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#4695540 - 03/15/18 11:02 AM Exhaust tip shim
gizzsdad Offline

Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 596
Loc: Iowa
Want to exchange the dealer supplied (stubby) chrome exhaust tip on the wifey's Colorado, for a longer SS polished tip.

The tailpipe measures 2.8125", and I have a tip that is made for a 3" inlet.

Given the creative, more experienced and thoughtful minds of this crew, I'm wondering what ideas you might have for shimming the tip for a nice, tight fit?

Edited by gizzsdad (03/15/18 11:03 AM)

#4695547 - 03/15/18 11:11 AM Re: Exhaust tip shim [Re: gizzsdad]
FirstNissan Offline

Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 934
Loc: MO
Maybe use some aluminum wrap to make it tight?
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#4695550 - 03/15/18 11:13 AM Re: Exhaust tip shim [Re: gizzsdad]
NGRhodes Offline

Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 336
Loc: West Yorkshire, UK
Snip up a Baked bean tin and use some RTV to lube and seal.

#4695560 - 03/15/18 11:24 AM Re: Exhaust tip shim [Re: NGRhodes]
Kira Offline

Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5406
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
If neither of those work (can't see why they wouldn't) they (like Grainger) sells adhesive backed foil tape.
Wrap as needed.
Still, I'd try some simple shimming for "no" money first.

#4695866 - 03/15/18 04:22 PM Re: Exhaust tip shim [Re: gizzsdad]
dailydriver Offline

Registered: 03/14/06
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Some 304 stainless steel sheet, or aluminum sheet bent to shape would work as well. wink
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#4695903 - 03/15/18 05:14 PM Re: Exhaust tip shim [Re: gizzsdad]
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Registered: 09/25/04
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Perfect use for a few beer cans.
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#4697025 - 03/16/18 07:38 PM Re: Exhaust tip shim [Re: gizzsdad]
benjy Offline

Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 900
Loc: pa
depending on how the tip is mounted you can drill thur the exhaust pipe + use a longer screw for security. the cheap 400 OE stainless exhaust will corrode but prolly not enough for a tighter fit.