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    Any welders/fabricators out there?


    I've been searching high & low for an exhaust for my Tuono that's somewhat affordable (under 400 bucks), looks different than your run of the mill Akra, Leo or Yosh and isn't loud as a motherfukker..... Found a bunch of potential candidates that I love the looks of (see pics in this thread) but I can't find one that meets the other 2 criteria.

    So... I've got an idea....


    I've got a decent sized baffle that was removed from my stock exhaust and I've got a dended, scratched up Yosh RS3 that I can disect the guts from as well.... I've also got a few ideas that if I could make happen I think it'd turn out pretty good.... Just need some raw materials & someone who can help me fab it up.


    But first,
    1 - where to get the raw materials? Exhaust packing is easy enough to get.... A sheet of titanium would be killer but I'm sure it'd be $$$ and I know Ti is hard to work with.... So maybe Aluminum instead if Ti isn't feasable.
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    2 - I can't weld or rivet, nor do I have the tools required... Gonna need at the very least helping hand if not someone that wants to fab it up for me for a reasonable price.

    So... who's up for helpin me out on a little winter or spring time project?

    Even if ya just wanna post some neat ideas, go ahead & chime in.... but lets try & keep it on topic, aight? A half decent technical discussion would be nice for a change.

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    Any welders/fabricators out there?

    i have a buddy that was looking into getting a tach welder, i'll see if he's any closer on making the purchase

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    I weld. I use Mig though... and i make it look PRETTY (no popcorn)
    i'd recomend getting some sheet steel @ home depot, that's the easiest to work with, and you can buff it up, and use some high-temp clear coat.

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    i can break stuff...

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    doesnt trickphoto weld?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGitorio View Post
    [/U][/I][/B] A half decent technical discussion would be nice for a change.
    Good luck with that Where do you think you are?

    J/K how do you feel about C/F? If you just use al it is easy to wrap just remember to UV CLEAR COAT IT

    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit12k View Post
    I weld. I use Mig though... and i make it look PRETTY (no popcorn)
    i'd recomend getting some sheet steel @ home depot, that's the easiest to work with, and you can buff it up, and use some high-temp clear coat.

    Great Idea, that way its cheap and can be rebuffed.

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    i can break stuff...
    I would beat you at that

    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth R6 View Post
    doesnt trickphoto weld?
    I think your right, also the guy who has the engine/table in his avatar



    Hows about buy a large exhaust tip and pack it? I was actually thinking of doing that myself





    Exhaust Tips






    Wait. Did I just help? I hope not...that would be weird

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    Not a fan of the full CF pipe... what I DO like is the Leo Vince Titanium pipe w/ the Carbon Fiber end caps. They make em for the dual piped second gen tuono (see link) but not the first gen.

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    If you want to make the pipe round and not tapered, i'd get some thinwall stainless tubing. You can buy the end caps that come on vance&hines exhausts and some others from dennis kirk, i might go that route so it looks a little more finished. If you want to do something with stainless i might be able to help, i've got a tig setup (but its only DC- i cant do aluminum)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGitorio View Post
    Not a fan of the full CF pipe... what I DO like is the Leo Vince Titanium pipe w/ the Carbon Fiber end caps. They make em for the dual piped second gen tuono (see link) but not the first gen.
    nice, call, i love leo vince - been looking for a cheap slip on for the R6 to replace the weird micron one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth R6 View Post
    doesnt trickphoto weld?
    Sure. I burn holes in sheet metal like a champ!
    J/K (kinda). I've got a 230-amp TIG, lathe, mill, etc. I'm always down to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickphoto View Post
    Sure. I burn holes in sheet metal like a champ!
    J/K (kinda). I've got a 230-amp TIG, lathe, mill, etc. I'm always down to help.

    The wonderful about Tiggers, Tiggers are a wonderful thing!
    Their bottoms are made out of rubber, their tails are made out springs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    The wonderful about Tiggers, Tiggers are a wonderful thing!
    Their bottoms are made out of rubber, their tails are made out springs!
    Don't ya think its a bit early to be on the pot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasterthanu View Post
    Don't ya think its a bit early to be on the pot?

    I thought that was better than calling bandit12k a migger.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    I thought that was better than calling bandit12k a migger.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    I thought that was better than calling bandit12k a migger.....
    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh
    Well played...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    I thought that was better than calling bandit12k a migger.....


    Nice one

    Kinda reminds me of this

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=HgZSFXfIrK8

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    Now that was funny, almost as good as Stewie as a bookie.

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    hahaha, this is the 2nd joke on me in a day! haha... wanna know the first? check the off topic

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