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Old 03-08-2011, 12:57 AM   #6421
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Can I get this any cheaper Jacob?

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Old 03-08-2011, 01:05 AM   #6422
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:43 AM   #6423
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I think I may buy a mig welder...
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:51 AM   #6424
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friend of mine just bought a welder. hes played with it a bit. I told him he needs to learn to weld exhaust and stuff. He has a Jeep and were going to take it 4x4ing this spring / summer.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:39 AM   #6425
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I think I'm gonna buy one. Since exhaust pipe steel isn't too thick I should be able to do it with an average welder. I have brads old oem section one in the garage and I'll probablly start with that. Does anyone know where I could get the flanges that are at the ends of each section?
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:03 AM   #6426
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A custom full vband setup would be awesome

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:37 AM   #6427
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Good luck. The bends on those exhausts are no fun.

I might go the magnaflow route at some point... just muffler though.
That's why my exhaust is not bent, it was all cut and welded. Very time consuming work.

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A custom full vband setup would be awesome

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That's what mine is, made the install super quick.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:07 AM   #6428
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Painting calipers would be a good meet idea when it's nice outside
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #6429
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i'm cert welder, ase cert autobody, almost ase cert mechanic (2 semi left) I could make some exhaust but i'd need the stock and car
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #6430
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:07 AM   #6431
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depending on what you want it made from. Really easy/cheap way to get good stock. My buddies and I buy ebay exhausts premade then cut them up. why? cause the exhaust is cheaper than the stock, it's crazy. Works good get a exhaust with lots of bends then use w/e stock you got to finish it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:50 AM   #6432
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Jay I might need you to make me an X-Pipe to put in place of my secondary cats.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #6433
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Jay I might need you to make me an X-Pipe to put in place of my secondary cats.
This is how I'd do it. http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS-Performan...30498/10002/-1 or similar. Here is SS exhaust http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-75...st-system.aspx this is the site i was looking at http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...88&hg=18&fg=10 sry for all the links. Forgot i saw headers for your car on ebay.

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:11 AM   #6434
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It's going to be a bit more tricky that that I think, the cats are evenly placed along the dual pipes, but directly after them is about a 45 degree bend to the left, sort of like this:
| | - before
OO - cats
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I'm not sure how hard it would be, but i'll get a picture sometime and maybe you could take a look at it.

Hopefully i'll have some headers and the AA tune by the end of summer.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:20 AM   #6435
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Would it be hard to place an xpipe right before the cats and right before the angled pipes?

Seems like there may not be enough room in there....
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:37 AM   #6436
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:40 AM   #6437
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Would it be hard to place an xpipe right before the cats and right before the angled pipes?

Seems like there may not be enough room in there....
Cut as far as you can to the bend. You can also cut some of the x pipe off to make it shorter. We would need to get your car in the air and take some measurements, and go from there.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:46 AM   #6438
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Cut as far as you can to the bend. You can also cut some of the x pipe off to make it shorter. We would need to get your car in the air and take some measurements, and go from there.
Sounds like a good project once it's about 75 degrees outside. Let's work out a day for me to drive down to STL and have a look at this bad boy.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:42 PM   #6439
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You want an x pipe to be as close to the header collectors as possible, the further downstream you place the x pipe, the less it's helping yOu out
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:48 PM   #6440
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Jay if I buy a welder you wanna teach me a few tips/tricks? There are about 10000000 articles online that tell ya how, but personal tips from mistakes and stuff always help. How hard is it to weld stainless?
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