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sleadhead44
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted May 18, 2004 09:00 AM  
What do you all use to hold up the back part of your exhaust? My rules say exhaust must exit behind driver. Seems like the old standard strap & rubber clamp combo wouldn't be ideal for racing applications.

Flanndad
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 255
posted May 18, 2004 10:38 AM  
I bought some big u-bolts, maybe a 3 or 4".
And welded the flat part to the frame, just keep the nut's easy to get at.
I needed to drop them a couple of times to change the donut gasket.
That bring's up something else, I would install the steel donut gasket's while you are installing the exhaust.
You also could run the bolts up into the rear seat area.

M1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 257
posted May 18, 2004 04:33 PM  
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Originally posted by ssanto06:
bailing wire... hehe... if you took all the bailing wire on my car and put it end to end, it would circle the earth 7 times....


LMAO...thats funny. sad part is, I must agree with ya!

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted May 18, 2004 04:45 PM  
the rear exhaust on my car just hangs there of coares the pipe is alu. virtually no weight

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 18, 2004 05:04 PM  
Try what is called plummer's tape (I believe) it's a really soft steel strap about 3/4" wide with 1/4" holes in it. It used to hold pluming pipe to floor joists and such, any hardware store should carry it. I use 1/4" carrage bolts to hold it to the floor pan.

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iowa_dirt_track_girl
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 461
posted May 22, 2004 11:08 AM  
one of the easiest things that i have seen is the take a exhaust hanger and then take the rubber off of one weld the strap to the pipe and then drill up threw the frame and bolt it in

By the way dont run your exhaust any less then 56 inches and nothing smaller then 2 1/2 pipe you will gain more ponies

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1363
posted May 23, 2004 07:08 PM  
that's exactly what i do, iowa dirt girl. you do need something supporting the back of your exhaust especially if you have the added weight of an "X" pipe and/or mufflers. if you don't support it, you will eventually have problems.....like cracked headers, lost parts, etc.

    

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