maniacmechanic wrote:It happens with Frequent occurance.
This is one of the Worst Fubars I have witnessed with aftermarket Corvette parts.
I had a similar experience, at least for me, it was pretty bad. A while ago I bought an LGM exhaust for my 99. It was 3" from the flange to the mufflers and had larger tubes to the outlet. I already had the Kooks 1 7/8" headers to 3" pipes with cat and xpipe and wanted to eliminate the choking off from the 2 1/2 exhaust all the aftermarket systems had. The LGM's would accomplish this. So I ordered the $1k exhaust and when it came I went to put it on. The driver's side went in, up and over the axle and sat just fine. The passengers side was in no way going to fit properly. No matter which way I twisted and turned the pipes, nothing would get it line up. I was pretty fugly. SO I called LGM and they said to send it back and they'd send me a new set. Did that, cost me another 60 bucks, and waited, and waited, and called and called. They always said they had a new set coming in and they'd get me a new set out by the end of whatever week I was calling about. After 2 months of this I finally called and told them to refund my money, which they did, I asked them what the problem was and they said there wasn't one, and that they were just getting slower than fullfilments from the supplier. When I got the refund, I bought a set of Z06 TI's and a set of electric cutouts. A much better arrangement. Made the car lighter, the LGM's were about 30 lbs, and the TI's are 17lbs. And the cutouts were maybe 2 lbs total. But what a great mod! Open and close the cutouts from a console mounted switch!
Anyway, a few months later I went to East Coast Superchargers to tune and told them about my experience. They told me they had 2 vettes with LGM's come in with the exact same problem and to fix it they had to take the torch to the tubes and re bend them... I didn't want to do that with a new system and possibly void any warranty, plus at the time I didn't have a lift and didnt' want to be on the ground with limited clearance holding a torch.
Now, this wasn't anything as close to what's going on here, but it frustrated the hell out of me.
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