Bent Exhaust, What to do?

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    Bent Exhaust, What to do?

    I have a XV that I just rebuild from front end damaged. I just noticed today that the exhaust is sitting back over 1 inch further than it should be. This is causing it to rattle against my new EcoHitch.

    I assume it's is bent in the front near the catalytic converter on the front exhaust manifold. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get this back into shape? Is it worth the struggle, or should I try to find a replacement?

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    The problem with rebending exhaust piping is that typically it doesn't work too good since the metal has been exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time as well as the exhaust gases which probably means that the metal is pretty brittle (or at least more brittle than when it was new).

    I would inspect the entire length of the exhaust system to see if there is any other damage before looking for additional parts or developing a course of action. You might even want to post pictures at various points along the exhaust line so that other members can comment on 'how off' a particular segment may be.

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    Unless you have the proper equipment for bending metal pipes, it might be better to buy the parts instead. Pipe part of the exhaust shouldn't be too bad if you know how to replace it yourself as long as catalytic converter is not welded on.

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    Here is what I'm working with. The manifold was definitely hit. Can anyone tell me if the center support bracket is further back than it should be? The center catalytic converter to the transmission would be a good point too. Looking at the rear hangers, I'm only back about 1 inch.
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