Fatmobile wrote:That downpipe probably has the support brackets that go to the block?
This is a "Techtonics Tuning" aftermarket downpipe.
It doesn't come with the support brackets.
That was what I was wondering about...how to rig
some sort of brackets to support the flex joint at the
top of the pipes.
I thought, perhaps, if I made up a bracket, bolted it to
the back of the block and put a further flex joint between
the downpipe and the straight-back pipe (to muffler) that
that would allow some movement of the exhaust piping
without straining the upper flex joint which, I believe, is
the weak point on these dual pipes.
Fortunately Tech. Tuning sells a s/s replacement flex joint
for these pipes.
Unfortunately, it costs more than I paid for the whole pipes assembly.
Thank you for your response.
Blue 1986 Golf N/A Bought it in '94. Never been on the road since.
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