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Old 04-29-2011, 12:45 PM
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I would think band clamps would be a little better because they will decrease the likelihood of any exhaust leaks, even though that far back it probably wouldn't matter anyway. Not sure whether any clamp is going to be very effective at holding your two pieces of 3" piping butted up against each other.

I would suggest making the effort to get it to an exhaust shop. I just took the stock truck and new muffler and tip to the shop. He cut the old one out, welded new muffler in with new "filler" pipe that he supplied, welded exhaust hangers back to it like it's supposed to be, and spot welded the clamp on tip just to make sure it isn't going anywhere. Took about an hour and cost $25-30 I think.
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