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exhaust replacement #1636658
05/11/2019 15:06
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Hi
I've been lurking around here for a few years now (not posted much, if any )
I'm owner of a 16v y2k and my back exhaust dropped off this weekend, will weld it as a quick bodge but was looking for a replacement
has anyone used the Ebay exhausts? for instance the Gerlach one on ebay and I was wondering if it was any decent? not too boomy?


ebay exhaust


and I know there is a difference between the 16v 1.8 and the 2.0 but can weld so should be fixable
I use my car as a daily and am more into the 60ties classics so don't wanna put too much money into it tbh, but it needs to be a bit decent.
Thx in advance
cheers
Guido

Re: exhaust replacement [Re: Guid02] #1636660
05/11/2019 15:22
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Not seen those Gerlach ones but the IMASAF ones are very well made for steel ones (possibly OEM):

2.0. 16V - 27.67.09
1.8. 16V - 27.66.09 https://www.daparto.de/Teilenummernsuche/Imasaf/276609?categoryId=696&kbaTypeId=11855


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2016 Tucson 1.6T AWD
2018 Mazda2 GT
Re: exhaust replacement [Re: neil_r] #1636668
05/11/2019 16:45
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Thx, but twice as expensive

Re: exhaust replacement [Re: Guid02] #1636676
05/11/2019 21:12
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I got one of the Toyosports stainless exhausts for my 20VT, very happy with the result.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STAINLESS-STEEL-EXHAUST-SYSTEM-FROM-CAT-FIAT-COUPE-2-0-20v-TURBO-OR-NON-TURBO-au/202776451795?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649


2000 grigio moon 20VT Plus.
Re: exhaust replacement [Re: Guid02] #1636685
06/11/2019 08:18
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Originally Posted by Guid02
Thx, but twice as expensive


True, but still only about a tank of petrol more. They are very well made and I get 6-7 years out of them even with my typical short journey pattern which is not good for exhausts. The Gerlach ones appear to be made cheaply in Poland. There are really mixed reviews on German forums. For the price difference and the lack of positive reviews on the Gerlach, I would take the known one.


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2016 Tucson 1.6T AWD
2018 Mazda2 GT
Re: exhaust replacement [Re: Guid02] #1636687
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Thx for the link Grigio, but would like st stay away from the boomy sports type ones, my wife uses the car so dont want a boomy sports

and Niel, you can buy a coupe for 10 tanks of petrol, but that is beside the point

I did a proper fix on mine, so will last me quite some time again (i hope)
but can't imagine that nobody has used this one, or similar cheap ones that are on ebay, surely I'm not the first one to see these

It would be good though if there are some reviews of our own on the different brands
so the Gerlach and other boxed 80 pounds types
MTS, which seems to be a one piece for 110
the imaf for 180 and the more expensive ones (which are provided by the same bulk autoparts lot and might just as well be poor quality, the bigger they'll get margin because of the name the better business concept)

btw has anyone looked at the brava mid/end silencer, looks very much similar to the smaller coupe ones and at half the price

Re: exhaust replacement [Re: Guid02] #1636689
06/11/2019 10:24
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Originally Posted by Guid02
It would be good though if there are some reviews of our own on the different brands
so the Gerlach and other boxed 80 pounds types


I have used cheap exhausts on other cars and they have rusted through within 2-3 years. Known brands like IMASAF and Bosal last way longer so for me it is cheaper in the long run to buy decent exhausts and spend less time redoing the same job. So less than double the price but I would expect more than double the life. So it depends what one is looking for.

There aren't that many Coupe owners left that are keen enough to report on their experiences. Exhaust reviews are not likely to be that forthcoming frown

A 2000€ Coupe will probably also need many parts renewing before it is in a reasonable, usable condition. I have been toying with buying a Barchetta but all the ones near me have been cheap (2-4000€) and tatty. An exhaust, like petrol is a running cost so the average market value is not a reasonable comparison.

But as you say, yours is up and running again so you are good for now.

Last edited by neil_r; 06/11/2019 10:50.

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2000 V6 manual S-Type and 2011 5.0 XKR
2016 Tucson 1.6T AWD
2018 Mazda2 GT
Re: exhaust replacement [Re: Guid02] #1636725
07/11/2019 20:20
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Hi Guido,

I've just noticed that you've PM'd me on the subject so yes I can recommend the Gerlach. I got one last year as a stop gap before I get a SS and got it fitted by a specialist whilst I was getting other work done. It was an easy fit apparently and required no additional work from the garage. Been fine for the past 18 months with no annoying vibrations etc. Go buy yes


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