Getting tired of this exhaust

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Kelevra
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Getting tired of this exhaust

Post by Kelevra » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:57 am

So, I have an 01 RT axle back pipe. The inlet on the pipe is too large to clamp down on my 03 SXT's midpipe. I've been using a reducer for a few years now and ever couple of years it rusts out, not to mention it adds a good inch or two knocking it out of line ever so slightly. I've heard and seen exhaust pipe reducing bushings that are literally just a band of metal with a slit on them that will add some material to the pipe allowing it to clamp onto something smaller then it was designed to. Has anyone ever used/physically seen them in a store and know where to get them?

Also, does anyone possibly know the dimensions I need? I forget the exacts as it's been a few years since I had to repair it and I don't want to have to take it apart to find out the dimensions I need before getting the part.

or if anyone has an unused RT/duel exhaust that will fit between the R/T/mopar rear lip, stock cutouts, AND will bolt right on without the need of this BS reducing crap please let me know!

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Post by mopar2 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:19 am

Hehehe I have one of those bands! It's just a band of metal with a slit cut in it. It came with my Mopar Performance exhaust I have on my wifes 01 Neon. I'm gonna be honest with here though. I tried to use and just attach the axle back portion to her stock mid pipe. It still stayed loose no matter how tight the clamp. I modified the Mopar Perf mid pipe to fit on her cat and that way I have a full 2.5 inch exhaust all the way back now. You can try to shim it if you want otherwise I would just check out a Tru bendz pipe setup in the size you need.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:07 pm

Just take it to an exhaust shop and have them weld it.
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:22 pm

Or have the mid pipe expanded to fit properly, if you don't want it to be permanent. But then you will have issues going back to a stock muffler. (If you keep the oem mid pipe)
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Post by NyNeon0813 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:31 pm

Weld that biatch. Won't have a problem after that lol
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Post by blueneo03 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:58 pm

ya id say expand the pipe you can rent a tool from autozone for free essentially and do it.... it just lets you stretch the pipe to the desired diameter
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:48 am

I have found those "Expanders" are only good for possibly taking u bolt kinks/dents out. I have yet to find one that will actually stretch the pipe. The exhaust shop's pipe expanders are hydraulic for a good reason.

You can heat the pipe red hot, but then the rubber o rings they use to hold the tool together don't take to that too well. (Yeah, I tried)
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