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post #1 of 22 Old 01-23-2014, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Is the Exhaust normally this low?

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Wanted to confirm if this exhaust is normally this low on the murano.

It seems to be too low.
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The bottom of the muffler on my 06 appears to be about 12" above the ground.

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Correct that...I just measured and it is 6" above the ground.
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attaching another pic for another look

and will measure just to see as well.

but wow this is lowwwww i though it was loose or somethin
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I thought my exhaust was to low too untill i started looking at other muranos with the same low exhaust so i think its normal. I seen a murano crash test video and the exhaust on that sucker is low too.
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An eye sore isn't it?

All 1st gen MO's have that exhaust configuration. If I had nothing better to do, and some $$$, I would have raised it up with some kind of modification. But it was our daily drive, I work, adn got kids in school so I didn't.

Many have simply removed it and welded in a different resonator or a straight pipe. Supposed to give the MO a nice growl.

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Well, there's always flat black hi-temp spray paint.

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I had never noticed that before, but now that I have I will probably take Pilgrim's advise and paint that low hanging sucker!

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It's better install two side steps. Like I did.
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Thanks for all the responses guys.

It DEFINITELY is an EYE SORE.

PILGRIM can you show me a pic of how yours looks painted?

5JONES can you send me a pic to see how the steps look?

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The MO is too low for steps in my opinion, unless you're a midget or a dwarf.

For the price of the steps, could ask an exhaust shop to cut out the entire middle section of the exhaust, put in some elbows to raise it up a bit and suspend it with additional hangers. That would work. Plus there are other low profile mufflers, resonators, etc that others have put in that eliminate the low hanging muffler system look.

Lots of options...

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IMO all side steps do on the Murano is provide something that sticks out that mud can adhere to and rub off on your pants when you get out.

To clarify...I didn't paint mine...I just indicated that one COULD do so.

It doesn't bother me a bit, never has. I'd think twice before spending hundreds of dollars to fix something that's not broken. My thought about the paint came from the fact that items low on a car painted black tend not to be noticed.

But mufflers are also something that people tend not to notice. IMO it's a case of the only one it bothers is the owner - no one else notices. It's not a sports car, it's a crossover SUV.

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It's better install two side steps. Like I did.
That is what I did on my 04. It improved the look by hiding the low muffler as well as adding a bit of chrome to the sides.

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Is it just me, or do some MO center mufflers sag a bit more than others?

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Here's what mine looks like w/side steps.
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