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Old 08-26-2008, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Muffler Replacement- Clamp or Weld

Pretty simple- were you able to just cut and clamp your new muffler on, or did you have to weld it in?

Looking to replace JUST the muffler, and I'd like it to be as inexpensive as possible.....so if a muffler + sawzall + muffler clamps + Bud Light = new muffler, I'd be a happier boy than adding 'go to exhaust shop' and removing 'muffler clamps' and 'Bud Light' from my algebra equation.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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use the stainless steel 3" wide strap clamps, they seal better, a little more expensive ($10 each) but worth it.
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It's all a matter of personal opinion. Some people just like the "secure" feeling of knowing their exhaust is welded. Other's, like me, are just fine with having it clamped on....


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Weld. Nothing beats it.

Clamps do their job but I still rather have mine welded.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Weld. Nothing beats it.

Clamps do their job but I still rather have mine welded.

Exactly, the only time we use clamps is on STOCK replacement parts that carry our lifetime warranty. It's quick and painless to unclamp and replace a muffler vs. adding pipe and welding. IF you look under my vehicles you won't find a single clamp, just some pretty welds
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Weld. Nothing beats it.

Clamps do their job but I still rather have mine welded.

x2. Mine are clamped and they leak just a little. It's annoying.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Weld if you can, Clamp if you can't... :D
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i just put in a new muffler the other night and i welded it in. ive heard from ppl that clamps eventually come loose and there is a strong chance of a leak, welding was simple took bout 20 minutes of welding and it was done. but make sure if you do weld u take the exhaust outta the truck otherwise the electrical current from the welder can screw up electrical sysems. but my preference is welding and it looks so much cleaner
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I always get em welded. I hate any type of exhaust leak and i love my muffler guy. He does awesome work and cheap because hes did about 10 of my vehicles!
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yup, i had one shop do half weld/half clamps, i just took it back and told them to weld the whole thing, much less chance of leaks.
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