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Old 09-23-2019, 10:48 AM   #21
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It does feel great to get that elusive part freed up!


Any pictures of the tacking & cutting you'd like to share?

This is the section that connects to the turbo, with the tacks, and the weld.


It was my first time welding exhaust, but I think it turned out ok. I'm gonna paint it with exhaust paint and then wrap it with heat "tape".


I'll put up a video on my you tube channel eventually. I have about five videos to edit before getting to this subject.




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Old 09-23-2019, 09:28 PM   #22
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Instead of a flex tube, have you considered an elbow and a reducer? Ogburn Truck Parts here in Fort Worth carries all sorts of exhaust parts. Perhaps you have a similar company.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:06 PM   #23
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Instead of a flex tube, have you considered an elbow and a reducer? Ogburn Truck Parts here in Fort Worth carries all sorts of exhaust parts. Perhaps you have a similar company.



I already welded up an elbow, and have another one for the muffler. I want the flex pipe to absorb some of the vibrations and movement.


Something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FG9EDPC...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:36 AM   #24
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I already welded up an elbow, and have another one for the muffler. I want the flex pipe to absorb some of the vibrations and movement.


Something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FG9EDPC...ing=UTF8&psc=1
Yeah, the exhaust pipes are usually hung from rubber mounts which allow the pipe to move a lot. Your use of the flex pipe would help the flexing. I believe Cadilackkid suggested a rubber mount for the muffler. The two should help one another keep the vibration down.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:03 AM   #25
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I recently removed my DPF and was able to re-utilize the existing pipe to make my own stack. Worked out perfectly as I will be towing my CRV and preferred not to recolor it black. I still have an extra 18" straight pipe if and when I do my roof raise. The original piping did not have rubber mounts, only 2 flex pipes and metal "U" bolts to support. I reused 2 U bolts for support on the stack and have not had any issues with vibrations.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:28 AM   #26
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The muffler will be solidly mounted to the side of the bus, since it will have the stack rising out of it, with the flex pipe taking the vibrations.

It''s a very short distance from the turbo to the muffler: maybe 30". I am planning on using a long flex pipe to make it extra pliant.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:45 PM   #27
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Joe45,

If you have an air chisel, give the v-clamp a couple taps to free it from the collars. It should pop loose with a "blurp" or two.
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Joe45,

If you have an air chisel, give the v-clamp a couple taps to free it from the collars. It should pop loose with a "blurp" or two.





Came loose with a couple of taps with a ratchet extension.


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