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Old 04-22-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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Need Advice with Exhaust Flex Pipe

Hi guys
i have a G35 coupe and an aftermarket exhaust and cats.
my issues is that on my X pipe i keep scraping the flex pipe and cracking it
i'm wondering if i can just weld in a straight piece and forget the flex pipe.

here's a pic of my exhaust

my car's N/A with stock headers

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I've had a few G35's come in with similar complaints. With some creative hanger changes I can pull it up about 1/2 an inch most of the time

If you don't run the flex pipe you will damage your manifolds/headers they usually end up cracked
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I've had a few G35's come in with similar complaints. With some creative hanger changes I can pull it up about 1/2 an inch most of the time

If you don't run the flex pipe you will damage your manifolds/headers they usually end up cracked
i wastold that with my oem manifolds, they should be okay, without the flex pipe,
or alteast more so than with aftermarket headers
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i wastold that with my oem manifolds, they should be okay, without the flex pipe,
or alteast more so than with aftermarket headers
Yes your stock manifolds are a bit beefier but they are still tubular and if they don't crack they could just start to leak at the gasket over time.
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Yes your stock manifolds are a bit beefier but they are still tubular and if they don't crack they could just start to leak at the gasket over time.
nooooooooooo!, i hate flex pipes. lol

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