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Ok, I am sure everyone is familiar with those retaining springs that are put on the pipes when you install an exhaust...am I crazy or is there a tool to assist with this?

You know what I am referring to? It is the spring that holds one section of pipe to another.

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I've made my own before. I took a flat screwdriver and ground the tip so it was V shaped. made it a simple task to push the spring onto the holder.

There are tools for this as well, I suggest a Tucker Rocky catalog search, if you want to go that route, but you could make one as I did, or if you need a hook type tool, just take an awl and heat the tip and carefully bend it into a hook.
 

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I like to use the good old fashioned vise-grips. All it takes is a little elbow grease. But the home made tools sound like a great idea also.
 

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I like JOybo's idea. I have always used a pair of needle nosed pliers and a fair share of cuss words.
 

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Ya looks like the needle nose worked...dropped the pipes off for ceramic coating and should have them back next week and ready to be wrapped :)

Thanks everyone.
 

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How many cuss words did it take lol. Your machine spends more time apart than mine do you ever intend on using it lol.
 

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Actually I used more cuss words prior when I was using the screwdriver. For the first time in my life, the needle nose actually worked great.

I will be honest, I am very exciting to get this thing done and out on the dunes or trails. It is begging to be driven for sure!
 

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Actually I used more cuss words prior when I was using the screwdriver. For the first time in my life, the needle nose actually worked great.

I will be honest, I am very exciting to get this thing done and out on the dunes or trails. It is begging to be driven for sure!
did you have a groove cut in the screwdriver? I used to use vice grips but where I would crush the metal on the spring hook it would break off right there. Needlenoses just gave me skinned knuckles.. I finally did the screwdriver mod and that just worked bitchen. I can take a picture if you want :)
 
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