Bending stainless tube

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  2. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    They aren’t not called a toob kinkers for nothing.

    All depends on degree of bend. Fill it with sand, might work
     
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  3. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    you're better off buying pre-bent sections and welding them together.
     
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    thats a lot of welding!
     
  5. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    It usually is, but done right it works really well.
    Typically you'll have 3 or 4 sections just to curve over an axle. That's why quality custom stainless exhausts are purged and TIG welded, ends up without any flow restriction or turbulence.

    https://exhaustpartsuk.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=88_1588_1331

    TBH when I messed around with cars before I got a TIG welder I used to bodge it all up with MIG, and I always got good power from my engines on the dyno and 1/4 mile...
     
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    I can purge it and tig weld it on the bench if I have to.
     
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  8. Paula_ttp

    Paula_ttp pre-moderated

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    If you don't have special machine, buying a elbow from store will be better.
     
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  9. Dutch Welder Member

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    I believe Simmons and Powersprint (and other companies as well) do completely pre bent section for going over an axle.
     
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