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Flexible Exhaust Tubing / Pipe

Has anybody got any thoughts on using the flexible exhaust tubing/pipe like they sell at O'Reilleys, etc.? Seems like an easy process, but there must be problems.... right?

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I myself have never used it ... but have seen others use it.
After a short time it leaked, got droopy and looked real bad.

Maybe for a short time use so you could get your ride to a proper pipe bending/muffler shop ... OK ... long term ... I would not use it
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I myself have never used it ... but have seen others use it.
After a short time it leaked, got droopy and looked real bad.

Maybe for a short time use so you could get your ride to a proper pipe bending/muffler shop ... OK ... long term ... I would not use it

I also have seen it used but it was on 18 wheel trucks, was stainless steel had a long life but was only about 18" long.
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As said, it eventually leaks, plus it looks very amateurish.

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Makes Patterns

bout all that stuff is good for is to make a pattern for a tube or pipe.

Sometimes on a custom header we will use a piece to get the idea of how we are going to bend the tube..

Never leave it in the car as it is only good fro a temporary fix

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Flex pipe is crap

The one fella is right....they do use it on big trucks to join the exhaust to the stacks, but like he said it stainless steel......and much higher quality. It also is the main point of failure in the system.
The stuff is not even legal im a lot of states.
My Exhaust Guy is only charging me $60 to make down tubes to hook up my side pipes.....he'll bend real tube.........seems like a good deal to me.
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Don't use the flex pipe....it always leaks at all the seams, and falls apart in a short time. If you need a 'universal' type of pipe, look for BENDABLE pipe. It is made of steel, but has ribs in it (like a universal radiator hose) and can be bent pretty easily.

Obviously it'll have more restriction than regular tubing, but it'll get you by, and it won't leak.
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