Pipe off rear of cat, all one piece or?

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Pipe off rear of cat, all one piece or?

Post by jT » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:32 am

Thanks to this lovely snow and battling the road conditions getting home this morning I've cracked the pipe that comes out the rear of the cat (cracked it right as it comes off the cat, not a foot down the pipe).. can that be fixed/replaced or is it a whole new cat?

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a picture is worth a thousand words so to be clear what i mean here's a pic
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Post by Mat00ES » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:49 am

If you know anyone who can weld, Im sure they could fix it. If not I have an srt cat that I think is the same, I'll let it go for the price of scrap.
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Post by jT » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:05 am

added picture to show exactly what i mean

thanks Mat, hopefully it wont come to needing to replace it but i'll let you know..

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Post by Mat00ES » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:25 am

That should be able to be welded.
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:10 pm

I believe that is actually your midpipe, if i'm looking at it correctly. The left side is the front of the car? Unless it came like that from the factory, I have not seen that style flex joint there. Where the cat meets the manifold, yes. Mine had the braided steel cover over the flex joint.

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Post by jT » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:18 am

going to work last night the whole pipe broke off where it was cracked.. so now its nice and loud.. heh.. having it looked at tonight to see if my guy can weld it

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Post by Mat00ES » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:54 am

Samething happened to me not too long ago. Luckly I had a spare midpipe laying around.
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Post by jT » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:46 pm

Got a temporary fix done, but I need a new - what turned out to be - flex joint..

anyone know what the stock size of the pipe is? MPX has flex joints in 2.25/2.5/3 inch sizes, and advance auto parts has all kinds of sizes but nothing as a stock replacement..

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Post by Forest Green 2k » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:02 am

www.rockauto.com

Just ordered a complete mid-section for $28.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:52 am

Your '00 is 2"

For $28 that is an incredible price, if the flex joint is included. They generally cost that much plus for the joint. I'd bet it isn't 400 stainless like the oem either.

JT, you can do away with the flex pipe if you want. The one at the cat inlet seems to do fine with out the midpipe one. I still have the one in the pic above, but it is 2.25" I never put it in, when I did the Tru Benz system, and have had no issues.
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Post by DoubtedNeon » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:55 am

I dont have a flex piece in my setup...wtf? is this normal?
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Post by Diablo0 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:01 am

occasional demons wrote:Your '00 is 2"

For $28 that is an incredible price, if the flex joint is included. They generally cost that much plus for the joint. I'd bet it isn't 400 stainless like the oem either.
Probably could have went to a local pick and pull yard an got one even cleaner than that. About 3 weeks ago I nabbed an OEM 2.25" mid section for $5.
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