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      04-25-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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is this Normal with Fabspeed HFC ? (Large Photos)

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I just realized that one of my HFC (LEFT SIDE) sits lower than the other. is this normal or should i get it checked out ?



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      04-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #3
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I just saw that today and i was like WTF ? well...I hope it is... .
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I just saw that today and i was like WTF ? well...I hope it is... .
Yeah, it should be normal. I think it sits lower mainly so it'll clear all the heat shields, etc (even though you probably had to alter the heat shield a bit for the cat to clear it)
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      04-25-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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Yeah, it should be normal. I think it sits lower mainly so it'll clear all the heat shields, etc (even though you probably had to alter the heat shield a bit for the cat to clear it)
Damn...now i gotta be extra careful with my RD sport springs...

The look is worth it though...
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So does the AA w/cats also sit like that ? or is it more flush with the bottom ?
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So does the AA w/cats also sit like that ? or is it more flush with the bottom ?
Not for sure, I'll take pics next saturday when I install them. I doubt it though..but I won't know for certain until I install.
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      04-25-2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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Hi guys

I just realized that one of my HFC (LEFT SIDE) sits lower than the other. is this normal or should i get it checked out ?



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A friend of mine had EXACTLY the same issue with testicles - turned out to be nothing
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      04-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #9
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Not for sure, I'll take pics next saturday when I install them. I doubt it though..but I won't know for certain until I install.
Good stuff man...let us know please.
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Mine is like that too... And it keeps hitting over speed bumps
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Mine is like that too... And it keeps hitting over speed bumps
Damn, how low is your car? I don't have that issue
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You have to take a rubber mallet and really smack the heat shield area where the HFC sits to flatten it.

If you don't knock it enough the HFC sits like in your pics.

I had the Fabspeed X and once I did this it was 95% fine but most importantly, the clearance was good.

Go back to your fitment centre and do this

there is a fitment movie on Fabspeeds website which shows this
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Mine is like that too... And it keeps hitting over speed bumps
How abot if it scrapes it ? does will you be facing any tears in the future ?
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How abot if it scrapes it ? does will you be facing any tears in the future ?
I'm taking it back to the shop to see if we can raise it up a bit, but Alex at fabspeed did tell be that its normal for the cat to sit lower on the drivers side. I think the pounding away at the heat-shield is more about reducing vibration than bringing the cat higher up.
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I have an AA x-pipe with HFC. Its the same exact way. Don't worry. I worry too much about my car too. Its just a car.
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I have an AA x-pipe with HFC. Its the same exact way. Don't worry. I worry too much about my car too. Its just a car.
+1. I was just packing up my HFCs and xpipe for the install tomorrow and they look the same as yours
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Fair enough guys...

Thanks for the info. i love it when this forum makes things clear. Sometimes it beats doing a lot of research and so...
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I guess it's like your testicles.
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