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Old 03-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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So I get under my car to start on my diff swap. Start to take my exhaust off and as soon as I touch it I notice it moves around way too easy. I look at the hangers close to the muffler and low and behold only 1 out of the 3 hangers were still connected and there are two 1' square inch holes on the piping. One hole after the muffler and one before, which might explain my stupid loud exhaust problems while N/A.

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So I could go get the hangers welded back on pretty easy but I don't want this to happen again. I never thought an stainless steel enthuza could break like this. Its got maybe 8000 miles on it now, only 1200 of which was boosted.

I have no flex pipes anywhere, had the stock header to a testpipe to the exhaust and then when I had the FMII kit I had the DP to testpipe to exhaust. Should I get a flexpipe or maybe get a new muffler?
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how is your current money situation? could you afford a full exhaust?

my guess is if it happened there, it may happen somewhere else.
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My enthuza broke on the muffler flange thingie too, so I went to the local Hispanic muffler shop "V-Tek" and they welded it up for $10 with roughly 2.5" of hanger welded to the pipe. I win.
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flex pipe doesn't do much for the muffler...
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My enthuza broke on the muffler flange thingie too, so I went to the local Hispanic muffler shop "V-Tek" and they welded it up for $10 with roughly 2.5" of hanger welded to the pipe. I win.
I'll probly do this except replace "local hispanic" with "one of the many Bubba's shop"

I thought about keeping the midpipe and getting a borla muffler from enthuza but I like the cheaper route.
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Had this happen on a CRX a while ago. I hate how they weld the hangers on the side or top of the pipe. It will rip out the pipe wall almost everytime. You have to have like a 'J' hanger that goes under the pipe so that it can support it.

Something like this but little bit longer at the bottom and a weld at the end of it:

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flex pipe doesn't do much for the muffler...
+1 i dont think that's a flex pipe issue, but a flex pipe would be very helpful.
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I'll probly do this except replace "local hispanic" with "one of the many Bubba's shop"

I thought about keeping the midpipe and getting a borla muffler from enthuza but I like the cheaper route.
You want the Ansa Silverline actually.
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