Hey all, quick question. I bought my truck and the previous owner put on a Volant Exhaust System with a chrome tip. The volant part is fine but the chrome tip is not really my style. I had asked in another thread about chopping off the end of it but I was just looking at it and it seems like after the resonator there is a clamp that connects to the last part of the pipe that goes up and over the back axle. That pipe has two hangers attached to it, one of which I've boxed in red in the pic below.
My question is 3 part:
1) It looks like these hangers can come apart somehow in the middle? How is this done?
2) If this pipe comes off, will it effect the "stability" of the resonator... in other words will that thing flap around unless I weld on some type of hanger?
3) And lastly can I go to Orielly's and pick up a pice of exhaust piping to angle the exhaust down as it come right out of the resonator, and use a clamp to put it on? I just don't to spew hot exhaust gas strait onto the axle and spare tire.. want to point that stuff down and out of the way!
Help would be greatly appreciated... I'm probably waaaay over thinking this. Thanks!