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Old 02-19-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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Post Mandrel Bends: Who's the best supplier?

Columbia River Mandrel Bending
www.mandrel-bends.com

I found these guys on ebay a while back. I have been buying mandrel bends from them ever since and have been very happy with the price, service and shipping.

Are there better prices out there? (excluding eBay and classifieds). Any reputable suppliers online? Where do you guys get your bends?

PS: This is not an advertisement by any means! Just sharing some of my hard earned research since Mandrel bends are SOOOOOOO important! They have stainless steel too
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You realize that Columbia River is a forum sponsor right?
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From my research CR is the best I can find. They're also a joy to deal with.

Get on their b-stock list. You can get 35% off SS bends and 50% off everything else (except aluminum I think). B-stock stuff is what they used to set up their mandrel benders so they're just not quite perfect but work great for exhaust.

They owe me one. They sent me 6ft of SS schedule 40 pipe (expensive) instead of mild steel once. I did the honorable thing and sent the SS back and in turn they rushed me the mild steel. I could have kept that SS and made some monies!
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Here a place I go thru for SS. (but they lack U-bends IIRC)
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I also ordered all my exhaust and downpipe material in the for of b-stock, worked out great. only problem with them was their v band clamp broke, but they refunded me promptly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_Ciesielski View Post
You realize that Columbia River is a forum sponsor right?
Had no idea! Still a Noob, kindof... Well, you will have to admit, just because someone is a sponser, doesn't make them the BEST (did I... I mean, did..I .. just say that out loud.....)

No seriously though, thats COOL , those guys are awsome and their bends are high quality...

Glad we all agree...or at least, those who posted....
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