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Weld on or Clamp on muffler?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Lentsnh, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm about to click buy on a Flowmaster 10 Series. I just would like to know if I need to have it welded on or can I have it clamped on.


    And what is the exhaust pipe size? 2.50" in and out?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    You can have it clamped, I had a flowmaster on my f150 and it was fine. It would probably be best to have a muffler shop weld it in, that's what I'm going to do after I click buy on my dynomax later :D
     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    What's the difference though? Did you have any exhaust whistles or leaks?
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    hell yea the 10 series sounds good. Either way will work fine, my borla cat back is all clamp on and i how no problems with leaks or anything.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    Tillers_Rule

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    Clamp on is just fine, welding is over rated
     
  6. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Hey Lents I have a Flowmaster 50 series American Thunder, single in dual out cat-back exhaust system and I just used the clamps it came with and it works just fine. I was going to tac weld them but its holding up good.;)
     
  7. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Alright awesome. Thats all I needed to know. Welding is alot more expensive. Could I do everything in my driveway??
     
  8. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    I'm going clamp then :cool: :thumbsup:
     
  9. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Nah Lents it worked great, did everything with a friend in an hour and stayed on the whole time. The only hard part is getting all the right hardware the first time lol. The only reason I want mine welded in is because of cosmetics and I know a guy :)
     
  10. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    You can do either. I like mine welded, but often wish it were clamped because then I could switch out mufflers from time to time
     
  11. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Yeah you will be just fine.;)
     
  12. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Can I clamp extension pipes?
     
  13. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Yep!
     
  14. Apr 8, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    SAH-WEET!!!!!!:cool::D
     
  15. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    any one know the exhaust pipe size?
     
  16. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    Our pipe is 2.5 inch...
     
  17. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    sweet Lents you will have to post some piccccs laterrrr
     
  18. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Thread revival!! So i'm wanting to order a new muffler but also want to save a little money for the time being so i'm thinking about just clamping it in. I was told my exhaust size is 2.25 so if thats the case should I buy a 2.25 in/out muffler and a 2.25" clamps? Or should I buy the 2.5" clamps? Thanks for the help.
     
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