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Old 09-12-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Which of these two products would you say is superior and why? If anyone has experience with both and liked one over the other I'd like to know. I have an aps 3.5" turboback exhaust which has no flexpipe and it ripped my stock hangers within a few days. I bought kartboy long hangers after talking with a vendor but it dropped my exhaust too much. I'm looking to buy standard length hangers, but I need some that are not going to tear in half, so which of the two are more solid and durable? Thanks.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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Which of these two products would you say is superior and why? If anyone has experience with both and liked one over the other I'd like to know. I have an aps 3.5" turboback exhaust which has no flexpipe and it ripped my stock hangers within a few days. I bought kartboy long hangers after talking with a vendor but it dropped my exhaust too much. I'm looking to buy standard length hangers, but I need some that are not going to tear in half, so which of the two are more solid and durable? Thanks.
Cobbs are the same size as kartboys iirc, I have the cobbs and an hks catback id say the hangars are too stiff b/c they've ripped the middle hangars off of every exhaust I've put on my car brand name and ebay
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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Wait, aren't they both made of the same material?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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I've had K4RT30Y 15mm Exhuast Hangers (PINK) on my car for 3 years now. Absolutely ZERO problems, bro. Before I got them my SR*S 3" N1 Style Catback was moving side to side and impacting the rear differential, and the rear subframe. With these on there it's rock solid, and has been for years. Now should I decide to swap out catbacks, I'm just going to cut the hangers off and replace them. They're so solid I doubt I could even get the catback off of them. I'd probably have to max my gains for a month with creatine to even get them to budge.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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I've had good luck with exhaust hangers from Torque Solutions...which are less expensive than those other two brands.

Got mine from Amazon.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:18 PM   #6
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I've had the Kartboy extended hangers for almost 2 years now. Zero issues, rock solid and showing no signs of fatigue.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #7
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I think I'm done with Kartboy hangers. This will be second time I need replacement and like the first time around, it splits right in the middle. I don't use any sharp objects like a screwdriver to install, just simple grease;so, I think its a manufacturer defect. The funny thing is I use the OEM rubber hanger on the mid-pipe and its hanging in there like a champ.

The first 2 pics are rear driver side and last 2 pics is from the hanger behind the muffler.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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Shoot me an email. i'll send you a replacement set N/C
Were finding out if you use a petrolium based lube to install them. they can fail over time.
We like to use windex/ 409 or soapy water.

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #9
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Thanks Tom! Just sent you an email.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #10
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Were finding out if you use a petrolium based lube to install them. they can fail over time.
We like to use windex/ 409 or soapy water.

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Well crap, that would've been good to know about 6 months ago.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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My Cobb hangers also split in half; I also have an APS 3.5 exhaust on my 2002 WRX wagon. I just temporarily put them back together with hose clamps as the two halves are still there. Going to order the 15mm Kartboys now and drive the Porsche until they come.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
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Custom welded exhaust hangers from a local exahust shop is the way to go IMO. I had all my rubber hangers fail on my magnaflow catback. I had no choice but to get a quick fix since they aren't readily available anywhere but online. So took it to my exhaust shop, 2 hrs and $50 later, I got 3 custom hangers that will never fail!
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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Are you guys with failures running flex pipes anywhere in the system? Or is it a solid pipe all the way back?

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #14
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Mine is a cobb turboback using the OEM flange at the downpipe connection w/ spring bolts, so it does have some flex.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #15
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I have the kartboy ones, and it's a significant improvement over stock, I have a borla hush catback, and it was rattling at idle with the stock mounts. No noise with the kartboy hangars
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This morning I was surprised to find out the muffler of my 2004 Subaru Forester was on the garage floor.

I checked under the car and found ALL 3 Kartboy extra long exhaust hangers were broken. I purchased these hangers new when I swapped the STI muffler around 2006.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #17
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I just installed some Kartboy 15MM Pinks and all I can say is wow! These things are rock solid and they're a substantial improvement over old, weakened OEM hangers. No more exhaust rattling and making noise when pulling out from a stop. I'd recommend these to anyone looking to stiffen up the exhaust mounting.

Also, I installed using some dish soap rather than any type of grease. Hopefully they won't crack in half like several others' have.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #18
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Shoot me an email. i'll send you a replacement set N/C
Were finding out if you use a petrolium based lube to install them. they can fail over time.
We like to use windex/ 409 or soapy water.

T
I just wanted to thank the guys over at KartBoy for really standing behind their product. I had a similar issue with my KB XL hangers that I installed a few years back. I emailed KB Sunday and received replacements yesterday. Already installed them on my car using Dawn dish Soap. Thanks again KartBoy!!!
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Just an update for my issue posted above. I emailed Tom@kartboy on Sunday and also received 3 new replacements yesterday. They do have great customer service!
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