I have pretty much moved on from the possibly of my pipes leaking,cause I addressed the clamps by drilling them out for a tighter fit & siliconed the slip- ons where they attach to the header pipes. I will call Dobeck to confirm my pot settings but they are not open till Monday.If the stage one AN big sucker was leaking around the gasket would that cause it to pop? I was thinking that I could use some silicone there as well. Rain here idle hands. Any thoughts.