Re: Powerflow lifespan
I will need a new exhaust for my GTV soon as it's started blowing, it has a 2in long split in the pipe just before it goes into the middle box. I could weld it up but it seems a good excuse to fit a nice sounding performance syatem!
I'm not sure about a powerflow. I drove past my nearest powerflow fitter and it was a boy racer place full of Saxo's, Corsa's etc with aeroplane wings, silver windows (why would you do that??) and huge mesh intakes for their, erm, intercoolers on their 1.1 engines!
I'm very fussy about who I trust with my car so I don't fancy taking it there. Besides, manufacturers spend lots of money on development, ensuring that silencers, tube sizes, bends etc give the best performance. Do the powerflow fitters know what they're doing? A poorly designed exhaust can actually reduce power. By the look of it this place concentrates more on what sounds the most boy-racerish and how many tailpipes they can fit across the back of the car. I think nearly every car there had four tailpipes!
Am I just being far too sceptical as usual?!
I think I might go for the mild steel Supersprint system. It costs more, it will eventually rust, but it won't fall apart and I know it will be well built. Plus I can fit it myself.