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Offline markus68

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exhaust loop relocation
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:11:31 PM »
Just curious ,,anyone running a Rough Country's 2012 & Up Jeep JK Exhaust Loop Relocation Kit? Only place i couldn't really armor (haven't hit it yet though ) lol
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 11:12:59 AM »
I've looked at that too, but here's the thing you have to be careful with if you go that route - your Jeep's warranty.  That loop is part of the exhaust down pipe, which also includes the catalytic converter (it's all one piece).  The converter is covered under the 8 year/80K mile emissions warranty.  If you modify the pipe, you void the warranty.  Last year a crack developed in one of the welds on the driver's side converter of my Jeep.  Fortunately it was covered under warranty.  If I had cut out the factory loop and installed the RC loop relocation pipe, I would have been screwed.  So for now I'm using a Skid Row Offroad skid plate to protect it.

If you're out of warranty, or willing to take the risk that nothing will happen to your cat., then I think it's a good idea.
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 07:23:10 PM »
I installed a Magnaflow loop delete Y pipe to help clear my long arms. Unfortunately I can't tell you how well it fits a stock setup, had to cut mine to clear everything, but it's very well built and would probably go on easy.
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 08:17:04 PM »
hmm sounded so easy in the catalog  lol
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 04:33:59 AM »
hmm sounded so easy in the catalog  lol

Hahaha that's how everything is! I thought my lift was going to be a weekend project lol
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 07:51:19 AM »
JCROffroad is the only company I know of which makes an exhaust loop skid, but it only works in conjunction with their engine skid. My wife had this on her Jeep before she lifted the Jeep and relocated the exhaust loop.
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 07:30:27 PM »
JCROffroad is the only company I know of which makes an exhaust loop skid, but it only works in conjunction with their engine skid. My wife had this on her Jeep before she lifted the Jeep and relocated the exhaust loop.

Just don't get get the JCR evap skid! Get the Rockhard. Mike (crazy monkey) wanted to punch me after seeing how much easier the install was!
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 09:28:43 PM »
Ken - a lot of us support JCR because an NEJeep member is part of their team and they make good products
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 09:39:51 PM »
Ken - a lot of us support JCR because an NEJeep member is part of their team and they make good products

I don't see how that means people can't express their opinions, one way or another on their products.
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 09:24:37 AM »
Don't get me wrong, JCR makes awesome stuff! Not only does everything look good they function very well. I've talked to a few of them and they are wicked nice people. My only complaint is the installation of their stuff can be a bit of a pain.
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 08:57:53 PM »
yea...unfortunately wouldn't work for me...I already have a rock hard full body skid setup.....I guess ill just watch my spotter and hope for the best ..lol
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 02:31:52 PM »
cut it out and put in a normal exhaust
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 02:41:24 PM »
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Re: exhaust loop relocation
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 04:02:57 PM »
cut it out and put in a normal exhaust

That Magnaflow Y I spoke of in a "normal" JK would work perfectly. Best part it's 2 different size pipes to make it equal flow.
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