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Clearance problems?

This is a discussion on Clearance problems? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have the loudmouth 1 exhaust on my 2000 trans am. And whenever I go into steep driveways or over ...

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    Clearance problems?

    I have the loudmouth 1 exhaust on my 2000 trans am. And whenever I go into steep driveways or over speedbumps i can hear it scraping. Anyone else have this problem? I don't have headers just a cat back.

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    A metallic scraping? our cars are very low in general, could be anything. I have my LM1 welded on, so it may not be the same angles, but I don't have that problem. I'm always scraping up the freaking body.

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    welcome to the quality that is SLP.

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    exactly. I got mine for like 250, but if I could do it again, I would do true duals. I would sell it off if I were you and have someone fab you something. I would but I'm out of cash right now.

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    it could just be a clamp pointing down that needs turned around,i had that problem before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secondgearscratch View Post
    welcome to the quality that is SLP.
    What does quality have to do with clearance? I love the way it sounds........

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    Listen im lowered with Slp headers lol i dont wanna hear any bitching, jking just look under your car you can tell what is hitting it will have marks on the pipe then make whatever is hanging low not hang so low.

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    I have a loud mouth 1 and haven't had any problems with it at all! So far so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000T/A Guru View Post
    Listen im lowered with Slp headers lol i dont wanna hear any bitching, jking just look under your car you can tell what is hitting it will have marks on the pipe then make whatever is hanging low not hang so low.
    yikes. Do those SLP headers actually let all 4 tires touch the ground? Hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    What does quality have to do with clearance? ...
    Everthing... IMO
    Which Y-pipe do you have SLP, stock GM? My car is lowered and ever inch count under there, I have the SLP Y and Loudmouth 1. Have you tried loosing all the hardware and retighten; I did this while applying pressure at the lowest point and found another 1/2" of clearance at it's lowest section in my case the "Y", have you found what has been scraping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by my1973form View Post
    Everthing... IMO
    Which Y-pipe do you have SLP, stock GM? My car is lowered and ever inch count under there, I have the SLP Y and Loudmouth 1. Have you tried loosing all the hardware and retighten; I did this while applying pressure at the lowest point and found another 1/2" of clearance at it's lowest section in my case the "Y", have you found what has been scraping?
    I have the stock y pipe and no i haven't had a chance to check yet, i will tonight thought and let you know.........

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    I bought the car with slp headers thats why it has them lol, then I lowered it and some other minor things.

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    Oh so you have the clearance of maybe a toothpick right?

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    if i`s were a bettin` man id bet its your stock y-pipe thats the problem

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    I'm a betting man, but I want to know I'm right first. Like it's been said above, LOOK. See what's scraped up and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptransam View Post
    I'm a betting man, but I want to know I'm right first. Like it's been said above, LOOK. See what's scraped up and go from there.
    I got underneith my car this morning and can't see any signs of scraping on any of the hardware. Any other ideas on what it could be?

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    got a buddy with a lift? it would probably be easier to see that way. Could it be something else scraping.

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