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Old 05-27-2012, 11:50 PM
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Help/advice with broken flex pipe in exhaust

Hey guys i'm new to the forums i've searched every header post there has been and can't find one that answers my question so hopefully i'm not annoying anyone here. So i just got my prelude (95 h22a1) and the flex pipe (ie right before the cat and after the headers) is broken/leaking a new oem pipe is looking to cost me around 300$ i was thinking of just getting some aftermarket headers from megan and just painting them since they come with the flex pipe anyways, i was wondering if anyone has had a similar situation or any other suggestions on the best way to spend my money here?
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Re: Help/advice with broken flex pipe in exhaust

the megans are fine there as good as dc or any other cheap header and a lot cheaper .. i had one forever and never had an issue ..
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Re: Help/advice with broken flex pipe in exhaust

This is covered a lot if you search the forums... if you don't want a "better" header than stock a megan/dc/off brand will be very similar in terms of power...

If you want something that will make the car perform better, a hytec replica is the cheapest option... can be had for a little north of 300 bucks, but only if you go over to prelude power forums and get in touch with Kronn... For the difference in price it's worth considering... but it has a 2.5" collector, so you won't want to hook it to the smaller stock exhaust... but hey, who wants a stock exhaust anyway? You will want a minimum 2.5" exhaust on there... if it's crush bent you will want to step up to 2.75 or 3"... if I had it to do over again I would just slap a 3" on there... should be a little deeper and maybe quieter than 2.5"... people have also said they Hytec Replica lowered the volume a touch also... I plan on getting one as I recently blew a big ass hole in my flex pipe too... I have a cheaper ceramic header made to OE specs like the megan/dc, etc...

good luck, tell us what you decide, post some pics of the lude, and welcome to PZ

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Just have the flex cut off and a new one welded on. Shouldn't cost you more than $75 tops at a local exhaust shop...
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Re: Help/advice with broken flex pipe in exhaust

You can also have the flex deleted for a straight pipe to catalytic converter, for now, and then go Hytec replica. Muffler shops are always looking for 15 minute jobs. The flex part is to stop vibrations from translating all the way back to the block. If your car is stock height, no worries. More than 1 inch drop, do what Wing8806 suggested.
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Re: Help/advice with broken flex pipe in exhaust

Thanks for all the replies, i decided to do what wing8806 suggested as a temporary fix just cut it off and weld it as i'd rather spend the money on a cat back system right now, thanks again!
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Re: Help/advice with broken flex pipe in exhaust

also have a 95 h22a1 with leaking flex pipe.

idk about you but I like rockin' the leak. its after the o2 sensor, right? so it wont really affect anything. Changed spark plugs and noticed nothing out of the ordinary either. figured i'll keep it this way while I save for an exhaust.
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