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Old 07-21-2011, 11:54 AM
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ive noticed my exhaust kinda hangs lower than i thought its supposed to, especially under the door where the pipe from the cat meets the pipe from the muffler.
it looks like the fitting/connector with the gasket inside was put on(not factory im sure) but nothing else looks replaced.
also, the hangers directly above the muffler are rusted and not holding it. the only hanger i can see holding the back end is the one near the tail pipe.

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:56 AM
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looks fine to me
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:57 AM
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i'd be more worried about the rust...
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:58 AM
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:00 PM
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i'd be more worried about the rust...
of all my exhaust or what. if theres no holes or leaks rust on it isnt a problem
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:02 PM
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:05 PM
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thats what snow and salt does around here, its not unsafe or anything like that.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:10 PM
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thats what snow and salt does around here, its not unsafe or anything like that.
dont worry about it, different parts of the country have way more rust either because of snow, road salt or if you live on the coast.

heres mine looks the same


just sticks down a tad, i made sure the actual muffler was tucked though

edit: get rid of that stock exhaust though!! haha
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:16 PM
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dont worry about it, different parts of the country have way more rust either because of snow, road salt or if you live on the coast.

heres mine looks the same


just sticks down a tad, i made sure the actual muffler was tucked though

edit: get rid of that stock exhaust though!! haha
yea all our vehicles around here are plagued by it eventually. ok yea i was wondering if it was supposed to be like that, i guess so. is yours welded at that point or does it have that clamp like mine?
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:19 PM
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thats what snow and salt does around here, its not unsafe or anything like that.
You should put spray on rugged liner or line-x all over your frame it prevents that rust from happening and preserves your truck for many years to come
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:20 PM
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yea all our vehicles around here are plagued by it eventually. ok yea i was wondering if it was supposed to be like that, i guess so. is yours welded at that point or does it have that clamp like mine?
welded, the doughnut is at the end of the cats
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:26 PM
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You should put spray on rugged liner or line-x all over your frame it prevents that rust from happening and preserves your truck for many years to come
haha true but to do it right you would have to take off every little spot of rust off before you sprayed it otherwise it would just come through again.

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welded, the doughnut is at the end of the cats
ok thanks, i have no clue what the deal with mine could have been, at the cat and muffler its welded. who knows, im probly going to be getting a cat-back kit put on soon
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:40 PM
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You should put spray on rugged liner or line-x all over your frame it prevents that rust from happening and preserves your truck for many years to come
I would like to contest this (and continue the thread jack), but only with the purpose of learning more.

Ranger frames are not untreated from the factory. I believe they ussualy have black paint. The paint then chips off and starts rust. Would line-x not chip off and continue to rust? Is there something that can be done to keep the factory frame coating in good shape?
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:56 PM
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Ranger frames are not untreated from the factory. I believe they ussualy have black paint. The paint then chips off and starts rust. Would line-x not chip off and continue to rust? Is there something that can be done to keep the factory frame coating in good shape?
Regular paints will get eaten off by salt and will break down with weather conditions. I am going to do mine over again, this time using POR15. I have been researching it, that product seems like its one of the best to use for undercoating
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:03 PM
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Regular paints will get eaten off by salt and will break down with weather conditions. I am going to do mine over again, this time using POR15. I have been researching it, that product seems like its one of the best to use for undercoating
I've heard great things about POR15 as well....oneday ill get around to doing my frames
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