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    Just put on a Gibson cat back dual sport. I have attached all of the clamps and tightened them after the break in. I am thinking of spot welding the pipes after the muffler to prevent any possible movement/play. I need some thoughts from you pros out there. Pros/Cons? Thanks.
    Fred

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    I've had my Borla exhaust on my truck for like 45k miles now and I've never had to mess with a pipe coming detached. The only problem I have is mine sliding off the hangers. It probably happens once every few months, dependent on the kind of roads I drive on.

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    Without a sound-clip, it didn't happen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by popo2239 View Post
    Without a sound-clip, it didn't happen...
    Tough crowd...okay, here it is. Enjoy!
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    Here are the pictures of the Gibson eshaust system. If you can see the joints where the u bolts are attached, those are the ones I am wondering if I should tack weld. I have got the bolts as tight as I can get them. Cheers!
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    sounds really good
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    Looks & sounds good. Are you having any issues with them rattling? Just wondering why you're thinking you need to weld them in the first place... ?

    How much $$$ did that run ya?
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    Your truck sounds like mine!

    When I put my cat-back on, I used a 3/8" impact on the clamps. So far, so good... none have backed off or caused any problems.
    2008 Tundra DC 5.7L 4x4 TRD
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    Quote Originally Posted by 642MX View Post
    Your truck sounds like mine!

    When I put my cat-back on, I used a 3/8" impact on the clamps. So far, so good... none have backed off or caused any problems.
    I had not thought of that...an impact wrench would do the trick! I am assuming you cut the ends of the bolts on both sides of all u-bolts? Love the sound of this exhaust...never knew a Toyota could sound this good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popo2239 View Post
    Looks & sounds good. Are you having any issues with them rattling? Just wondering why you're thinking you need to weld them in the first place... ?

    How much $$$ did that run ya?
    No rattles as I have "wrenched" down the bolts as tight as I can get them but just wondered if it was wise to tack weld them to ensure no movement. I will cut the ends of the bolts and put an impact wrench on each one to ensure that I have them as tight as needs be. This SS Dual Sport system went for $657.00...no tax...free shipping. I was wondering, would you turn those u-bolts the other way so the ends are pointed up? Thanks and cheers!
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    Default Re: Gibson Exhaust

    sounds good man! maybe just double nut the nut so that they dont back off once to hit them with an impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick D. Berg View Post
    I had not thought of that...an impact wrench would do the trick! I am assuming you cut the ends of the bolts on both sides of all u-bolts? Love the sound of this exhaust...never knew a Toyota could sound this good.

    You can cut them if you want to. I didn't cut mine since you really can't see them. Wait until you get about 1000 miles on that exhaust... it gets a little louder outside the cab, but stays nice and quiet inside.
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    Thanks to all for the support and the "sharing" of hard work. I am going to take an impact wrench this weekend and tighten up all bolts without cutting them. This will ensure they are as tight as we need them. I sure am enjoying this Tundra as it is the best truck I have ever owned...bar none, and I have owned quite a few. Cannot wait until 1,000 miles when the sound only gets sweeter to the ears! Cheers!
    Fred

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    We tack welded them at both exhaust shops I worked at. A small tack weld is easy to get rid of if you need the pipe back apart and keeps the pipe from shifting. The band clamps don't cinch the pipe like "U" bolt clamps do and it's common for the pipe to work loose or shift angles. We've adjusted, tightened and tack welded hundreds over the years.

    Nevermind. I just looked at your pics and saw that you used regular "U" bolt clamps. No need to tack those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 09streetbobber View Post
    sounds good man! maybe just double nut the nut so that they dont back off once to hit them with an impact.
    Good advice...I think I will do this with lock nuts. What do you think? Cheers!
    Fred

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