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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:36 pm 
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There is a thin plate which is attatched to our oem mufflers, is this plate supposed to be on the top or bottom of our mufflers????????


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 Post subject: Re: muffler question
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:30 pm 
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This is the heat shield, correct Keith ? Been along time since I had an OEM muffler but, my guess is, it would go on top to shield heat from floor area.

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 Post subject: Re: muffler question
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:36 pm 
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precisely, they are also very good for making annoying vibration noises!

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 Post subject: Re: muffler question
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:33 pm 
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Yep, I suspect what you are looking at is a heat shield. Goes on the top.

& yes they do (on occasion) make annoying noises.

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 Post subject: Re: muffler question
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:38 pm 
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Thanks boys I figured that was its purpose, I have just entered a new higher level of redneck repair BUT! the van is once again quiet, which is all that really matters :muhaha:


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 Post subject: Re: muffler question
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:06 am 
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Just went through the same thing Keith. I've been caked in rust for days now! The one for my 98 didn't have a heat shield though. I think the later models had the shields on the body.

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