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Old 08-14-2015, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to get some V-bands for my exhaust, and I'm looking for a good low-cost brand. In other words, something on the low cost side that won't leak or break after a short time. I saw these and they seem decent for the price:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/dt...1230/overview/
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just bought a couple of these. Shipped out of GA, which is close to me.

3'' Stainless 304 V Band Flange Clamp Kit Male Female Turbo Exhaust Downpipe | eBay

They look high quality to me, and they are the kind that interlock with a lip.
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Have you installed them and used it? Are the threads fairly strong looking or does it look like they strip easily? Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I frgot what beand i got.
It was on ebay but not your normal ebay crap.
It has a his and her mating surface.
Seals up nicely. It did cost around $28 or $30 shipped tho.
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Ive used common eBay ones ass well. They work fine. Have them on my exhaust for 6+ years. Good to go, cept for some scrapes on the bottom lol
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I've bought some from a user named wyntonm or something like that on ebay and they work good, just the standard flat faced ones. I've also bought some from another user that had a lip on one and a grove in the other but if it's not straight they are a bitch to get installed.
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Thanks for all the comments. I guess Ebay it is.
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eBay isn't a manufacturer.. Of v bands at least.

Get one with the interlocking lip. If you have issues getting that aligned, a regular flat v band is certainly going to leak. Do not hang or bind any rotational force in the band as this is what breaks it.
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Something to consider is the material being used, sometimes the V-band clamp might be SS, while the v-band ends might not be SS (Stainless Steel) so watch out for that.
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eBay isn't a manufacturer.. Of v bands at least.

Get one with the interlocking lip. If you have issues getting that aligned, a regular flat v band is certainly going to leak. Do not hang or bind any rotational force in the band as this is what breaks it.
Ebay isn't a manufacturer of anything. Better put, I could just say no-name brand on ebay that is made in china.

Yeah the I'm going to get one with a lip/groove.
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The threads stripping/galling on the actual clamps itself is user error 99% of the time. People tighten the clamps WAY too much, and stainless steel is prone to galling. Put some antiseize on the threads first and dont hammer fist the nut on there.
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The threads stripping/galling on the actual clamps itself is user error 99% of the time. People tighten the clamps WAY too much, and stainless steel is prone to galling. Put some antiseize on the threads first and dont hammer fist the nut on there.
Thanks for the advice.
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^ thanks.
We do stock vbands as singles or sets in 2.5, 3", 3.5, and 4"
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If u look hard enuff u can find v band at ur local semi part store.
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