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Old 06-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Anybody have van muffler photos to share?

Here's my stock muffler photos. I'm wondering about proper attachment methods. Looks like mine did not get attached the way it was orignally designed to be. Does anyone know if this is ok as far as vibration and noise reduction?

Assuming the stock muffler rusts out in 10 years, what would you recommend for a replacement?


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Old 06-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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No photo (I'm on the road) but that looks normal.

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That's only the tail pipe hanger in the picture.
I agree with Mike it looks fine to me.
What do you think is wrong with it?
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That's only the tail pipe hanger in the picture.
I agree with Mike it looks fine to me.
What do you think is wrong with it?
No real concerns unless somebody tells me otherwise, but I thought it was odd that it did not get attached using the stock OEM piece already in place. What would motivate an alternate attachment method? Doesn't Ford put the tail pipe on before shipping the van?
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The rod welded on the tailpipe is the standard Ford hanger. I don't know what the other round thing that may be attached to the tailpipe is - never seen one like it.

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The rod welded on the tailpipe is the standard Ford hanger. I don't know what the other round thing that may be attached to the tailpipe is - never seen one like it.

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Its a Vibration Dampener. Its weighted to absorb any vibration caused in the pipe. Car companies put them on exhaust systems, drive shafts, axles and transmission mounts sometime to eliminate and harmonic imperfections or imbalances.

After looking at mine I see tail pipe hanger is attached to the bottom of the frame rail not inside like yours. I did see another post on here that was more like yours though. Mine is a 2008 V-10 so in might be different as they most likely change from time to time and would be different depending on pipe size, motor type and size, parts/supply availability and such.

If you are having vibration issues you might check to see if the tail pipe hanger/rod is just touching the inside of the frame as it looks close in your second picture. It might show as a rust or bare paint mark wearing on the frame where the hanger rod sticks though the rubber part.

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