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 Post subject: Q300 flex joint removed
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:54 pm 
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Just purchased a Q300 catback (pending freight) on Facebook to go with my Invidia dump. The previous owner had the flex joint replaced with a straight through pipe (mated to stock dump) due to the sag. I know the sag is normal but some hated it, especially with lowered vehicle, including myself. As much as I like the smoother flow and lack of sag, I do worry about the stresses it puts on the rest of the system without a flex joint and I prefer to get things done right the first time.

Should I at least put a donut gasket in between to allow some slack and movement? I'm planning to fit the exhaust myself and have TH retune. Unless it's a must, I'm really reluctant to have an exhaust shop re-fabricate a flex joint as that will surely bump up the final cost over $1000, which I could've gotten brand new delivered from Sparesbox FML...

Car is for spirited daily drive if that makes any difference, thanks in advance!

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 Post subject: Re: Q300 flex joint removed
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Hmm long time no replies.
I just had Mick at MenAtWork Exhausts replace flex joint cost $190.
I would never run a solid system. Too much stress on it.
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 Post subject: Re: Q300 flex joint removed
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Thanks Al, most of my questions are either hard to crack or so stupid no one wants to touch it LOL

I've got Ben from East Coast Customs quoted similar ballpark to yours. I've got cheaper quotes from other exhaust workshops but the chat with Ben was more reassuring and they mostly deal with performance cars/parts as well.

Booked in for next Monday and TH retune straight after, can't wait but I bet Murphy's gonna play some joke with me while fitting the TBE

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