Racing Beat Power Pulse Exhaust Quality
I recently purchased a Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler as a luxury purchase, to match the extremely nice Racing Beat header and Racing Beat midpipe i had already. Since i'm building an extremely nice car with extremely nice parts to enjoy for a long time to come, i figured spending $350 for a muffler was maybe worth it.
This is what i received:
20171010_172344 by **MAIL**, on Flickr
20171010_172638 by **MAIL**, on Flickr
20171010_174534 by **MAIL**, on Flickr
These welds are pretty unacceptable in the context of a $350 muffler. If i wanted questionable quality i would have bought an $89.99 ebay muffler and taken my chances.
I've since been provided with picture examples of what the welds normally look like on these exhausts (as well have seen the weld quality on the two Racing Beat midpipes and headers i have on my cars) and have determined that this is entirely different. We are now paying the same price for a vastly inferior product.
Two examples below:
Mitymazda rb muffler 4 by **MAIL**, on Flickr
ian rb welds by **MAIL**, on Flickr
The vendor that i purchased this from reached out to Racing Beat on my behalf, and was told that "Apparently they changed the rod they use, and the welders are not 'used to it' yet.
They didn't say they won't swap it, but admitted that the rest of the batch is the same."
Take extreme caution. I would absolute not suggest purchasing this product at anywhere near this price.
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