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Burnt valance...... longer exhaust hangers????

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I managed to get out and wash both my cars this past weekend. Holiday weekend for us Canucks. My SVT hasn't been driven much due to the lack of racing and it was green and slimy. Took a toothbrush to many cracks and crevices.

My biggest problem came when I got to the rear of the ST. As you can see, I somehow managed to melt/burn the valance. I've had the ST just over 2 years and nothing has changed. I did recently take it on its first long road trip, 5hrs each way, mountain driving. Nothing too exciting as I had my 2 boys with me.

I'm gonna see about getting a new valance or sanding this one and painting it flat black, but does anyone know if there are available slightly longer exhaust hangers. I don't want to fix everything just to have it happen again. 20200520_144255.jpg
 


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It says magnaflow on the tips so I'll presume the whole catback is that. I didn't install it, I bought the car as is.
 


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That's a problem with the tips not protruding past the bumper far enough - you could try to wiggle the muffler section out further after loosening the clamps.

Can you show a picture top down showing how far they protrude out from the valance?
 


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Couple different angles, it doesn't stick out at all.
Also, the previous owner did a pretty shitty job of welding the exhaust, so there's gonna be no loosening of clamps and wiggling the muffler section.
The only thing I've done differently in the past 2yrs is the road trip. 3hrs of highway driving before first stop clearly got the exhaust too hot. Gotta fix that before next trip to cabin.
 


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You could just do the heat shedding gold or silver, adhesive backed, foil wrap stuff on the outlet scallop for now, until you can get everything fixed, to keep it from actually deforming the bumper ABS (or whatever it is made of). [wink]
 


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Easiest fix is to cut off that garbage job by the previous owner ( full offense to whoever welded that up) and set yourself up with a new catback that's properly laid out.
I Like this idea very much! Its a total dumpster fire under there I got $5 on it.
 


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This get me thinking I should maybe attach some heat resistant material there before I install my Thermal exhaust.

I think DEI makes some that has a sticky backing that I could cut to shape. It's bright silver but it shouldn't be too noticeable if I just put it on that inner section.

Any better ideas?
 


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This get me thinking I should maybe attach some heat resistant material there before I install my Thermal exhaust.

I think DEI makes some that has a sticky backing that I could cut to shape. It's bright silver but it shouldn't be too noticeable if I just put it on that inner section.

Any better ideas?
Na...man....your good. I run a thermal....but its ceramic coated to the tips. Its close to the bumper....no burn marks. Its been over a year...


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Replacing it is definitely not in the budget right now, so I'll see if I can find some adhesive heat shielding.

Nobody knows if the aftermarket hangers are longer?
 


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Replacing it is definitely not in the budget right now, so I'll see if I can find some adhesive heat shielding.

Nobody knows if the aftermarket hangers are longer?
You don't need longer hangers. They will not solve this problem.

The heat is going directly UP. If you move it down 1/2/" it won't do much at all.
 




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