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I just got my quad tips from the dealer. The clamp is tack welded on the bottom to the pipe. I loosened it up, but there is not enough clearance to slide off the old tip. Any suggestions?
 

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Go get a BFH and "persuade it" :up_to_something:
 

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I'm scared to use a BFH under there. I hit the clamp with a rubber mallet. If I hit the old tip hard enough to persuade it, could I get the new tip back on there?
 

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Is the tip loose? If so, then you probably don't have the clamp loose enough to get it completely off. If the bolt is backed way out, you might have to pull the clamp open with your fingers to relieve the spring tension.
If the clamp is loose, and the tip is stuck, give it a tap or two with a rubber mallet or your hand (cover the tip with a towel first so that you don't mar the finish) like runner2go suggested. Sometimes they stick in place due to heat and corrosion, but will break loose with a tiny bit of persuasion.
 

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I just got my quad tips from the dealer. The clamp is tack welded on the bottom to the pipe. I loosened it up, but there is not enough clearance to slide off the old tip. Any suggestions?
I have the same problem. Because of the weld I can't turn or drop the clamp or turn the tips even if I drop the bolt out of the clamp. I also can't even open the clamp except for a bit on the top side.

I was afraid to use a BFH, but did try a LFH on both the clamps and the tips - still had no luck. I hate to say it, but I think I'm going to take it to the stealership to take care of it for me.
 

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If it is just a spot weld, file or cut it off then the clamp will be detached. You have to break the clamp off anyway if you had purchased an aftermarket system that utilized the stock tips so it can be done. The clamps aren't held on by much.....or at least they weren't before anyway.:scratchhead:
 

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I installed mine without messing with the clamp at all. Once the nut is loose just
give the old tips a nice hard tap and they should come right off, clamp will stay in
place.
 

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Dremel tool is your friend.
 

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Thanks cannonballcobb. Dremel moto-tool is my friend. I took a cutter disk and sawed through the weld. It's solder, so it is soft to cut through. I got the clamps off, put on the new quads, reversing the clamps left to right by flipping the nuts and bolts so it would look nice and clean under there.
I still had to use a rubber mallet to knock the old tips off.
 

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and of course I run into this problem and must revive an old thread.


but do you mean to tell me I must cut the welds on the clamp just to install new tips that are universally known to not require cutting?

No ******* way. Will the dealer cut these welds if I have them do it? I wouldn't imagine so. I absolutely cannot get the stock tips of my 392, and I am a pretty strong guy lol.

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I finally got them replaced.

Waited until they were cool enough to use bare hands, and gave em a few good hits with a hammer as well, using a towel buffer of course.

yay!!!
 
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