Vehicle Exhaust Hangers, Clamps and Flanges
Exhaust flanges are available to clamp your exhaust tailpipe to another piece, or directly to the exhaust manifold itself. You can replace an exhaust clamp on your car or truck and find one that fits, and you can custom fit your exhaust system to your vehicle's needs.How do you determine what size clamps to get?
- Make sure your engine is cool and that your car or truck has not been driven in a few hours.
- Get under your current vehicle and find the manifold which you currently use. Go the back of your vehicle and find your tailpipe. This tailpipe releases all of the fumes from your manifold and is essential to the proper running and maintenance of your vehicle.
- Follow the tailpipe all the way back to the manifold, noticing any clamps, joints, or attachments along the way. Also, notice how your tailpipe is attached to the manifold. All of these are exhaust flanges and attach together.
- Measure the outside of your flanges or clamps, using millimeters on your ruler or measuring tape. Then, measure the inner ring which holds the threading used for attachment. These two measurements will give you the measurements you need to buy for your current car or truck.
An exhaust clamp or exhaust flanges are the circular bolts or attachments used to secure parts of a tailpipe together or to secure an exhaust pipe to the manifold. Your entire manifold and tailpipe are in place to keep your engine and your entire vehicle safe, and your muffler quiets the noise of this loud process.
An exhaust clamp attaches to another clamp on another piece of tailpipe, or it attaches directly to the manifold itself. It is used to hold pieces of your system together, and you can use as many as needed to get the tailpipe and parts the way you want them to be.Which way do exhaust clamps attach?
Your exhaust clamp or flange will most likely attach to another clamp. There is a threaded inner circle in the flange which is meant to be screwed onto the pipe. There is also a bolted surface on the bumpy side of the flange, with two to four bolt-heads around the perimeter. This fits the flange or attachment in place so that it does not unscrew later on.
Place the flat surface (the side without the bolt heads) against the flat surface of another flange or against the manifest itself. Screw in the bolt-heads so that it fits tight, using a type of removable glue to facilitate its security. Screw in the piece of pipe and make sure everything is angled and hung correctly.