It seems that obviously the only reason it is there is for when the engine twists due to torque, but it doesnt move THAT much. I imagine the exhaust system should have that much shimmy in it.
thats why i say flex sections are GOOD!adjuster said:
When your car bottems out on a speed bump, and your DP hits the bump, what happens to your CT's exhaust housing?????
CRACK goes the housing, and you can pull out your wallet and buy a new one.
This may not be such an issue on the stock "Baja" Supra setup, but with any lowering springs, you will appreciate the flex section at every bump and scrape.
Impossible. Damage from from engine torque would require an opposing force. Admittedly, there IS an opposing force: the rubber hangers. However, I have a hard time believe those hangers have enough chutzpuh to damage steel.IdealSupra said:its simple....higher hp applications will have higher torque engines which WILL damage a DP without a flew joint... ive seen it firsthand......
id say anything over 400hp and the flexjoint is the safest way to go....of course im sure someone will say oh i have 450hp and no flex joint and no problems....well thats nice but ive seen it twice....engine torques cracks dp spend more money.......end of story.....
really? I tossed that bracket that mount it to the tranny away when I installed the new DP. Maybe thats why I developed an exhaust leak.MK3Brent said:There is a BIG steel plate that gets attatched under the heat shield of the upper part of the stock DP, you should use it again when you put a new one in/.... makes the thing more structured, but you'll need to make some metal belt, or wire to wrap around it.
The rubber hangers are there for a reason, and if you reuse them... you should be okay w/o a flex section.