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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!

Rky
 

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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?

Thanks
 

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

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Mine was hanging low like the OP's and I found I had a half-broken hanger towards the rear. I left it like that for a while but recently had the flex pipes replaced, hanger fixed and now it sits better. Still too low IMO but much better than before.
 

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I own a 2007 SL and the first thing I notice when I got the car is this ugly low hanging exhaust.... but IMO the one from the OP is lower than normal ..... especially if we look at the first pic.

Should check for broken support or hangers.
 

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thanks for all the responses guys.

first thing im going to do is take it to the shop so I can check if something is broken and its making it hang more than usual.
 

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Gives a whole new meaning to "How's it hangin'?"
 
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