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Old 12-14-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default My updated downpipe.

I guess I'm not as hard-core as I used to be. Couldnt take the open-downpipe madness anymore.

It looks kinda nasty because I ran out of gas an had to use the flux-core.

It's 100% quieter now.

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Looks awesome to me. Any problems with not having a flex section?
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Thanks. I've got a flex right after the downpipe, then a 2.5" resonator and a 2.5" oval muffler then a nice rolled angled tip. There's some back-pressure but its's quiet as all get-out.
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eh, I dont use a flex section
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doesnt look bad to me, the bends look pretty smooth if youd ask me
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I don't currently have a flex either.
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did you ever add that missing hanger by your cat?
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I guess I'm not as hard-core as I used to be. Couldnt take the open-downpipe madness anymore.

It looks kinda nasty because I ran out of gas an had to use the flux-core.

It's 100% quieter now.
shoulda said it earlier and i'd have stopped by to take a peak, i've been running around takin exams today
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stop by any time dood. I live off of Garners Ferry.
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that looks almost exactly like the downpipe i made today, but with better welds. flux core FTL, mine is ugly, but it will work.
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as someone who just bought a flux core welder - how do you fab these up - Imean, how do you get it to line up where you want it to go? one section at a time, test fitting each time? cardboard mockups?
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I guess I'm not as hard-core as I used to be. Couldnt take the open-downpipe madness anymore.

It looks kinda nasty because I ran out of gas an had to use the flux-core.

It's 100% quieter now.

Besides the sound, are there performance differences? Any changes in boost control?
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great work for being flux! that's mild steel, not aluminized or galvanized, right?
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Besides the sound, are there performance differences? Any changes in boost control?
For some reason my boost went from 8psi to 5psi after I joined it up. I put in an MBC and set it to 10. Car hauls ***.

IIRC, it's aluminuzed steel. I wouldnt weld galvanized It was just a scrap piece sitting in my tub of misc steel tubing. (I never throw anything away)
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