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I would never ignore a worn tie rod; you could be driving down the road, hit a serious bump, and suddenly lose your ability to steer in a straight line, or worse. If you have the the tie rod replaced, I doubt that any reputable mechanic would tackle that without also repairing the power steering rack. I personally would never ignore any kind of steering ...


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If you don't want to weld, you can use a joint like this: NOTE: The above image is for demonstration purposes only. I couldn't readily find one which was 2" on each side. The only difference is, the inside diameter on both ends would be 2". Your outside diameter 2" pipes would fit inside. Use two muffler clamps to attach. You'll need to match the outside ...


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You shouldn't need to use sealant on the gaskets. Most exhaust manifold gaskets either come with their own sealant (like Fel-Pro's do with the silver looking stuff), or they are metal and don't require it either. I believe sealants (such as high temp Permatex Copper) will just burn off anyway, because the heat at the head/header interface is far beyond what ...


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Should I just remove the pipes going into the manifold and just tap a bolt into the manifold? That is an option, though you really don't want a bolt sticking into the path of the hot exhaust gases if you're after maximizing performance. I'd prefer brazing or welding the manifold shut. Does it matter what I plug the holes with? No, as long as it ...



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