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post #1 of 21 Old 01-02-2008, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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HP owners, any problems with crossover?

I just purchased a used HP Stage 1 kit locally and I'm just wondering if any HP owners have had any issues with the slip joint on the crossover being used instead of a flex joint.

I'm just wondering if its worth the money buying a flex joint and having it welded on while its out or if it'll work perfectly fine with the slip joint.

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No problems with my kit. It doesnt leak either.

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get the flex. why doesnt it have one from the factory?
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Nothing really wrong with using a slip joint
but the flex connector is definitely better if you dont mind messing with it.

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I have never had a problem with mine. No need to waste you time with the flex joint

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Keep the slip joint and put an exhaust clamp over it if you are worried about it like I was. It hasn't leaked on my kit yet.

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hp is junk! who sold you that crap

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I dunno, some cop with a junky old fairmont
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I have never had a problem with mine. No need to waste you time with the flex joint
x2.

no issues here. Tell you the truth if my kit had a flex joint I would probably cut it out and make it a slip joint. I think that K.I.S.S. applies here.

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If I have nothing to worry about, all that does is save me money. Thanks everyone.
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Mine was a PITA to install. I dunno if my headers were made wrong, but i have to pretty much line up the pipe and tighten up one side and then jack the pipe up 1/4" or so to make the other side's flanges meet up to get the other v-band on. If it had a flex joint, this wouldn't be a problem.

I used a stainless band clamp on the x-over with a thin layer of copper RTV to ensure no leakage.

HP is junk, period. They have a good design that makes great power, they just need to be bought out by a company who cares about quality and customer service.

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Luckily I didnt have to deal with HP
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You have no idea how lucky you are! I ordered my kit October of '06 and didn't get all the stuff until spring of '07.

They did mess up and send me 2 turbine housings however. I have a new in box, Jet-Hot coated .91 A/R T4 turbine housing (standard with HP stage 2 turbo for a 347ci motor) that I can sell you if you need it.

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I see you're in Norfolk. Im in Richmond and in the process of finishing my HP kit. Good luck w/ yours.

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Thanks. I'm still in the planning/buying stages, I'm hoping to have it done before 2009, but I'm not sure what I'm doing about a second vehicle right now.
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I have a HP kit with the slip fit and it works fine.

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The slip fit on my HP kit fit just fine also.
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The slip fit on my HP kit fit just fine also.
I must of just had a poorly made header or crossover from them. Mine didn't line up at all. It was the same problem when I had it on my stock longblock, and now on my Dart/AFR setup.

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stay away from hp took me a year to get the right stuff and im still missing parts that i have to pay out of my pocket after i spent $7000 to them nice parts crappy service.

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Pssst....I've already got the kit, I bought it used.
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