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Old 06-28-2017, 07:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Replacing full exhaust downpipe(+flex) vs cutting in new flex pipe?

With 3rd gens (well, '99+) the only reliable fix is to cut out the bad section and weld in new pipe. Nobody aftermarket has reliably gotten the manifold flange height/angle and downpipe bend angle even close to correct like they have for '91-'98's.

New flex pipe = under $20
Welding = ~$50

after looking at the pictures:
I'd try to find someone with a welder to just fill in the holes around the clamp. Can't see how bad the flex pipe is but the exterior metal mesh isn't part of what seals up the exhaust in that section.

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