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Old 01-21-2010, 02:33 PM
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I hope you'll all forgive me. I posted the following in the 3rd Gen section but there doesn't seem to be a lot of activity there. So, I thought I'd try here as well.

Just joined and this is my first post. So, hello to everyone.

I just installed a new Gibson cat-back exhaust on my truck. I have the 20" factory wheels and spare tire. This exhaust is a single in, dual out with both pipes exiting behind the passenger side rear tire. I bought this system because the similar system that exits on each side behind the tire specifically said I would have to relocated my spare tire in order to install it. I didn't want to do that. Well, with this kit, my spare is still too close to one of the pipes. They recommend at least 1" clearance from the spare, shocks, brake lines, etc. I'm clear on everything except the tire. I've contacted Gibson and all they can recommend is to find a way to move the spare tire over an inch from the stock location. I can't figure out a way to do that. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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Old 01-21-2010, 02:59 PM
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Try lowering the spare and moving it to the other side while winching it back up. If that doesn't work get some exhaust wrap and put it on the pipe near the spare.
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I thought about wrapping the pipe too but can't find anyone that will tell me if that will stop enough heat or not. Thoughts?
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The wrap should protect the tire as far as i know. Like remerson said...you could loosin the tire a bit to see if you could move it over and then tighten it. Myself i took my spare off and have no plans on putting it back on. Pain in the ass to get it out anyway. THAT is just me and my opinion.
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I'm gonna try and get the tire to stay over when I tighten it. I haven't tried it but frankly can't see how that would work unless there is something to hold it over. Hell, I gotta bungee or two laying around, maybe I can do something with that. I'm gonna wrap it either way. I just ordered a header wrap kit for 20 bucks shipped so I'll use it just to be safe. I don't want my spare laying around in the bed of my truck. I need that room for other things. And I'm not gonna run without one.
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I say the wrap should help you out. Double wrap it pretend like its a filthy wh0re haha
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Hey hey I resent that comment. Not all whores are filthy.
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Hey hey I resent that comment. Not all whores are filthy.
That's right, some of them are downright clean!
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I use header wrap on my 4 wheelers exhaust pipe and it does work. I've seen demos where it reduces underhood temps by 70 degrees so I think you'll be ok.
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