You may find that those aluminized pipes are REAL thick. The clamps are going to be struggling pretty hard to make them seal right. I ended up having to MIG welding the joints on mine.
Hello Mark, it's been a while. I've been looking at whatever pics I could find on line and in forums and have seen some systems with a few small weld dabs here and there right at where the pipes slide into the other. Is this where you mean? Looks like it can be done this way in case the system has to come off for any reason. Check out this pic I found. You have to zoom in around where the clamp is and you'll see the weld bead.
If the pipe is that thick will it come apart at the junction if the clamps aren't extremely tight? I've seen the front chambers installed without any c-clamps
at all in some pics. I'm trying to find an oem system that hasn't been touched or one somebody got pics of before removing, but no luck as of today. There is only 6 c-clamps, you would think there would be 8. I'm looking at the 69 A.I.M. right now to see how this is constructed.
Another question...never installed a whole exhaust system, do you start from the back and work forward on front to back?