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Old 12-10-2009, 11:46 PM
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Yeah, searched, but all the posts are from around 2007. I've heard that OBX quality has improved vastly since them, and I'm on a tight budget.

I have an OBX Exhaust, and that seems like nice quality, just wondering if I can expect the same out of the Manifold. I'm not expecting BEGI, but I'm expecting it not to crack if I have a turbo brace.
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Heard? From who? People that tested two manifolds next to one another? Or some dumbass on the internet or local that "thinks it looks like its stronger"?
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Or some dumbass on the internet or local that "thinks it looks like its stronger"?
Which is why I'm asking knowledgeable people.
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I highly doubt their quality improved.
They exhausts were never "bad" to begin with (not great, but also not bad), and an exhaust doesn't go through the extreme temperatures and heat cycling of a turbo manifold, so you really can't compare the two..

If you want cheap just browse the classifieds, have patience, and when a good one gets sold jump on it like a hawk. Don't waste your money on that ebay bullshit unless you have the ability and time to keep fixing it.
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I highly doubt their quality improved.
They exhausts were never "bad" to begin with (not great, but also not bad), and an exhaust doesn't go through the extreme temperatures and heat cycling of a turbo manifold, so you really can't compare the two..

If you want cheap just browse the classifieds, have patience, and when a good one gets sold jump on it like a hawk. Don't waste your money on that ebay bullshit unless you have the ability and time to keep fixing it.
Thanks man.
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Buy my mani and dp

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Take it from experience. You did the right thing by asking.

I had an ebay mani/downpipe combo. How did I like it?

1. Thin walls
2. Shitty welds
3. Nothing lines up
4. Wrong Flange
5. No (good)bracing
6. NO SUPPORT FROM THE "Manufacturers" IF(which it will) SOMETHING FAILS.

I sold that crap and waited for a trusted brand name to pop up and guess what? It did show up. I bought and FM3 mani/downpipe for 300 bucks and the quality is outstanding.
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