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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018 Thread Starter
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2006 Mustang GT, I am having fitment issues with my new Borla S-Type. It is rattling over the crossbar at my rear differential. I have attached pictures as you can see, the exhaust pipe, is too close to the crossbar. The mechanic who did the installation attempted to adjusted the exhaust the best he could without having the exhaust tips touch the bumper. I noticed on the original exhaust there is a flat spot on the exhaust as it goes over the crossbar. Has anyone seen this issue?

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If the factory set up had a flat spot, it would follow that any aftermarket exhaust would also allow for this. Your mechanic should have flatten the exhaust pipe to match the factory setup? Was this done by a muffler shop or a regular service center. I always use muffler shops for this type of work. Good luck with fixing your problem.



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yep, sounds like the new pipe needs a dent like the original one had

you can raise the mufflers in the hangers (by bending the hanger on the muffler) but that will also make the tip too high in the bumper opening, like you said

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I had this exact same problem.
my first attempt for a fix was purchasing the BMR panhard rod support. I once read it was suppose to have extra clearance for exhaust....plan didn't work


second attempt was take it to a muffler shop to fix the tips in the bumper and the pipe on the panhard rod support. They got the tips perfect in the bumper but the pipes still rested on the support brace. And they started to rattle and clang over hard bumps.


my solution was to wrap the panhard rod support with header wrap. Essentially making an isolator for it. I've never had a rattle or clang after that.
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2006 Mustang GT, I am having fitment issues with my new Borla S-Type. It is rattling over the crossbar at my rear differential. I have attached pictures as you can see, the exhaust pipe, is too close to the crossbar. The mechanic who did the installation attempted to adjusted the exhaust the best he could without having the exhaust tips touch the bumper. I noticed on the original exhaust there is a flat spot on the exhaust as it goes over the crossbar. Has anyone seen this issue?

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my solution was to wrap the panhard rod support with header wrap. Essentially making an isolator for it. I've never had a rattle or clang after that.
Good idea. I have the same issue. Was going to go to a muffler shop.
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Hi. I'm sorry to hear about that. Please contact our customer service department at 1-877-462-6752 (Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm PST). They will be able to take care of you.
Thank you very much. I will call Borla today.

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