Here are some pictures and a small write up on how we install the loop delete kit from AFE after a Clayton Off Road Mfg long arm kit has been installed. We recommend welding in a small piece of exhaust tubing to bridge a gap that is created. This can be done without welding, but this will give you a more durable and leak free exhaust system.
Mark the pipe 3.25" down from the weld and cut with a sawzall. You will have to clean up the end of the pipe with a grinder and hammer the pipe round for the loop delete pipe:
Unbolt the end of the loop:
We like to take this clamp bolt out and flip it over for better access:
There is a slight straight section on the passenger side pipe that is almost horizontal. Mark it in the middle and cut through the pipe:
AFE loop delete installed:
AFE supplies new bolts for the tail end of the loop delete:
Grind the tab on the exhaust pipe off and cut about 1.5 inches off the length so it can go back further towards the rear of the Jeep. I made a mark at 1.5 inches for the stock location. This shows the exhaust has moved back about 1.25 inches:
Exhaust now has about a half inch of clearance to the front of the cross member and is about a half inch above the bottom of it:
Nice tight fit next to the cross member:
More to follow.
Clayton Off Road