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Old 12-22-2015, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Possible to repair bent nameless exhaust?

Someone hit the person behind me and they hit me but was enough to bend the exhaust outward a bit. Is it possible to repair? It's been sitting staring at me in my garage for 2 years!
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:04 PM   #2
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Impossible to tell with no picture to say the least. Take it to an exhaust shop and ask them.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:04 PM   #3
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Someone hit the person behind me and they hit me but was enough to bend the exhaust outward a bit. Is it possible to repair? It's been sitting staring at me in my garage for 2 years!
Please post a picture. Kind of hard for us to say either way without actually seeing the damage and knowing what's bent.

What's bent? Just the tip? (insert joke) (insert joke)
The hanger? The muffler? The piping?

Are you sure it isn't your bumper that got whacked and is off kilter and not the pipe?
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:36 PM   #4
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Please post a picture. Kind of hard for us to say either way without actually seeing the damage and knowing what's bent.

What's bent? Just the tip? (insert joke) (insert joke)
The hanger? The muffler? The piping?

Are you sure it isn't your bumper that got whacked and is off kilter and not the pipe?
Yeah I'll try and post one when I'm home from work.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:38 PM   #5
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Please post a picture. Kind of hard for us to say either way without actually seeing the damage and knowing what's bent.

What's bent? Just the tip? (insert joke) (insert joke)
The hanger? The muffler? The piping?

Are you sure it isn't your bumper that got whacked and is off kilter and not the pipe?
Also I'm not sure exactly where he bend is. It's somewhere in the piping. This happened 2 years ago and I recently tried to install again and was not easy to install. I tried straps and heating the pipe to Bend back enough.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:40 PM   #6
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It's not obvious when off the car.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:14 PM   #7
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Yeah I'll try and post one when I'm home from work.
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Also I'm not sure exactly where he bend is. It's somewhere in the piping. This happened 2 years ago and I recently tried to install again and was not easy to install. I tried straps and heating the pipe to Bend back enough.
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It's not obvious when off the car.
You could have put that all in to one post. No need for multiple posts.

I just noticed the 2 years part and no longer feel sorry for you. Also, if you don't know where the bend is, adding head and whatnot is not a good idea as you're just doing it randomly.

If you bent it back enough, where's the problem?
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:13 PM   #8
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You could have put that all in to one post. No need for multiple posts.

I just noticed the 2 years part and no longer feel sorry for you. Also, if you don't know where the bend is, adding head and whatnot is not a good idea as you're just doing it randomly.

If you bent it back enough, where's the problem?
first off I NEVER asked for your sympathy! I also was working while posting on a phone. ALSO, I didn't bend it back enough. It was mounted and had big straps squeezing to try and get fitment. thanks anyway
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:15 PM   #9
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Yet still cannot tell you ANYTHING from the internet. Take it to a shop. Seriously stop beating around the bush and making excuses.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:17 PM   #10
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I'm an exhaust expert on the internet... it can be fixed.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:23 PM   #11
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Straightened the Borla on my Miata by heating the pipe cherry and tweaking it.

A good muffler shop could tweak it pretty cheap, if it isn't kinked.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:47 PM   #12
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Straightened the Borla on my Miata by heating the pipe cherry and tweaking it.

A good muffler shop could tweak it pretty cheap, if it isn't kinked.
thanks Daniel for real response. its definitely not kinked so Ill give it another try.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:06 PM   #13
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thanks Daniel for real response. its definitely not kinked so Ill give it another try.
Should have locked this thread when it first popped up...

Daniel didn't give you a real response. He said he was able to heat his pipe and bend it. Which is what you've tried already. He also said that if it's not kinked, it should be fixable by an exhaust shop, which others have recommended.

We need to see a photo before we can make an ACTUAL recommendation.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:18 PM   #14
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Does it curve to the left, or to the right?
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:02 AM   #15
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Here is the exhaust. Doesn't look to bad but is definitely bent. It was hit on the left side. I think it will probably be more of a pain to try and fix. will probably never be as straight as it was.
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:17 AM   #16
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Doesn't look too bad any decent exhaust shop be able to hook you up
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:56 AM   #17
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Don't pay mind the the mods berating you for no reason. They seem to do it to everyone at least a couple times. Beats me why.

An exhaust shop can certainly straighten that out.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #18
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Doesn't look too bad any decent exhaust shop be able to hook you up
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Don't pay mind the the mods berating you for no reason. They seem to do it to everyone at least a couple times. Beats me why.

An exhaust shop can certainly straighten that out.
Thanks a lot guys, I was wondering the same thing that why the only people not being helpful were the mods. Must be a power trip thing. Thanks a lot.
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I bet you could get that pretty straight off the car. Use a come-along and heat the pipe till it glows. Have the come-along wrapped on the pipe where it meets the tip. Click it once. Go back and reheat. Click it again. By eyeball, when it looks straight, stop, unhook everything and look again. You don't want to overdo it because pulling together is easy but pulling apart is really hard.

There are other ways to do this, but they are secret and can't be disclosed without a notarized non-disclosure form.
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