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This is a discussion on y-pipe clamp within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I found this http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...oducts_id=1795 on ws6store.com and supposedly it helps eliminate knocking against the body. I was just wondering if ...

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    I found this http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...oducts_id=1795on ws6store.com and supposedly it helps eliminate knocking against the body. I was just wondering if anyone else uses it, if it's worth it and pics maybe

    Also I want to upgrade the U-style clamps to band clamps but where I need to use them they have a ridge and i was wondering about them sealing properly
    look closely at the ridges

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    i have found with my poly mounts the pipes dont move at all

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    Is that the texas speed y pipe? If it is, I used the same one and have original motor mounts and have no banging at all. the pipe does seem to hang a bit low on the drivers side though. I used the 3" lap joint band clamps they work very well.

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    Why not just install Poly motor mounts? That's what I did and I've never had banging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE View Post
    Why not just install Poly motor mounts? That's what I did and I've never had banging.
    this is the first time i've done any of this so when I was reading motor mounts are optional I just skimmed past it. In retrospect I wish I would have got them but I can always throw them on if I feel like going back into the trenches

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    I'd say to: take a deep breath, jump in there and give it hell!

    Motor mounts are never fun, but the reward is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird0230 View Post
    I found this http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...oducts_id=1795on ws6store.com and supposedly it helps eliminate knocking against the body. I was just wondering if anyone else uses it, if it's worth it and pics maybe

    Also I want to upgrade the U-style clamps to band clamps but where I need to use them they have a ridge and i was wondering about them sealing properly
    look closely at the ridges
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    I never saw the need to use the bump thingy, nor have I found it necessary to install poly motor mounts.
    If the Y-pipe is installed with a proper amount of floor clearance you shouldn't have any trouble.
    I installed the cheapo pacesetter "Y" on both of our 4th gens. I cut and rewelded the driver side to clear the floor about a fingers width. Never had an issue since. Still on stock mounts.

    As far as the clamps, I also like to use the band clamps. They are made in 2 versions. One has a step built into it for slip fit connections, and the other doesn't.
    I prefer the clamps without the step. Once you tighten them down they form around the 2 pieces perfectly for a leak free tight seal. Made of stainless so they stay looking nice.

    They can be found at most local parts stores like Napa. Prepare to spend about $10 a piece for them. But worth it when the exhaust has to come back apart later down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I never saw the need to use the bump thingy, nor have I found it necessary to install poly motor mounts.
    If the Y-pipe is installed with a proper amount of floor clearance you shouldn't have any trouble.
    I installed the cheapo pacesetter "Y" on both of our 4th gens. I cut and rewelded the driver side to clear the floor about a fingers width. Never had an issue since. Still on stock mounts.
    I'm slowly figuring this out also. If I can get my fingers in between the pipe and the floor, it won't bang.

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    I have the clamp from WS6store and I welded the back of the y to my catback instead of clamping it and it only bngs occasionally but my motor and trans mounts hve seen better days, I have energy suspension mounts but haven't got around to the install, figure I'll do it when the stall converter going in next month..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    I have the clamp from WS6store and I welded the back of the y to my catback instead of clamping it and it only bngs occasionally but my motor and trans mounts hve seen better days, I have energy suspension mounts but haven't got around to the install, figure I'll do it when the stall converter going in next month..
    You welded the Y to the catback?? That'll be fun to take back off. Especially since you are planning a converter install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I never saw the need to use the bump thingy, nor have I found it necessary to install poly motor mounts.
    If the Y-pipe is installed with a proper amount of floor clearance you shouldn't have any trouble.
    I installed the cheapo pacesetter "Y" on both of our 4th gens. I cut and rewelded the driver side to clear the floor about a fingers width. Never had an issue since. Still on stock mounts.

    As far as the clamps, I also like to use the band clamps. They are made in 2 versions. One has a step built into it for slip fit connections, and the other doesn't.
    I prefer the clamps without the step. Once you tighten them down they form around the 2 pieces perfectly for a leak free tight seal. Made of stainless so they stay looking nice.

    They can be found at most local parts stores like Napa. Prepare to spend about $10 a piece for them. But worth it when the exhaust has to come back apart later down the road.
    my rubber motor mounts were a DRY ROTTED mess.....i could always put rubber back in.....but poly never dry rots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    You welded the Y to the catback?? That'll be fun to take back off. Especially since you are planning a converter install.
    No big deal just a cut and reweld it back on. I've had my exhaust in a while and at the time I wasn't planning on a converter I was going to go the procharger route but now I've decided to throw a decent size cam in now and some heads later

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