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    backbox installation question

    Just installled a gt3 backbox for my sri. I have noticed on the support rod things on the end there isnt a nobbly bit to secure itself in the rubber like on the standard exhaust. so will it be ok and not gradually fall off or do you recommend I put something on the ends of the rods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucasmeister View Post
    Just installled a gt3 backbox for my sri. I have noticed on the support rod things on the end there isnt a nobbly bit to secure itself in the rubber like on the standard exhaust. so will it be ok and not gradually fall off or do you recommend I put something on the ends of the rods?

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    you could try a jubilee clip

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    Providing the length of the rods is OK on the GT3, the 'nobbly bits' on the car hangers should stop the rubbers falling off...ooh err...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Providing the length of the rods is OK on the GT3, the 'nobbly bits' on the car hangers should stop the rubbers falling off...ooh err...
    lol. on the gt3 hangers it hasnt got nobbly bits though. thats the point im making. so im not sure if it will stay secure.

    I think I will try jubilee clips

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    I mean the nobbly bits on the hangers that are part of the car, not the hangers on the exhaust itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    I mean the nobbly bits on the hangers that are part of the car, not the hangers on the exhaust itself.
    There isnt any nobbly bits on the hangers attched to my car...

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    I tried jubilee clips on the end of the hangers but they dont go tight enough and I cant find any small enough. has anyone else had the same problem? im just scared the backbox might gradually slip out of the rubbers lol

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    my old corsa had little u shaped clips which slotted into a groove on the hanger on the car to stop the rubber falling off.

    no idea if this will help at all as ive no idea what the hanger is like on the astra

    you could try bodging some form of clip or something on to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12vMatt View Post
    my old corsa had little u shaped clips which slotted into a groove on the hanger on the car to stop the rubber falling off.

    no idea if this will help at all as ive no idea what the hanger is like on the astra

    you could try bodging some form of clip or something on to it
    the hangers on the exhuast and on the astra are literally just thin straight rods. so there is nothing securing them together apart from the rubbers which is not even secure because it can slip out easy and its really loose.

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    thats what the corsa hangers were like only they had a little groove in the end.

    might it be possible to carefully cut small grooves into the ends of the hangers to be able to fit clips/other bit of metal or something onto the end of the hanger.

    I know what i mean but what ive written probably makes no sence!
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