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Old 10-23-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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So there are 2 styles of band clamps.

Do you guys think one works as well as the other?

The 'butt joint" type

"360 degree sealing and good looks to boot.
These band-style exhaust clamps give you a 360 degree seal that won't leak. This particular style was created to "butt-joint" two pipes of the same diameter together--without the need to fit one pipe inside the other.

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And the regular lap joint kind:

"360 degree sealing and good looks to boot.
These steel band-style exhaust clamps combine a 360 degree seal with a unique design that won't crush pipes and ruin exhaust flow. This particular style was created to "lap-joint" two pipes of different diameters together (one pipe fits inside the other). "

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:43 PM   #2
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Pretty sure I'd rather have the first type. One, it's easier. I won't have to expand the pipes to fit them. This part actually makes something easier as I can just cut, butt the pieces to each other, and clamp. Besides, if you slip fit them, they mostly seal anyways. Well, I slip fitted mine in a coupler places and now I've been wanting to get the band clamp thing like the first one so that stuff can be disassembled without having slide back the exhaust to remove the slip fit.

Choice 1 is the clear winner.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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the first img is dead.
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I have one of each in my exhaust. I have a slip-fit at the end of the dp, and a butt-joint a couple feet after the cat. I used the same clamp for both, the thin metal just stretched over the flared end of the dp so it seals it up pretty well.
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+1 the thin metal of number 1 will stretch. number two is redundant.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:51 AM   #6
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um i vote if you have a butt joint use #1
if you have a slip fit use #2
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um i vote if you have a butt joint use #1
if you have a slip fit use #2
Kinda what I was thinking...depends on what your situation is. Obviously if your pipes are different diameter's the first won't work...right?
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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The cuts in the pipe haven't been made yet, and they can be made either way. Thus my question really is, which joint is better?
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i'd say the slip fit is better but much more work
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This one time... in band clamp....
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depending on the component....most mufflers and resonators are made to be slightly larger than your pipes to slip over top.

I used the butt-joint bands for these two slip joints:

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nevermind

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Old 10-25-2008, 03:15 PM   #13
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My Enthuza came like dat.

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My Enthuza came like dat.

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hmmm.......the enthuza goes under the rear subframe?
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:20 PM   #15
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So the butt joint band clamp is now installed behind my cat.

The exhaust's first hanger was behind the resonator (which is between the cat and the final muffler).

The band clamp cannot prevent the exhaust from drooping at its location. It is strong enough to prevent the pipe from getting yanked, but it's not strong enough to prevent bending.

Exhaust guy had to add a hanger at the front of the resonator (near the band clamp).
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