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Old 11-19-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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I just inherited a 99 with a broken flex pipe. Car had been sitting for over a year so everything was pretty rusty. Soaked the studs and nuts on the manifold flange and wham!....came off no problem, nothing broken. Took complete exhaust off, wire brushed all the studs at converter end, soaked 'em and wham!...came apart no problem. I am now looking for a flex pipe (used?) as I don't want to cough up what the dealer wants for a new one. Car has 200k miles and is mainly gonna be a winter shooter. If anyone has any suggestions on where to get a pipe I'd appreciate it. Thanks
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I moved this into its own thread. You will get more attention that way.
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If you can't find one, try ZZ performance, They sell one for the Bonneville for $120
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ZZ Performance


this is what your talking about right


would this work for my car?
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can also check out rockauto.com too if you do not want to go aftermarket.
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Judge, the link you provided to zz shows a weld on pipe. The one I'm looking for is flanged at converter end so it bolts right on. Thanks. Are you sure your 93 uses the flex pipe? I thought that year used the springs and doughnut at the manifold end with no flex joint?
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Just tried rockauto...no luck. Thanks for the suggestions. I'm having a real hard time finding a direct fit replacement.
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Do you have a local exhaust shop? They could just make one up and have it installed for about the same price.
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I'm beginning to think that'* my best option. I've been trying to find a used one in a bone yard with little success. Trying to keep the cost down ya know.
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The problem is, you may not be any better off with a salvage yard down pipe.
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