Custom Stainless Exhaust

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  1. jonandshell

    jonandshell Funster

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    Just had a new stainless steel exhaust made up today.
    The old one had holed on the side exit extension pipe. This was a Chausson fitted part and I didn't really have the appetite to have to deal with a dealership parts department or wait until the next century for the part to come!

    The easy solution was to visit Demand Engineering in Stonham Aspal, near Ipswich for a new system.
    Shell and I had already decided that we are keeping the Chausson until it no longer goes, so investing in a stainless exhaust system seemed logical.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, I turned up at their workshop this morning for my appointment to be greeted with the offer of a cuppa! Good start!

    We got the van onto their 4 tonne ramp and work commenced, I made it known I was an engineer myself and I hope it didn't put Dave under too much pressure whilst I hovered and watched, but he did a brilliant job and I am well pleased with the results!

    We opted for a 45 degree downsweep to the exit pipe. This hopefully will prevent ingress of water when the van is parked up for long periods. Also, Dave thoughtfully ensured the whole 'tail pipe; assembly had a fall all the way from the silencer to avoid the same problem.

    Demand Engineering are agents for 'Longlife' range of exhausts and components and their exhaust systems carry a lifetime, transferrable warranty.

    Just need to get to the Alps now to do a tunnel test, though I don't think the Tranny is going to sound like a Ferrari!!!!!!

    http://demandengineering.co.uk/
     
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    The pics aren't the ones I would have chosen to post, especially after a drive home on salty roads!
    The exhaust was so shiny and new looking before I left too!!!!

    I took others, but they were so out of focus that they weren't worth showing!!!:doh:
     
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    What was the cost, approximately?
     
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    Nice looking job there. (y)
     
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    Worth knowing. Not far from us so when the time comes I will investigate. Was it expensive ?
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    I must add, Demand Engineering are located in a former farmyard, now small industrial estate.

    There is a waiting room for those of you wish to wait, although the offer of a run into town was there if you wish to do some shopping whilst you wait,
    The grounds are quite large and there is plenty of room to exercise a dog whilst you wait.

    My entire system took about 3 1/2 hours.
     
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    Not a huge amount of change from £300 Phil, but I'll never need another.

    To put it in context, the best price for the front section alone as a standard pattern part was £70. Add to that having to have a tailpipe made anyway, I thought it was quite good value especially when you consider the lifetime warranty.
     
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