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Can someone verify if this is the correct clamp

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by SpyderRC, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Aug 4, 2022 at 3:26 PM
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    Trying to get my new exhaust installed and can’t get this clamp started. The bolt is too small to get started in the nut. Or what the hell am I doing wrong?
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  2. Aug 4, 2022 at 4:46 PM
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    it looks close but the bolt seems small. Here is the stocker from my 2016. It was kind of a PITA, have to crunch and hold the clamp together and get the nut started. Then hold it so it overlaps the pipes and tighten the bolt.

    I checked and parts number is right
    Part Number: 9046115017
    Supersession(s): 90461-15017

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  3. Aug 4, 2022 at 4:47 PM
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    and yes, looks like it is time for me the scotchbrite the exhaust and repaint!
     
  4. Aug 4, 2022 at 5:02 PM
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    Your bolt should be long like his that is pictured.
     
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  5. Aug 4, 2022 at 5:11 PM
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    Mine is longer than his :bananadance:
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2022 at 5:14 PM
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    Oh lord....here we go lol

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    you set me up perfect, had to happen
     
  8. Aug 4, 2022 at 5:34 PM
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    lol :rofl:
    I ended up getting my big clamp and clamping the shit out of it and finally got it started. Maybe the bolt I got was too small. Although, mine doesn’t close flat like yours does. I’ll get a pic of it tomorrow.
     
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  9. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 PM
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    Here is my clamp. Not sure why there is a difference between ours. Mines made to not be flat like yours is.
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  10. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:05 PM
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    That clamp is still too loose homie…tighten that thing down…Looks to me like one of the ends is bent almost 90 degrees which is causing it to not line up correctly…both ends by the bolt should be flat…
     
  11. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:07 PM
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    That doesn't look right at all, could you be persuaded to post a pic as taken from the front side of that clamp where the two sections of pipe come together? From this view, kind of looks like the clamp needs to be moved forward...
     
  12. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:08 PM
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    I got it pretty tight and The bolt is already starting to twist. If you look at the bottom part of the clamp, it’s got that bent piece that’s hitting the top part of the clamp. That’s as far as it’ll go.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    Give me a little while and I’ll get the pic.
     
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    The lower bracket part appears bent up, should be bent back to be parallel with the upper part. That tab at the end of the lower part is like a depth gauge to prevent over tightening.
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  15. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:19 PM
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    @SpyderRC Your clamp doesn't appear to be bringing/pressing the flared ends of the two pipes together correctly like can be seen in @KNABORES's picture.
     
  16. Aug 5, 2022 at 2:28 PM
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    I had to use a clamp to even get the bolt started. Probably why it looks bent. Here’sa different picture. Both pipes are butted up together and the clamp looks centered. Not sure what’s wrong.
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    I used a pair of channel locks and closed it enough to start the bolt..
    Squeezing the clamp with channel lock pliers will seat it down enough to start the bolt.
    Just make sure you finger start the bolt, it is easily cross threaded.

    It isn't going to be flat or even perpendicular when you are done..

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    You might want to pull that off and make the bolt hole tab flatter.
    If needed go to the parts store and buy a longer bolt.

    But then again, mine doesn't look much different than yours.:D
     
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    Get a hammer and tap around the circumference of the clamp as you tighten more. Should seat it better.
     
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    Ya, it looks like the tabs are bending before the c-shaped halves are snugging up against the outer circumference of the exhaust pipe flanges.
     
  21. Aug 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM
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    Mine doesn’t look much different than @1lowlife besides my bolt maybe a little more bent lol. Weird how some people can get their clamps straight and ours are apart. Anyways, thanks for the help everyone. I may just go and get a longer bolt, put a c-clamp over the exhaust clamp to get it more snug while tightening down the new bolt. If it works, great! Otherwise I’ll leave it as is knowing mine isn’t the only clamp not together. :cheers:
     
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    I suppose the operative question would be, "Does it leak?"
     
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    Yes, I did replace the gasket. Used the one that came with the exhaust. As far as leaks go, I don’t believe it leaks. I went with the 8” so with the rumble of that, it might be kinda of hard to tell lol. Or maybe when I take my truck into the dealer in the next few months to have them do their free 2 year check, I’ll have them try to figure it out.
     
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    Watch for dripping condensation shortly after a cold start (could be up to a minute). If you're getting water droplets at the very end of the tailpipe, but not at the junction, you're set.
     
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    Sounds good. I’ll check for that. Thanks
     

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