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Old 03-29-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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My MBRP exhaust arrived today

As many of you know, MBRP has their 2.5" SVTF flex-back exhaust on sale for $229 plus shipping. Shipping cost me $35 and took two business days to PA.

My initial impressions

I called MBRP today to get a tracking number. Lady who answered the phone was very friendly and helpful

Box arrived on my front porch and I noticed that some monkey at UPS must have tossed this thing around (which is impressive because its pretty heavy) because there was a hole in the bottom of the box just large enough for the resonator section to slide right out.

Despite my exhaust box's terminal wound, the exhaust system is pretty clean with no real problems. A few minor scratches on the tip, but I don't think they will be noticeable once installed.

Happily, the tubing, resonator, and muffler passed my magnet test: no magnetic attraction with some minor exceptions. Around the bends, the magnet will stick slightly, but this is because of the manufacturing process. the magnet won't stick on the straight sections. As mentioned on their website, the welds and flanges are plain carbon steel. Looks like these will rust, but oh well.

The weld quality is probably a 7-8 out of 10. They are pretty clean, but some splatter here and there. This would be something to be concerned with somewhere else, but on an exhaust.....nah.

The bends are decent, but you can tell where the mandrels really went to work. Before each bend, you can feel a slight crinkle. I'm not so happy about this, but there isn't much I can do now. Plus, I don't think they will make any problems.

Now for the useless info: the polish on the muffler is good, the polish on the resonator is really good, and the polish on the tip is exceptional.

I will update this thread when I finally get around to installing it, but overall it seems like a good heavy duty exhaust for the money. I mean, the AEM CAI sells for more than this (too bad I didn't pay that much for mine )


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sweet u lucky bastard i havent gotten myen yet. they dais i shoudl have it by now so ill have to call tommorow and get the traching number. please post pics and even sound clips if uc an please
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Post some pics when you're done...Thanks!
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I'm very busy this week and they are calling for rain until Friday night....so it will either go on Thursday or Friday night OR Saturday. I'll see if I can get a soundclip, but I can probably get pics.
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I believe mine is coming tomorrow. I don't care if friggin hurricane hugo comes by, tomorrow i'll have mine installed and i'll have pics and i'll even try to get a sound clip for you guys tomorrow.
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Good deal man...IF you can get soundclips, that would be awesome!!!
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? How do i post a sound clip? I use HDPIXEL for pics on the net, But i never had to put a sound clip up. Zip file?
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thats a good question...can you use a .mpg or .mp3 or something?
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I have a HP 5.3 mega pixel that does short vid with audio but i think the files are huge. These are the only files i can attagh to a post gif, jpg, and jpeg. So i think i have to post them on the net then link it to my post. But thats the question who do i use?
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I use www.imagestation.com for my pics. I'm not sure If you can host soundclips on there thought...check it out on their page and see...
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