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Hiya, i know i've seen a post somewhere on here about 'Longlife' exhausts, but can't find it
..I'm thinking of getting a whole system. 2 years ago i paid just over £600 for a 'SAAB' twin pipe system for a 'M' 900 2.3. Does anyone know what longlife charge? will it affect the car? ('P' 900 2.0 turbo) ..or any suggestions on what i might do?

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Also - nutcase had a longlife exhaust fitted to his 99t which he is restoring. Might be worth checking his post.

He could probably help you with questions on the cost and he could probably give you an opinion on how well it works on his car.

Regarding the effect it could have on the car. This depends on if you keep it the same as the original system. You could get it oversized, removable cat, different bends, equal length manifold (not sure if you intend to replace that?) removal of some of the silencers, ect...

If you keep it the same as normal and you are replacing a working system (with no leaks) then you shouldn't notice any difference.
 

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Argh! Typed a nice long reply then managed to lose it


Yes, I got a Longlife exh. Cost me £299 for the whole pipe, from turbo to tail, with one silencer, and a basic tip. Quite loud, but to get the ground clearance I need, the silencer they fitted was pretty small. It made quite a differnce to at least how the turbo behaved - I hot the overboost cut-out the first time I booted it, and the boost spools up a lot quicker. But the pipe that was on there was very restrictive (aftermarket silencer).

http://www.nutcase.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Exh1.jpg
http://www.nutcase.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Exh2.jpg
http://www.nutcase.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Exh3.jpg
http://www.nutcase.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Exh4.jpg
 

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I'd say yes, but don't expect miracles. They only have a few hours to do what is quite a dofficult job - many beslpoke exhaust places insist on keeping the vehicle for st least a couple of days, but you (should) get a better finished pipe. I'm happy with my exhaust definitely. I'd prefer it to be quieter, but they'd have to put another silencer in for that - they ahd to make from scratch the one that's in there as it is!
 

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I like the way you put 'should' in brackets... I nearly always find a problem with work done on a time v.s. cost basis - people cut corners when they're in a rush. It's not really that much of a problem if the mistakes aren't bad ones. I remember a Kwik-fit fitter trying to bump the centre caps out of my Mitsubishi wheels by throwing the wheel onto the balancing machine - he tried it about 3 or 4 times before realising that the centre cap was held-in with a circlip. Was quite sickening to watch...


Should be alright with a longlife exhaust - I guess longlife don't do anything except exhausts and they must be quite well expirienced so don't have a problem getting it right. I think that price seems quite reasonable for a custom system...
 
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