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why you should not

have a shop remove your spring loaded exhaust flange.




this will happen i promise!

this was a newer mustang, ranger will be the same result!
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Ouch...someone is not happy!
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700 bucks!
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so what do you do if you need that removed? id think a certified mechanic wouldnt have a problem doing something simple like that
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700 bucks!
Oh man..that sucks. I was thinking a bit less!
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The only reason I don't have it on is because I got rid of the flange completely. The exhaust I bought would not seal against the stock flange so I had an exhaust shop chop it out and weld in a pipe. All well. If it happens then it happens.
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Perfect time to upgrade to JBA's!
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it will happen!

and if it is rusted out and needs to be repaired and good "certified mechanic" will repair it with a new spring loaded flange or replace it with a new part, not straight pipe it.
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What I will do later is have mandrel bent Y pipe made with new cats and I will have them install a similar flange in the stock location.
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He doesn't mean taking the spring flange off and putting one back on, he means taking it off and putting a standard flange back on in place of the spring flange.

The engine flexes and moves. If the exhaust doesn't have some way to relieve the pressure of it, it will break things like that exhaust manafold. The spring flange acts like a bushing in the exhaust system.
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No I was going to install a spring flange not just a regular flange. Hell I might even do a flex pipe.
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maybe on a stock truck/car but this will not happen on a good aftermarket. I dont know any aftermarket header to tip systems with that set up.

My friends Bel air with a 454 does not have a flange spring and that engine moves alot!
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1950's stuff is not the same as 2000's stuff and i dought the bel air gets driven everyday.

josh, i showed you proof, what more do you want?
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1950's stuff is not the same as 2000's stuff and i dought the bel air gets driven everyday.

josh, i showed you proof, what more do you want?


How is a 50s exhaulst system diffrent then todays? He just put it on last year.
You showed me 1 pic of a cracked header that "might" have been due to no spring bolt. I see tons of cars without them driving
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I'm alittle confused here


If the exhaust is held up by rubber hangers, that should give the exhaust enough wiggle room right? I don't see how 1 set of spring loaded exhaust flanges would make that much of a difference that it would crack the exhaust header
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dought
dought?


on a side note, youve been quite the negative nelly lately. chill out, have a beer!
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I'm alittle confused here


If the exhaust is held up by rubber hangers, that should give the exhaust enough wiggle room right? I don't see how 1 set of spring loaded exhaust flanges would make that much of a difference that it would crack the exhaust header
I was thinking the same thing.
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dought?


on a side note, youve been quite the negative nelly lately. chill out, have a beer!
being lazy.

having a heineken as i type this!

rubber hangers are not enough, something has to absorb the vibrations in the exhaust system.
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well then have 2!
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i got 4 left.
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heineken is pretty tastey. I will gave to agree with that :)
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Damn.. only 4 left and its Friday.. I wonder how many cases fit in the bed of a Ranger?
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heineken is pretty tastey. I will gave to agree with that :)
no matter what ever happens josh, your ok with me!

we will enjoy a few together someday.
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Damn.. only 4 left and its Friday.. I wonder how many cases fit in the bed of a Ranger?
3 left
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