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Anyone install cp-e Austenite 2.75” Cat Back Exhaust?

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I saw this on Whoosh, but I can’t find any reviews or sound clips.
 

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I saw this on Whoosh, but I can’t find any reviews or sound clips.
almost!
We're installing a system with black tips here soon on our 2022 - Once we clear out from the sale I'll have some pics and sound clips up in our section
 

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almost!
We're installing a system with black tips here soon on our 2022 - Once we clear out from the sale I'll have some pics and sound clips up in our section
Cool, thanks Ron. Keep us posted.
 

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almost!
We're installing a system with black tips here soon on our 2022 - Once we clear out from the sale I'll have some pics and sound clips up in our section
On your site in another tab looking at this exhaust right now. I keep checking around for more and better sound clips to decide if its the one for me.
 

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I have mine to install this week. Will provide pics and sound clips
 

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I have mine to install this week. Will provide pics and sound clips
Looking forward to this. We have been waiting for other people to post more sound clips for months now.
 

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Over on the Facebook group a few owners experienced quality issues like welds already rusting. Be careful.
 

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Over on the Facebook group a few owners experienced quality issues like welds already rusting. Be careful.
I have recently heard the same thing of welds and connections rusting and a lot of fitment issues. Herd one guy finally returned his because all of the issues.
 

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I have recently heard the same thing of welds and connections rusting and a lot of fitment issues. Herd one guy finally returned his because all of the issues.
I have just noticed some rust on mine too…
 

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Not to mention the fact that some of the pipes weren’t flanged properly and required me to have them welded together. It sounds good but fitment issues and rusting are very disappointing for this price point.
 

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Not to mention the fact that some of the pipes weren’t flanged properly and required me to have them welded together. It sounds good but fitment issues and rusting is very disappointing for this price point.
yeah man that sucks!
im looking into the P&L exhaust now. May try that.
 

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Why couldn’t they have just used polished pipes…is this coating useless?
 

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It's apparent their welding materials aren't up to the 304 stainless they use on the pipes and mufflers.
 

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Thanks for the pics. After seeing that I have no desire to hear it. It could be the best sounding exhaust out there, but I’m not putting anything that looks like that on my car. I live in a state that salts the roads in the winter, which is one of the reasons I want full stainless exhaust. Those welds would be destroyed after a winter here.
 

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It's probably not 304SS. There is no reason to coat/paint 304 unless for looks and that's not for looks.
 

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They claim to use SS304 but that doesn't mean the welds are.
 

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Is it wrong for me to ask for a refund? I’m not happy with this exhaust and the issues so far.
 

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Is it wrong for me to ask for a refund? I’m not happy with this exhaust and the issues so far.
I would, and if they wouldn't refund me id put them on blast all over the interwebs. I would say ask them to replace the system if you like the sound but others have had this rusting issue also.
 



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