To prevent would-be vandals from putting rocks or something in my tailpipe, can you foresee any long term effects from having custom-made grates on my exhaust pipes?

  • Have you had this happen to you? :/
    – PeteCon
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 23:38
  • No, but people just key nice vehicles for no reason at all. Watched this, which made my mind wonder back to a scene from show where the lead character stuck some rocks in the tailpipe of the guy that she liked, but she later removed them. :-)
    – user28661
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 23:51
  • They are more likely to steal your vehicle than vandalize it.
    – Moab
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 0:30
  • Buy custom tail pipes with a mesh on it. Whatever makes you sleep at night. Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 2:36

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Not as long as the grate is not too fine a mesh, 1/8" or larger mesh is fine.

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