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Old 03-03-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Mine is too long and I would like to cut about an inch and a half off the end. The tip is securely welded onto the muffler so I'll probably have to take the whole back-third of my exhaust out of the car. I can probably find a bandsaw to use but I'm worried about screwing up the shiny tip. Any suggestions? My only thought so far is to just wrap the whole thing in masking tape.
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two hose clamps and a sawzall.
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two hose clamps and a sawzall.
I want a slanted cut. It would be a pretty easy cut to make on a bandsaw I think.
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the m.net crowd calls anyone putting a big tip on a tip hacker, you are taking a hacksaw to yours, so i played with the term.

For the amount of effort I would just take it to a corner muffler shop and put on the tip you really want. My local shop is pretty cheap, sorry if this isn't the case there.
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I want a slanted cut. It would be a pretty easy cut to make on a bandsaw I think.
or a chopsaw, yes it would be ideal.
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if it's chrome plated it'll probably flake. if it's not then I always use a few layers of masking tape as a guide. bandsaw works well, but I've allways gotten better results with a grinder and cutoff wheel when cutting complex angles. I'm assuming you wanna match the contour of the bumper.
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who gives a ****? If your **** was actually fast you probably wouldn't care.
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You can change the angle on a chop saw easily and fine metal blades are only a couple bucks. I've been cobbling together my exhaust and the chop saw has worked well. I didn't need to cut the tip though. How about cutting the whole tip off, shortening the 90 degree it's welded to, then welding it back on?

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:53 PM   #11
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the m.net crowd calls anyone putting a big tip on a tip hacker, you are taking a hacksaw to yours, so i played with the term.
Ah, I get it. I guess I haven't been paying attention at m.net for while.

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For the amount of effort I would just take it to a corner muffler shop and put on the tip you really want. My local shop is pretty cheap, sorry if this isn't the case there.
I have the tip I want, just in a size that was slightly too long.

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or a chopsaw
There's an idea... I think there's one of those sitting next to the bandsaw in the metal shop.

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if it's chrome plated it'll probably flake. if it's not then I always use a few layers of masking tape as a guide. bandsaw works well, but I've allways gotten better results with a grinder and cutoff wheel when cutting complex angles. I'm assuming you wanna match the contour of the bumper.
It's stainless, and yes I'm trying to match the contour of the bumper.

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who gives a ****? If your **** was actually fast you probably wouldn't care.
I don't care a lot, which is why it's been hanging out past the rear bumper for 4 months. I don't want my **** to look as fast as it is. And yes master Hustler, your **** is faster than my ****. All Hail Hustler.
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well since it's stailess don't use a bandsaw unless you want to replace the blade. a carefully chocked up chopsaw or like I said earlier masking tape and a steady hand with a grinder will result in the best result. the bumper contour is not a just a simple angle. dress the ends with a palm sander held flat against the edges of the tip for a more professional look.
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stainless tip + chop saw + buffing wheel = *******.

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Since we are on the topic of exhaust tips, how do I make mine round again if it was bent?
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stainless tip + chop saw + buffing wheel = *******
I'm going to go with ******* FTW. Please let there be a good wheel in the chop saw when I get there.......
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Since we are on the topic of exhaust tips, how do I make mine round again if it was bent?
slide it over a baseball bat and bang?
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that's what she said.
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that's what she said.
NO, this is what she said:

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NO, this is what she said:


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it's too long and I would like to cut about an inch and a half off the end.
That IS what she told me! I knew I'd heard it somewhere as I was writing it I just couldn't remember where.
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