Exhaust flare tool?

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Apr 29 14:45:55 EDT 2004

> Doh! I don't know why I didn't think of JC Whitney. Here's the
> results of some of my searching.
> http://www.kd-tools.com/20702071.htm

That tool is for "flaring," or widening, a short section of pipe so it 
can slide over the next section.  Not really what you are looking for.

> I can't tell for sure if this tool will do the flares we need or not.
> It says it does flares, and it looks like it might work, but I'm not
> sure from the picture if it can get the shape needed.
> http://www.jcwhitney.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10101&langId=-1&productId=175915&mediaCode=ZX&appId=384972
> Sorry for the long link there, but JC whitney has three point flanges
> in three different sizes.  Should work for most apps I'd guess.

Don't forget some sort of gasket for them.  I don't think those are VAG 
style, thick and with a bevel for the donut seal.

I would second the stainless slip joint advice - Audi does the type 89 
exhausts with one, and it works quite nicely.

On one of my early "custom" exhausts, I think I made one of those flares 
for a donut match-up by beating on the end of the pipe with a big hammer 
until it sort of worked.  Sort of.

Huw Powell



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