Because a relative who welds every day offered to do the welding for me for free. Plus we can easily get it done on a Saturday rather than having my mother go through the hastle of dropping it off at a shop. Why pay $50 and hastle with dropping off a car and picking it up, when it could be done on a weekend for a few dollars worth of pipe.Most muffler shops will fix that for $50 or less. . . why bother trying to fix it yourself?
Thanks for the info :29:. I was also thinking a flex pipe would be a good idea in that area. But is 2.25 the same diameter as the factory pipe?It is double-wall pipe, that's why it necks down for that joint.
That joint 'wore out' on mine, I ground down the flanges (what was left of them) and used a short piece of 2-inch pipe over the whole joint.
I had to grind down the weld on the inside of the pipe, 2.25 inch pipe would be a lot easier, but you'd have to really crank down on the clamps.
2.25-inch flex pipe might be the best easy choice.