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Old 06-12-2013, 05:41 PM
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Weld nothing... If shit happens put the old exhaust back on and roll it back into dealer...they quick to blame exhaust for ALOT of shit happening to truck.
Explain to me how changing the exhaust would cause anything else to happen to the truck?
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I had mine clamped and I seperated before the muffler and the passenger side tail pipe slid off the hanger and almost dragging the ground. Luckily I had just left my buddies work and went back and fixed it. Will never use clamps again.
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I've had my Clamped-On Magnaflow CatBack going on 4 years now,
with zero issues.

Dropped it once for an Edge Torque Converter install,
a year later again for a header install, and will be dropping it yet again for a built transmission install when I do my RIPP supercharger install next month.

To cut and re-weld all that sh!t every time would have been a major PITA
...and a total waste of time money and resources with near zero benefit.

My 16869 on my 10' Hemi was only 5 clamps...how much does a shop charge for 5 welds?
The beauty of the CatBack system is that you can DIY with basic hand tools in your own driveway.

If you have to pay someone to weld it all in you are better off just replacing the muffler for $200


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I wouldn't unless you start having problems. Rust begins at the welds.
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I'm gonna weld all but where it connects to the 3" pipe. Plus I need the tips adjusted which requires welding. I would rather it be welded then clamped. I don't intend on a stall for awhile gotta do gears and limited slip first.
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