My tail pipe snapped off the muffler. Instead of welding it back on, I figured I'd just get a new muffler and tailpipe since the current ones probably only have a year left in them anyway. For a tail pipe, the local exhaust shop wants 75 bucks to bend. All the flaps sell them for 40 bucks, but can't seem to get them very easily, and are even trying to charge me for shipping across the country. Instead of getting the tailpipe, can I just put an elbow there? Routing the exhaust right in front of the rear drivers tire? Just like on the v6's. I did it on my V6 and it was very quick, easy and simple. I'd prefer it on my 258, much over buying a new tail pipe. Any drawbacks that I'm missing? I can't say I've ever actually seen it done.