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Old 02-20-2002, 03:42   #1 (permalink)
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Extractors

I got a quote today for some extractors & full exhaust for my v8, and i think the guy is trying to rip me off

he quoted me $1800 for all stainless steal system including s/s extractors, high flow cats, and full 2.5" s/s exhaust.

He claims its not wise to install any type of extractors other than stainless sleel for ford v8's or it causes crystalisation in the cats and you will have to replace them time and time again..

How true is this?!

he quoted me $900 for s/s extractors, i can get them from a parts place for $600 ! he also said the cats are $250 each.. whats the deal.. are these prices right?

saturday im getting a cat back 2.5inch exhaust fitted regardless because i need one. but later on will be doing the rest.
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Old 02-20-2002, 04:30   #2 (permalink)
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thats about right for retail... HM headers (which come with cats) are sitting at over a grand now i think. I got mine for just over 600... big markup on exhausts. If you can get them at trade then thats your best bet...
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Fairlane Boy I had my system fitted to my car about six years ago with mild steel headers. It still uses the original cats and they are still in working order.
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exhaust

mate,the mark-up in extractors are phenominal, its like jewellery. they know your going to spend the money regardless.
I have an ef
xr6 i just bought a set of pacemaker extractors for it. i am a holden parts manager (no joke) and bought it through our exhaust supplier. bought them in for $250, sold to myself for $270 including freight. vpw has the same pipes in their catalogue for $525.95!!! GO FIGURE. i then replaced the cat convertor a week later i bought through myself for $115. mate this guy is raping you.
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Re: exhaust

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mate,the mark-up in extractors are phenominal, its like jewellery. they know your going to spend the money regardless.
I have an ef
xr6 i just bought a set of pacemaker extractors for it. i am a holden parts manager (no joke) and bought it through our exhaust supplier. bought them in for $250, sold to myself for $270 including freight. vpw has the same pipes in their catalogue for $525.95!!! GO FIGURE. i then replaced the cat convertor a week later i bought through myself for $115. mate this guy is raping you.
i think thats what i'll do. ill get the extractors and cats from my parts dealer..

I couldnt weld if my life depended on it, so i will still need to get an exhaust place to fit it for me..
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Fairlane Boy I had my system fitted to my car about six years ago with mild steel headers. It still uses the original cats and they are still in working order.
sounds like this guy was trying to take me for a ride. I know i certainly wont be going back there again.
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Re: exhaust

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. i am a holden parts manager (no joke) and bought it through our exhaust supplier. bought them in for $250, sold to myself for $270 including freight. vpw has the same pipes in their catalogue for $525.95!!! GO FIGURE. i then replaced the cat convertor a week later i bought through myself for $115. mate this guy is raping you.
Its a bit rich for a parts manager (I assume you are in charge of spares parts at a Holden Dealer) to have ago at a retail company for marking up there items by 200%.
I've seen spare parts marked up by almost 1000%.
Why should they sell them cheap if people will still buy them at the more expensive price.
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Re: exhaust

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mate,the mark-up in extractors are phenominal, its like jewellery. they know your going to spend the money regardless.
I have an ef
xr6 i just bought a set of pacemaker extractors for it. i am a holden parts manager (no joke) and bought it through our exhaust supplier. bought them in for $250, sold to myself for $270 including freight. vpw has the same pipes in their catalogue for $525.95!!! GO FIGURE. i then replaced the cat convertor a week later i bought through myself for $115. mate this guy is raping you.
how can you handle working at a holden parts supplier and driving a ford?

surly all the single brain cell troglodyte holden supporters would be giving you hell...
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The bit about using stainless for the system is a valid one. Mild steel rusts and the effect is that as rust and erosion occur, the resulting crap ends up clogging the cat inlets.

Best thing about extractors for the V8s? Fittin g them (uuuggghhhhh!!!!!!)
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The bit about using stainless for the system is a valid one. Mild steel rusts and the effect is that as rust and erosion occur, the resulting crap ends up clogging the cat inlets.

Best thing about extractors for the V8s? Fittin g them (uuuggghhhhh!!!!!!)
I will take your word for it pete.

do you have any recomendations? in brands?? and where to get them from?

wouldnt mind having them delivered to me if possible too..

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