Corvette Z06 Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,388 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey all,



I guess it's just one of those things, but my Z06 came in with the exhaust tips kind of askew. The left ones appear to be perfect, but the right ones are a bit out of line...



Has anyone had any luck in putting a couple broom handles (or something) in 'em and leveraging them to get them aligned? I'm not sure how titanium responds to this kind of thing.



(Or, any other ideas?)



Thanks!



-Kirk

------------------
2001 Z06
MY w/Black
Memory, Mirrors, Mats, and Moldings!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,411 Posts
I think there are some bolts you need to loosen, position, then tighten....I don't recommend the broomstick method...

Someone here can surely help you...

JC
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
My dealer replaced the right side on my 2000...badly and scratched the besesus out of the arse end. Try the losen and adjust yourself is my opinion.

------------------
2000 VIN: 500101/cpe/blk/JL4/A4/Z51/G92/N73/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
528 Posts
I would try the loosen and adjust. I don't think your going to have much luck trying the broom stick method. Not on Titanium. Its just not going to bend. Besides you might break the broom stick and wind up with it sticking out of the backend of your vet. Not good. Good luck. Keep us posted on how you make out.

------------------
Mark's Web Site

01 Z06 MY/BLK,Zaino,Lowered,Ripper - No time slips yet
92 RS ProStreet Camaro (454) - Best E.T to date 10.15 @ 136 mph (all throttle no bottle)
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by not aligned. Do you mean one muffler <both tips on one side> are lower or higher than the other? If this is the case, there's a hanger that's slotted where the strap that goes around the muffler with the tongue slides into, that's what suspends the exhaust into position... moving the height isn't a big deal, either the hanger could be shimmed, or the toungue "bent" in the appropriate direction to get both mufflers the same height.

If the tips on one muffler are askew to each other, IOW, not horizontially on the same plane... that's a different issue.

I wouldn't try using anything not almost the exact internal diameter of the pipe or you'll have a teardrop shaped tip.

Ask the dealer if it's an issue covered under warranty.

I wouldn't try muscling the exhaust. It's expensive to replace if you make an unfortunate mistake. Let the dealer accept the liability.
------------------
1fastdog 2K FRC
[email protected]



[This message has been edited by 1fastdog (edited 02-06-2001).]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,388 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Thanks for the replies!

As for the exact misalignment, I'm not sure. I'm not sure if both of the tips are lower on the right side, or if just one it lower than the other on the right side. I need to take a better look at it.

As fot the loosen & adjust method.. Are there actual BOLTS involved here, or just hangers in rubber, as someone suggested? My Mustang and Jeep both have hangers welded to their exhausts that hook through a rubber grommet -- not sure if this is the same kind of set-up on the Z.

Thanks again, folks!

-Kirk


------------------
2001 Z06
MY w/Black
Memory, Mirrors, Mats, and Moldings!
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top