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Old 04-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Exhaust question

When I had my roush axlebacks installed last year the idiot mechanic sawed off a couple of the j shaped hooks on the stock exhaust when he took them off. The hooks that go into the black rubber hangers. Not sure why he did that. I saved the stock exhaust and peaces he sawed off. Can they be welded back on? At the correct angle and length? I assumed but want to be sure. Thanks.
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I don't see why not. I mean as long as they are welded well and hold in place they will do their job. As for the angle you can always bend them a little to get them correct.
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I don't see why not. I mean as long as they are welded well and hold in place they will do their job. As for the angle you can always bend them a little to get them correct.
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Just lay them besides the stock when you weld them, shouldn't be a problem.
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My buddy had extra hangars welded onto his axle backs because they weren't lining up right. He just had them held in place where he wanted them and tac welded them real quick, then welded them in place to the frame so they stayed where he wanted them. Turned out great. Didn't ruin the axle backs and the alignment was perfect.

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So did some guy on this site. Maybe he will post and talk about his experience, since I can only speak on behalf of my buddy.
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Welding to the frame would be a complete lack of experience.
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What else would you weld to if you wanted your permanent choice of headers back exhaust to then? The air?
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Hang it from the hangers that are bolted on.
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And if the alignment is off from the hangars mounted in? Just rock crooked exhaust?
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And if the alignment is off from the hangars mounted in? Just rock crooked exhaust?
You can if you want. I'd personally rework the hangers on the pipes so they would still fit into the rubber bushings.
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Rework? Like bend them yourself?
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Bend, cut, reweld, anything but welding it to the car.
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Haha. Unless you're a master metal worker, you are not lining your exhaust up as perfect as welding to the frame, and when you want it off, if that's the case, cut it off. Then grind it down. It won't damage the frame at all.
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Haha. Unless you're a master metal worker, you are not lining your exhaust up as perfect as welding to the frame, and when you want it off, if that's the case, cut it off. Then grind it down. It won't damage the frame at all.
Sounds like you need to leave it to a professional.........UNCLE......
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I've installed all my **** myself, from lowering springs, full exhaust, throttle body and CAI... All my upgrades are perfect. I'm just trying to help this guy out. You're saying hold the stock there and weld the old cut hangars on, never gonna match up, brainiac.
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Until his car chassis or motor mounts flex and bends or hits a bad bump the exhaust or anywhere it has a fitting will bend or snap due to the fact it has no free play. I am a welder. Not to be rude but that aka the whole point of welding in the hangars... So you can adjust how it hangs/looks

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+1 you very well could tack weld them back in where sawed off and they will be closer to hanging right with some hammering than if you go with a completely new spot but..
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I've installed all my **** myself, from lowering springs, full exhaust, throttle body and CAI... All my upgrades are perfect. I'm just trying to help this guy out. You're saying hold the stock there and weld the old cut hangars on, never gonna match up, brainiac.
Brainiac ? You've showed what you know, nothing.
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To Korncush, that is what I advised, tac weld so they are where you want them and weld in place. I just don't think that holding two next to each other and welding is a good idea. I'd say weld into place on the frame, get the hangars in then weld in place, and if there is a chassis bend of flex enough to break anything, the tac will snap. However, if that happens, his car is ****ed anyway, your tac'd exhaust benign the least of it.

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And for tc x 4. I'm not gonna argue with you bro. I was giving my opinion, if you don't like it, shove it up your booty hole. Then give your opinion and the thread owner can read and make up his/her own mind. You're not the Mecca of exhaust knowledge. You're getting away from the point of helping other pony owners. Being snotty isn't helping.
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Dude, you started name calling, grow up.
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Op, it's really to have the pieces reinstalled when you want put the stock back on as long as the hangers are still on the car. Simple install the stock muffler back on then install a metal rod on the hang then tack weld the hanging rod to the muffler. As for welding to the frame, it is not recommended for most applications because of the extra noise transfer to the interior of the car and without solid motor mounts it puts extra strain on the entire exhaust system.
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Understood. Just my 2c after having been a welder and done an also refinished systems people have done incorrectly. To each his own hope you get it fixed
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