|03-01-2013 09:08 AM|
I've never had problems with OBX in the past for the header/exhaust combo I used to have on my ZX3 and it's nice to have another company produce something new for the MK3. That being said, I'm probably not going to buy the OBX, and I don't particularly car for any of the other catbacks for the MK3 on the market currently. It's going to be a custom exhaust for this guy complete with Borla mufflers and Titanium tips for the same price or less than the OBX.
|02-28-2013 11:05 PM|
OBX may not have this listed on their main website but that doesn't mean it isn't OBX either. Their website may still need to be updated. But in all the years I have been seeing OBX product, they have come a long way but still aren't where they need to be. Yes they are priced cheaply because they cut corners on their materials.
The piping may be 304 stainless but it is much thinner gauge than what other systems offer. Their welds are cheaply done also, most of the OBX systems I have seen fail over the years mostly fall apart at the welds. That is because they use a mild steel weld instead of a proper stainless steel weld. As someone else had stated, there is a lot of slag on the inside of the welds. I understand people are on a budget sometimes and want to have something rather than nothing. But you can always look around and buy something used for less than the price you would buy an OBX new. Granted we are talking about the 2012+ cars and finding a used system will be difficult but it's possible.
Also, keep this thread on track gentlemen. No need to go off on tangents of who is poor and who is not and the reasons why.
Also to note, I just did some price comparisons. If I were to get the FSwerks stealth exhaust shipped to my house it would only be $560 for a better quality exhaust that has better reputation for fitment. All the OBX stuff I had seen over there years has always had fitment issues. Some where more severe than others but none of it has been direct hook up and go. Again, this is only my opinion as others may have had better results than I have seen, but I am just telling from my experience with it.
|02-28-2013 10:40 PM|
|02-28-2013 10:36 PM|
OBX really stepped up their game. The welds on my 4-2-1 header, OBX-R exhaust and Turbo manifold are exceptional.
|02-28-2013 09:47 PM|
|cobrajet429||OBX headers were horrible. welding slag inside pipes.|
|02-03-2013 01:30 PM|
And why call them crappy just because they are priced low. They may be made in China or something, and yes it would be better to support an American vendor, but if you are poor (because our wonderful government makes us that way) then I say go for it.
I have used their stuff before with NO problems at all. Just be realistic and work within your means. We do what we have to do.
|02-03-2013 01:27 PM|
Looks like a copy of the FRPP exhaust which is also 2.25'" and without a tuning option for our cars, or a header installation along with the exhaust, I question that there is any disadvantage to a 2.25" exhaust as compared to a 2.5" exhaust on our mostly stock engines.
For that kind of price it would be nice to see someone try it.
|02-03-2013 11:59 AM|
So far its not adding up, but maybe they were trialing it on ebay, if and only if that was their official ebay store.
|02-03-2013 09:14 AM|
|sleepyboy||It's most likely a typo and is probably 2.25" someone forgot the 5.|
|02-03-2013 09:10 AM|
I think the reason it is so cheap is because u get what u pay for. If you notice, this system is basic 2.2" piping from the cat back, eliminating our stock "mid muffler" and our resonator. Other systems replace at least the resonator with they're own to fine tune performance/exhaust note, and they include at least 2.5" piping.
Can someone please post a sound clip of the OBX cat back.
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