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Old 06-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hey all, turns out things break when you're wheeling. Lucky for me it was just my rearmost exhaust hanger. Thing of it is...I can't find a replacement at any of the shops I've been at and I'm about to lose my freaking mind. Where can you find the replacement? What other hangers work and can take a bit of a beating on the trails?

Secondly, looking at the photo you see that my leafs are completely flat (bad angle on the photo but you can see that the leaf parallels the other lines on the XJ. A lift is in the picture, but only when finances are secured. Until then, what does this mean? I have about 1.5-2" gap from the axle to the bumpstops in an empty vehicle. I'm positive that I hit the bumpstops on nearly every bump...you can't mistake the feeling. Should I be concerned about damage at this point?

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Old 06-21-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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As for the exhaust, I would just remove the broken bracket and use that thin metal strap stuff and the existing bolt holes to hold it up, but I'm cheap.

The leaves, yeah they're flat, so are mine, so are a lot of XJs, you're really in trouble when they start to frown at you though. Replace em, maybe just replace the main leaf with the main leaf of an S-10. . . others maybe able to help more.
It was simple and easy, therefore vulgar and not worth doing.

I need a garage and money...

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a1racer did a mod using the main leafs from a Dodge Van. Check it out.->http://jeep-xj.com/showthread.php?t=72
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just go to the parts store and get a universal exhaust hanger the one that broke on yours is what i have on mine i got it at autozone
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Mine broke there too. I put a stainless steel hose clamp around the exhaust pipe and clamp it to the frame
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