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Hey guys,
Now that tax season is over, it's time to wait for the government to give back what is mine! :beer: Anyways, I have the major parts planned out for a new exhaust system. It's a 72 with a 350 and Th 350. Below are the headers, pipes and mufflers I am getting. I guess what I need help with are the smaller parts, making sure that everything fits and works. I just don't want to get everything and realize I need a set of bolts or clamps or anything to make it work.
Hooker headers http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HOK-2451HKR/
Flowmaster pipe kits http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLO-1040/
Super 44 mufflers http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLO-943048/

I was going to use Super 8 locking fasteners http://www.summitracing.com/parts/STG-8911/
Are there any specific exhaust clamps I should use or will any do?
 

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I bought stainless band clamps for the joints rather than using the u-bolt style.

There's only 2 required hangers on the system - above the axle. Pypes has factory style hangers made in stainless.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PYE-HGH13/

You'll also need additional hangers if you run the tailpipes out the rear instead of the side.


Nice, who will be welding up all that pipe,and did you think about a trans Xmember ? :texas:
no need -- should already have the hump for passenger side pipe on a 3rd gen.
 

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Nice, who will be welding up all that pipe,and did you think about a trans Xmember ? :texas:
I was trying to avoid welding if at all possible. I do know a guy that can weld, but we aren't exactly on speaking terms if you catch my drift... Is welding a must?

I bought stainless band clamps for the joints rather than using the u-bolt style.

There's only 2 required hangers on the system - above the axle. Pypes has factory style hangers made in stainless.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PYE-HGH13/

You'll also need additional hangers if you run the tailpipes out the rear instead of the side.
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So you mean a total of 4, one for each axle for each side? Well I guess 6 since I plan on running out the back...
 

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So you mean a total of 4, one for each axle for each side? Well I guess 6 since I plan on running out the back...
Yes, that would be 4 total. It's 4 hangers regardless of side or rear exit. That only changes the location of the rear hangers. I just looked over my assembly manual, but the drawing isn't the best.
 

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Gotcha, well I appreciate the help and advice! I guess now I just have to finish up school, come home then get to work!! ;)

BTW where in Md are you?
Silver Spring.
 

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Ahh ok, so you are close to DC then. I was stationed in Quantico, now live in Philly and go to school in York, Pa. Been all around Maryland's perimeter just never lived there haha.
Well, I grew up in PA. Used to live in Lancaster county. Went to school in York as well @ Penn State. Still drop in to visit every now and then.
 

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Just a quick update: ordered the parts today and most should be here by the week's end. Everything but the pipe kit is coming from Summit, the pipe kit is coming from JEGS. Summit was out of the pipe kit, and wasn't estimated to ship until May 28th, so for $14 extra I ordered it from JEGS and it ships immediately too.
 

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Judging from the shipping parts list on the diagram, welding is required, the h-pipe stubs cannot be clamped onto the tubes they have to be welded to the pipes themselves. The rest most likely can be assembled without welding, however I would still reccomend getting the system welded up.

Those band clamps are good stuff but they still can allow some movement and depending on where you are installing hangers they will be under stress from the weight of the mufflers, especially over time.
 

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Wells guys, I would like to thank all of you for your help and insights! We got it all hung up this weekend and it sounds great, I love it and can't wait for the noise complaints to come flowing in :beer:
It didn't go with out its hiccups though, but that's the learning curve. If I had to do again now, it would be so much easier. Once we got the car high enough off the ground it was a lot easier to get the headers in. While installing the drivers side we broke the oil pressure guage and had to rig it shut with an air soft pellet haha. So now I don't a working oil pressure guage.
I will try and get a before and after video soon but we finished at like 11pm so it was too dark, and now the weather is less than ideal but soon I will share with you guys.

Thanks again! :beer:

Also, we ended up not putting the H pipe in because the pipes didn't come precut with the holes to install the H pipe studs so for now, no H pipe, and if I do, I will take it in to have it installed because I don't have the tool to make that precision cut into a pipe.
 
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