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jamjar15
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17th Dec 11 at 21:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone bought a custom exhaust from here? whats the prices and quality like. just that its easier n usually cheaper to have things custom made rather than find parts for a levin.

cheers, kin
tom_simes
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18th Dec 11 at 00:32   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hey mate,

I used Longlife in Swansea and have nothing but praise - was about 5 years ago now, but paid 280 for cat back system, and 100 a couple of years later for a decat pipe. Quality was good, and lifetime warranty is excellent - about 3 years after buying it, it started blowing from a cracked weld on the back box, which was repaired while I waited, free of charge.
gez bay
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18th Dec 11 at 07:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mines the opposite from Tom unfortunately.
I wouldn't touch them with a barge poll.
Looked at getting one for my 172 off them, but they had no idea and wouldn't do the exhaust i wanted.
Said the bore was too big and everyone only ever wants a 3.5" tail pipe slash cut, basically telling me what to
Have.
Then they said they don't really heat and bend the
Exhausts, but cut and weld joins everywhere or sleeve sections.

So I went for a prospeed exhaust system. Same prices, much better quality and most of all, service.
Had the exact exhaust I wanted and it sounded amazing.

Give prospeed a ring if you don't mind travelling to Cardiff.

That's just my input though. I've heard of bad dealings with prospeed too, so think its just off chance with each company.

[Edited on 18-12-2011 by gez bay]
AlunJ
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18th Dec 11 at 08:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can someone explain to me what catback system is I know fuck all about exhausts
gez bay
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18th Dec 11 at 10:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the standard exhaust is kept from the exhaust manifold to the catalytic converter (cat)
then from the 'cat' back to the back box is upgraded.

full exhaust systems are when you replace the cat with a decat or a sports cat.
AlunJ
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18th Dec 11 at 10:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ah, what should I be looking at for mine? Decat is not legal right?

http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=2550&appid=17

[Edited on 18-12-2011 by AlunJ]
gez bay
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18th Dec 11 at 11:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats a good system. shouldnt be too loud either

decats are not legal, you could put a sports cat on in the future. tidy price too
gez bay
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18th Dec 11 at 11:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats a cat back system too
AlunJ
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18th Dec 11 at 13:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Need to save up first
jamjar15
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18th Dec 11 at 14:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by gez bay
Mines the opposite from Tom unfortunately.
I wouldn't touch them with a barge poll.
Looked at getting one for my 172 off them, but they had no idea and wouldn't do the exhaust i wanted.
Said the bore was too big and everyone only ever wants a 3.5" tail pipe slash cut, basically telling me what to
Have.
Then they said they don't really heat and bend the
Exhausts, but cut and weld joins everywhere or sleeve sections.

So I went for a prospeed exhaust system. Same prices, much better quality and most of all, service.
Had the exact exhaust I wanted and it sounded amazing.

Give prospeed a ring if you don't mind travelling to Cardiff.

That's just my input though. I've heard of bad dealings with prospeed too, so think its just off chance with each company.

[Edited on 18-12-2011 by gez bay]


prospeed does sound better but cant really leave my car up cardiff for 4 days, but then again longlifes cutting and welding job sounds a bit messy, did u pay for the system outright or were you able to get finance from prospeed because longlifes 6 month intrest free sounds nice lol
gez bay
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18th Dec 11 at 14:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Prospeed make the exhaust there while you wait.
Usually takes the best part of a day, thats it.
Just go in Cardiff food or something.
I paid for mine outright, 390 for a full system fitted. Their fabrication is perfection.
jamjar15
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18th Dec 11 at 15:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ohh right says on the websit they need the car for 3-4 days, if its a day job happy days, dont really have 400 laying abpit though lol
gez bay
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18th Dec 11 at 17:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Might have changed if they're busy lately.

I'm taking my next car there without a doubt

jamjar15
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19th Dec 11 at 12:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

longlife just called, they want 325 cat back then another 250 for sports cat, 50% upfront the rest over 6 months interest free, sounds pretty good imo
gez bay
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19th Dec 11 at 15:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the car wont sound good

probably start blowing and falling apart

get a prospeed imo. and just wait unitl you can afford the other 50%
jamjar15
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22nd Dec 11 at 18:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it'll beautiful lol, besides the woman said she likes my car and actually knows what it is which is a win prob wont have the car in 3 years so it'll be up to the next guy to sort out
fattaff
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29th Apr 12 at 15:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i can only speak highly of longlife swansea,have been very helpful,have done loadsa jobs for me big and small,have done exactly as i have asked and i have always asked to see finished job on car on lift,quality first class !austin (black guy) always happy to help,but this is just my opinion,my mates have had similar experiances there also
Rob E
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Location: Madeley, Stafford....I want to live back in Wales!
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30th Apr 12 at 12:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fuck going to prospeed, he got caught bragging about how he had just ripped another customer when he thought no one was around. I had a manifold back system done on my roadster, I had a slight problem with it sitting too low and they redid the who thing without a single quarrel. Austin is a top bloke, no bull shit it nothing.

 
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