Exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe bolts too long

Mopar Exhaust Systems

  1. jbooth35

    jbooth35 Member

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    I got a TTI exhaust for the car last year and I'm finally getting back to putting it together. Anyhow, on the driver's side the bolts TTI supplied are longer than my old factory bolts and I cannot get one of the two bolts to fit, unless I put it on from the bottom up. I'm thinking this isn't a great idea, so I'd want to know what I 'should' do.

    1. Shorten the bolt (cut it? any suggestions on how to do this properly)
    2. Replace it with a shorter bolt
    3. Put it on upside down...

    Thanks for your advice.
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Replace it with a shorter bolt, get a grade 5 from Ace hardware.

    Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave. Your advice is always appreciated. I figured a replacement would be the 'correct' choice. I just wish a one kit I've gotten for this car worked without modification. These 65's are a real PITA.
     
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    I was able to bend the heat shield and allow the bolt to slide in.

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