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Magnaflow installed, quick question

Hey all,
I got my magnaflow off-road pro exhaust installed. I have a quick question though.

The part of the pipe that connect using a flange to the catalytic converter pipe doesnt fit straight on, I don't think its leaking or anything, but I can't get it to sit perfect. I've tried twisting and shifting, but its the best I can get.

I attached some pics of what I'm talking about. It doesn't look like a problem, but I wanted to make sure just in case.

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I had the same problem and it actually developed to an exhaust leak. I had to have the flange redone. The problem is that the flange is a little different so it doesn't fit just right, or at least on mine.
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How long did it take for the leak to develop? I'll go see muffler man asap to get it looked at.
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Not long at all, I'd say a few days. Besides hearing it, you can easily tell if you see a black area somewhere around the flange.
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Oh dang. I'm going on a trip this weekend. I'll have to take my truck in tomorrow.
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How bad for the engine is it if I can"t get it fixed right away?
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None, it's just an irritating noise. It won't actually hurt anything though.
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Oh okay. Whats the noise?

If i cant get an appointment tomorrow, I'll have to take it in next week. Its a long weekend here, gone from Friday till Monday.
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Not a big deal. Cut both flanges off and weld them together
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Oh okay. Whats the noise?

If i cant get an appointment tomorrow, I'll have to take it in next week. Its a long weekend here, gone from Friday till Monday.
Hard to explain, have you heard a car with a hole in the muffler? Kind of like that.

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Not a big deal. Cut both flanges off and weld them together
That's what I did.
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I don't have a welder, and am not very good at it anyway. I'd rather get it done properly.
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Any pics of the exhaust ??
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Yep, see attachment.
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I'd rather get it done properly.
In my opinion, welded is best. I don't care for clamps and flanges. They make it so anyone can install the exhaust, but nothing beats welds. Never have to mess with exhaust leaks. Besides, every muffler shop I have ever gone to has always welded the connections anyway.
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In my opinion, welded is best. I don't care for clamps and flanges. They make it so anyone can install the exhaust, but nothing beats welds. Never have to mess with exhaust leaks.
I agree. I'll get it welded.
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I have the same muffler and since the begining I went for the welded option. More than a year running without issues.
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Yeah, I'm gonna give Muffler Man a call today and go see if I can get it welded.

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Any videos to see how it sounds?
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It sounds a lot better in person. It's a little louder than I thought it would be, but I'm getting used to it. You don't really hear it when you're just cruising around, only when you press the gas really. I find first and second gears to be a lot louder than the others.
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You don't need to weld it (won't hurt anything if you do.)

Open the joint, spread some sealer (Permatex Ultra Copper for instance) inside the opening on the exhaust pipe, then re-attach.

Let it dry for a while before you drive it.
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Whose Edge is that? Any pics?
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The Edge as in my truck or the white Edge suv?
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The Edge as in my truck or the white Edge suv?
The Edge SUV, I have one too.
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Sorry About the blurry picture, I couldn't get the camera to Focus. Its a 2011 Edge Limited AWD with all the toys (lol).

Also attached is a pic of my truck :)
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Thanks! I like your truck, very clean. Any other plans for it?
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