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>On Fri, 5 May 1995 LToy@aol.com wrote:
>> personal op:  Some manufacturers (Audi & adnoH come to mind) have a lifetime
>> replacement policy for replacement mufflers (that is, you buy the first
>> replacement, they pick up any future ones).  While you might pay more, at
>> least the systems from the dealer were designed for the car, and for most
>> street use, you're not likely to find more effective aftermarket systems.
>        I have to disagree here.  I have never seen an OEM exhaust system 
>that satisfied the requirements of a performance oriented driver.  OEM 
>systems are designed with emissions, drivability, and cost as the 
>primary factors, not tuning for performance.  Systems from companies 
>such as HKS, Trust, DC Sports, etc, produce VERY fine exhaust systems, 
>made with premium materials, and often at a cost less than the 
>manufacturer.  The warranty is usually a moot point since they usually 
>last far longer than the owner.
>        Just my .02 worth.
>Graydon D. Stuckey 

Have to agree with Graydon.  I've got a custom plus Ansa on my TQC and it
was a BIG improvement..and it's still going after 7 years.  Also, after
driving my wifes '93 90S around lately, I want to pull off the exhaust and
get some visceral enjoyment from something other than the nearly silent
PHHHTT!! sound that the stock system makes.