Date Added: Saturday 19 January, 2008
Very good service, cheap P+P and next day delivery!
Exhaust looks and sounds great! After looking at the two options for a while I took the risk and paid the extra for the race option. This seemed the best to go for as it looked to provide the smoothest transition between one pipe to two with the Y piece into seperate boxes. Looks great and sounds great too. The sound may change a little when it has been run longer but first impressions put a big smile right across my chops!
Fitting was simple enough to do on the drive without jacking up even on a lowered car. Unlike other reports it actually came with the new 10mm bolts required. You need to use the original gasket though.
You need a Deep 14mm Socket to remove the original nuts. A normal socket wont fit due to the length of the bolts and the flange on the back box wouldn't allow a spanner to get in. Maybe a stepped spanner would fit but I didn't have one of those at hand. I disconnected back box before attempting the rubbers. I found it easiest to remove the rubbers from the car with the exhaust. I used a few sprays of WD for lubrication and a wiggle with a screwdriver between the rubber mount to get it off the chassis brackets.
Fitting the exhaust was simple enough. Lined up the flange and loosly put the new bolts in. I put the rubber mounts back onto the car body first as the new exhaust doesn't have a wider section at the end so is easy to slide through the rubber. Once all in place I made sure the original gasket was lined up I tightened it up and used two nuts to lock it in place and a smear of copperslip just to help in the future.
Job took about 30 mins in total and tools used were:
14mm Deep Socket
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]