Exhaust System Advice

Discussion in 'Other Almera Discussion' started by edk, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. VVLwezz

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    ive heard good things about alunox
     
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    got to big up phill aswell he has done every car of mine always does whats asked of him awsome quality and very good prices.. :cool: infact he will be doing the saloon soon :D
     
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    Have you got an email address for Phil mate? Probably too far to travel for an exhuast but I might as well get a quote!
     
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    tommo has his number he doesnt do e-mail mate hes a proper engineer...
     
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    In 2008. Okay.
     
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    dude works from a unit and is fully booked because he does damn good work.. id rather go with someone who hasnt got e-mail but is fully booked than a company who has no customers and time to spend on a computer... just a thought
     
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    Ah if it's because he has enough customers already then I understand. From what you said I thought he just wasnt using email because he doesnt believe in it or something. I would assume that companies with email address (and i mean recommended ones not shit heaps) would have someone of sorts to check email and answer phones while the real engineers do the work. I guess that's larger companies with staff though.
     
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    and overheads which get added to the cost of the exhaust..
     
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    Alunox just quoted me £280 for mandrel bent SS 60mm dia turbo back :eek: Damn that sounds too good to be true but looking at examples of their work and what they work on I think it's just a very cheap price for what you get. 3 1/2 hour drive for me though :rolleyes:
     
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    woohoo thats great that!! go for it, it'll be worth the long drive :D
     
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    ''mandrel bent SS 60mm dia turbo back ''

    ball ache come MOT mind. no idea how the cat is fitted to these.
    is it a bolt on bolt off jobbie like the petrols??


    david
     
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    Not sure but I've since called Pro-Speed who recommend a sports cat for that exact reason David. Alunox said I dont need one.

    Pro-Speed quoted me a potential £550 but that may come down. That's for Mandrel bent full SS system. 3" from turbo into flexi into sports cat>then 2.5" down to backbox.

    I've heard of someone doing this type of step size system before. It's a lot more from Pro-Speed but I guess if you throw in a sports cat for Alunox as well they may well be similar costs, and Pro-Speed is closer to me.

    EDIT: Diesels don't have to legally have a cat. Only petrol ones. So I can in fact run no cats at all. Also I spoke to Alunox again and the guy does MOTs and he knows he can pass diesels with no cats. Otherwise Alunox would put another £220 on for a sports cat.
     
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    no need for a cat then :D 3" to 2.5" sounds like a decent system, lack of back pressure there which is what it needs :D
     
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    Yeah that's what I thought :D I've gone for Alunox, and when I'm there I'll see what their thoughts are on the 3" to 2.5" system. With this and no cat that'll give me 6 more brake. Doesnt look like I'll get it on the rollers first though but at least I can estimate back to what stock was when I do.
     
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    For reference.

    Power Speed in Kent quoted £450-500 for turbo back mandrel bent SS 2.5".

    http://www.powerspeed.co.uk/

    Also Power Speed and Alunox quoted me £500-600 for a custom turbo manifold.
     
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    I dont understand this ed, do you mean the whole system will give you 6hp over what you have now? or the 2nd setup has 6 more hp than the first suggested one?
     
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    sorry yeah 6 more brake than I already have.
     
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    £280 for 6 horsepower? Will it really make that much difference? Apart from making a different sound.
    Not meaning to sound like a wet willy but it does seem a lot for little gain.
     
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    How much would you expect from an exhaust though? I hoping it will free up the engine a bit more, esp. as it's turbo. Taking two cats out and enlarging the bore surely would give gains? Honestly though I don't know, only what I've heard and read. Bear in mind this is the first step of many, so the stock zorst is a potential big resriction when I'm getting to 160-170bhp.

    Oh and I'm not bothered about sound. Told everyone that I wanted to keep it quiet.
     
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