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flex pipe exhuast...stupid?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    a truck iwas looing at the toher day had the exhuast made from flex pipe from the manifolds to the mufflers..then tailpipes out the back..is this stupid..my dad says it woulkdnt last long..but i was thinknig to myself..hey that would be one cheap way to make up some exhuast and make them go were i want...may not last long but with a budget like mine may be worth replacing once and a while besides spending 500 bucks for custom bent pipes so what ya'll think.dumb or what? would something like that leak a lot?
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    Dumb...not necessarily.
    Cheesy...yes.

    If there's one thing I've learned in all the work I've done on my truck, it's do things right the first time.
     
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    my dad's new dirt car came with an exhaust like that. It was removed in favor off well straight pipes off the headers. Dad said forget those mufflers. I'm bending my pipe to clear my tcase tomorrow then I should be set for rear exit piping.
     
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    Dunno about NY but in PA an exhaust will not pass inspection with that cheesy flexpipe. The only flexpipe allowed here is that heavy duty braided stuff that comes in short lengths and costs about $50 for a 10" piece.
     
  5. bryguy00b

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    well i dont have to worry about that anyhow since my dad slaps the stickers on our cars lol
     
  6. Blue85

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    You'd be amazed how cheaply some exhaust shops can bend some pipe for you. They get aluminzed tube in big quantities and can have it bent for you in minutes. If you can clamp/weld it yourself, you can get your pipes really cheap. Even if they do all of the work, it can end up costing less than ordering a pipe "kit" that you still have to assemble yourself. Flexpipe is for emergency repairs.
     
  7. CHEVY 4WD

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    Yea I would spend the $$$ on real exuast like said shop around a little bit some shops will do it pretty cheap and check out smaller shops some times they really want you bussiness(just make sure the wont screw you) I have never ran flex pipe (have freinds who have) and it really dosent sound the same either
     
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    yeah, the flexy pipe is fine for emergency/temporary repairs... i wouldnt run it all the time. Like others have said, most exhaust shops can bend up aluminized tubin purdy cheap, figure out exactly what ya want and visit a few local shops to get some e$timates.

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    I used flex pipe on my truck because all I had was $50 to spend so I had to do something. I plan on using it till it blows. I only have about a 2' section in there then some real pipe that I scavenged from the old exhaust. Worked really good so far.
     

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