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Just got the back from the garage after having the originaltail pipes replaced with 4 inch Powerflow ones. I think they look great but have a look for yourself.
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They look good. Can you tell me if you just replaced the end pipes of the back box and what cost was involved.


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Hi Hendo,



Only the tail pipes were replaced and the total cost was £ 124.00 which included cutting off the old pipes fabricating a reducer to join the new tail pipes to the pipes of the back box.

then a lot of time making sure they were both lined up and spacedexactly the same.



The quality of thePowerflow tailpipes is very high and there is a good range to choose from. http://www.powerflowexhausts.co.uk/products/tail-pipes/



The ones that I had fitted are product code RAI101 which is 4"x6"



Hope this helps.
 

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There was another post on here that had the same mod for only £40, although with different ends.


Wouldn't expect any difference as it is only the ends of the pipe that have been changed and I doubt that the dealer would cover the exhaust any more if it corrodes/falls off.



One question, when they weld the new ones in place - how do they stop the underside of the car getting hit by sparks etc.? Would this cause any damage to the plastics or the car itself - last time I welded anything it was a bit like firework night.



Off topic - but has anyone any thoughts on a K&N filter in a diesel engine? Had one in a Turbo Beetle once and it seemed to make it go a whole lot better.
 

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They are not any noisier and it wont make it any quicker.



As for the warranty this wont affect anything as there is not much that can go wrong byfitting two cosmetic tail pipes to the origional back box.



In my opinion this is what it should have looked like when it left the factory as the original tail pipes look like pea shooters sitting in the largecut outs of the back diffuser.



Some may like it some wont but each to their own.
 

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Hi Cornish,



I would like to know where nubby got his tail pipes fitted for £40 as I called 3 Powerflow specialists who all gave me round about the same quotes and the price I paid was the cheapest one. As I said in my first post the price included them fabricating a pipe to attatch to the newtail pipe that reduced the end to a size that could be welded to the back box.



I thought that they were very precise when fitting so that everything was in line and spaced equally.



The welding was done well and they covered the car with a softsheet and then put a welding blanket over the areas that they would be working on. The underside of the car did not need as much protection as there is a large heat sheild and mostly metal in that area.



All in all they done a great job with no damage done to the KUGA.
 

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Not having a go but I think replacementtailpipes is taking it too far lets be honest generally the Kuga is a bit of a plodder and anyway you cannot improve on perfection. Steve R
 

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COOL KUGA,
IMO they look cracking, unfortunately won't be allowed to do this to mine but then again, the standard twin pipes still look good.
 

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Hi Cool Kuga


I had mine done at the Powerflo Authorised dealer in Stafford - Unique Exhausts (if I remember correcly)



The guy was awesome - really took pride in his work (although his workshop needed a good tidy :) )




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Thumbs up from me and another mod to add to the list!!!

Believe me - if you replaced the exhaust on the 2.5 model and threw a 3" downpipe and 100 cell sports cat into the mix you'd soon feel and hear a difference
 

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I'm planning a stainless exhaust with carbon fibre tail pipes and a remap. I've made some enquiries and hope to get this work done in the next couple of weeks. I fitted a K&N performance air kit yesterday, all together should increase my 2011 mk1 from 163 to about 182 and improve fuel consumption.
 
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