BBK H-Pipe fitment problems

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  1. Loco5.0

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    The passenger side pipe from the collector to the h-pipe lines up fine, but the driver side pipe won't line up w/the h-pipe properly nor will any placement of that would remotely allow it to mate w/the h-pipe allow me to be able to get the o2 sensor in there!

    Are the driver & passenger pipes supposed to be different angles/lengths? I'm hoping they just included the wrong pipe. If that is not the case then this is a terrible piece and BBK should be kicked in the face for this. If it's not a wrong pipe sent issue, what H-pipe should I get to match up w/my MAC shotry headers & MAC cat-back? This is a catted h-pipe & I need another catted pipe.

    I took an offroad MAC h-pipe for this BBK piece and the MAC piece was perfect. Unfortunately, MAc no longer makes catted h-pipes. :(
     
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    BBK H pipes suck. I had the same problem when I bought one for my '87 GT. We had to heat up the pipes in different spots and bend them to properly align. Then 2 years and 5K miles later, one of my cats started rattling so I bought a Bassani X Pipe with cats and haven't had a problem since.
     
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    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    find a mac pro chamber...love mine...bolted up the the mac headers perfect.
     
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    I had major problems with my BBK H-Pipe. It has never fit right. I'm waiting on it to finally rust out to get a new one. It is one of the reasons I'll never buy anything BBK again.
     
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    Has anyone ever complained to BBK about this? I'll be calling them tomorrow to get something done.
     
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    Should have called, but after I FINALLY got it to fit, I didn't bother.

    I thought you sold your Stang...
     
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    I have another one now :nice:
     
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    And you didn't update anybody???

    Elaborate with pics please!
     
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  9. Loco5.0

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    I was waiting till I got a few things done. Once she gets new exhaust & is off jackstands & on her new wheels I will start a thread. :D
     
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    Sweet. I'll be waiting. Your last Stang was sweet so I'm sure this one will be no different.
     
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    Yeah, they are aware. There used to be a member here that worked in their R&D department. Several complaints were made to him and he said he was going to check their jigs. Nothing ever became of it and I'm guessing the jigs are still off. I absolutely hate putting mine on.
     
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    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    ill hold ya to it..pics or :ban:
     
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    Who's catted h should I go with then?
     
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    Can you go catted X?

    I bought a Bassani catted X and it was a breeze to install. I replaced by POS BBK catted H with it and there were NO fitment problems.
     
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  15. Loco5.0

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    I could, but I'd like to avoid the $500 price tag of the Bassani if I can
     
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    You can buy the aluminized version for at least $100 less...
    That's what I ended up buying.
     
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    I think bbk suck.I had some problems with their products.My shorties equal lenght wouldn't fit my off road h pipe.the driver side headers would hit my steering shaft had to put a spacer on my engine mount to work.
     
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    As expected, BBK is giving me the runaround on this. They say I can send it in for "repair" or exchange. I explained I don't have time to wait for the same piece to have the same issue again etc & I need the car on the road and inspected (which is true) He tells me to go after the vendor for the refund. Well i already had the AIR tube welded shut so of course LMR won't take that back. So I sent a very nice email back to BBK. We shall see what they say now. Next step will be writing letters to BBK. Anyone have the president's name or anything?
     
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    Wow @ BBK's reply to my email. :notnice: I will NEVER buy anything BBK again.

    I discussed your issue with the President of BBK and here is a breakdown of his response-
    We must follow the Warranty Guidelines and we cannot refund the purchase price of the item. However, if the customer cannot wait for the repair or replacement process, we can ship out a replacement item immediately to the customer C.O.D. for the amount of the Wholesale Distributor price (W.D. on 1521 is $360) and schedule a call-tag for the warranty item.


    So they want another $360 from me? :rlaugh: I will go buy a Bassani pipe with that $360 before I give it to them. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. BRYAN ROGERS

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    Actually guys, this is my FULL reply. Copied and pasted from my sent mail items.

    What he has posted here only includes what suits him.-

    Mr -
    > I do apologize for your dissatisfaction with this
    > pipe. As a long time
    > enthusiast, I have been on the receiving end of more
    > than a few items with
    > warranty issues and I know it is frustrating.
    >
    > From your description, it sounds like the pipe may
    > not have cooled properly
    > after the welding process, or it may have been
    > damaged in shipping. At this
    > point it is impossible to tell.
    >
    > All of our welded products are built and welded in
    > jigs and fixtures. I can
    > guarantee that this issue that you are having is not
    > a design flaw, but an
    > isolated incident. We manufacture an incredible
    > amount of X and H pipes
    > every year. Even at a very tight 99% satisfaction
    > rate the remaining 1%
    > would still be a fairly large # of pipes that have
    > some sort of issue.
    >
    > As stated in the Warranty Guidelines, we are more
    > than happy to stand behind
    > our product.
    >
    >
    > I discussed your issue with the President of BBK and
    > here is a breakdown of
    > his response-
    >
    > We must follow the Warranty Guidelines and we cannot
    > refund the purchase
    > price of the item. However, if the customer cannot
    > wait for the repair or
    > replacement process, we can ship out a replacement
    > item immediately to the
    > customer C.O.D. for the amount of the Wholesale
    > Distributor price (W.D. on
    > 1521 is $360) and schedule a call-tag for the
    > warranty item. The warranty
    > item will be inspected for warranty validity and if
    > it is indeed a
    > manufacturer's defect, we will immediately refund
    > the amount of the C.O.D.
    > charge for the replacement item.
     
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