grumman tiger muffler crack repair options

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  1. Scott MacMoyle

    Scott MacMoyle Pre-Flight

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    New is a grand, AWI wants $825 when all is said and done. a repair would likely cost aroun $400 ? What to do ? thoughts ? muffler.jpg
     
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    You can go cheap, then in a year have another crack requiring repair. I would opt for new.
     
  3. Scott MacMoyle

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    thats my gut feeling but I have to convince my Scottish brain.
     
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    Yes, Thats what they told me. They say they need 2-5 days to get one ready.
     
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  6. Scott MacMoyle

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    Yes, the $5000 option. Ive read mixed reviews on that for the 180 horse motor.
     
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    Parts Exchange is very competitive
     
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    I'm guessing you wouldn't see much power increase going from a grumman muffler to the powerflow, but fit and finish of the powerflow product is much better than the typical OE exhausts. Whether it is worth the price premium or not is something you'll have to decide.

    If you decide to stick with what you have, I'd go for an overhauled or new muffler. The material thins as the exhaust system ages and while a repair might be more economical at the moment it may cost you more money and inconvenience in the long run.
     
  9. Scott MacMoyle

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    yes, Its down to two choices, still leaning towards new. I will be glad after the sting of paying for it wears off.
     
  10. Domenick

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    I vote, new.
     
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  12. Scott MacMoyle

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    Bought a new one. Thanks for all the replies. Theres nothing like new.

    Scott