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Support Bracket????? Do I really need it.

Posted By Dishington Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:37 PM
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Doesn't look factory. According to this, there is a fore and aft bracket as well.

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Thanks for all the input guys. The ole saying goes, "If it ain't broke, leave it alone." Purpose built! Thanks again. You guys are a great help. Dish
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That looks to be the stock brace. Eventually if you remove it, the mount will have issues.
If you don't like the look of the flat/angle, you can make one out of a round tube and just weld flat tabs on for the bolts of flatten the end of the tube.

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RE: Do I really need it

Yes U do

each n every pothole n bump U hit makes the xhaust stack flop around with out support

bit odd have n a flat strap az support ... thort 1.1/2" lump of pipe could/would B the norm

jist my 2 cents worth of info (TAX free)

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Ifn U're truck comes with two sticks, U might as well just row a boat

 

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I have similar exhaust stack brackets on three trucks. two do not have that cross brace and do fine, one didn't and continually cracked right where the "round tube" is welded to the upright flat piece. I don't know why but unless I have a cross brace I can't keep it from cracking, It has been welded several times.
So You can try without it but it may have been put there to solve a problem.
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My Transtar would look a lot cleaner with this bracket removed. Is the original support for the exhaust and intake not stout enough? Perhaps it was attached to reduce vibration ? Comments please. Thankshttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/b6bbe1ff-3bbf-425c-a35e-4a80.jpg

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