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Old 06-21-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Ball and socket exhaust flange

Does anybody in readerland know of a source for a 3.5 inch ball and socket exhaust flange?
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ball and socket exhaust flange

flowmaster has a 3.5 to 3 but no 3.5 to 3.5, didnt see anything on pypes or at a big rig website.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ball and socket exhaust flange

Bummer. My headers have a 3.5 inch collector, the exhaust into the X is 3.5 also. I haven't had any luck finding them, I was hoping somebody had some idea of where else to look.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ball and socket exhaust flange

I did some looking but all i found so far was v-band.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...clamp&_sacat=0
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http://store.airflo.com/casttcostfor2.html

I found these but not ball and socket


Another

http://www.spdexhaust.com/VBK_B.html
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ball and socket exhaust flange

From the research I've done, 3.5" seems to be the cutoff point between a ball flange and a V-band style flange.

You'll likely need to run a V-band instead of the ball flange unless you downsize your exhaust to 3".
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! I had never heard of V flange before, sounds like thats the way to go.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:14 PM   #8
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They use V-flanges on the connections between a turbo and exhaust downpipes. If they can hold up to that they can hold up to just about anything.
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They use V-flanges on the connections between a turbo and exhaust downpipes. If they can hold up to that they can hold up to just about anything.
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Can any exhaust shops make then for you? My friend had some 2.5 ones made for his mustang
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