Aluminium Dss installed no clearance to Rh front resonator

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  1. boosted srt

    boosted srt SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I just got done installing alum DSS fairly easy and straight forward install, however the pass front resonator
    is touchoing the drive shaft. So i removed the exhaust again and kindly asked the muffler to provide a little more
    room for the drive shaft. After a little negotiating with a 3lb sledge i have 3/16 clearance.
    Being as the rear end is fixed and the driveshaft should not move, or completely modifying the exhaust
    system or deleting the front resonators i dont think i can get much more clearance. 60 mile road trip and no signs of shaft touching muffler yet.

    What has every one else seen on A8's when installing a aluminium shaft.

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    Jim

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  2. TNCHARGER

    TNCHARGER SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I dont know yet but will find out in about a week when I install mine..
     
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    I've done 1 that cleared easy, and I did another that needed "reconfiguring"...
     
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    Do you think it's just the muffler, or the driveshaft?
     
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    why would it be the driveshaft ?
     
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    I don't know, that's why i asked the question. I'm in the process of ordering one i wasn't sure if the mufflers are just off on some cars.
     
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    boosted srt SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Definately the change in diameter of the shaft.
     
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    I just put mine on Thursday small clearance problem at same spot just loosened all the hangers and clamps and re tightened everything with it pried over as far as it would go and it relaxed back with about a quarter inch or more clearance to spare. Had it out today was pretty hard on the tires and no noise or rubbing sure seems a lot quicker in reacting to input now definitely no 2 piece wind up with carrier slop just instant rubber roasting can't wait to see what happens with slicks ...
     
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    it will not be the shaft
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    knowing dodge build quality some of the exhaust systems are probably offset a little
     
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    keep in mind the mufflers and the resonators will not be a "clocked" thing, some may have to do a little moving or re-contouring when doing this. Most do not have issues. When we put the 9" kit in we had to hit the top a little but not much.
     
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    how far out are we looking on new orders to be shipped. Im looking at placing my order mid to late Feb, wondering how long it'll take to get shipped
     
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    Driveshaft Shop Gold Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    by then there will be inventory on the shelf. Some of the Dealers are also stocking them so check around,
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Good to know. I'm planning to get one coming in Feb too.
     

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