Results 1 to 15 of 15

torque arm issued

This is a discussion on torque arm issued within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; my y pipe is hitting my torque arm, i dont think that's good, how can i fix the issued with ...

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Orlando
    Posts
    211

    Black
    Trans am

    torque arm issued

    my y pipe is hitting my torque arm, i dont think that's good, how can i fix the issued with the y pipe

  2. #2
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,511

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    What brand of ORY?

    I have a TS&P one & it took a couple of adjustments to get it right.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Orlando
    Posts
    211

    Black
    Trans am

    Pacesetter 3" ORY Pipe, i was thinking to take it to someone to mod the piping on the area where it is hitting from 3" to 2" and replace the tail housing

  4. #4
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    where's it hitting at? A lot of times you can fix these issues by adjusting the exhaust. I had the same issue with my pacesetter Y. What I did was loosen the exhaust all the way up past the axle. The angle that they I-pipe comes over the axle makes a big difference in clearance up towards the front. After I loosened everything up I twisted that pipe to get me the most clearance all the way around and then I wedged blocks of wood in any close fitting spots to hold everything in place. After I did that I tightened everything back up and then knocked the blocks of wood out. Cured all my banging issues.

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,511

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    where's it hitting at? A lot of times you can fix these issues by adjusting the exhaust. I had the same issue with my pacesetter Y. What I did was loosen the exhaust all the way up past the axle. The angle that they I-pipe comes over the axle makes a big difference in clearance up towards the front. After I loosened everything up I twisted that pipe to get me the most clearance all the way around and then I wedged blocks of wood in any close fitting spots to hold everything in place. After I did that I tightened everything back up and then knocked the blocks of wood out. Cured all my banging issues.
    ^^^^
    This is exactly how I did mine. I also welded up the ORY so I could eliminate the clamps that cause many of my issues with slapping the floor boards and catching trash on the road. I also used band clamps to connect the ORY to the headers and I welded the single pipe that connects to the ORY to extend it and have a cut in the area close to where I'm going to put a cut out, but for now it is band clamp.

    I also notice 2 things the last time I was under the car. When I installed the (UMI) TA relocation mount and adjustable TA it gave me more room to adjust the exhaust to tighten it up more.



    I will also say that each car is different. Mine is considered lowered. My lowest part of the ORY sits exactly at 3.5" off the pavement.

  7. #7
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,511

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    Quote Originally Posted by FMR_TransAm View Post
    Yeah that's the same spot that was a major PITA for me too.


    You can see where the TA tilts up right as the ORY comes underneath the TA.





    I'm not saying you need a new TA to fix this just giving you a reference of what I posted above.

  8. #8
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    I wonder also if it's hitting his floorboard maybe and not his torque arm. Either way you can usually fix it by playing with the I-pipe angle. Mufflex makes the Y clamp too that helps but it's a $50 clamp.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Orlando
    Posts
    211

    Black
    Trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I wonder also if it's hitting his floorboard maybe and not his torque arm. Either way you can usually fix it by playing with the I-pipe angle. Mufflex makes the Y clamp too that helps but it's a $50 clamp.

    I can feel something hitting the bottom

  10. #10

  11. #11
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    yeah....you can feel it when it's hitting the floorboard too. Most common spot by far for it to hit is directly under the driver right where the bend is. Like I say though......you can fix it by playing with that I-pipe angle. That's a shit ton of money for a clamp....that would be worst case scenario for me. Took me about 30 minutes to fix mine by loosening everything and didn't cost a dime.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Orlando
    Posts
    211

    Black
    Trans am

    like having someone welded my y pipe and have the i pipe lower about 1 inch to have alot of room for the y pipe

  13. #13
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    I don't think there's a such thing as "a lot" of room under 4th gens. I don't think it'll take as much work as you think.... that I pipe just gets rotated.

  14. #14
    Junior Member tdevil55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Hampton VA
    Posts
    64

    Navy Blue Metalic
    02 Z28 Camaro

    Just a thought, have you replaced your t arm mount? I have the same y, and it was close on the t arm when the rear would hang, but when the suspension is loaded, there should be enough clearance. After I did my t arm mount to a Polly, it gave it some more room, not sure if it was just my car and got lucky, but it helped. I now have a body mount t arm and there is no hitting because of the relocation on the body. Just my thoughts.
    02 Z28/LS1 NBM - TIN CAN RACING
    Full bolt on, weight reduction mods, dyno tuned by FROST = 330hp/342tq New PB = 12.74 @109

  15. #15
    James Bond Spikito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    30
    Posts
    4,546

    2001 3.8 Black - sold
    2000 SS Black M6

    how does that hangar work?

    i just put on an ORY and it bangs bad...and its intermittant.

    it was banging against my trans mount, so i notched it a little when i put on a new tranny mount, but now its hitting somewhere else, and im pretty sure its hitting my TA too

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. White House Has issued 5.5 million Work Permits since 2009
    By theorangeguy in forum Political / Debate Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-03-2015, 04:24 PM
  2. For Sale: umi tunnel mount torque arm brace and on car adj torque arm
    By 99yellowz28 in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-10-2011, 09:33 AM
  3. Duplicate Title issued by DMV???
    By JLRZ28 in forum General Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-30-2011, 07:12 PM
  4. Torque Thrust II's vs Torque ThrustM Chrome's??
    By SteelmanLS1 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-01-2008, 04:36 PM
  5. Tornado Watch issued for central TN/NW Alabama
    By Ice Spiral in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-16-2006, 02:14 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •