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#51 crazyman03

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:18 PM

kinda messed with the exhaust last night. Tucked it up under the car a LOT more this time as well as i added a couple inches to keep it clear of the lower control arms.. as well as took 3 or so inches off it so the tip wasnt sticking so far out the tail. 

 

LOL, my initial weld for my "extension" was perfect.. the others.. well, i should've cut a bit straighter.. would've had less filling lol!

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:09 AM

Wire feed ARC?



#53 crazyman03

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

more or less - yea. a gas-less MIG. I never said I was any good at welding  :P . Anyway, my first couple welds came out pretty great, mainly because the edges were flush and i had it out from under the car. The others... eeh.. I either didnt cut it straight enough and had to weld a patch in there or pooled the weld to close the hole. eventually, I'm going to do a solid 3" piece all the way out the back but until then.. thats what i have.

 

I particularly like, now, that I cant see the muffler from under the bumper. It sits tucked about 5 inches higher or so and the tip sits about 4 inches back too. One of the biggest things i didnt like about the first time was that i could see it hanging there - never a fan. now i did notice that the tip sits crooked a hair.. but i can live with that..

 

 

 

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:47 AM

Well, blast. I knew I should've welded the nifteh exhaust tip on there. I hit a pothole on I-25 (well, practically a small lake) and it flew off! hope I didn't hit anyone behind me....That was short-lived :-/

 

On a side note, I still had my old tip in the car so I put it back on there so it wasn't so loud in the car.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#55 crazyman03

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:43 AM

trying out a make-shift Cold-air box. got my City average MPG from about low 23's to 24-25's MPG :-)

 

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eventually, i plan on getting some tubing to bring cold air from the bumper.. but for now.. this works ;-)

 

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

did a bit more tweaking.. maybe this'll work better?

 

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:23 AM

more or less - yea. a gas-less MIG. I never said I was any good at welding  :P . Anyway, my first couple welds came out pretty great, mainly because the edges were flush and i had it out from under the car. The others... eeh.. I either didnt cut it straight enough and had to weld a patch in there or pooled the weld to close the hole. eventually, I'm going to do a solid 3" piece all the way out the back but until then.. thats what i have.

 

I particularly like, now, that I cant see the muffler from under the bumper. It sits tucked about 5 inches higher or so and the tip sits about 4 inches back too. One of the biggest things i didnt like about the first time was that i could see it hanging there - never a fan. now i did notice that the tip sits crooked a hair.. but i can live with that..

 

 

 

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NO judgement here as I have the same thing.  I never bought the gas for the MIG either so I only do arc.  But, in the end if you get the penetration you have a weld, lol.  The beauty of it is if you can't get a great weld you can add more and then grind.

 

I'd say I am about 60% on good welds with the arc.  Every now and then I get an almost perfect weld and just think how much better it could be with MIG.


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