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Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

Hey all,

Just wondering what price I should expect to pay to get a CSC backbox fitted to my 147? (I have the CSC but just need to get it fitted)

I see on some posts that in the UK some got it done for £20 but any idea's on the cost over here?

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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

€30-50 I would guess. I'm getting a large front downpipe fitted to my merc for €45
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€35, no more.
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

Most exhaust places wont fit it for you, thay tend to be annoyed because they make most of their profit on the actual part, not the labour.
Avoid the usual tyre/exhaust places unless you know someone. It might be worth checking your local backstreet garage to see what they'll charge..... it's not a time consuming job.
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

Do it yourself,took me about 30 minutes to fit mine
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

Was thinking of doing it myself. Have a guide printed off that someone posted up.

I'm mulling over whether to give it a shot (considering I've bugger all experience!) and shelling out a few more quid.

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Hey all,

Just wondering what price I should expect to pay to get a CSC backbox fitted to my 147? (I have the CSC but just need to get it fitted)

I see on some posts that in the UK some got it done for £20 but any idea's on the cost over here?

Thanks in advance.
Would you mind sharing how much you paid for it and delivery details to Drogheda - I'm living in Dublin, my box about to fall off car with rot
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

Wasn't too cheap although I didn't do alot of shopping around, just EB Spares & Alfisti. Made it a bit more expensive for myself paying by PayPal and because I delayed missed out on the best £/€ exchange rate.

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CSC backbox with oval tail pipe €210 (£187 incl 15% VAT)
Delivery to Ireland €23 (£20)
Got an Alfa alloy badge for €5 too.
PayPal charges are an extra 3.6% on your final bill so that added about €10, more fool me!

It's going to be well worth it just to get rid of that old backbox

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Oh an just on delivery times, very good, about two days by their courier.
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That's not a bad price I paid 340 euro for mine delivered got it fitted for free me and the uncle did it.

If you are fitting the back box yourself get a lot of WD40 onto the bolts to make sure they don't snap when you try and loosen them.
 
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

Yeah maybe not too bad on the cost so. Think maybe I was just kicking myself for not ordering before Xmas and availing of the near 1 for 1 exchange rate. Still better that it was around October when I first comtemplated it.

Ta for the advice, I'll have a good look around under her at the weekend and assess whether I'll risk throwing my hand at it.

I'll have a look at the 147 also!
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If you are still stuck, and up for a spin I can recommend The Sweep Garage in Kilmeaden in Waterford. Take a day off and go down to Waterford and enjoy the roads down there They are a great bunch of people and will sort your car cheap enough I would imagine.

Ahh sure I got caught too for the exchange rate no point in looking at it now sure haha. It's paid and done for now.
 
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True, its paid and the CSC is all mine!

Read that Sweeps were very good. When I was looking at 147's on t'net, there was a beauty down Waterford or Wexford way. The seller was really pushing the fact that Sweeps had done all the servicing. That 147 would have been my first choice but was out of reach budget wise.
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They are the best personally down in Munster. I travel 140miles to get my car serviced by them etc.
 
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Wasn't too cheap although I didn't do alot of shopping around, just EB Spares & Alfisti. Made it a bit more expensive for myself paying by PayPal and because I delayed missed out on the best £/€ exchange rate.

EB Spares:
CSC backbox with oval tail pipe €210 (£187 incl 15% VAT)
Delivery to Ireland €23 (£20)
Got an Alfa alloy badge for €5 too.
PayPal charges are an extra 3.6% on your final bill so that added about €10, more fool me!

It's going to be well worth it just to get rid of that old backbox

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Oh an just on delivery times, very good, about two days by their courier.
any idea how much a standard back box for Alfa 147 is, as comparison?
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

EB Spares have them for £89+VAT so thats £102 and in €114.
Add Delivery of €23 you're looking at just under €140.

Not too bad you might say but jaysis look at the state of the standard box!

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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

yeah, horrible alright

EB Spares price for the CSC is £162 + VAT + delivery = £210.

Are there spurious exhaust boxes cheaper?
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

The CSC is €210 on its own. ((£162+15%VAT) at a rate around 90p)
Delivery is €23 on top so you're looking at an outlay of about €233 depending on the exchange rate.

You probably can get some manner of a standard (non sport) exhaust somewhere for cheaper. May have to be modified to fit the exhaust mid section though. Really can't say for sure though. I suppose you could ring around a few exhaust centres to see if they'd have anything to offer you.
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Re: Cost of getting a CSC backbox fitted?

If your stuck you can drop me a line and ill give you a hand to swap the boxes. I'm based in drog too. May aswell keep the money rather than paying through the nose for a garage to do a simple job

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If your stuck you can drop me a line and ill give you a hand to swap the boxes. I'm based in drog too. May aswell keep the money rather than paying through the nose for a garage to do a simple job

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thanks for the offer, probably not getting the exhausr for a while yet, €€€ reasons.

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If your stuck you can drop me a line and ill give you a hand to swap the boxes. I'm based in drog too. May aswell keep the money rather than paying through the nose for a garage to do a simple job

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Was this meant for me being a fellow Droglander?!

I managed to twist a cousins arm, he's a bus mechanic and he'll help me with it.

Think I might have actually spotted your Alfa around town!
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Was this meant for me being a fellow Droglander?!
It was but sure whoever needs help and all that..

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Think I might have actually spotted your Alfa around town!

Probably was me I dont think there are any other 33's in the town. If it was covered in dents if was defo mine
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