To remove the transverse muffler in the future what is my best option for fasteners? Removing the muffler is needed to remove the gas tank. 1" clearance between tank and muffler and 1" between muffler and differential. The exhaust pipe is a modular Thrush kit, lap joined at 2.5" and aluminumized steel. The kit came with U-bolt clamps but only loosely tightened. Are band clamps my best option? But even with band clamps how likely is it the aluminumized pipe can be pulled apart? Looking at Pypes HVC10.