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Mine got so hot the left exhaust pipe rubber support plug melted alittle so now my left tail pipe sits just a tad lower than my right and I am going to get it replaced. Anyone else with the same problem?

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Well I went to the dealer and they said that it shouldnt be that hot back there, but I did get the pipe fixed or inline with the other. Put a floor jack with a cloth over it and hoisted it. It worked ok. You'd think that they would have used something besides rubber. So I guess that fixes that.
 

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bob, when i grab a hold of my exhaust headers after driving for an hour or so, my hands get burned!!
you see any problems?
 

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I dunno if it is just me or do any of you all know anything about turbo cars and how they work??? just think no heat in turbo cars because the heat is all transfered out by the turbo and is udilized as power, but with a naturally aspirated engine all heat goes to the exhaust and catylitic converters, because a catylitic converter does not work until it at a certain degree... so when an aluminized object such as our exhaust is in contact with a catylitic converter which is transferreing heat through a highly conductable source such as aluminum it will heat up to greater temps faster than any other metal... just a thought of good old sience.
 

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Exhaust "drives" the turbo, but does not recycle exhaust to the engine. Air going into the intake on a turbo car is hotter than ambient because the fresh air is being compressed. Actually the the heat created in the exhaust system of a turbo car would likely be a little hotter than naturally aspirated, another byproduct of the turbo.
 
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