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Hi all. I picked up my '05 S40 T5 this past weekend- loving it! I'll post pics soon.<p>Here's something you guys would have good insight or advice on...<p>My left tailpipe is not centered in the cutout/opening of the rear bumper, as the right one is. It's a little off to the right, towards the center of the car (by a matter of millimeters, I'm sure, as there isn't that much clearance around the centered one) and almost touching the right hand side/edge of that bumper cutout. I know, I'm pretty anal but it drives me nuts. <p>Anyway, I don't want to just pull hard on it from the outer edge of the car for fear I'll snap the thing right off the muffler. Murphy of said law rules my life that way.<p>I am thinking of sticking a stout pipe up into the tip so that it goes all the way to the muffler and then pry it slowly/gently outwards (toward the wheel) so that it'll be centered.<p>Has anyone tried this? Is there a real likelihood I'll snap the tail pipe off? I'm a little nervous about digging in, b/c w/ my luck I'll snap it off. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks!!<p>Eric
 

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Give it a shot. Probably the worst that can happen is you break it and have to get some new pipe welded on, or a new muffler.<p>I couldn't see it costing you more than $200 if all goes badly lol
 

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Adjust the exhaust hanger.
 

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Thanks guys- I appreciate the input.<p>Silver T5- Here's my thinking on that... If the right side is properly aligned (and it is) then it seems to me that adjusting the hanger wouldn't do it (as it's one muffler can hanging there...so "moving" the whole thing to align the left will result in the right being off...or both being off by a little.) Still, good suggestion and I'll look at it more closely over the weekend. Or...<p>Mofo- perhaps so, or at least if it's bugging me that much that's the right attitude (i.e. just dive in and deal w/ it, anticipating a worst case but acceptable scenario.)<p>Again, thanks. I remain very appreciative of this forum!<p>Eric
 

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There is an exhaust hanger supporting each tailpipe after the muffler. It wont throw off both.
 

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<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Silver T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Adjust the exhaust hanger. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> (Cheers)
 

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it depends how much you need to move it, if its very little the exhaust hangers will do it but too much will move the other tip too. for horizontal movements of the tip the other tip is affected too but not so much for vertical
 

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Thanks guys. Zubilius is most on track... My left pipe needs to be moved along a horizontal plane outwards. Given that the two pipes come from the one muffler any significant change to one hanger is going to affect the other. <p>The right pipe is perfectly centered in the cutout of the bumper, so moving the hanger on the left enough to pull that one in line is bound to mess up the right, at least a little...this is why I was thinking of attempting to bend the left pipe outwards along the horizontal plane.<p>Rainy here today, but will get under there tomorrow. Thanks!
 

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yea i think ur best bet is to stick a long pipe in there and pry it outwards but do it slowly so u dont over do it
 
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