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    Right, one of my back boxes has shed a skin and don't know how much longer it is going to last. Got a price from main dealer this morning - £360 for ONE back box fitted! Even the parts guy was shocked.

    Alternatively there is the Magnex s/s cat back system from Roadrunner at £388 + fitting (according to their website Magnex went bust this month apparently)

    I've not rung round the fastfit places yet but are pattern rear boxes available with the correct oval tailpipe?

    I know the Magnex system is the way to go but at this stage I am not keen on spending 400 notes just to replace a rusty back box if you know what I mean.

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    You can definitely buy universal fit chrome tailpipe trims from halfords, would one of those with a pattern fit box be any use?

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    You could try Scorpion, see if they do parts only, as per this thread:

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=53700

    HTH

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    Buy the Vx backbox using TC discount, get a highstreet fastfit place to fit it. best of both worlds.

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    Update - my regular independent tyre dealer can get me a box for £76+VAT - it's a "special order" item apparently. I'm taking it in for an inspection tomorrow. May get both boxes done at the same time.

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    i would recommend MIJ exhaust centre ..............full stainless steel.........choice of tailpipes ...and an excellent service.............quite a few of us had a group buy up there ...........and boy they sound schhhhhhhhhhwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttt tttttttttt

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    Update, just got back from my exhaust place. The boxes at £76+VAT don't have the correct tailpipe - they have those short downturned pipes like that car from Arnold Clark on here a couple of weeks back. As soon as he saw the car he said the exhaust was Vauxhall only.

    So it looks like I'm going to get a Magnex if I can. Question is, is it a good fit or does it require adjustment? Do the 4" round tailpipes fit the rear valance OK and sit flush or do they protrude?

    Opinions please before I shell out.

    Thanks.

    PS Is this classed as a modification for insurance purposes?
    Last edited by Marc 100; 22nd July 2008 at 15:58.

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    Its a great system and fits a treat,a few of the guys have had them fitted lately,kev bux,mickey68 and Baz07,they are very good as i can see and if i was buying one thats the one i'd go for............

    Here's the thread mickey just put up today.............

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53806

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    I've taken the plunge and bought one.

    These Magnex exhausts are shifting like hot cakes apparently and once they're gone that's it.

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