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Old 07-08-2002, 08:32 PM   #1
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I recently put in a order for a full stainless steel dual tipped stromung exhaust system. I was ordering from SPD Tuning in Ca. Im not saying any of this was SPD's fault but I think they could have prevented some of it. 3 little problems. 1) they sent me a single tipped muffler. Not really a big deal. In fact I think it looks pretty sweet, so I figured I'll let it go. 2) They never sent me any gasket for my center pipe I should have recieved two of them. 3) The one flange on the end of my center pipe was never fully welded! They only spot welded it. If I hold it up to the light i can see daylight. Now I know this is not normal. This is going to cause some serious exhaust leaks. Has anyone else ever heard of Stromung screwing up like this?
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Old 07-08-2002, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2002, 08:37 PM   #3
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last but not least, this is the other side of the pipe. This end was fully welded. This is what it should look like.
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Old 07-08-2002, 10:23 PM   #4
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That's not a screw up at all. It's perfectly normal, mine is like that too. It's not like the back flange where it is flange against flange. It is meant to attach to the factory cat where there is a donut gasket that will go in that flanged piece. No leaks whatsoever. You got a perfectly normal exhaust.

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Old 07-08-2002, 10:29 PM   #5
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Oh yea, the reason the pipe is like that is because the exhaust is supposed to flex/pivot on that donut gasket I referred to. It is attached with spring bolts to allow it to move.

Take your stock exhaust apart and you will see exactly how it goes together and you will understand.

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BTW: Try not to jump to conclusions so quickly, you may have scared some people without reason. It is in my opinion that Stromung is one of the few companies that actually makes quality parts that fit like OEM parts.
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Old 07-08-2002, 11:01 PM   #6
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WOW, its just I'v never seen an exhaust system like this befor. I thought it was unusual. So what your saying is, I'm supposed to use the stock gaskets? Im not supposed to get any new ones. I just find that odd...reusing gaskets. Well thanks for clearing that up buddy. Which muffler are you using. Single or Dual?How does it sound? I ordered a dual but they sent me a single.
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:03 AM   #7
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Gaskets can be had any local auto parts store. They are like a buck.

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Old 07-09-2002, 02:39 AM   #8
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The dual costs more so they owe you money or return it for what you ordered.
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Old 07-09-2002, 05:39 AM   #9
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Use the stock gasket up by the cat. And a new one where the mid-pipe meets the muffler. You will need to get one of those...

I have the dual and love it, sounds good, performs good, and fits like a glove.

I would talk to SPD about your dual/single dilema and get some money back.

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Old 07-09-2002, 11:08 AM   #10
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Let me just say how much I love my stainless steel stromung dual tip (cat back) - and I am serious, lest there be any doubt. I purchased one in august of 2000 right after I purchased the vehicle. However, by june of 2001, it had developed an annoying metalic rattle. It sorta sounded like my exhaust was snoring, and only between 2500-3000 rpms. Anyway, I called stromung, and they replaced the product free of charge (of course it took about 2 months ), but they were very professional about it. Now im on the second one, and low and behold, it developed the same rattle again. I just drove it hard for about 2 weeks, and it muffled a bit, but it still annoys me. So what is my point? I like the product so much (performance, exhaust note, expecially with borla headers) that I am willing to purchase another if i have to.
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Old 07-09-2002, 12:27 PM   #11
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I tried to to auto zone for a gasket. I even took the pipe with me. They could not give me anything that would fit it. They only came up with this cheap rubber stuff, to make your own. I want one of those metal gaskets. For $650 I shouldn't have to be driving all over the place, looking for gaskets. Also I noticed that the flanges on the ends of the pipes are not even stainless! They are welded mild steel spray painted to look like the rest. My title may be "Scooby Newbie" but I'm not an idiot! I just put on a Neuspeed Cat-back system on a GTi and that came with everything. FULL STAINLESS TOO! I must honestly say, I'm a little disapointed with this company.
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:03 PM   #12
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I guess I'm confused. You only need one gasket. use the stock gasket for the other connection. This is normal. It sounds like you have everything

In a cat-back you should get (1) muffler (2) mid-pipe and (3) gasket and couple bolts. Sounds like you got all that. Stromung is pretty reputable in their cat-backs... very nice sounding too
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Old 07-09-2002, 04:30 PM   #13
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I did not know the center pipe was supposed to look like that. My mistake for that part. Yes I did get everything, except for the right muffler, the gaskets, and the bolts. They did put in the high performance Stromung racing sticker though
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Old 07-09-2002, 05:49 PM   #14
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is there a difference in the sound levels between the single and dual tip? Are Stromung's relatively quiet, I'm seriously considering one, but don't want an exhaust that is loud. Everything else I've heard about them has been good news. thanks.
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Old 07-09-2002, 06:53 PM   #15
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It sorta sounded like my exhaust was snoring, and only between 2500-3000 rpms. Anyway, I called stromung, and they replaced the product free of charge (of course it took about 2 months .
I have spent many hours under my car looking for the rattle such as you describe same RPM's and everything. gonna have to investigate more tomorrow.
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I've got the dual tips on both my wifes 01 RS (stainless) and my 02 OBS(mild steel). Love sound/fit and scott at stromung was great when I had questions.
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