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Old 12-27-2004, 03:46 AM   #1
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I have tuned pipes turbo, and they are dented big time. One pipe get medium dent and another one get nice big dent. What do you do ?

1. throw it away ?
2. try to fix it, but how ?
3. don't care..... just drive and go.

thx man.
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Old 12-27-2004, 03:55 AM   #2
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I have tuned pipes turbo, and they are dented big time. One pipe get medium dent and another one get nice big dent. What do you do ?

1. throw it away ?
2. try to fix it, but how ?
3. don't care..... just drive and go.

thx man.
you may put water in the pipe, of course put a stopper so that water will not spill. place it in the freezer overnight. the water will make your pipe expand. i tried it several times and it works
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for best results do same as above but use milk, it expands better than water
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Old 12-27-2004, 06:18 AM   #4
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If you do try freezing it, don't leave it in overnight. Check on it at least every hour. If you don't it can split the pipe or expand it. This proceedure actually works very well but you need to watch it.

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If you do try freezing it, don't leave it in overnight. Check on it at least every hour. If you don't it can split the pipe or expand it. This proceedure actually works very well but you need to watch it.

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You could leave it overnight... Just strap on some zip ties over the pipe to make sure it does not expand more than it should. Works great. No need for milk and everything.
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Hello, I've got a small dent somewhere near the joints, will it affect performance or tuning? thanks
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Hello, I've got a small dent somewhere near the joints, will it affect performance or tuning? thanks
My opinion only, as long as it is not dent in the chamber area you should be fine,
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Hello Ah10, thanks for the reply!
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Hello Ah10, thanks for the reply!
you are very welcome but like i said, it is just my opinion, dont even know if it is the correct answer for you!

But I have driven with a dent pipe, not that bad and not in the chamber area and i just pop it back out, and I dont seen any decrease or improvments.
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Okay, the water technic has been done and it improved little bit. The pipes are slightly bigger, i think .......... So I get crazy idea to drill another hole through the exhaust tip.

( If you look at inside the pipe from manifold side, originally there are four holes. I add another hole by drilling it through exhaust tip ).

I'll give you the report how does it affect performance.

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