avnut,,,I used the complete PYPES system without any clearance issues either as far as fitment or Ground clearance. I'm going to post a pic., notice I have installed Sub-frame connectors, and the PYPES do not hang lower than the connectors. The lowest part of the Exhaust is the Headers, which is not unusual. I will try to get a pic. in the next couple of days of how I did the tailpipes (Bologna sliced) BTW, I have over 4,500 miles on this exhaust with no issues. As an idea of how much ground clearance I have, I took this pic. just laying on the Garage floor.