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Damage to exhaust pipe?

The car was rear-ended at a stop. The tips to the muffler was not lined up anymore. After the shop tried to fix the tip issue, we looked under car and seen a MAJOR crimp in pipe. I have seen on internet pics that there is a natural crimp by factory but this is twisted and dents within that area. They told us the muffler was not hit- but I have to wonder why the tips stick out differently- yes it is just a bit but I can tell they are not even. I tried to take pics on the ground but they did not come out good enough.
My question is: Should it be twisted and dented?? The pics on internet show a nice crimp. Also if the pipe did get hit, what else should I look for- I am going today to get pics on a lift. thank you again for answers.
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The factory "dent" was kind of creased "ends" and is flat. It is not twisted at all.

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This is a close up under the car of the pipe in question??
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Some of that is the original factory "dent" plus additional damage from something violent happening to it.

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That's exactly how my factory pipe looked in that spot when I dropped it down to put a spin tech system in tonight. It looked like it was smacked against the unjoint violently at one point, but I guess it's factory for clearance??
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That's exactly how my factory pipe looked in that spot when I dropped it down to put a spin tech system in tonight. It looked like it was smacked against the unjoint violently at one point, but I guess it's factory for clearance??
The crisp parallel "dents" are factory but his picture also shows irregular bulging that I would surmise was the result of being rear ended.

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man sure is nice to have a factory installed damaged piece, I wonder how many people have ended up with replacement exhaust during insurance claims because of that. lol.
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