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Old 10-31-2011, 04:42 PM
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best way to get these exhaust suspension rings on?!?

okay, im new to this car but i want to try and fix everything (within reason) myself. exhaust hit the ground and i had to order the suspension rings... now i have them but what is the best way to get these rings on?!? they are tight and i just dont want to break anything! any suggestions would be awesome!

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Old 10-31-2011, 04:50 PM
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Jack up the exhaust to get it close and then pry it on with a large screwdriver as a pry bar

Exhaust hanger rubber bands
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:35 PM
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I just push the muffler up as high as possible with my knee and then use my fingers on the hangers.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:59 PM
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I do it like Kerry said.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:04 PM
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Grab each end of the rubber ring and stretch it with your fingers, place over the hooks, then release....thats what I do.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:59 PM
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okay, im new to this car but i want to try and fix everything (within reason) myself. exhaust hit the ground and i had to order the suspension rings... now i have them but what is the best way to get these rings on?!? they are tight and i just dont want to break anything! any suggestions would be awesome!
Instal hanger on chassis hook and pull down on hanger with a stiff metal hook device you will need to make.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:33 PM
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I think this is one of the worst jobs to do on a car not having a lift at my disposal.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:09 PM
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Jack up the exhaust to get it close and then pry it on with a large screwdriver as a pry bar

Exhaust hanger rubber bands
Yes. It is very simple. Just take a large screwdriver and put it through the donut and put the end on the loop hook, lift and rotate the handle of the screwdriver so that the donut is stretched over the hook and keep rotating the screwdriver until it rotates over and out the other side of the hook.

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:51 PM
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Soak the rings in hot water to make it more stretchy.
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Grab each end of the rubber ring and stretch it with your fingers, place over the hooks, then release....thats what I do.
You must have very strong fingers !!!
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You must have very strong fingers !!!
All the better to stretch out other things.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:42 AM
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I think this is one of the worst jobs to do on a car not having a lift at my disposal.
Sucks even more if you have to lay in sand.
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Sucks even more if you have to lay in sand.
Ice cold rocks beats it
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:35 AM
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Ice cold rocks beats it
True that. Especially when your bare hands stick to the metal exhaust, and become nothing more than cold-numb clublike appendages, that can no longer grip a wrench. Not fun..
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How about when a bunch of crud falls into your eyes and mouth when your are trying to move the muffler around. That's one way to get your daily recommended amount of iron.

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