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can i use cable ties on my exhaust????

Discussion in 'General' started by m05tw4nt3d, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. m05tw4nt3d

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    hi guys ive used 7mm plastic navara cable ties to hold my exhaust up a bit to alighn my tail pipes so they sit perfect to eachother, my question is will the cable ties stand the heat of my exhaust pipes?
     
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    WogBoyz 435rkw/590rwhp

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    why 2 threads mate? only need the one....
     
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    in short...... no
     
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    you think they will melt? sorry about the double posting i put it in to sections. wanst to sure which would be best.
     
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    Yeah over time (short time) they will. Maybe take it to an exhaust shop and get an extra hook welded on so you can hang both pipes, otherwise you will probably stress the one pipe its hanging from.
     
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    Ya can get metal cable ties. :thumbsup:
     
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    What about gal tie wire?
     
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    cause i have some tie wire here if thatll be ok?
     
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    Yes, they will, until you go on a trip and the zip ties melt. Tried and tested ;)
     
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    no worries but how about tie wire?
     
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    if u put metal cable ties ur car will vibrate like a ............. one of my rubber clips fell of so i put a metal tie on for the trip to the exhaust place and it felt like the car was guna falll to bits
     
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    Go to somewhere like repco , Autobarn or Supercheap and buy a universal exhaust mount. You need to get one to suit the diameter of your pipe so measure it first. Once you have your mount you just have to clamp it on your exhaust and find a spot to bolt the other end to.
     
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    cable ties ????

    just a pic from a car in the workshop the other day
     

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    The trick is to put multiples on, so when a couple burn through, it's still supported.
     
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    Yes . and you can also use exhaust hangers to tidy up your speaker cables lol.
     
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    I have heard of a guy using a whole box of band aids to get by for a month!
     
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    gosh using cable ties for your exhaust... amateur......real men use em for engine mounts
     
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    Mate if your going to use anything, then yes the tie wire will be your best bet, but wrap it around several times and use it in more than one place so that it's "backed up" if one breaks. Otherwise the exhaust shop welding a proper bracket in place would be more desirable.
     
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    "if it cant be fixed with duct tape and cable ties... its ****ed"
     
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    ahhhh yes! ghetto fixes, love it. ok so here we go. what you do:
    get an old over mitt, electric blanket or any kind of fabric that resists heat
    a coke can or two
    a dozen cable ties.
    beer


    now, wrap the heat resistant fabric around the pipe, then cut up the coke cans and wrap the alloy around the fabric. a zip tie on either side of the alloy to hole it tight. two zip ties slid under the first zip ties in a loop, then two more up to the floor mount.

    done forever.
     

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