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Old 02-10-2019, 01:40 AM
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It probably looks worse than it's going to perform, What's it for exactly?
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Boosted 5.3 and itís my hot side around a foot off the header , had to make a bend to come back up into my turbo because of clearance issues
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If you have sharp edges on the inside radius of the turn it might help a little to clean them up, Being it's on the pressure side I don't think it's going to hurt that much. Sometimes you don't have a choice and just have to make the best of it.
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Okay well I sure do appreciate the reply man I feel a little better about it now , just gonna send it lol
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If itís not too late, Iíd redo it. Take a straight piece of pipe and make a bunch of pie cuts. Then assemble the pie cuts to make the bend. Itíll be nice and gradual. You had the right idea, youíre just about 15 cuts too short.
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If itís not too late, Iíd redo it. Take a straight piece of pipe and make a bunch of pie cuts. Then assemble the pie cuts to make the bend. Itíll be nice and gradual. You had the right idea, youíre just about 15 cuts too short.
I've made some curves with pie cuts and would have suggested it but it should really be tigged, Looking at the welds on the pipe pictured I bet the pipe wouldn't flow any better but would weigh quite a bit more.
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I've made some curves with pie cuts and would have suggested it but it should really be tigged, Looking at the welds on the pipe pictured I bet the pipe wouldn't flow any better but would weigh quite a bit more.
Agreed on all points
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let er rip tater chip. if it's any consolation I assure you that is not the worst one out there
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that looks good compared to other **** ive seen
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Iím just gonna add 2 pie cuts to the insides of the pipe to help open it up some , itís about a foot off the header
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And I donít have a tig welder , if I did I would of , Iím using a damn cut disk to make my cuts so most of the time Iím filling in gaps so I wouldnít be able to tig them anyways . Itís my first car I building and I donít really care how it looks or the weight of my exhaust pipe but I very much appreciate everyoneís opinion!
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looking good... gonna need some support bracing for that turbo...
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That looks fine. Send it.
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Okay will do , waiting on k member so I will know for sure where turbo is gonna sit
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[color=left=#222222]"I don’t really care how it looks or the weight of my exhaust pipe but I very much appreciate everyone’s opinion!"

Suggest you exert some care on cleaning the bird **** out of the insides, of those welds. 1 chunk going thru the turbo, and it'll get expensive, fast.[/color]
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Believe me it was hell , took about 2 hours to clean everything out
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