I love the sound and the PRICE of the 42 dp and magniflow combo. But to my understanding it is not stainless steel. At least the 42 dp isnt. Wondering if the cat back is stainless steel? Is it suggested to get the ceramic coating? I do live in Las Vegas where it rarely rains so I'm not worried about rust. Any thoughts? Wonder how much the whole turbo back would cost to ceramic coat? Sorry for all the multiple ?'s.
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Since this is the exhaust thread and we are here to help eachother I figured this was a good place to post this. When I installed the KO4 on my car I also installed a B&B down-pipe mated with a Magnflow cat-back. The sound was amazing and I was happy.......for a week. A week after install I began getting random CEL's for a lean condtion. BDemp and I went over everything again and all seemed well except we noticed a small gap at the flange of the down-pipe. Not sure if it was really anything, we cleared the code and I was good.....for a day. The CEL came back.....then went off.....then back on and continued. We concluded that it had to be an issue with the down-pipe flange, so I gave B&B a call. I explained my issue and they requested a few pics. I sent the pics and then called them back. It was decided they would send me a new down-pipe and I would return the old. This was more than a couple weeks ago. Then I sent an email on the 30th of December and was told it would ship the following week. So here we are on the 18th of January and I am without a replacemnt dow-pipe from Billy Boat. The part has now been removed from my car and replaced with a different piece. I almost feel like sending the Billy Boat back to the guy that dealt with the situation as a parting gift...since I will never again deal with this company.
I may still try B&B down the line, but until then I'll wait on Forge (Scorpion's) tbe, then try Eurojet's new tbe.
I'm finding a lot of the aftermarket industry doesn't want to take responsibility for whatever the problem is. Or, they just take forever dealing with it. Eh.. what can you do.
Sucks to hear johnny, BB & Magnaflow was gonna be the setup I was going to run. I may need to rethink the DP choice now.
@johnny- I wouldn't have let them off that easy. I would have called & emailed them 24/7 until they finally made this right. A good way to get in touch with a company is by complaining about them on their advertiser's thread.
I too felt that B&B was lacking a bit in the customer service arena. I am 100% happy with my TBE, but communication through the ordering process was not so hot. I would order or buy from them again, would just very diligent on documenting communication, etc.
Too bad that companies that make a good product can't back it up with good service. I've been in the customer service oriented world for 20 years, and i'm getting pretty sick of the bs we as consumers have to deal with...
Last edited by tomasepley; 01-18-2012 at 08:23 PM.
Ok, now I'm a little confused. I pretty much made up my mind with the 42dd dp and magniflow cat back. But, I see that 42dd makes a cat back as well with a magniflow muffler. Should I stick with magniflow cat back or go with the 42dd cat back w/magniflow muffler. Will both systems sound similar since they both use magniflow mufflers? Any insight or suggestions welcome. Too.....many.....options!!!!