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    my mate in work who has the exact same car as me has just got a cat back powerflow exhaust fitted for £160 which is a good price undoubtedly but what are peoples general opinion on these exhausts??

    i had a powerflow backbox on my old escort and it was ok but that was just an escort so there was no way i was going to pay mega bucks for anything more expensive!

    my work mate says it hasn't negatively effected performance and too be fair it certainly looks better than the stock exhaust!!

    has anyone else ever fitted a powerflow system to a BMW??
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    Powerflow are very very much dependant on the quality of teh fitter. Ive had loads and always used the same place and had no probs but others have had no ends of nightmares with them. Poorly fitted, bad welds etc.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano16v View Post
    Powerflow are very very much dependant on the quality of teh fitter. Ive had loads and always used the same place and had no probs but others have had no ends of nightmares with them. Poorly fitted, bad welds etc.
    i had one poorly fitted with bad welds got them to take it off and got money back they were ok about it but you get good fitters and bad ones
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    the place my mate got his fitted have got a good reputation, I know a mate of mine trusted his golf mk2 g60 one edition to them and they didn't let him down!!

    might get myself a twin tailpape backbox just to fill the gap in my back bumper! can't go wrong £90 for a back box fitted can you?
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    replacement backbox fitted for £90 or cat back system for £160??

    take into account my cars only a 1.8 N/A engine and the cat is near the middle of the car..
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    i had one fitted on a gt4 celica a few years ago and was pleased with the result so took my e36 328 and asked about a back box for it just to release a bit more of that sweet straight 6 rumble. Because its a twin system it'll be 200 quid which compared to 450 ish for a standard back box aint bad so will be going for it soon. its all down to your budget but i think their great value for money.
     
     

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    Are they chavvy and loud though?
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    the place that i'm considering going to offer 3 "notes", basically quiet, mid-range and corsa style rattling the whole car!

    I think i've found somewhere better anywhere, a place called Pro Speed in Cardiff if anyones ever heard of it??

    They design and manufacturer all there exhausts in house so no pre-made powerflow type exhausts, they do charge almost double what the powerflow place do for just a backbox though!
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    as i said its down to your budget, if i didn't have so many financial drains (kids, dogs woman etc) i would have a 1000 pound exhaust on my m5 but 200 quid back box is all i can stretch to on my old 328.
     
     

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    I know what you mean nomis, if I had serious cash I wouldn't have a compact and wouldn't have this problem but never mind.. dream on i guess
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