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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Montreal Exhaust System Parts survey

I've checked each of the parts sources I could think of for exhaust system parts (strictly speaking I need only a LHS rear section, but am considering a whole system). Can anyone think of any sources I missed? Also, would you warn me away from any of these? The "value" winner is clearly Classic Alfa.

Here are the results:

OKP
1. Front section: 165 euro per side $182
2. Mid section: 164 euro per side
3. Rear section: 164 euro per side.
Total: 984 Euro $1090

Alfaholics
Full system, no headers 925 GBP $1,133
Full system with headers 1,395 GBP $1,709

Classic Alfa
Complete System no header $601
Rear Section one side: $140

Afra
Rear section one side 247 euro $274

Mr. Fiat
1. Front section: $279 euro per side
2. Mid section: $298 per side
3. Rear section: $248 per side.
Total $1,650
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Thanks for your price comparison; it confirms what I have known for a while!

I recently purchased a complete system from Classic Alfa for my Duetto. The quality, fit and finish appears to be excellent. Shipping from the UK may have been a bit more, perhaps but there was still a decent savings. The center muffler received a few dents but I doubt anyone will notice. Unless you know some pieces on your exhaust are recent replacements, you might be better off replacing the complete system.

The exhaust system I replaced came on the car when I bought it in 1984. I replaced the complete system because of its age. The rear piece still had no holes but once removed, flakes of rust poured out of the tail pipe.

Those other vendors are looking to make a 'big score'. I'd be ashamed of myself if I was MrF! Unless he is offering a stainless steel system and then his price is way too high.

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In my opinion, stainless is the way to go. I purchased a stainless system from Stebro back in '05ish and couldn't be happier. Wish he was still around.

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Updated Survey

Added ANSA and AMS Montreal Service (thanks, Gabor).

As an example, shipping from UK to California for Classic Alfa full system is 140 GBP $172

OKP
1. Front section: 165 euro per side $182
2. Mid section: 164 euro per side
3. Rear section: 164 euro per side.
Total: 984 Euro $1090

Alfaholics
Full system, no headers 925 GBP $1,133
Full system with headers 1,395 GBP $1,709

Classic Alfa
Complete System no header $601
Rear Section one side: $140

Afra
Rear section one side 247 euro $274

Mr. Fiat
1. Front section: $279 euro per side
2. Mid section: $298 per side
3. Rear section: $248 per side.
Total $1,650

AMS Service - Home
Rear Section one side 127 Euro $141
Complete system no header 820 Euro $914

ANSA
Rear Section one side: 370 Euro $412
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Speaking of stainless: Double S Exhausts - another recommendation from Bruce Taylor - charged me GBP 735.00 for a complete stainless system including postage (only!), but I have to admit it‘s not fitted yet.
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In my opinion, stainless is the way to go. I purchased a stainless system from Stebro back in '05ish and couldn't be happier. Wish he was still around.
Me too! I purchased a stainless 'S' exhaust system from Stebro in 1995 and I agree it is excellent and I couldn't be happier too (although I've read about later systems that folks had complaints with about slow shipping and questionable quality).

The nice thing about stainless steel is, it will outlast the car. 'Once and done' type of exhaust system! It seems that an Ansa system used to last about 3 years...

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When I inquired about the Stebro I wanted the 4 turned up pipes like the Ansa’s. He didn’t have the jigs so I had sent him my Ansa’s for him to copy. Absolutely fantastic looking, very aggressive. Hopefully someone has all the jigs and will be put back into use some day.

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SS Exhausts

Currently on their web page they list 1,422 GBP for a complete system, no headers.
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Currently on their web page they list 1,422 GBP for a complete system, no headers.
Wow, seems Double S Exhausts doubled their price! Of course GBP 735,00 was without manifolds. They told me I was getting a discount though, maybe worth calling them (which I did).

I‘ll pm you the invoice I got if you want. And again: not fitted yet.
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I replaced my old exhaust (genuine) 25 years ago with a complete stainless steel line (except the manifolds)
made with my own spécifications, i.e. larger tubes and no rear silencers... fits and works perfectly with a very interesting sound and no more noisy than the original ones

cost £1.000 including delivery to France... but it was 25 years ago

you can see and ask for price there https://www.pdgough.com/
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