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Best non destructive way to remove Exhaust.

Yup, I wanna do my pipes in V-Bands, but I assembled them with old school U Clamps. Any ideas on how to get the Tailpipes out of the Mufflers without destroying either one?

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Yep, time and lots of

I've done it, but I was careful not to distort the pipes excessively knowing I'd likely want to change out at a later date. Hammer and flat blade things like chisel or flat head is all I can think of right now.

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lol

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Heat. Or take a cut off wheel and put 4 cuts in the outer pipe.

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Yeah I was thinking I could split the outer pipe and spread it open to get past the crimp. I can weld it back together afterwards. A pipe expander would true it up the Tailpipe to an acceptable roundness.
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Why do you want easy off tail pipes?

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So I can change it up and or just break it down easily to drop a trans or whatever. Ball and socket joints and U clamps are an ass pain.. No stupid rusty bolts to battle with. Just a single VBand clamp and it's off.
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Why not just make a clean cut where the pipes go into the muffler, collapse the piece of pipe still inside tie muffler to remove it. Then weld the V band flanges on the muffler and pipe, done.

If you're on a budget use 3 bolt flanges like on header collectors.


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Unless you got a pretty hardcore car that needs to come apart often, it seems like more trouble and money than it's worth. Band clamps are cheap and make for easy on/off and you don't have to fck around welding flanges on. And if you have the skill/means to weld a bunch of v-bands on taking a tail pipe off shouldn't require asking the internet how to do it.
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Why not just make a clean cut where the pipes go into the muffler, collapse the piece of pipe still inside tie muffler to remove it. Then weld the V band flanges on the muffler and pipe, done.

If you're on a budget use 3 bolt flanges like on header collectors.
That's exactly what I'm going to do on the FLotube side because those F'ers are in there!

It's the Tailpipe side that I wanna save. They're SS Ultraflo Pipes that I'd rather not have to buy again. If I'm buying Tailpipes, I'm going 3". Only Flowmaster sells them that are good quality that I know, and those are going for almost $300 just for Tailpipes..
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Unless you got a pretty hardcore car that needs to come apart often, it seems like more trouble and money than it's worth. Band clamps are cheap and make for easy on/off and you don't have to fck around welding flanges on. And if you have the skill/means to weld a bunch of v-bands on taking a tail pipe off shouldn't require asking the internet how to do it.
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After reading that, it sounds real dickish. Didn't mean it like that. My bad.

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Got it done!

I found some cool little cutoff wheels that fit my Dremel. They worked like a champ! I made a few slits on the Muflers and then used an Air Hammer with a Spike to open things up. It was actually really easy. I then got my real Die Grinder and chopped the Flowtubes. I tried to cave in the remaining metal inside, but it wasn't working out like I thought, so I just made 2 cuts on each Muffler, and pulled out the inner halves. Shoulda' done that in the first place..

Everything is in good shape. I'll touch up and weld where needed when I get these V-Bands on there. This Catback system is battle tested! It's been on for 17 years. It will clean up nice. I'll polish the SS and hit the rest with some Eastwood rust encapsulator and topcoat. Everything will be like new. Always good to save a few bucks. This Twin Turbo build is officially underway.

















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I picked up an 120V Eastwood Welder. I did some testing on the Flow Tubes that I hacked off.. This is on the Max heat setting and I didn't clean the metal at all, so it looks like it will get the job done. I Can't wait to finally get some Subframe Connectors on this thing.







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