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The flex section on the Pilot can be cut off then replaced and welded on if the shop is willing to do a good job. The local meineke shop (never again) did a half-ass job welding what they could reach and putty the rest. The right way is to drop the front pipe. The OEM front pipe with flex for your Pilot has been discontinued. Rock Auto carries Walker so that is an aftermarket choice. Probably not as good as OEM but I had zero issue removing the front pipe to replace the half-ass work. I used stainless bolts to make removal the next time even easier. I’ve since bought my own welder to complete the repair and possibly make my own custom exhaust one day.