No I'm not Richard . Did I miss something? Do you mean that your exhaust is now louder since you put the washers between the cross-member and bracket support?
Rich, did you have any rattles or vibrations before you moved the large washer to between the bracket and rear frame? I don't have any vibrations with my Capristo brackets (installed like Richard's photo1) and I'm just wondering if you did yours as a preventative measure? I'm kind of leaning towards leaving mine alone since it seems okay.I completed the job last night and didn't hear any clicking or rattling sounds when I test drove it.