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Old 06-12-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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JBA long tubes leaking at y pipe

SO no matter what i try i can't seem to get these headers to stay leak free for any length of time. The inner diameter of the JBA headers appear to be about 1/4 in larger than the stock headers. I keep burning up the gaskets i put in there.

I'm a little stuck. I emailed JBA, and i have sent an email to urd (where i purchased the headers).

Now, Can anyone help me with how to go about getting a new flange that matches the jba flange that i can get welded onto my y pipe.

I'm happy with the performance gain i got from the headers, so i really don't want to have to give up on them if i can't get this leak figured out.

I appreciate any suggestions that anyone has. i'll try just about anything
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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get a shop to cut off the stock style flanges and weld in some v-bands in their place and they wont ever leak agin and no gaskets required
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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I went to my local exhaust shop, and they told me to call jba and get a matching flange to get welded on.

I used the gaskets that came with the headers. they are the same as the stock one, but a slightly larger diameter.
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I would go with the V-Bands for a long term solution.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:03 AM   #7
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Ok, it seem the v bands are a popular choice.

I have never heard of them, can someone exlain how they would be installed? Would it require cutting off the flange on the header?
Here is a link to V-band flanges. For the header to y-pipe connection, you will need the 2.25" diameter v-band flanges.

http://www.dezod.com/pd_stainless_steel_vband.cfm Tell Paul that Torspd sent you, if you decide to go that route.

They will be $74 for each flange assembly. The assembly is one male, one female, and a clamp.

They will have to be welded in. I can post up some pics of mine, in a short while.
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Here is a link to V-band flanges. For the header to y-pipe connection, you will need the 2.25" diameter v-band flanges.

http://www.dezod.com/pd_stainless_steel_vband.cfm Tell Paul that Torspd sent you, if you decide to go that route.

They will be $74 for each flange assembly. The assembly is one male, one female, and a clamp.

They will have to be welded in. I can post up some pics of mine, in a short while.
Wow, thanks for all the help! I think think i am going to go that route, I'm ready for the leak to be gone once and for all.
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