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Old 05-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Araxiel Araxiel is offline
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Question Mandrel vs Wrinkle Bent?

So I am in the market for a new custom aftermarket exhaust, and the vendor doesn't have what I want with Mandrel Bent pipes, only Wrinkle Bent.

Would the wrinkle bend restrict my airflow to negate the efficiency and horsepower gains from purchasing the exhaust in the first place?


A Google search seems to indicate that the difference is negligible on vehicles that aren't producing a ton of power.
1999 4.0L V6 Ranger XLT Stepside 2WD with stock 3.55 and L/S.

Current Mods and Changes: Leonard Fiberglass Tonneau, K&N Air Filter, Flowmaster 40 Single 2.5" in/Dual 2.25" out
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:04 PM
JJcrago05 JJcrago05 is offline
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I don't think the difference would be noticeable at all between the mandrel or wrinkle. If anything you are sacrificing the clean look of mandrel as opposed to the wrinkled look.
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