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Old March 24th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by rodderdan View Post
You're not alone I bought this setup for my 66.The flange on the left j-tube was welded on at an angle so it doesn't fit flush to the head.I can't tighten it more or the stud will pull from the head.The only solution is to heat/bend or cut/weld both of which will destroy the ceramic coating that was $100 extra.I now have a permanent exhaust leak.I should have known better than to buy something made by EMPI!!!
well, no offense, but i would expect that from empi.. I bought a stainless steel system made by A-1.. from what I know, they are about the damn top of the food chain for exhausts..

I looked at it again tonight, took the j-pipes off, and tried to mount the header. in order to make this work, I'd have to muscle the shit out of it to get it on, or heat and bend the #2 pipe inwards about a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch.. not exactly the quality I expected for $1200.

especially considering my $200, off the shelf, boxed made in china header I was running fit perfectly..

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