Mandrel bent exhaust pipes are more exposed to jerks, mechanical impacts, muddy road conditions; so, these may need repairing or replacement over the time. While repairing of mandrel bends may not be a reliable solution, replacing the whole unit is a smart decision. You have two options with materialistic perspective- Aluminized or 409 Grade Stainless Steel. Mandrel bends Wholesalers Canada, US simplify the process by offering the range of mandrel pipes made for particular vehicle variants and brands; you just need to search, compare and shop.
90 2 Inch 2PC Aluminized, 45 2 Inch 2PC Aluminized and 2 Inch 180 U Aluminized are the mandrel bends that fit to numbers of passenger vehicles with provision of 2 inch in diameter Mandrel pipe. Aluminized Mandrel Bends in 2.25 Inch, 2.5 inch and 3.0 inch size are also available. The 2, 2.25, 2.5 and 3.0 inch are also the common sizes of 409 Grade Stainless Steel Mandrel Bends.
Honda Civic Stainless Steel Catback 2.25 inch stainless steel exhaust pipe kit is designed to fit all the DX/LX/EX/Si 1.7L sedan/coupe models of 2001 to 2005. 1.8T catless 3inch downpipe and 1.8T 2.5 inch Catless mandrel bent with provision to mount two o2 sensors is made for MK4 Golf/Jetta ( 99-2005), new Beetle (1999-2005) and Audi TT FWD (2000-2005) having 1.8T engine. VW Jetta, VW New Beetle and Golf mandrel bent are designed for Volkswagen vehicles.
The “crush-bent” exhaust mandrel pipes may not the serve the purpose in desired way because there is possibility of “crinkle” development. Manufacturing of standard stainless steel mandrel bends goes one step further to prevent the crinkling or collapsing during die bending. So, if you are required to pay little extra for standard quality mandrel bends, then, pay it without second thought.