4.0 V6 last summer, and all is running great, but there are some maintenance and other issues the last owner didn't pay attention to.

The tailpipe is bent backwards, at a smaller than 90 degree angle, and there is paint transfer as if he backed into something.

The bend in the pipe also looks pinched,

and I was wondering how badly that was constricting airflow, and if I should saw off the end of the pipe just above the pinch.

I'm hoping to get a new exhaust eventually, but would a quick fix be appropriate?
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Cut bent tailpipe?

cut it off, it wont hurt a thing.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: Cut bent tailpipe?

just cut it off. i wont hurt a thing and IMO t will probably look better lol. but i'd def cut if off that pinch is definitely constricting exhaust flow.

another option is to cut it off all the way up at the muffler and just throw a turn down on it. that would give it the hidden exhaust look.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Cut bent tailpipe?

here is your answer form another thread:

Originally Posted by STL View Post
Just cut it off at the muffler and add a down turn tip

Wont need a welder to attach it. Just use clamps

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Old 07-29-2010, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: Cut bent tailpipe?

^ thats like half-assing though those clamps suck lol

id use a band clamp over those

...wider than this one of course
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