Flex pipes are commonly used in automobile exhaust systems to absorb the vibrations, engine’s movement and the temporary heat expansion. Flex pipes are in different dimensions as the integral part of exhaust kit or as the separate kit containing fixing clamps. Premium category flexible pipes for exhaust system are made of 308 grade stainless steel. These are corrosion resistant and flexible. These have tightly woven braided pattern for preventing stretching. Even the nipples and crimps of flex pipes designed for premium segment vehicles are made with quality grade stainless steel.
Some Wholesalers Canada, US offer 5 year or 50,000 miles warranty over their exhaust products. Flex pipes relieves the stresses developed because of faulty engine or transmission mount. Flex pipe acts as the breaking point also, if the exhaust system gets damaged by debris or off the road impacts. Inner braid prevents the whistling and improves the airflow in dual pipe and y-shape exhaust pipe systems that often create turbulence of gases.
Driving a vehicle with below standard emission in Canada is just like inviting the problem; no one likes to drive the vehicle with improper exhaust system. Flex pipe is more prone to stresses- mechanical and thermal both. If you are planning to upgrade or repair exhaust system of your esteemed Hyundai Sonata, 2006 Hyundai Sonata Flex Pipe may be your best pick. It fits to all 2.4L variants made in between 2006 – 2009 and designed without O2 sensors on pipe. This aftermarket Hyundai sonata flex pipe seems like the original and comes with free gaskets, heavy duty steel connectors.