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Old 04-03-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Just got it, where should i be checking for exhaust leaks? Or where should i weld? Have heard some storys, but anything anyone can share before i install the offroad xpipe that could save me from redoing this type of job?

I dont mind welding a couple spots because niether im i getting anything for the next year nor do i have state regulations.

Thanks in advance for any inputs!
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I've heard good reviews about the JBA x-pipes as far as fitment goes. I have the H-pipe myself but I have kept the cats to be removed at a later time so the cat deletes are in the shed for now. I had zero leaks and haven't had any since install about 800 miles ago, but I made sure it was on right before I did the final clamp down. I think if you make sure you have it on right you'll be fine and you can always adjust it if you find a leak... Shouldn't need to weld anything.
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I've heard good reviews about the JBA x-pipes as far as fitment goes. I have the H-pipe myself but I have kept the cats to be removed at a later time so the cat deletes are in the shed for now. I had zero leaks and haven't had any since install about 800 miles ago, but I made sure it was on right before I did the final clamp down. I think if you make sure you have it on right you'll be fine and you can always adjust it if you find a leak... Shouldn't need to weld anything.
Alright thanks man!
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I have the JBA o/x and figment was perfect with no leaks...
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I have the JBA o/x and figment was perfect with no leaks...
I checked online and there was a couple threads talking about leaks, ill just make sure its tight and ill put just a couple spots with my welder to be sure. Thanks though
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I checked online and there was a couple threads talking about leaks, ill just make sure its tight and ill put just a couple spots with my welder to be sure. Thanks though
Unless you weld it 100%, I wouldn't weld it at all. The tacks will keep the outer pipe from collapsing around the inner pipe to make a good seal.
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Unless you weld it 100%, I wouldn't weld it at all. The tacks will keep the outer pipe from collapsing around the inner pipe to make a good seal.
Well i the only reason why i said this becuase the best muffler shop here, they do exotic cars etc... Told me to do this, ill have to look more into that then, they were charging me 75 to do the o/r xpipe, i rather do it myself.
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Well i the only reason why i said this becuase the best muffler shop here, they do exotic cars etc... Told me to do this, ill have to look more into that then, they were charging me 75 to do the o/r xpipe, i rather do it myself.
It should seal up fine. Just get everything together first hand tight, then tighten everything at once. Use common sense when you do it, you don't want to over tighten. $75 for 15min labor is a little steep.
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It should seal up fine. Just get everything together first hand tight, then tighten everything at once. Use common sense when you do it, you don't want to over tighten. $75 for 15min labor is a little steep.
Lmfao yup, i rather do it myself and take my girl out to dinner or something, miami is getting expensive by the min
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Mine leaked on the driver side where it mates up to the down pipe. I had to force it over since it did not fit 100% perfect which shouldn't be expected anyways. Being that the Ford factory clamps are not a full 360 seal it leaked no matter what I did. I ended up getting a torqtite easy seal clamp from NAPA and added some high heat rtv this time around. Leak is gone. I don't believe it's a common problem for these to leak but if so from one of the front clamps then there's your fix. Oh and I used the 3" clamp to accommodate the hump.
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Mine leaked on the driver side where it mates up to the down pipe. I had to force it over since it did not fit 100% perfect which shouldn't be expected anyways. Being that the Ford factory clamps are not a full 360 seal it leaked no matter what I did. I ended up getting a torqtite easy seal clamp from NAPA and added some high heat rtv this time around. Leak is gone. I don't believe it's a common problem for these to leak but if so from one of the front clamps then there's your fix. Oh and I used the 3" clamp to accommodate the hump.
Hey man i got a leak, its also lof and annoying, does advance auto parts have those clamps
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Hey man i got a leak, its also lof and annoying, does advance auto parts have those clamps
Nope. I had checked for something else and looked for clamps like that. They only have those bent metal rod clamps that don't apply to our exhaust type at all.
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Nope. I had checked for something else and looked for clamps like that. They only have those bent metal rod clamps that don't apply to our exhaust type at all.
Thanks, theres no napa around here, i might have to google it
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They are from orielys
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I saw this posted on a forum
Those would be the best IMHO for getting rid of leaks. Would need to be 3" clamps and are what I was looking at getting. I don't have a leak but I feel like my exhaust would seem sturdier with those.
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Those would be the best IMHO for getting rid of leaks. Would need to be 3" clamps and are what I was looking at getting. I don't have a leak but I feel like my exhaust would seem sturdier with those.
Yeah im going to get them, thanks
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Those would be the best IMHO for getting rid of leaks. Would need to be 3" clamps and are what I was looking at getting. I don't have a leak but I feel like my exhaust would seem sturdier with those.
Man i dont have any store nearby, you think you can help find it on the site, atleast the right one becuase i see a couple
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Man i dont have any store nearby, you think you can help find it on the site, atleast the right one becuase i see a couple
Give me a few minutes as I'm driving I'll take a look when I get the chance
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http://m.oreillyauto.com/mt/www.orei...0082&ppt=C0022

