by Martin Waite
Date Added: Tuesday 20 November, 2012
I can't believe how easy this part was to fit.
I bought my car a couple of weeks ago, and the standard exhaust fell apart on Saturday after going over some bumpy ground. (It was is a right state - and had been welded several times before) On Sunday evening I placed my order. Monday my order was processed, and today (Tuesday) the part was delivered.
looking at the part in the box it was clear it was well made, the welds all looked really good, the item was well protected, it had all the gaskets and replacement bolts.
but here's the best bit. In total, it took a friend and I (on axle stands in a garage) just over an hour to fit. Neither of us are mechanics, though we do have a sound enthusiasts knowledge of motoring and general car maintenance. In fact, it would have taken even less time, but a bolt sheered when removing the old exhaust, which took about 20 min's and a lot of WD40, heat and effort with grips to get out.
All the mounting points are perfectly located. I couldn't believe the end of the exhaust tip fitted so perfectly in the cut out of the bumper without ANY tweaking whatsoever. We chucked it on loosely, then went back over the four bolts to tighten it all up and that was that. Well worth the money, and I'd ignore any review lower than 5 stars.
My only complaint about this product is, for my personal taste I'd rather it was a tiny bit quieter.. it does resonate quite a bit around the 3000rpm mark.. That said, my friend who helped me said he thought, if anything, it was a touch too quiet!!
all in all, a great product that I couldn't recommend enough!