Clearance issues with my challenger and 4 inch aluminum dss shaft

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  1. Deathcat

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    when I got the driveshaft , I never got any instruction on how to modify the exaust for clearance reasons, was wondering if you have any videos or advice
     
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    Don't have video but I had to use hammer to take my frustration out and beat up the exhaust to make a room
     
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    i know it may not be what you want to read as a solution but i know some members were using a rubber mallet to bend the exhaust to fit.
     
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    I don't have mufflers tho, I had them cut out, I'm hearing a soft clink from the rear when I go over bumps , and it's driving me insane
     
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    I removed the heat shield , and the mufflers , and it's still ting-Ing
     
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    Do you have a pic of clearance
     
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    On my Solo Performance exhaust, all we had to do was add a 1/2" spacer at the bolts on top at the rear most hangers (by the tips). Readjust everything, realign tips, and all good. Mine does not touch the 4" shaft at all.
     
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    Loosen the exhaust hangers mounting bolts and shift the exhaust for clearance. Once in a good position re-tighten all exhaust hangers ;)

    Loosen, shift, re-tighten!
     
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    Here you go,
     
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    Did mine the same way works perfect, with no issues
     
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    After launching a few good times, are you guys sure those shafts are not scratched from rubbing? Are you sure the cradle stays in the same position as it is at rest, when you nail it?
     
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    Yes David had mine up on the lift at dealer for oil change and we checked it out after the power tour and 4000 miles. On another note my car started that wheel hop you were talking about at the Texas drag strip, only did it once.
     
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    I just received the Version 2 aluminum driveshaft from DSS and the instruction sheet states the following:

    PLEASE NOTE: Exhaust system may need to be modified for adequate clearance (.75").

    Apparently DSS feels that 3/4" is adequate. I didn't install it yet.

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg I ran Roxy hard as hell for 2800 miles in 8 days from normal driving to a lot of drag strips and a few runs between states in excess of 120 and no mark on the DS.
     
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    great picture Danny123 way cool :cool:
     

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