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    6061 aluminum question

    im wanting to do some custom work yada yada and in looking up the specs on 6061 it has great heat and pressure ratings but im curious about one thing. if I were to go straight exhaust (waterbox delete) can this metal withstand the direct heat from the exhaust? thanks


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    Depending on the thickness, yes, No problem.

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    sweet. so im feeling that since its 2mm thick it should be fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbaseball3 View Post
    sweet. so im feeling that since its 2mm thick it should be fine?
    Thats only .078"... if your going to build a header... that will be way to thin

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    Thats only .078"... if your going to build a header... that will be way to thin

    that's only .040!!!

    For a alu header i'd run nothing under 1/8" .125

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    well im gonna keep stock exhaust manifold and jacketed j pipe. off from j pipe im wanting to run this 6061 to the rear. so 2mm is to thin for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
    that's only .040!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    my bad. I just converted it on my calipers.

    I don't work in metric often.

    either way, 80 thou is still too thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
    my bad. I just converted it on my calipers.

    I don't work in metric often.

    either way, 80 thou is still too thin.
    always remember 25.4!

    metric to inch example- 2mm/25.4=.0787in.
    inch to metric example- .5in x 25.4=12.7mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbaseball3 View Post
    well im gonna keep stock exhaust manifold and jacketed j pipe. off from j pipe im wanting to run this 6061 to the rear. so 2mm is to thin for that?
    Go stainless steel

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