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I was thinking the other day if there'd be a cheaper way of getting the extractors/twins exhaust setup for those on a tight budget...

Jalal, because you're probably in regular contact with the boys @ HiTech, would you be able to investigate the feasibility of getting them done in mild steel?

From experience with previous cars (and if my memory serves me well, which usually it doesn't!), mild steel extractors is abit over half the cost of stainless steel ones - ie: my stainless extractors (or was it the exhaust?) for my Pulsar were $550 fitted (approx 5 years ago), and if I wanted them in mild steel it would've cost only $350.

I'm no expert in the field, but I'd assume they'd still be able to use the existing template no matter what material the final product was made out of.

I'm in no way implying that I'd go ahead with it - I was just looking at the price and seeing if we could get it lower for others where stainless steel might be abit out of their budget.

I think the disadvantages of mild steel is that it's usually thicker (anyone want to correct me, feel free!) and it's not going to last as long as stainless steel as it'll rust alot quicker (so you might get half the life of a stainless steel one - but isn't he standard exhaust and extractors mild steel anyway?).



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I think the disadvantages of mild steel is that it's usually thicker (anyone want to correct me, feel free!) and it's not going to last as long as stainless steel as it'll rust alot quicker (so you might get half the life of a stainless steel one - but isn't he standard exhaust and extractors mild steel anyway?).




Asked and answered Rich emoticon

Hi-Tech have been in this business since 1974 and they have always used stainless steel for all of their systems (including the exhaust piping) and that is the main reason why they're able to give you 10 Years Warranty on the twins set-up and 5 years warranty on the extractors. They don't believe in manufacturing the cheap stuff and I support them on that.

You wanna grab the good stuff and the stuff that you know works and gives proven results, go the Hi-Tech system, but of course there are other cheaper brands in the market in mild steel and you can grab these too. (sorry, this line sounded a bit like blurb coming from a salesman, but it is true according to what I have experienced myself) emoticon

At the end and it is the same with everything else, you get what you pay for.

It is not logical to go and ask Ferrari for example to go and manufacture a ~m9805/eastcars/[sign in to see URL]?car=1006&lang=en]Moskvich. hehehe this is just an example and no offence to this car (if I can call it that) of course emoticon

Finally, If I was in the market for such an important upgrade, I would save-up and buy the best stuff I can get, which I know would satisfy me more and would last longer. Thats just my personal opinion.


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At the end and it is the same with everything else, you get what you pay for.

Stainless is the way to go. Even at the quoted prices (which are no doubt not in everyone's budget) it's still quite the mod.

If it were available here in Canada (with the warranty) I'd be saving my money PDQ and even dipping into the "hidden" slush fund emoticon






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Rich,

I went back and spoke to Hi-Tech and was told that there is an option to have ceramic cat. converters instead of stainless steel which will bring the price down but about $300 or so for the system.

Personally I wouldn't replace the factory ceramic cat with another. But it is an option.

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Now this I am interested in ...
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I would be interested. Any idea on freight to Melbourne??

Would prob be cheaper to drive up and pick it up emoticon
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I would be interested. Any idea on freight to Melbourne??

Would prob be cheaper to drive up and pick it up emoticon




You would be surprised how cheap their freight rates are. As an example, Noel's kit is gonna cost around $70 to send to Cairns. emoticon

Email your inquiry and the system you're interested in to mailto: sales@[sign in to see URL] and we'll take it from there.

P.S. Noel's extractors have been ceramic coated, so he's gonna get the sexy exy stuff. Yummmm! emoticon

I will post pics this weekend.


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Hey Jalal,

Please make sure mine is sent in mint condition.

I don't want to see any "drool" on it when it arrives, emoticon

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Hey Jalal,

Please make sure mine is sent in mint condition.

I don't want to see any "drool" on it when it arrives, emoticon



I will try very hard to control myself when taking photos this weekend LOL

Mine are getting ceramic coated too emoticon

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Just a question about the full system ... seeing as I am getting a 2006 model with the upgraded minus 9kW emoticon I was considering putting a full system (from the headers right back to the tips) on from new.

Now seeing as Nissan would void the warranty ... how hard would it be to change the whole exhaust over to the original one if something did go wrong just to get it fixed and then revert back to the aftermarket one afterwards ... is the exhaust install something you could do yourself without a hoist or would it be too difficult?

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