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so after making my CAI with mandrel pipes, i feel confident enough with my welding to make a Ypipe.

CAI thread can be viewed here

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t47141.html


look at this piece, the flattened area's cross section cant be any greater than 3.14^2 inches from what i can see,
we will all find out when i cut it


made this y colector today

2 x 2 inch in
2.5 inch out


havent cut anything yet,
 

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I have one in the works right now in 2 sizes 2.5inch and 3inch with test pipe or cat.BTW be carefull how low that sucker hangs because I already lost my test unit when I hit a pot hole lol ..War zone here im telling you.
 

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update

update


here is sections of the old ypipe cut up



^ that is the flattened section, you can see that the spot where i cut it has a diameter of 2 inchs, so i would predict that the narrowest part (4 inches above the cut) is about 1.75 inches in diameter.:thumbdown


^ This is the collector section... its got wierd flutes in it.


now the good stuff


^ most of the joints are only tacked on, will finish up probably tm after work.



Straight through FLOWWWWWW :lol:
 

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Very nice, now make some headers too :thumbup: :D
I've been thinking about one of those little welders, how are you liking it?
 

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how did you learn to weld? i am very interested in learning!
 

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Nice work man. Let us know how much you gain! I am going to perform this mod also (not myself, custom from a shop with a mandrel bender) along with some custom headers. Pretty soon here Im gonna p&p everything and rebuild with an import performance kit aswell as bigger injecters/fuel pump/msd ignition etc etc the works. A turbo setup is certainly in my future but I wanna see what kind of gains I get first from everything else first. Keep up the good work.
 

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Luckynumber5 said:
how did you learn to weld? i am very interested in learning!
The best way to learn is to take a welding class.

I took welding in college. One of the best classes I've ever taken. :thumbup:
 

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i gotta try this, should i start with mig or tig? i think i remember a friend saying tig was easiest to start with but mig makes a better weld or something
 

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dude, thats awsome, and yes, its unbelievable that toyota would make such a shitty piece on one of thier cars...
 

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Camry and performance never crossed toyotas mind just simple mods like these can give good power gains and nice sound too.BTW nice job your hired lol ..
 

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Are you going to put in a test pipe too? Or do you have emissions to worry about?
 
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