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    Tig or Mig stainless J pipe?

    I'm going to install the O2 sensor bung in my J pipe, I read that it should be done with a Tig, but I'm only setup for Mig, but I can do a quick swap and set it up to do stainless, will that work?


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    I weld both MIG and TIG, and while I think it might be possible to use MIG, you will have better results with TIG to produce a non-leaking joint.

    You didn't say what version J-pipe you have. The 2003-2004 white label ones are stainless, but the 2005+ red label ones are Inconel, and that is bitch to weld clean with any process. If you have a red label pipe, I would not consider MIG at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    I weld both MIG and TIG, and while I think it might be possible to use MIG, you will have better results with TIG to produce a non-leaking joint.

    You didn't say what version J-pipe you have. The 2003-2004 white label ones are stainless, but the 2005+ red label ones are Inconel, and that is bitch to weld clean with any process. If you have a red label pipe, I would not consider MIG at all.
    06, dang guess I go for the exhaust manifold tap?

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    06 tap risky!!! Check the sticky on how one does a pre 08 mani. Did my 07 the 08 way and just got lucky. There's a new way that a member did some r&d on wall thickness on the pre 08.

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    I can TIG in your bung for you no prob. I've done many iconel pipes. Let me know if I can help you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAGE FAB View Post
    I can TIG in your bung for you no prob. I've done many iconel pipes. Let me know if I can help you out
    Shoot me your address and I will hire you to do it this winter, I'm going to keep it on the water for now, I bought a 08 exhaust manifold that I plan on tapping out, my 07 though, I plan on doing the J-Pipe.
    Thanks

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