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Old 12-30-2012, 07:39 PM
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Band Clamps for MBRP

I just ordered my MBRP 4" turbo back exhaust tonight for install next week when I do my EGR delete and oil cooler swap. I was looking to use band clamps instead of the clamps they provide. Looking at the install instructions it looks like I need 6 total. Does a standard 4" preformed band clamp work for this? Also it has one listed as a 3.5" clamp, what size clamp is needed for that one?? Also what did you guys do since most of the clamps that come with it have a hanger attached, did you just use both or re-weld the hangers? Any guidance you can provide would be appreciated. I am going to try and have all my parts (and knowledge) ready to go for when we start.
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use the clamps they provide. band clamps will allow the system to move and vibrate
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I used stainless steel band clamps on my Silverline and have not had one single issue. It's been so long ago that I don't remember sizes though.
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Band clamps are the way to go. Doesn't mess up your pipes and let's you adjust them after you have tightened down on them. The ubolt style clamp will leave a crumpled in both pipes which makes it a PITA to adjust or take apart later on.

Considering you got the 4 in you should be all set with 4 in stepped clamps. You will gave to use the clamps they give you for hangers though. You don't have to crank down on them though, just enough to keep them snug. Unless you have the resources to weld stainless. Not sure on the 3.5" clamp as all mine were 4". Unless it comes with a 3.5" two piece down pipe.

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weld it in as few of pieces as possible then get "v-band" clamps.

Dont waste your time with anything else.
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V-band clamps would be used on the turbine outlet side not the piping.



Band clamps like below would be on the piping. MBRP uses a 3.5" downpipe.

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use the clamps they provide. band clamps will allow the system to move and vibrate
Pure BS! Stainless band clamps are the only way to go and will hold everything nice and tight. If you need hangers weld new ones to the pipes.


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Pure BS! Stainless band clamps are the only way to go and will hold everything nice and tight. If you need hangers weld new ones to the pipes.

That's one clean truck underneath lol


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That's coming up on 5 years ago lol. Band clamps holding up great. No leaks no rattles and I can take my down pipe apart and take it out.
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I've been running stainless band clamps for my stack setup like Mitch for nearly 8 years with zero movement. If you tighten them tight enough they will not move at all. I made a couple hangers for my exhaust out of steel rod. I will be getting rid of the stack and getting a Magnaflow dual exhaust setup and will be using all stainless band clamps when i go and install.
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