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Old 04-11-2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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OEM Clamps Too Big For Borla S-types

So I got a set of Borla S-types and installed them with no issue save for the OEM clamp on the passenger being too big to properly clamp onto the S-Type connection. No matter how I adjust it, a bump in the road pops in loose. The clamp is small enough to keep the axleback from completely disconnecting but it is by no means tight. Part Number is correct and the OEM Clamps worked on the Pype Bombs I previously had on the car. Has anyone else come across an issue like this? I was thinking a temp fix would be to wrap the connection in a heat resistant wrap to build it up enough for the clamp to be tight. Thoughts?
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So I got a set of Borla S-types and installed them with no issue save for the OEM clamp on the passenger being too big to properly clamp onto the S-Type connection. No matter how I adjust it, a bump in the road pops in loose. The clamp is small enough to keep the axleback from completely disconnecting but it is by no means tight. Part Number is correct and the OEM Clamps worked on the Pype Bombs I previously had on the car. Has anyone else come across an issue like this? I was thinking a temp fix would be to wrap the connection in a heat resistant wrap to build it up enough for the clamp to be tight. Thoughts?
I have never heard of this. My oem clamps haven't been a problem on my pypes or flows. Maybe the inlet is a little big or mishaped from factory.
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If anything, it's too small. I may be able to open it up a hair with the hydraulic pipe spreader we have. What's odd is that they're used and the guy I bought then off of didn't have this issue. I wonder if the clamp itself is deformed a bit because of the Pypes poor fitment. I did have to fight with them a bit when I initially installed the Pypes.

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If anything, it's too small. I may be able to open it up a hair with the hydraulic pipe spreader we have. What's odd is that they're used and the guy I bought then off of didn't have this issue. I wonder if the clamp itself is deformed a bit because of the Pypes poor fitment. I did have to fight with them a bit when I initially installed the Pypes.

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Hm. Yeah May be buggered up,from that. What about ordering a New one and doing that temporary fix. I think it would do for a little while
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Found one for the GT on Late Model. $40 for one clamp! Hope another site has the V6 clamp for a cheaper price than that

UPDATE: Jegs has the V6 clamp for 20
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Found one for the GT on Late Model. $40 for one clamp! Hope another site has the V6 clamp for a cheaper price than that

UPDATE: Jegs has the V6 clamp for 20
Rockauto probably had them for less than that even
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Yeah. Just started looking

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Yeah. Just started looking

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Pulled the clamp off earlier to take a look at it. When fully closed, the two ends that the bolt goes through didn't sit flush with each other. I'm assuming it got that way because of the poor fitment of the Pypes I had on previously. Used a heavy duty set of pliers to careful bend them back so that they sit flush when the clamp is fully tightened. Put it back on and voila, the exhaust connection is nice and tight now.

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Pulled the clamp off earlier to take a look at it. When fully closed, the two ends that the bolt goes through didn't sit flush with each other. I'm assuming it got that way because of the poor fitment of the Pypes I had on previously. Used a heavy duty set of pliers to careful bend them back so that they sit flush when the clamp is fully tightened. Put it back on and voila, the exhaust connection is nice and tight now.

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Good problem solving.

I've found personally that the passenger side with the Borlas, be it the S-Types or the ATAKS, are a little more challenging to get to hang perfectly.

Weird.
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Good problem solving.

I've found personally that the passenger side with the Borlas, be it the S-Types or the ATAKS, are a little more challenging to get to hang perfectly.

Weird.
you're right. there's something differnet about the passengers side that i can't think of now, but it took me forever to get that one off and then get the new one on, while the drivers side was really fast.
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OEM Clamps Too Big For Borla S-types

Yeah, that's why I always suggest to start off on the passenger. Because it can be a *****. Lol

EDIT: *****: a female dog.
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Yeah, that's why I always suggest to start off on the passenger. Because it can be a *****. Lol

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yeah that's right, you were the one who told me to lol

btw, where the hell are pics of your car? i think i asked you like 4 months ago, and still have yet to see your car except your avatar. GET ON IT, SON.
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