Mandrel bent exhaust pipe is the most critical part of exhaust system because it is more prone to jerks and mechanical impacts. Weather impacts also test its quality especially in cold weather. If the vehicle is used on rough and muddy roads, the chances of getting rust are pretty high. And, if you are using old vehicle, you may need to replace the mandrel bent. When should you change the mandrel bend pipe? If you feel loud noise, drop in mileage, drop in acceleration and smell of burning gases, it is time to drive your car into the garage for mandrel bent replacement. I wouldn’t suggest repairing because complete replacement is not a costly affair besides being more reliable solution.
Now, you need to buy a mandrel bent but you don’t know which one to buy out of several options. More in common you will get two options for material choice- Stainless Steel and Aluminum. Definitely, Stainless Steel is a better option because it is rust free; however, SS mandrel bend pipes for all the old vehicle models may not be available because of poor demand. So, selection in between the stainless steel exhaust pipe and aluminized mandrel bends also depends upon the availability with selected Wholesalers Canada, US. Online presence of leading Wholesalers Canada facilitates you to search and explore deeper.
Always prefer direct fit mandrel bent whether it is made of stainless steel or Aluminum. 90 2PC Aluminized, 45 2PC Aluminized and 180 U Aluminized mandrel bends fit to numbers of old variants designed with the provision of connecting two inch wide Mandrel pipe. Aluminized Mandrel pipes are available in 2.25, 2.5 and 3.0 inch sizes also. The stainless steel exhaust pipes are also available in similar sizes. Here, the shape becomes the priority because customization of bend at garage is not a practical solution. Some universal mandrel bent kits are also available. For example, 2.25 inch Honda Civic Catback Stainless Steel Mandrel Bends kit sets fit to all DX/LX/EX/Si 1.7L sedan and coupe variants of 2001 – 2005.