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Old 05-07-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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wow, some exhaust guy was desperate to put on that hanger...not the greatest design.

I would say get more hanger material(longer), and get someone to wrap it around that muffler inlet at least a few inches, then weld it. That's the only way you will get any support out of the angle that hanger has to be.

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Oh wait, this is hustler's thread, you can probably bend that **** by hand to the 3" diameter of the pipe, shoot a load onto it and wait for it to petrify solid. You're car won't hit a track before then anyways.
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how the ****? You can go more ghetto til you get it welded and use some of that muffler tape crap.

Also, whats up with the oily axle?

Edit: I see now, the hanger broke off.
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That tore off because of stress...if you weld it up in the same spot it and not address the cause of the stress, it will just come apart again.
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That tore off because of stress...if you weld it up in the same spot it and not address the cause of the stress, it will just come apart again.
What he said
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I would think having a muffler shop weld the chunk back into place should be sufficient.

Did one of your boots rip on the axle shafts or something?
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:55 PM   #7
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I think/hope the oily axle is from the previous motor that coated everything...I mean everything. I contemplated power washing my under-carriage today.

I have a new pumpkin with new seals so its a moot point.
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Yes. Patch the pipe and weld the hanger rod to the muffler so it doesn't happen again.
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wow, some exhaust guy was desperate to put on that hanger...not the greatest design.
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Oh wait, this is hustler's thread, you can probably bend that **** by hand to the 3" diameter of the pipe, shoot a load onto it and wait for it to petrify solid. You're car won't hit a track before then anyways.
enthuza. I haven't contacted Jason yet, but hopefully he'll see this thread and reconsider that hanger location.

I already "spackled" it.
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Yes. Patch the pipe and weld the hanger rod to the muffler so it doesn't happen again.
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enthuza. I haven't contacted Jason yet, but hopefully he'll see this thread and reconsider that hanger location.

I already "spackled" it.
I've only heard good things about their products, but I can't afford them.

At least I can only blame myself when I build my own.
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I've filled in holes way bigger than that with just filler metal. If it's not rusting out underneath that soot, Anybody worth a **** with a welder should be able to fill it in.
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I had an enthuza hanger break off also. Only a small part of the weld actually adhered to the pipe! Didn't take any of the pipe with it like that one did. It was just poor welding, not stress that caused my problem. Muffler shop ran a longer bead on it. It's on for good now.

In defense of them, this was Jason's personal exhaust I bought from him used. May not have been up to usual retail standards.
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I had an Enthuza hanger break as well. That exact one, IIRC. Had a fab guy weld it back up and add an extra support.
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Well ******* ****, I hope mine doesn't break. lol
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who does that? nice hanger location olololol

just use some vent tape on it and then tie it off with bailing wire, itll be all good.
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two hose clamps and a piece of tin can to seal the hole, hang the pipe with safety wire. Don't be a *****.
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Don't be a *****.

It's Hustler. For all his e-thuggery, he's an old lady when it comes to his car.
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This is interesting information, especially since I just order this exhaust.
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