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Exhaust Question

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Huw, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    I'm tinkering with the exhaust run on the car at the moment.

    What would be the correct minimum distance between an exhaust and the floor of the car, anyone have a clue?

    Specifically the downpipe and the front foot well/ transmission tunnel, I'm thinking about an inch should do it?

    Cheers

    Huw
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 6, 2017
  2. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    I've got no more than an inch between my collectors and the passenger footwell, and the underseal hasn't caught fire yet.
     
  3. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    Thanks Jon that's what I like to hear!
     
  4. SKiddell

    SKiddell Having a bad day

    Got about 3mm of clearance between the collector and tunnel/floor transition....its not a problem
     
  5. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    :thumbs: That's pretty much what I have right now and was concerned about the under seal and sound deadening material under the carpets.
     
  6. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier Huw - been very ill.
     
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Huw, how about fitting/sticking some heat reflective material on the footwell?
     
  8. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    No problem Sean, hope you are getting better.

    Rob, as in on the underside of the footwell or under the carpet? What product would you suggest?
     
  9. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Mine touches in a couple of places and hasn't been a problem, other than the knocking noise, so I need to get the big hammer out.
     
  10. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I was thinking underside.
     
  11. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
    Z Club Member

    Just had a 3in system made by the guys at infinity exhausts.
    They got the down pipe to the back of the gearbox real close to floor and gearbox .
    But they recommend wrapping it which they did.
    Haven't tested it yet but it looks like it will do the job
     
  12. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member


    Wrapping the exhaust good idea the wrap will absorb some of the heat
     
  13. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    It can also help stainless systems crack.
     
  14. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Why's that

    I fort race cars do it to stop heat rising into cab and it's also beter for the car as the exhaust gases are more warmer to get out quicker also keep the engine bit cooler as the wrap is absorbing the heat

    I bought a mk3 golf gti that's got full stainless on and last guy has wrapped it all
     
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  15. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

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