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Old 04-27-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Well I bought a QTP 3" turndown to put onto my DMH cutout....

The bolts aren't long enough to go through both things, and the bolt heads are like welded on the actual cutout pipe, so i can't go buy longer ones....I was really hoping to use this, not really knowledgeable with cars but im assuming i have to break the welds somehow on the bolt heads, don't have many tools...
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quick question, what is the purpose of a "turndown" i installed my DMH electric cutout two days ago and I love it, loud when needed, but closed i can have a conversation on the highway,
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quick question, what is the purpose of a "turndown" i installed my DMH electric cutout two days ago and I love it, loud when needed, but closed i can have a conversation on the highway,
They were designed to direct the exhaust in a safe direction other than having it hit the bottom side of your car etc etc and they also protect your butterfly. It's main purpose is to direct the exhaust in a certain direction wherever you angle the turn down pipe.
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Turndowns direct the Exhaust to the floor instead of heating up the bottom of your *** lol, that's all I use
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If the bolts "should" be long enough but you have to
draw in to get the nut to seat, try some c-clamps on
the flanges?

Otherwise I'd get ahold of a cutoff wheel, you can get
a 3" wheel and a spindle for under 10 bucks, and use it
in a die grinder or drill, cut the bolts free and use some
all-thread with nuts at both ends, and cut away the
excess when done.
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i just installed mine over the weekend, the bolts wasnt attached to mine...
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If the bolts "should" be long enough but you have to
draw in to get the nut to seat, try some c-clamps on
the flanges?

Otherwise I'd get ahold of a cutoff wheel, you can get
a 3" wheel and a spindle for under 10 bucks, and use it
in a die grinder or drill, cut the bolts free and use some
all-thread with nuts at both ends, and cut away the
excess when done.
Well, the current bolts that are welded on the cutout piping hardly go much past the dmh cutout maybe an 1/8 of an inch, theres special nuts that reduce down so they are able to fit inside the dmh cutout mounting hole and screw on, it's like a nut, but half nut and half threads, hard to explain ive never seen a nut like the ones on this unit...not sure what they are called...

I may just have to cut the bolts free as you said...sounds like a plan...

My main reason for wanting the turndown is currently the cutout with no turndown is turning the underside of my car black.. and to protect the butterfly as stated above...
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