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Old 12-18-2003, 04:57 PM   #1
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I just bought a Prodrive axelback from a private seller and when I received it there was damage. One of the exhaust hangers on the canister pushed it. When I received the box both hangers were exposed out of the box. So, either it was tossed around by UPS or a heavy box was placed on it and it caused the hanger to push into the canister. It's not pushed in a lot, but enough to really notice it. Now, I'd say, great I get a brand new axelback, however, the guy only insured it for $200, not sure what he was thinking there. Anyway, here are my questions. Will the dent affect the performance at all? Here's the big question, can the hanger be pulled by a body shop to get rid of the dent? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-18-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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someone's gotta have some sort of idea
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Old 12-18-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
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Thats how mine was too when I bought it brand new from a vendor. Prodrive was shipping them out with little to no packaging at all. The right side hanger on mine is just slightly dented and hasn't affected anything. Once I put mine on you couldn't even tell.
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Old 12-18-2003, 08:28 PM   #4
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Thats how mine was too when I bought it brand new from a vendor. Prodrive was shipping them out with little to no packaging at all. The right side hanger on mine is just slightly dented and hasn't affected anything. Once I put mine on you couldn't even tell.
yeah, i think mine's bent on the passenger side. i took it out of the box and looked at it real quick and saw the dent.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:03 PM   #5
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It most likley can be pulled out if the canister isn't creased.
Stainless is fairly malleable, in this type of application, but care should be taken not to tear it.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:40 PM   #6
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It most likley can be pulled out if the canister isn't creased.
Stainless is fairly malleable, in this type of application, but care should be taken not to tear it.

canister isn't creased. do u think it would even be worth the risk of tearing it? it's dented, but if it's not going to be seen and won't affect the sound then i might as just not worry about it. my main concern is the dent changing the pitch of the exhaust.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:58 PM   #7
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I got mine from a vendor and it was the same way. Prodrive sucks at packing I guess. I put it on and it doesn't seem to have any negative effect...
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:31 PM   #8
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Having just installed a Prodrive axleback on a friends car, I know exactly what kind of damage, and where it is.....
I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 12-19-2003, 07:56 AM   #9
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geez, is this the way it's made? it seems like everyone has one with a small dent in it.
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:30 PM   #10
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so what should i do? would it even be worth it to get it looked at by a body shop?
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:16 AM   #11
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If the hanger didn't move enough to cause a mounting problem then don't worry about it. UPS will likely blame the sender for poor packaging so the insurance won't even come into it.
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If the hanger didn't move enough to cause a mounting problem then don't worry about it. UPS will likely blame the sender for poor packaging so the insurance won't even come into it.

yeah, the piping and canister was covered in bubble wrap, but the hangers didn't have anything on them and they were sticking out of the box when i got it.
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All of you guys should complain to prodrive to help others out in the future!

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