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Is it necessary to have your cat back exhaust system welded or is it just a waste of dollars?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by pacman_gptx, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Apr 30, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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    pacman_gptx

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    I've seen exhaust systems clamped together and I've seen them welded, which is better in the long run? Does it make a difference? What do the manufacturers say?
    Your thoughts, opinions, and comments are appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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    Sean266

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    Welded...more durability ...I think. Idk much on exhausts. Currently saving for a TRD exhaust.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2015 at 11:15 AM
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    Clamping is all you need.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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    As long as it's a well made kit then the clamps are sufficient, but if the kit is loose fitting or doesnt have enough overlap to clamp securely it should get welded. I've had kits in the past that only slid together maybe a 1/2 " and would vibrate apart, I decided to weld that one up after the muffler fell out when I was offroad. On my Tundra my MBRP fit together very well and has been on there for several thousand miles clamped together with no problem at all.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2015 at 1:42 PM
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    Mike

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    I have a borla exhaust on mine, and mine is clamped. NO issues and no leaks for what its worth been on the truck i think 3 years now. Just make sure you clean off the clamp an the connect surface if you have rust and your gold.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Factory is clamped. :p
     
  7. Apr 30, 2015 at 2:57 PM
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    So are the aftermarket TRD duals.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2015 at 4:08 PM
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    Most top of the line cat-back kits clamp on, if that tells you anything.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2015 at 11:19 PM
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    csuviper

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    Clamp it
     
  10. May 1, 2015 at 5:55 AM
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    Sean266

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    That's exactly what I told my wife to do.








    ....and then I woke up.
     
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