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Not sure Marcus, there have been so few cases, which were ALL repaired by a change in the install, I just don't know.
The guy that had them "sanded down" also changed the pipe configuration, so it is hard to tell. Bdsmitty had contacted me about his issue (above poster) to which I had the exact same suggestion. Install issue. Like I said, if you think the welds are the problem, it won't cost you anything to pull them off and sand them down. Then just put them back on with the exact same install. If it fixes it, great, you can rub it in my face all you want about my crappy welds and how much of a loser I am. No one will bow down to me anymore about my AWESOME exhaust tips because I don't make them right. My heart will be broken and I won't be able to sleep at night.
I don't get offended at all Marcus, it is all in how things are communicated.
My tips are currently clamped on as well, but are a totally different construction than yours, BUT, my clamps butt the pipe together. I had to cut mine off and clean off some melted CF wrap because it came loose from my diffuser and melted onto my tips.
The New Whip:
2003 Sterling Gray/Executive Caramel ///M5 (Name TBD)
~Coming soon! 5.3 LS Twin Turbo Swap.
The Family Wagon:
2008 Deep Blue Sea Pearl/Caramel Sport 535xiT (FMLYWAG)
~JB4~DCI~Burger Tuning OCC~RB PCV Valve~RB intake pipes~VRSF 7" FMIC and DP's~DIY CP with TiAL BOV~New stock turbos at 99k, DIY'd~M5 front bumper~ISC Coilovers~19" HRE 441R wheels Spanish Gold centers/Polished Lip
SOLD, but not forgotten.....
2001 Jet Black/Executive Black///M5 ("M CINCO"):
~RMS Stage 2 SC Kit with a Fabtech-Performance Heat Exchanger~Tuned by Tuning Tech FS-596hp 520lbstq at the rear wheels~AEM methanol injection system~Complete aftermarket stereo system w/Alpine INA-W910/PXA-H800, Rear Camera, Hybrid Audio Technologies L831 speakers~UUC V12 clutch kit with segmented kevlar clutch disc~Custom crank case ventilation system~Cutsom dual electric radiator fan set up~BIP headers~Muffler delete with ///M5 - MCINCO etched "Timmay Tips" LOL~Dinan 3.45 rear differential~Remote oil thermostat/Setrab oil cooler~(4) Dinan 18x9.5" wheels~Brembo BBK 355F/345R~BC Racing coil overs (10k/8k)~Powerflex thrust arm & inner track arm bushings~Dinan RSB ~ Beastpower RSB brackets~Slimmbones finned rear diffuser, XL fog light covers, trunk spoiler, and front lip spoiler.
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Last edited by timmay77; 17th April 2012 at 12:10 AM.