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May 13, 10:48am - #178089 
Welding a Titanium Tear Drop

Well a couple off weeks ago, i started hearing some ratteling noises at the back off my car, when i gave some gas!

From my past experience from driving a Honda Del Sol (yes i know...a Honda! tongue) i instantly knew that it had to be my exhaust!

At first i thought the bolts had gone lose...however it turned out to be much MUCH WORSE!!! thumbsdown

Because of all the vibrations a welding had 'snapped' (see the unclear picture nr. 1)

It seems that the shop where they repainted my car and installed the kit and exhaust (normally i would have done that myself, but they where at it so i thought...let them install it also) forgot to put a rubber between the mounting place (of the exhaust) and chassis of the car! frown

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May 13, 10:48am - #178090 
2/6 But thank god, my dad knows how to weld!!!

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May 13, 10:49am - #178091 
3/6 Yeah, my dad loves firework!!! grin

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May 13, 10:49am - #178092 
4/6 To bad the welding didn't hold (we tried it 4 times, but everytime it snapped when we turned the bolts tight!) so we had to come up with another solution...
We took a piece of Alu and made a U-profile which we screwed (better than welding!)against the mounting of the exhaust

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May 13, 10:50am - #178093 
5/6 a rubber piece for between the chassis and the exhaust, one they should have used in the first place!!!

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May 13, 10:50am - #178094 
6/6 Of course this isn't the best solution...but i don't just want to throw away an exhaust that costs around 850,- (maybe in the future i will let it be welded by a prof, but for now...it's mounted perfect...and no more ratteling thumbsup)

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May 13, 1:03pm - #178095 
Awesome man! I love that exhaust. I am gettting the Trial one! yay

Awesome problem solving!

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May 13, 1:19pm - #178096 
props to your dad.. least its a good fix happywink

and diggin your Lamborghini Murcilago - Grigio Avlon Metalic paint job thumbsup


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May 13, 1:21pm - #178097 
that exhaust looks amazing eek

now i want one grin

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May 13, 2:50pm - #178098 
sweet titanium tasty


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May 13, 2:59pm - #178099 
rofl ghettofab install job


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May 13, 4:27pm - #178100 
Does your dad know how to do Argon welding? That's what Tanabe used on my TUM, so that's what you can try next time.

Nice exhaust thumbsup

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