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Old 13-04-2017   #16
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lorisblackit (ebay) has the kit listed ss500b and ss500c 4 available according to ebay. I have messaged in english and native language, but still no reply as yet.
Yes, they say they have them in stock and they took my . Then messaged to say no stock of SS500C (centre pipe). They are a few different (similar sounding) eBay accounts operating from the same Italian address.

I'm getting a refund on the pair, then re-ordering the SS500B (back box), and getting a local fabricator to make me a centre section. It's the marelli sound I'm after (hopefully not too droney).
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Re: oops another exhaust thread

You can buy replacement flexible sections. Cut the old pipe either side, slide on the repair part and clamp it in place with exhaust clamps.

60 miles with a blowing but not falling off exhaust would not stop me.

Andy at Xtreme Stainless at Hixon near Stafford is very good. He does pipes for cars and bikes.

http://xtremestainless.co.uk

BUT. If I was going to that extent I'd also fit a sports manifold and under floor catalyst to go with the new system. A free flowing system is pointless when the OEM manifold effectively clogs the engine.
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Whats the difference between the UlterSport BackBox from Germany and the one from Poland, if any?
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Re: oops another exhaust thread

Think i am going to give up on the marelli centre pipe. Cant find one anywhere!. So new question, will the ragazzon centre pipe fit to the ulter back box?, and is there an alternative to the seperate ragazzon flexi?.
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Think i am going to give up on the marelli centre pipe. Cant find one anywhere!. So new question, will the ragazzon centre pipe fit to the ulter back box?, and is there an alternative to the seperate ragazzon flexi?.
Where are you located? If you plan to keep the car, a full (cat back) system can be built in stainless for very reasonable cost.
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Where are you located? If you plan to keep the car, a full (cat back) system can be built in stainless for very reasonable cost.
Rutland, in between Leicester and Peterborough. Would of thought it was out my price range.
Anyway, found a private seller in Italy who has a brand new marelli for sale just trying to sort out the shipping. Seems gonna cost more than the exhaust!. So if anyone fancies a weekend road trip .
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Rutland, in between Leicester and Peterborough. Would of thought it was out my price range.
Anyway, found a private seller in Italy who has a brand new marelli for sale just trying to sort out the shipping. Seems gonna cost more than the exhaust!. So if anyone fancies a weekend road trip .
Talk to Andy at Xtreme Stainless near Stafford. He made a pair of link pipes for my motorbike which needed some very careful bending and welding and being on full show, they had to look good. All done and fitted for 80. A Panda exhaust system would be much less work though more metal of course.

If you tend towards a purist approach, a fancy manifold can be added at a later date.
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Having had many aftermarket exhausts on M cars and daily drivers. It would have to be an exhaust with zero drone.

Does one exist?
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BUT. If I was going to that extent I'd also fit a sports manifold and under floor catalyst to go with the new system. A free flowing system is pointless when the OEM manifold effectively clogs the engine.
Would this not require a remap though?
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Rob,

Me like, me want...how much in total (approx) did it set you back & has it had MOT inspection since install?
Passed the MOT yesterday.

https://goo.gl/photos/WC4sRTGSs4oPu2Gd9

Noise not an issue and emissions were well below limit.
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Re: oops another exhaust thread

Considering the marelli centre pipe's are hard to come by, has anyone tried using a "mid silencer delete pipe" i.e cutting out the mid-silencer and replacing it with straight section?

And is that setup even legal (MOT) in the UK?
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Re: oops another exhaust thread

My 1200 has the OEM exhaust which does not have a centre box. But centre boxes are generally straight through with wadding around a perforated tube so they don't really damage the gas flow.
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Re: oops another exhaust thread

Ultimately I couldn't find a Marelli SS500C, straight through centre section, available for sale. But I did get the SS500B back box from Italy, via eBay.

I tried a couple of local fabricators, one wasn't really interested in the little job. An Powerflow in Bromley quoted me almost 290,just for the centre section, and with my *customer experience* I'd have probably declined a quote of 29..

So with the MOT rapidly incoming, I had a regular replacement mid-section, and the Marelli back box fitted. Sounds rather nice too, and it's all MOT friendly. 😀😎
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I had a regular replacement mid-section, and the Marelli back box fitted. Sounds rather nice too, and it's all MOT friendly. 😀😎
Where did you get the replacement mid section from?
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Where did you get the replacement mid section from?
The centre section (with a silencer) was supplied, and both sections were fitted by my local independent garage, just prior to the MOT. So likely just (paid top dollar for) a pattern part centre section, although I did ask for a nicer one.

I did see the smaller engined versions on eBay, without the silencer. Although I understand the tubing diameter doesn't work effectively with the 100hp back box.

Apparently was a squeeze getting the Marelli back box twin tips in the standard rear bumper cut-out, and it was a little high to start. But it seems to have lowered in the recess, I'm assuming the rubber hangers have "bedded in"?

Very happy with the sound. Although I'm definitely curious about what it would've sounded like with out the centre silencer. But in retrospect, probably lucky not to have been able to easily pick one up. As the extra noise would probably draw more attention than I want.. I must remember that I'm a 40 something, not a 20 something.
I'm blaming the car, it's a hooligan 😌
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