Is what the other guy was talking about

http://m.oreillyauto.com/mt/www.orei...0082&ppt=C0022

Is the one from the pictures you have.
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http://m.oreillyauto.com/mt/www.orei...0082&ppt=C0022

Is what the other guy was talking about

http://m.oreillyauto.com/mt/www.orei...0082&ppt=C0022

Is the one from the pictures you have.
I just called, he said its the walker 3 in lap joint, is that what your looking at? For some reason ur links throw me to nothing
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I just called, he said its the walker 3 in lap joint, is that what your looking at? For some reason ur links throw me to nothing
Yep exactly it.
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Yep exactly it.
That shyt is $47, i have to pay extra for shipping, this sucks

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I think im going to weld it, thats free vs 47
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Where is it leaking? I JUST installed a pypes x-pipe about ten minutes ago for a friend and I had to play with those band clamps almost 30 minutes until they didn't leak. It also helps if you have someone push on the x-pipe as if they were forcing it towards the front of the car once you have it hooked up to the mids.

Like I said, I have the JBA h-pipe and it doesn't leak either. Those factory clamps are a PITA but they do work.
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Where is it leaking? I JUST installed a pypes x-pipe about ten minutes ago for a friend and I had to play with those band clamps almost 30 minutes until they didn't leak. It also helps if you have someone push on the x-pipe as if they were forcing it towards the front of the car once you have it hooked up to the mids.

Like I said, I have the JBA h-pipe and it doesn't leak either. Those factory clamps are a PITA but they do work.
I just bought some clamps, i tried to play with it a bit but nothing man
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Nope. I had checked for something else and looked for clamps like that. They only have those bent metal rod clamps that don't apply to our exhaust type at all.
Those are the ones that seal, they may not be purdy, but they work the best.
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Get the 3" Walker torqtite clamps. You can get them from summit for $9. Don't forget to add some high heat rtv in the joint then put the clamp on

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http://m.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-33222


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Get the 3" Walker torqtite clamps. You can get them from summit for $9. Don't forget to add some high heat rtv in the joint then put the clamp on

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http://m.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-33222

This one
As a matter fact i found some exactly like that in design for 12 bucks from rol exhaust, should i return them for those?
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Get the 3" Walker torqtite clamps. You can get them from summit for $9. Don't forget to add some high heat rtv in the joint then put the clamp on

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http://m.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-33222

This one
These right

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As a matter fact i found some exactly like that in design for 12 bucks from rol exhaust, should i return them for those?
As long as they are stainless, 3" diameter, 2" wide, have a 360 seal, and most importantly the metal seems thin enough to mold itself around the piping when tightened. The design I'm talking about would come flattened out in the package. Like a straight piece of thin stainless with attachments om either end. If they are like that then use them. Don't forget rtv

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These right
Yes
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As long as they are stainless, 3" diameter, 2" wide, have a 360 seal, and most importantly the metal seems thin enough to mold itself around the piping when tightened. The design I'm talking about would come flattened out in the package. Like a straight piece of thin stainless with attachments om either end. If they are like that then use them. Don't forget rtv

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Yes
Yeah these came the same as you described.

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Yeah these came the same as you described.
http://m.oreillyauto.com/mt/www.orei...0082&ppt=C0022

Its these

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As long as they are stainless, 3" diameter, 2" wide, have a 360 seal, and most importantly the metal seems thin enough to mold itself around the piping when tightened. The design I'm talking about would come flattened out in the package. Like a straight piece of thin stainless with attachments om either end. If they are like that then use them. Don't forget rtv

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Yes
Thanks btw
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I used the pictured band clamp on mine and it still manages to leak. It sounds terrible I'm very annoyed with the JBA X. Issue is that it isn't straight to begin with no matter what you can't fix that with any clamp I'm going to weld mine whenever I take it off.
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I used the pictured band clamp on mine and it still manages to leak. It sounds terrible I'm very annoyed with the JBA X. Issue is that it isn't straight to begin with no matter what you can't fix that with any clamp I'm going to weld mine whenever I take it off.
Yeah man so am i, hopefully it goes away
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Supposedly the guy thats lending me the lift told me that the clamps wont work there...i guess theres only one way to find out
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