I’m fitting a new Bell SS exhaust to my car, and have come across something odd - everything fits really well, except… the connector pipes between the mufflers and resonators are about an inch too long - they are longer than those on the old system, and even with the pipes pushed as far as they can go into the mufflers and as far as they can go into the resonators, the bolt hole in the hanger bracket on the resonators ends up 1" rearward from the hole in the hanger bracket on the body.
Obviously, I can easily solve this by simply shortening the pipes, but is this normal? Has anyone else had to do this?
Other than this, the whole system fits perfectly. So perfectly, in fact, I was able to both remove the old system and (mostly) install the new one, by myself, in a little more than an hour, without so much as jacking up the car!