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#1 M0U5EY

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:28 AM

Hi guys,
As detailed by this post;
http://www.theminifo...s/#entry3602178
I have been having continuous exhaust issues mostly stemming from it being too low on the car as shown by the pictures in that thread. It was recommended I just replace the whole thing which makes sense. I like the stage one kits that minisport sells like this;
https://www.minispor...pipercross.html
And i also like the sound of my current exhaust. However, I've always had a soft spot for the twin exit centre exhausts like this;
https://www.maniflow...00&product=1251
My question is what is the best way of building the system bit by bit as i can't find a kit that comes with all the parts i'd like.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:04 PM

The best one is the one you have just fit it correctly maybe changing the clamps to better ones.

But if things have been over tightened and distorted then the tubes will need to be made round again.

The Minisport one looks like it is basically the same.

If you are going to be paying someone to fit it get them to suggest one as they will know it and fit it right.

For me any Maniflow or MiniSpares RC40 range.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:20 PM

The best one is the one you have just fit it correctly maybe changing the clamps to better ones.

But if things have been over tightened and distorted then the tubes will need to be made round again.

The Minisport one looks like it is basically the same.

If you are going to be paying someone to fit it get them to suggest one as they will know it and fit it right.

For me any Maniflow or MiniSpares RC40 range.

To be honest I'd just rather get it done properly and know that it's going to work as it should all the time. I was looking at this;

https://www.maniflow...56&product=1088 for the headers

in conjunction with this;

https://www.maniflow...00&product=1247 for the rest of the system

and then this fitting kit;?

https://www.maniflow...ct&product=1224

 

Is there anything else that i'd need, doesn't look quite long enough like that...

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:29 PM

Depending how kent you are, you have andy over in Higham Medway probably the most mini safe guy out there im sure he'd fit and tune it for you. 

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:30 PM

Personally I'd get a stainless system over any Maniflow mild steel system.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:49 PM

Personally I'd get a stainless system over any Maniflow mild steel system.

Hi Steve, I was working my way through your build log yesterday, love it! What makes you say that? Is it purely from a rust/corrosion stand point or are there any other issues? The only issue for me is being a student, budget has to be carefully considered!

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:51 PM

Depending how kent you are, you have andy over in Higham Medway probably the most mini safe guy out there im sure he'd fit and tune it for you. 

 

 https://www.facebook...rt-14546041155/

Haven't heard about him. he's about 40 mins from me.  Do you have any idea how much he'd charge for the fitting and tuning? Budget is a concern here :)



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:00 PM

Personally I'd get a stainless system over any Maniflow mild steel system.

Hi Steve, I was working my way through your build log yesterday, love it! What makes you say that? Is it purely from a rust/corrosion stand point or are there any other issues? The only issue for me is being a student, budget has to be carefully considered!
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Rust is the main issue, but you're spending £350+delivery for a mild steel system. You can get the RC40 exhaust for much less from minispares.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

 

 

Personally I'd get a stainless system over any Maniflow mild steel system.

Hi Steve, I was working my way through your build log yesterday, love it! What makes you say that? Is it purely from a rust/corrosion stand point or are there any other issues? The only issue for me is being a student, budget has to be carefully considered!
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Rust is the main issue, but you're spending £350+delivery for a mild steel system. You can get the RC40 exhaust for much less from minispares.

 

Yeah think it does come to about £370 with all the kit (including some high temp paint which would help the rust issue?). I was just thinking it would be worth it for the knowledge that it would work as wanted without any fuss and I do love the look of the two centre exits. What exhaust are you running on your great build?



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:06 PM

Playmini 2" turbo system.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

Playmini 2" turbo system.

That would make sense running a turbo! Thanks for the help



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

 

Depending how kent you are, you have andy over in Higham Medway probably the most mini safe guy out there im sure he'd fit and tune it for you. 

 

 https://www.facebook...rt-14546041155/

Haven't heard about him. he's about 40 mins from me.  Do you have any idea how much he'd charge for the fitting and tuning? Budget is a concern here :)

 

 

Couldnt say about price, but give him a shout on facebook nice guy knows alot about minis believe he and AC Dodd on here used to work together and still do. He comes to Londont to brighton every year and repairs minis / tunes them for free. Drop him a message on facebook 



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:37 PM

 

 

Depending how kent you are, you have andy over in Higham Medway probably the most mini safe guy out there im sure he'd fit and tune it for you. 

 

 https://www.facebook...rt-14546041155/

Haven't heard about him. he's about 40 mins from me.  Do you have any idea how much he'd charge for the fitting and tuning? Budget is a concern here :)

 

 

Couldnt say about price, but give him a shout on facebook nice guy knows alot about minis believe he and AC Dodd on here used to work together and still do. He comes to Londont to brighton every year and repairs minis / tunes them for free. Drop him a message on facebook 

 

Ok thanks will do



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:53 PM

On another note, will I have to keep the cat? I assume that its necessary to pass the MOT?



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:57 PM

On another note, will I have to keep the cat? I assume that its necessary to pass the MOT?


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