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nacitar
08-22-2008, 07:00 AM
(Yes, I have a flex joint).

After about a year to a year and a half, this happened (a nice spiral crack, makes a 360 around the pipe, just in a candycane fashion).

http://www.ubercpp.com/auto/ctech/xspower_crack.jpg
http://www.ubercpp.com/auto/ctech/xspower_logo.jpg


Maybe I got a bad one, but I replaced that with an ebay one that looked nice. I thought I'd share the information in case you guys are considering buying one (or have your own experiences).

lburner
08-22-2008, 04:04 PM
dam!! thats party bad

Sang
08-22-2008, 11:26 PM
So, you're ebay pipe cracked, and you bought another ebay pipe? Are you expecting a different outcome?

90CelicaST
08-23-2008, 12:14 AM
Didn't know that eBay made stuff. Weird.

Sang
08-23-2008, 02:00 AM
It all comes from the same place, regardless if he bought it from a website, ebay, or some other place.

nacitar
08-24-2008, 06:33 AM
No, my XS power one broke, and I replaced it with an ebay pipe because obviously the XS power one didn't work out for me.

Sang
08-24-2008, 06:49 AM
No, my XS power one broke, and I replaced it with an ebay pipe because obviously the XS power one didn't work out for me.

It's the same pipe...same manufacturer, different label. You would be a fool to think otherwise.

The reason why one worked and hte other didn't is because they have piss poor quality control.

evolution
08-24-2008, 01:03 PM
Did you have a downpipe bracket installed?
http://www.koracing.net/viewproduct.php?folder=9&product=407

Are your motor mounts still good?

If you say no to these questions, I don't care how well your downpipe was made, it'll most likely crack in a similar fashion

freestylebiker33
08-24-2008, 06:01 PM
i had a xs power pipe and it cracked , due to vibration/ torque of engine

nacitar
08-25-2008, 06:51 AM
Did you have a downpipe bracket installed?
http://www.koracing.net/viewproduct.php?folder=9&product=407

Are your motor mounts still good?

If you say no to these questions, I don't care how well your downpipe was made, it'll most likely crack in a similar fashion


Motor mounts are good... thanks though, I'm definitely grabbing that downpipe bracket. Didn't know about those. :) (Thus, making this thread worthwile).

ccsouls
08-25-2008, 09:32 PM
SSAutoChrome makes one which comes with that bracket and does not have the welds in that area to break. It is a bent solid pipe.

I have been using one for the past 6 months under both daily driver and SCCA race use without issue; and I am not using the bracket.

FYI