Using flexible exhaust pipe for bends?

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  1. milez

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    Has anyone used the above for bends? I need a new exhaust and we sell this stuff at work and it's cheeaaapp!

    I am completely skint and it's only a shitty poverty spec r33 2.5na. Will only be used for the bends and just normal mild steel for the rest.

    What you recon?
     
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    my mate did .. on an xr2tt.. it went the whole length of the car lmao.

    it was ok. went solid after a while and started to break apart.
     
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    arent they super restrictive inside?
     
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    Andy_F S13+S15=S28?

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    As said, after a while it just ends up locking solid, then splits. You'll get a couple of months use out of it before it screws up.
     
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    That will do lol. It's got 1yrs warranty anyway lol
     
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    i've used that stuff on my first custom chopper, worked great over 4 years until i sold it...
     
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    Andy_F S13+S15=S28?

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    Might well last up better if its mounted properly, to be fair the only experience I had of it was with a bodged up volvo exhaust that moved around shitloads.
     
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    what you mean with cheap? that crap cost here a fortune
     
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    20quid for 2metre length in 2.5"
     
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    can you weld that stuff to normal exhaust tubing?
     
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    Yeah you can weld it to normal exhaust tube, It usually comes in mild steel.
     
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    I used a length of stainless flex-pipe from my external wastegate, I used a t-bolt hose clamp on each end rather than welding it (Got the idea from a vintage Mercedes at the local car museum) works great.
     
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    I'm just going to use the flexi pipe to sleeve over the mild steel and just use some u bolts to make sure its tight. That way I can remove/replace bite easier :)

    Might go have a play after I finish watching scrapheap challenge lol
     

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