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Was busy with other stuff yesterday - new steering wheel and matching gear lever boot. What a job though, glad I bought a steering wheel puller, otherwise the old wheel would have still been on there!
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Hi all, just tried to call but no answer so I have emailed cybox.

Hopefully hear something soon.
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After emailing and calling yesterday and phoning this morning and getting a promise to call this afternoon I've just chased again to be told Jerry has gone home.
I know they must be busy but I'm only looking for a delivery date so Ican get organised.
Anyone else had theirs delivered or delivery date?
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My mind made up I won't be going for the Peco ones based on bad customer service feedback.
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My mind made up I won't be going for the Peco ones based on bad customer service feedback.
Apparently Scorpion do a set of lovely pipes for 249.00 for the GTA's and 3.2 GT, but they also fit the GTV..

There's another post on here by someone who bought them for GTV.. I would link it but on my phone.
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Well I hope you guys get your deliveries, it doesn't sound very good service imo though ?

I bought some standard replacement front downpipes from autobits ,stainless steel for 80 quid and were delivered next day!

They are being fitted this week , mine were blowing so needed replacing .
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Here is the link for the scorpion exhausts if you fancy them instead!
http://www.scorpiongta.co.uk/
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Should be sent out today, latest tomorrow. Yet are doing 4 to 5 sets today so if other people are waiting they should be with you soon.
Really nice guys, just a bit slow to reply, guess that's because they are so busy. To be fair they did quote ten days so if it arrives Monday that's bang on ten.
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Yes, thats great except that I've been waiting for more than 4 weeks now and my calls were not returned.
Not impressed with promises so far....
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Here is the link for the scorpion exhausts if you fancy them instead!
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Those look decent quality but they are not equal length, which was the whole point of buying them from Peco / Cybox
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Yes, thats great except that I've been waiting for more than 4 weeks now and my calls were not returned.
Not impressed with promises so far....
My call wasn't actually returned either... I chased them.
Hopefully they will be worth the wait. They should be fairly easy to fit providing they are well made, right?
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The pipes have arrived. I'm at work but heard from home they are in the shed, will put some pictures up in due course.
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The pipes have arrived. I'm at work but heard from home they are in the shed, will put some pictures up in due course.
Wow! Seeing as everyone is so interested... Not exactly wizard quality lol
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Wow! Seeing as everyone is so interested... Not exactly wizard quality lol
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I'll just leave some pictures of a Porsche system we did the other week, you can play 'spot the welds', the idea was with this one that you wouldn't see them once it was complete.
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To be fair, they just hang underneath the car and carry exhaust gas from one place to somewhere else so they don't really need to be a work of art. As long as the welds are strong and they all fit nicely, thats everything you really need. I had those exact same downpipes on my first GTV V6 (previous owner bought them), also a CF2, with a Wizard cat-back system and it sounded great. Not too loud with the small centre silencer either:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8VbOQUf8z8

I do miss that car, my second GTV wasn't a patch on it.
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To be fair, they just hang underneath the car and carry exhaust gas from one place to somewhere else so they don't really need to be a work of art. As long as the welds are strong and they all fit nicely, thats everything you really need.....
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Hmmm, better make sure the Wife hasnt put mine in a cupboard and not told me!
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Wow! Seeing as everyone is so interested... Not exactly wizard quality lol
Sam - when did you pay for yours? I havent even been asked for payment yet....
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Wow! Seeing as everyone is so interested... Not exactly wizard quality lol
Sam - when did you pay for yours? I havent even been asked for payment yet....
Afternoon Uncle Jam, when I initially phoned them I paid as they said they were doing a batch.
Sorry to hear you're having such a rubbish time of it... Not sure if these guys are the most organised.

I'm sure you will do this anyway but I think it's time you asked what is going on. You're welcome to mention me and the fact I got mine before you even though you got in touch first.

I would speak to Mark rather than Jerry.

Let us know how you get on.
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To be fair, they just hang underneath the car and carry exhaust gas from one place to somewhere else so they don't really need to be a work of art. As long as the welds are strong and they all fit nicely, thats everything you really need.....
Well said http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
Totally agree chaps, won't make a difference to performance etc but they are just a bit less well finished than other products I've bought in the past at a similar price point.

Just hope they fit nicely, my current down pipes are cheapo pattern parts and rattle horribly! (Not fitted or purchased by me).
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I'll just leave some pictures of a Porsche system we did the other week, you can play 'spot the welds', the idea was with this one that you wouldn't see them once it was complete.
Dan the quality of yours/wizards work is epic. Nice one
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Just hope they fit nicely, my current down pipes are cheapo pattern parts and rattle horribly! (Not fitted or purchased by me).
There should be a clamp that 'links' both downpipes together just in front of the flexis, I bet yours is missing which is why they rattle.
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Just hope they fit nicely, my current down pipes are cheapo pattern parts and rattle horribly! (Not fitted or purchased by me).
There should be a clamp that 'links' both downpipes together just in front of the flexis, I bet yours is missing which is why they rattle.
Lawrence at AL Bournemouth just said they didn't fit very well at all.
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Well yes, the cheap ones don't fit very well. But unless they're actually touching something they shouldn't rattle, but they will resonate and make rattly sounds which is what the brace tries to reduce. The same vibrations which cause the rattly noises are what eventually stresses the welds on the manifolds and causes them to crack.
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Well yes, the cheap ones don't fit very well. But unless they're actually touching something they shouldn't rattle, but they will resonate and make rattly sounds which is what the brace tries to reduce. The same vibrations which cause the rattly noises are what eventually stresses the welds on the manifolds and causes them to crack.
That makes sense, going to have to start saving the pennies for one of your cat backs to finish off my exhaust.
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