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Old 09-07-2007, 04:46 PM
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Default What to use as a pipe extension...

I need a tube that fits on the end of a tuned pipe to extend it 4.5". Same concept as on the Miss Vegas. It's for my TC31, not sure if the pipe outlet is a different size than the MV. What should I use? Where do I find it? I read something about high temp silicone tubing. What inner diameter would I need?
Old 09-07-2007, 06:07 PM
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Default RE: What to use as a pipe extension...

I've just started using silicone vacuum tubing left over from my car turbo conversion as an exhaust pipe extension out the back of my boat, seems to work
well and hasnt melted yet. Although I am still a newbie at this, so I expect someone may come along and dismiss my answer :unsure:

Have seen alot of people on here use copper tubing though
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Default RE: What to use as a pipe extension...

I'd use a brass tube on my vegas like Russ Williams did on his!!Here's my set up!
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:27 PM
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Default RE: What to use as a pipe extension...

I've thought of brass, but I need something somewhat flexible. Would a auto part supplier have his vaccum hose?
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Default RE: What to use as a pipe extension...

I dont honestly know what your auto parts supplier's are like the USA But over here in the Uk most motor factors
will probably only deal in rubber hose's.

maybe if you went to a specialist (somewhere that deal's with turbo conversions and the like) then they would be more
likely to stock silicone hose, or try ebay?
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Default RE: What to use as a pipe extension...

How about you use one of those car exuast lengthers?
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Default RE: What to use as a pipe extension...

if you get anything from the parts store to use on that is fuel or hydrolic line hose!!But your best bet is to get the exaust tube and cut it to different lenghts to work on your boat!
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Default RE: What to use as a pipe extension...

I guess if you really want to 'go to town' with it , fuel or oil resistance fluorosilicone lined hose is what you want
or nitrile rubber injection line .
Hydraulic hoses are more about being able to withstand lots of pressure, so by that rationale will probably not be
so flexible.

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