Volkswagen Passat 1.8L 2004, Aluminized Steel Exhaust Pipe Connector by Eastern Exhaust®. Length: 43.75". Height: 5". EE™ is vertically integrated and manufactures vast amounts of strong steel tubing for use as straight and bent exhaust-pipes and tail-pipes components. EE™ forms and bends tubing from 1.5" to 5" in diameter for use in your vehicle.
|Material: Aluminized Steel|
|Original Equipment Replacement: Yes|
- Direct-fit precision engineered design features necessary brackets, flanges, shielding, flex and resonators for OE fit and appearance
- Made from 100% aluminized heavy 14 and 16-gauge steel piping
- Re-aluminized weld seams prevent corrosion
- Will cover your exhaust needs and even more
- Built with high performance in mind
- Manufactured from the highest grade materials
Tube Bending is required in nearly every exhaust system. EE™ employs many types of bending; mandrel bending and compression bending are most common. Mandrel bending results in a premium pipe product. The process uses a precision mandrel positioned inside the tube during the bending process. This end result is a smooth, aesthetically pleasing appearance as it maintains the full inside tube diameter throughout the bend area. The use of mandrel bend pipes aids in reducing exhaust system back pressure. Compression bending results in some loss of inside tube diameter and is used where high-pressure flow is less critical.
Tubing begins as large rolls of steel that are cut into widths for the multitude of pipe diameters needed. The base material is either stainless or aluminized steel. As the process begins, the steel is drawn into the tube mill and pulled through a series of dyes that slowly curve the steel into a uniform round circumference. The seam is welded, by an automated Electric Resistance Welder. Weld flash irregularities are removed from the outside or inside surfaces using a "scarfing" blade. Once the weld bead is scarfed the seam is re-aluminized to prevent corrosion and improve appearance. Tubing is cut on the mill to the precise lengths needed in support of future manufacturing requirements.
Founded in 1927, Eastern Exhaust® is a world renowned leader in automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty exhaust and emission products. The company offers a complete line of high-grade mufflers, exhaust pipes, and catalytic converters for both commercial customers and auto service professionals. Eastern Exhaust’s dedication and commitment to designing and making the best quality parts is unsurpassed. With over 450,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing area, the company deploys new technologies and state-of-the-art processes to design, fit, and test products to exacting standards. The company’s constant research for product improvements has resulted in numerous patented designs throughout the years. But Eastern Exhaust is not going to rest on its laurels and will continue the tradition of providing innovative products to help customers get the most out of their vehicles.