Re: Exhaust Opinions.
The $800 included the muffler and Cat, but not the headers. The pic you have is the right way....and basically, the only way. As you have found, there is no way to get it down the right side.
One of the reasons for the high cost is the difficulty of working with 3" pipe...and the fact that the above jeep owner wanted the front pipe section to be easily unbolted...hence, you can unbolt it at the headers and muffler and pull the front pipe out (something you might want to consider).
I take it that you are using aluminized pipe?