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Old 06-24-2010, 06:45 PM   #21
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I doubted bob and his hacksaw skills. But sure enough, he made me an awesome exhaust.

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Old 06-24-2010, 07:00 PM   #22
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Dumbass, he's ******* with you.
I thought so but didnt dare say incase I was wrong
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:09 PM   #23
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Just starting to price it up in 3" stainless steel. Looks like it will be about 100 without any muffler. So I guess about 230 with muffler.

Y8S how did you join it to the down pipe? Just a standard 3" flange and then a gasket between or did you have to rolll the tube etc?
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Scientific method FAIL

Seriously though, if you're going full custom you might as well go with V-bands. They're better, just as cheap, and easier to work with.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:20 PM   #25
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I agree. I have just looked up them V clamps and they do look good. Plus it answers the above question on how to join it to the downpipe. The only problem I foresee is getting the magnaflow box. I might have to use another type of box similar to the magnaflow but a cheaper alternative which is easy to source from the UK.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:43 PM   #26
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just make sure you get a muffler (back box ) you can see through and roll a tennis ball through and you're good to go.

The nice thing about V-bands is that you get rotation after everything is welded up. good for last minute adjustments.
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Vband everything!
turbo, wastegate, cat, midpipe and muffler
its $ but you will never need to buy an exhaust gasket again.
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Vband everything!
turbo, wastegate, cat, midpipe and muffler
its $ but you will never need to buy an exhaust gasket again.
I like the V-band up by the turbo because it makes working on the exhaust system 1000X easyer. But for the cat 3 bolt flanges with Remflex exhaust gaskets have worked with no complaints for me. havent had any leaks and they have been appart and back together many times reusing the same gasket. the only advantage however with the flanges is they are cheaper. 2 bolt flanges are worthless with anything bigger than 2" pipe and OE style gaskets are garbage.

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I am an ok welder with quite a bit of experience but where I really stand out is my hack saw skill. I seem to be able to cut straighter and more efficiently with less effort than most people with a hack saw. There is definitely an art to operating a hack saw well.

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Old 06-25-2010, 06:11 AM   #30
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Just looked the prices up for the v bands and they cost a fortune!
Fore 1 x male, 1 x female, and 1 x clamp its 59 which doesnt include postage. I would need a minimum of 1 set and if I could do it maybe 2 sets so I can do the turbo end as well.
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it is true, they are baller like gold teeth.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:56 PM   #32
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I went into my exhaust makers today to try and get a price and it was a waste of time!
They wouldnt give me a price unless I took the car to them which I couldnt do!

So I asked for a price for them to sell me the pipes so I can get it done myself and they wanted 58 + VAT for 2M of 3" stainless. The same pipe is 38 off the internet. So I walked out in discrase!

I spoke with my friend today and asked if he would be ok to weld it for me and he said as long as I bought the gas and wire he would do it so I might start to order the pipe now. Could some one tell me how many meters of 3" straight pipe I would need to buy to go from the downpipe flange back?

I take it I need 1 U bend and 2 90 degree bends to copy off you Y8S plus the muffler and then the straight sections.
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We used 2 U bends but were lucky.

search the forum for my username and exhaust and there's somewhere a list of parts needed to build a complete downpipe back.
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I will have a look now thanks
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I has mad hack saw skillz.

Great for impressing chicks.

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I just had a 3" stainless exhaust made from turbo elbow to the back. Local guy 300
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I just had a 3" stainless exhaust made from turbo elbow to the back. Local guy 300
Thats not a bad price!

Thats the downpipe as well?
You live at Todmordon. Is that between Halifax and Rochdale? I go to Preston every week I could get one done by the same guy if he wanted to make another
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Yes I bought a t28 fitting turbo elbow for a nissan 200sx then he made the downpipe he put a flexi under the car then a few little bends here and there then a powerflow backbox in standard location.

I'll try and sort some pics if you want?
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yes please it would be nice to see what it looks like. I already have a nissan 200sx exhaust downpipe section that goes on the turbo I got it with the turbo as it was off a drift car nissan 200sx from round my area.
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Is your turbo on the manifold yet and bolted to the car? does the 200sx downpipe clear the gearbox? The satndard cast iron one I had didn't. The stainless one I bought just needed a small amount of an unused lug on the gearbox removing.

If you down pipe doesn't fit at least you can cut the flange off it and start your build from there. I'll try and sort some pics today but it is the grand prix and the england germany match so no promises

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