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Exhaust with no flex pipe?

Was wondering if anyone here runs an exhaust system with no flex pipe? Wanted to know how bad the vibration is or any side effects to it? Just paid 175 for a muffler shop to put a flex pipe in my car, sound about right?
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

You'd prolly be breaking welds on the exhaust and header left and right with no flexpipe, since that's exactly what its job is.
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

pipe flex giggidy giddigy
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

got a 2.25 collector mod and then straight pipe all the way through to the resonator. Only issue I get is the goop gasket made by the downpipe and/or bolts holding the header n downpipe together gets worn or a little loose. But not like a little bit of Loktite glue cant fix that issue!!
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

get the flexpipe, then you dont have to worry that much if something will break
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

I was wondering to myself if i could get away without a flex pipe but now I'm glad i ended up going with it. Thanks for the reassurance everyone.
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

1 year no flex pipe with no problems on eBay exhaust piping and obx header
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

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1 year no flex pipe with no problems on eBay exhaust piping and obx header

Yea well I wouldn't recommend it, for peace of mind
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

lol yea over time it will crack. still no biggie
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Re: Exhaust with no flex pipe?

I think my old one had oil leaking on it from the seals around the timing belt, i think this accelerated the wear... and possibly did other bad stuff.
i dont think i wanna see any oil on my flex pipe no more...
Which is why i checked this thread.. might do what MOB5TA had done...
@MOB5TA, do u notice a more solid sound with it, quicker response ? anything ?
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