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Ok so my center and rear mufflers are rusted through. I'm thinking about simply going with a magnaflow single tip system. The isssue is the connection to the center muffler from the cats is seriously rusted as well. Not sure after I take it apart that it will even be usable. And not sure i can cut the connection off and have a new one re-welded. I hate to have to replace the whole cat system. Any thoughts.
 

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The tubing looks weldable to me. Bracket is obviously wasted, but looks like the tubing would clean up OK.
No way to tell for sure until you get into it and give it a little cleaning up though.

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Was hoping to be able to install the magnaflow myself without a trip to the exhaust shop to weld on a new bracket. Oh well. I'll clean up the tubing around the bracket to see how bad the rust is. Although it's not rusted through on the tubing the rust looks pretty deep. Hope I can weld it.
 

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Deep surface rust IMHO. I would be very surprised if it didnt take a weld without issues. You may be able to clamp it on if welding is an issue, tube looks good enough for that to me.

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A standard 2.5" clamp on bracket? What would be the correct term for a bolt on bracket btw?
 

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If you go the clamp route, spend a few extra bucks and get stainless steel band style clamps rather than the u-bolt style. They won't rust and in my experience hold better, although you may need to go torque them a little once or twice a year. Something like this or just the flat ones:

http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Preform ... 4/10002/-1
 

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Chris X said:
If you go the clamp route, spend a few extra bucks and get stainless steel band style clamps rather than the u-bolt style. They won't rust and in my experience hold better, although you may need to go torque them a little once or twice a year. Something like this or just the flat ones:

http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Preform ... 4/10002/-1
Thats what I use on the big rig, and they are indeed a LOT better than the u-bolt clamps.

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Does the cat flange have to removed?

Chris X said:
If you go the clamp route, spend a few extra bucks and get stainless steel band style clamps rather than the u-bolt style. They won't rust and in my experience hold better, although you may need to go torque them a little once or twice a year. Something like this or just the flat ones:

http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Preform ... 4/10002/-1
 

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The band clamps go over the joint where the two pipes mate. Just like a traditional U-bolt exhaust clamp. So yeah, you can't have a flange in the middle of it.
 
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