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Well after one blast to many my 1990 Carlssons exhaust let go in several places so I went out looking....

First stop was the local exhaust centre to get it onto a ramp, to see if it was repairable, nope 4 small holes and it looked like it had seen better days. £385 for a crappy tin foil thick one.......no thanks.

On the puter to Abbott, £1000.00 where do these guys get their prices from, I know their good but come on. I emailed Giles and ask him if he thought it would be worth while to reduce the tuning parts for the older cars, its a brave man who spends £1000 on an exhaust on an older Saab or one with too much money.

Jump in the getting louder by the mile carlsson and head for St Annes, PERMAZAUST "We will need you car all day" but you can take mine and bring it back in the morning.

Just got back from St Annes, the car has a lovely growl not to loud but you know its a bit different
The full system (from the front pipe)made in 50m 409 stainless steel a nice neat looking job. The turbo seems to spool up much quicker.
Oh did I mention a full life time guarantee.

My car is due a service in the next few weeks as soon as its done I will get it back on the rolling road to see what the difference is, it certainly feels better.

the price for the full system.....nearly £100 cheaper than an Abbott BACK BOX
 

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no that didn't include the down pipe, that would of made the Abbott System £1.300.00

to be fair Giles has just replied to my email for cheaper parts and offered me 20% off, thats what they offer retailers, it still makes it silly money £1000.00 plus for a full system
 

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I just got an Abbot downpipe fitted by my local specialist. The old one had broken at the flexi. The Abbot pipe turned up with no support bracket welded on, so they had to angle-grind the old one off the old pipe and weld it on the new pipe. I'm not entirely happy with this, naturally. Abbots have offered to credit me the cost of the work to fit the bracket.

The garage also had to fit a second Lamba sensor port in the pipe (same as the old pipe had). This is used for the LPG sensing.

So one way or another it took a fair bit of time - but at least I can expect not to have to fork out on that same bit of pipe for a decade or two !

I will say that the car does seem to be a bit better at higher revs. Combined with the JR air filter this might mean that I'll have to have another name change, Gassy 255 perhaps ?
 

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hey Adrian - I would also be interested in the s/s exhaust, I have a 1995 9000 CDE will it fit ?
put me in the queue & where are you in the UK?
only had her 3 days & modding already

shunty
 
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