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Old 05-13-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
Power Surge
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Originally Posted by BaconZombie View Post
I understand where you're coming from asting, but I'm actually very surprised by how the exhaust sounds coming out of the this little 2.0.

And Power Surge, it actually is mandrel bent, it's just a fairly old machine, and it actually had to put forth quite a bit of effort to bend the tubing I got. It was fairly thick tubing, much better than the crap I had put on my '11 Sonata, but we won't even get into how bad that thing sounded.
A mandrel machine is over 20ft long and it draws, well, a mandrel through the inside of the pipe as it bends it so you have the full ID of the pipe throughout the bend. Your pipe was bent on a typical crimp style exhaust shop bender. Still works fine, but it's not mandrel bent.
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