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Re: my 85 urQ (now longer and boring)

On Fri, 4 Apr 1997 08:59:32 -0500 (EST), Mark <mtgadbois@aol.com> wrote:
> [ ... ]
>I bought a Borla system from IPC in 1990.  Tried in vain to put it on my '83
>UrQ.  Eventually I called Borla - he said they only made a few systems - knew
>they had fitment problems and that if I couldn't get it to work return it to
>IPC and he'd work with IPC re credit.  I called Rod at IPC and had no problem
>in its return.
>BTW there's not much room for the exhaust on an UrQ and I went with the
>factory system.  Also,as I recall if you're not positioned exactly correct
>the exhaust will hit the rear differential or the underside of the car.

Mark's Borla difficulties inspired the following philosophical rambling. Any
connection to persons real or imaginary is pure cohincky-dinky.

It is true that there are often pitfalls associated with straying from the well
worn path. Those who don't have a definite purpose in mind or who do
not care for unanticipated adventure should probably stay close to the straight
and narrow (and probably do). The oem parts - new or used - are usually
the best choice unless the cost differential or poor availability is
compelling to justify the risk.

For the others who yearn for more, there are plenty of destinations with the
potential for great reward, but many hard lessons to be learned along the way.
To these, an ineptly designed exhaust pipe or a tight clearance is all in a

The folks who stumble are the ones in the market for magic beans. Magic
beans (parts) cost the same or less than oem, are vastly superior to oem beans
(because ec magazine says so), are bolt on without rocket science, last as long
or longer than ordinary beans and never create problems of their own. Besides,
they look really cool. Sure.

No single map can guide every journey. We tend to forget that when we
advise each other.

DeWitt Harrison   de@aztek.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq   (thorn in paw)