So I just picked up an SSS adrenaline CB saturday and took me from 1030am to about 5pm putting it on....
I've had CB's from MRT and Magnaflow on and off withing an hour or two but since the SSS has more individual pieces and clamps it took longer to align everything.
ANYWHO, about those style clamps. Anyone else think they are a pain? Just how they mechanically clamp on.
are what I'm talking about that come with the SSS. By nature of how they clamp, they seem to pinch the pipe in 2 locations rather than applying pressure evenly all the way around the pipe sealing it closed. I have cranked down on the clamps and pretty much all of them leak lol.
I bought these
for the other CB's and they work well for sealing and clamping.
I will NEVER go to the cheap Autozone U-clamps since 1) they rust and you end up snapping them apart later and 2) they crease the pipe to the point that to seal it right you wont be able to slide the pipes apart and might as well weld them.
Anyone else have opinions? I can't put the lap style band clamps I have behind the mufflers because they are too long. I can on the front side of the mufflers and prob on the over axle section.
Note: I'm not bashing Jon from SSS or his products! I would have made this about anything I bought/own and want to improve it.
Pic of what how they are on my car:
I have cranked down on them to get them tight and they don't apply pressure evenly all around the pipe. They pinch it at 2 locations and don't crimp very tight.
Someone had mentioned if I had the "brass inserts" with the clamps, but I bought this off someone and I didn't get any insert. I'm not even sure where the insert would go to improve it's clamping ability.