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    Front Pipe Fitment Probs

    i bought a new front pipe with the cat this week and fitted it.
    driving home from fitting it the cat falls out the centre section .
    so i had to jack the car up and fit it back on an the side of the road.
    i had to pull the centre section and backbox forward so that itll go in more, and tightened the clamp.
    now everytime i go over a speed up my backbox is hitting something underneath the car.
    so the front pipe is to short and im wondering if i take it to a exhaust place would they be able to make the front pipe longer by cutting the end peice off and welding a new one on?

    sorry for the long one

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    Thats what happened to my pattern front pipe last year - so i had it welded to the remus instead...unfortunately it wasnt lined up properly resulting in me spending close to £800 on a full system

    It wont actually be too short - its the diamater thats just a smidgen too small which causes it to slip. The movement of the engine makes things worse. Personally I fitted a new engine mount too which helped things a little.

    Best to get ur self to an exhaust fabricator who will join the parts up as they see fit... they could weld or maybe fit flanges to both parts so u have a tight seal yet not the permanancy of the weld.

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    Did you fit the short bit too?
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    short bit lee?

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    Isnt there a short bit joining the 2 sections together? (Might be thinking of the Corsa actually)
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    theres just one pipe from the manifold to the centre section.
    the front pipe has a flexi part and the cat all in one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Isnt there a short bit joining the 2 sections together? (Might be thinking of the Corsa actually)
    Yep, your thinking of the corsa's with the 'joining sleeve'
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