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Synergy Long Arm brackets vs Factory Exhaust Loop

Quick question for the guys running Synergy long arms on their 2012 and up JK's.........

Will I have to remove or relocate the exhaust loop on my 2016 in order to install the front brackets? The instructions from Synergy do not specify and I dont want to run into suprises that I am not prepared for when I do the installation in a few weeks.

Also, if it has to be removed/relocated, is there an aftermarket Y pipe assembly, like the Magnaflow part, that will solve this problem? I've read a few threads about flipping it for clearance, but with all the other work I have to do along with the lift, I'd much prefer to just bolt in something and be done.

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I have a '15 JKU with stock DS + $ynergy exhaust spacers. I'm in the middle of installing a set. While it's close, those huge brackets will fit. I do plan to eliminate the loop so I don't have to worry about it after the bracket is installed.

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While it's close, those huge brackets will fit. I do plan to eliminate the loop so I don't have to worry about it after the bracket is installed.
If they fit with the loop, why remove it?
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If they fit with the loop, why remove it?
My loop has a big dent

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If they fit with the loop, why remove it?
It makes life a lot easier (with the loop removed) when you grind off the driver side bracket as well. I got tired of it getting in the way of my grinder + trying to see around it while grinding, so I lopped it off.

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I have the Synergy long arms, and I had to take it to an exhaust shop to have them heat the exhaust pipe and move it like a 1/4” because it was rattling on the front bracket.

2015 JKU with a few upgrades!!
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It makes life a lot easier (with the loop removed) when you grind off the driver side bracket as well. I got tired of it getting in the way of my grinder + trying to see around it while grinding, so I lopped it off.

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I have the Synergy long arms, and I had to take it to an exhaust shop to have them heat the exhaust pipe and move it like a 1/4” because it was rattling on the front bracket.

Heating and moving the exhaust a 1/4" will not be a problem. Thanks for the info!
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I cut the loop out of my 2017 JK for my evo long arms and went with the MagnaFlow Y pipe delete, everything cleared and no notice in lack of performance.

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I ordered a Magnaflow loop delete pipe from Summit this morning just in case I have any issues.



Worst case, I drive 40min to Arlington and return it to them if I dont need it. Another benefit of moving to Tx! 😎
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I put my synergy long arm in last October in my driveway. Didn’t realize I should move the loop and ground off my mounts no problem. I do use a 7” cutting disc though that really gets up in there. What you really need to watch for is the rear break lines sit on top of the driver side mount. Don’t hit those lines! They are cheap to buy but hell getting back in.
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I put my synergy long arm in last October in my driveway. Didn’t realize I should move the loop and ground off my mounts no problem. I do use a 7” cutting disc though that really gets up in there. What you really need to watch for is the rear break lines sit on top of the driver side mount. Don’t hit those lines! They are cheap to buy but hell getting back in.


I feel like I've seen several Synergy Mfg longarm installation details
where the installer said something similar; as in , move or ensure you don't
knick the hard lines that the brakes have running near that bracket.

don't lots of LA jku guys that are also running COs inboard the brakelines or move them to top of frame ? I maybe wrong.





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I put my synergy long arm in last October in my driveway. Didn’t realize I should move the loop and ground off my mounts no problem. I do use a 7” cutting disc though that really gets up in there. What you really need to watch for is the rear break lines sit on top of the driver side mount. Don’t hit those lines! They are cheap to buy but hell getting back in.

Thanks for the tip on the brake lines!
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I’ve heard of people locating the lines on top but I’ve not had any issues until I cut one myself on the install so I’m not gonna fix it till it’s broke
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Some photos of what it looks like with the bracket and loop delete.



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I ended up using 7" cutoff wheels and left the loop where it was. My Synergy bracket cleared it with plenty of room to spare. I used an Adam's front driveshaft and do not run exhaust spacers.

Thanks again for all the info provided in this thread! It made a miserable job go smoothly, and helped me prepare before I got into it.
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Some photos of what it looks like with the bracket and loop delete.






nice&clean + no loop= looks great ,man




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