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Old 29th January 2007, 17:02   #1
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how much am i looking to pay to have a new backbox fitted if i supply one? wondering wether its worth doing maself or get it done professionally.

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Old 29th January 2007, 17:04   #2
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how much am i looking to pay to have a new backbox fitted if i supply one? wondering wether its worth doing maself or get it done professionally.

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kwick fit done my full system for £40..
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Old 29th January 2007, 17:32   #3
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To fit a back box you can do it yourself mate its not too hard. A garage would charge about £20 to fit it at most.
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Old 29th January 2007, 17:36   #4
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well im interested in fitting my own exhaust - when ive got so money that is.. so is it difficult or be done by anyone?
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a tenner maybe, £20 max id say
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do it yourself as long as it aint one of those crapy universal ones, get a direct fit and do it yourself.
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Old 29th January 2007, 17:53   #7
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sounds good - a peco one is that ok? just a 3" end and direct fit..
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Old 29th January 2007, 18:42   #8
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i was lazy last winter and had my local garage fit mine ... cost me £15 which for 10mins work is a bit steep tbh.

I would do it your self mate:

1. Jack up the rear of your car at make sure its supported safely i.e axle stands

2. undo the original clamp and rubbers

3. Slide the old back box off

4. smear some exhaust assembly paste around the new joint and push the new back box on.

5. do up the clamp and clip the rubbers back on.
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Old 29th January 2007, 18:59   #9
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where can i get the paste? i think thats the only thing i need!
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Old 29th January 2007, 19:04   #10
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from any motorparts place (£2-3) or get ripped of from Haufrauds (£4-6).

Don't be affraid to slap it on as theres nothing worse than putting it back together and having it start blowing within a week.

Its a really simple job mate.

look for 'Gum Gum' firegum if you can. its in a smallish tube and has been the best i've used
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ok i think ive got it - i had a look today and it looked easy enough - when i start my new job(and get payed) thats the first job im doing! Where does the paste go? like around where the pipe goes from the backbox onto the other pipe?
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Old 29th January 2007, 19:13   #12
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the pipe from the back of the back box will be slightly larger than the one coming from the car. This means that you can slip the back box over it and push it down utill your exhaust sits flush with the rear bumper.

First i would just smear some around where you think the two pipes are going to meet and then after you have slid the new backbox on and have got it sitting right just smear a load over the join. It doesn't really matter that much, just make sure any gaps where you could get an exhaust leak are covered.
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wow ok cheers! im so looking forward to work lol!... i think anyway
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wow ok cheers! im so looking forward to work lol!... i think anyway
tbh mate id get a garage to do it, for 15 quid or whatever you know its safe and not going to fall off.... you get peace of mind if you get me. that way any problems you can take it back to them to sort it out
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Old 30th January 2007, 19:35   #15
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tbh mate id get a garage to do it, for 15 quid or whatever you know its safe and not going to fall off.... you get peace of mind if you get me. that way any problems you can take it back to them to sort it out
If you can do it yourself in 10 mins and only spend £4 why pay a garage £15-20?

People are so lazy nowadays ..... DIY is the way forward!

An oil change is more technical and my mum did one last weekend on her car
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its so easy to do, i fitted my whole system in under 2 hours, that was on my drive with the jacks and stands, removed old system and fitted new system from manifold back.

back box should only take an hour or so

easy to do.

or a garage will do it for a few quid
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Old 30th January 2007, 19:56   #17
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Is that a mechanics hour? lol

I've had my old one off and a new one on within 15mins max.

There is only one clamp to undo and it slides off ....... when you get up the manifold end the spring clamps and fire ring are a pain though.

A full system is a little more tricky as its hard to get right underneath with only axle stands.
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