Raceco exhausts, how hot?

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grumpy the 7th
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Raceco exhausts, how hot?

Hi, my silencer exhaust is ready for another fix or replacement (legacy of a kid standing on the exhaust to look in the car Furious a few years back) the short inlet pipe cracked on the weld where it's joined to the front of the can, this has been rewelded 3 times now. After a period of time the front of the can seems to tear away from the new weld so it looks like the front of the can is suffering from metal fatigue. I was wondering about either a new CC exhaust or a raceco one.

Does anybody know how hot the raceco body gets after a good blat. (the standard CC silencer has a heat guard and SWMBO only has little legs so I don't want her burning herself.

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After a period of time the front of the can seems to tear away from the new weld so it looks like the front of the can is suffering from metal fatigue.

Where are the brackets?

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Since there made not a million miles from you I would pop along and see what can be done  in exchange for a few beer tokens

....The weld quality on newer cans has deteriorated since I had my Raceco, the end caps are spun and so are pretty thin hence this aids lightweight of the system.

Are you mounts fully supporting the system or do you have baggy bobbins..?

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Johnatan, hi. Just the one bobbin at the back of the silencer.

& wonders, Hi, No! no saggy bobbins, renew them every couple of years and carry one in the boot.

I just think the front of the silencer metal is sha££ed out after a long squark. Could be due to being welded too many times?

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On my 3rd Raceco exhaust (3 different cars) and have never been burnt by the actual can, the headers and tail pipe are a different matter! 

Driving 'The Fat One' Driving

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Is there a reason for not having a front bracket?  I don't know which exhausts need them and which don't.

But I do know how to find the front one through the skin!

Jonathan

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Don't think the front one is ever used is it? I've not seen any (or many) with this used.

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If you get it repaired have some gussets welded between the inlet pipe and the end cap.

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Nigel, Is that what Claire Rayner advises for her gussets?? and I thought it was Red Bull that gave you wings Silly

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Hi Grumpy, if it is a standard K series exhaust they come for sale quite often (and quite cheap as they often don't sell) when folks upgrade to Powerspeed etc. 

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My original CC R300 style exhaust fractured all around the inlet end of the silencer. It was only supported at the head and the rear bobbin. That leaves a lot of weight trying to rip the pipe out of the front of the silencer as you drive. Got a new system later from PowerSpeed ... they fitted a front support and bobbin and it carries the system well. Dont need any bolted ears or springs between primaries and collector either. Did get a crack in inlet near front of silencer when driving in the Pyrenees .... then found front exhaust bracket bolt was loose. Fortunately found a stainless welding workshop only 30km from our mountain top chalet ... they stayed open through lunchtime (!) to weld it up, and refused payment ... apart from a donation to their coffee jar.