PDA

View Full Version : Custom Exhaust



Bonemaro
01-08-2010, 08:51 PM
I am kicking around the idea of attempting a little custom exhaust work. I'm in no way a master welder, but I'm not bad. I do however want to do all my welding off the car and make this a bolt on system. This is where I need help.

What do I need to use when it comes to connecting. say, the Y-pipe to the cat, or the cat to the back end of the system. I've found these.

http://www.v6f-body.com/pics/ball%20flange.jpg
A ball flange. Not sure if this is over kill. I found these at Flowmaster, but they were kind of expensive.

http://www.v6f-body.com/pics/ball%20flange%202.JPG
Here was another kind of ball flange I was looking into.

http://www.v6f-body.com/pics/v%20bands.JPG
Found these V Band clamps that look like they could be welded in and clamped together.

http://www.v6f-body.com/pics/flanges.JPG
Or am I just completely over thinking this and all that needs to be done is weld one of these on each pipe and bolt them together?

To anyone with exhaust experience who would wish to give me some advise on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

1LOMARO
01-08-2010, 09:29 PM
If your plotting what I think your plotting..the top ones are probably the best bet... the 2nd option is ok..but you run the risk of blowing out the donut gaskets... I've heard different emotions about the v-band clamps... and the last will still require some form of gasket that will eventually blow out..... JMO!!!

Will
01-08-2010, 09:36 PM
I, having no exhaust experience at all or for that matter no experience with modding at all, would like to think the V-Band plus some Mr. Gasket every so often would do the trick. But thats me with no experience under my belt!

Bonemaro
01-08-2010, 09:37 PM
The last is the cheapest though, as are the gaskets... and something that could easily be replaced as needed, I ponder.

Bonemaro
01-08-2010, 09:46 PM
John, I really like those first ball flanges, but they were like $89 each. I wasn't expecting that. Do you know where these can be purchased?

Bonemaro
01-09-2010, 01:56 AM
Here's another option, using simple slip joints and a Band-Style Lap Joint.

LINKY (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WLK-33286-Exhaust-Clamp-Band-Style-Lap-Joint-Steel-4-0_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4cecf32894QQitemZ3303 92873108QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccess ories)

venom
01-09-2010, 01:57 AM
Here's another option, using simple slip joints and a Band-Style Lap Joint.

LINKY (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WLK-33286-Exhaust-Clamp-Band-Style-Lap-Joint-Steel-4-0_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4cecf32894QQitemZ3303 92873108QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccess ories)

i vote for this.... but i have no expierence so take it with a grain of salt

freakv6
01-10-2010, 08:25 PM
it really comes down to you get what you pay for. The top one will give you the best fit and least chance of leak. another option is if you can take your pipe to an exhast shop and have the ends flared (so the will slip over the pipe that its connecting too) you could then use a clamp to hold it together.