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08-16-2008, 05:47 PM
I seem to have a major exhaust leak, I cut off the factory cable tie on the manifold side of the coupler, thinking it wasn't tight enough, put a new one on and it fell off. Since then I've put about five of them on, they keep falling off, is there a special heat resistant cable tie out there? I think the heat is breakin em off.:mad:
08-16-2008, 05:58 PM
weird they shouldnt be comming off. you using good ties (not cheep ones). you could twist some wire on there but if might cut in to the rubber after a while.
08-16-2008, 06:04 PM
scrap the stock coupling. and go find yourself a 1/8 scale coupling. they are bigger- more material means more durability which means more reliability.
im using 1/8 scale couplings on both my rustler and jato, and they have never fallin off. make sure you get some bigger zip ties too, they will also help.
08-16-2008, 06:18 PM
I would also clean up that header! :eek:
Oil/nitro gunk sometimes can seep around the coupler causing the coupler to slip... cleaning everything up real well should help.
08-16-2008, 07:15 PM
While you work on your exhaust, i would try to realign the header with the pipe for a better flow and less stress on your coupler. :)
05-13-2011, 12:25 PM
this happens to my tmaxx as well?!
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