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I see that Lorini now makes an exhaust for the Jalpa.

So, lets see... this now makes ANSA, Quicksilver, Stebro and Lorini that build systems for the Jalpa.

Now comes the $50,000.00 question.... which is the best?

Most all have long warrenty's (like 25 years), except ANSA. All are stainless steel (except ANSA).

And most seem to be in the $3,000.00 price range for an entire system (including headers).

Just curious what the owners of each think about their purchase decisions.

Mike
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ANSA's are mild steel and rust out in a few years if not driven for awhile to remove moisture accumulation after starting.

I have used header back Quicksilvers on Espadas and 10 yrs later no problems!

Larini has really done their homework on the Late Cars and by far have the best system going with the new stuff.....

As I have no experience matching a Larini & QS on a Jalpa it would come down to comparing the two for Quality, Ease of Installation and Price.

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I was seriously looking at the Larini system, but for almost $4,000 before shipping and installion I could not justify putting it on around a $40,000 car. I believe Bill Kropac has a Stebro and the sound is great! Plus Stebro is only about $1,200 for the exhaust and about the same for headers.

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Dave,

I agree. I just don't understand the cost of these systems. Almost every exhaust place I go to (some of these specialize in BORLA), tell me the same thing. "Its bent pipe!" Most of them tell me that you take off the old system and copy it with stainless steel.

I don't think I would have a problem spending $1000 - $1500 for an entire system. But $3500 - $4000 just seems way to much for a Jalpa.

I ran into the same problem with my Maserati 4Porte. The rear section was listed at $1250.00, so I took mine down to an exhaust shop, had them make a new section out of stainless steel and weld on the tips I had already purchased from Stebro. Total cost of the section? $400.00.

I would do that same thing for my Jalpa, but the system on my car is some God-awful creation put on back in the 80's when the previous owner had it federalized. It doesn't look like anything out of the Jalpa parts manual.

Oh well, its not like mine has to be replaced right this minute. It works... it just looks like crap.....

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Mike,

How does the Stebro sound on the Maser? Is it up and running yet after the meld down?

Any sound clips? I ask because Stebro seems to be the only semi reasonablly priced system. I am having my mechanic make coustom headers for the same reason you mentioned... much cheaper same pipe. However, I do not want him to make the headers until I send him the exhaust.

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Hi Dave,

The Maserati is getting closer. I have the heads being rebuilt (new valves, sprints, guides, etc..) as we speak. They should be done next week.

The only part of my Maserati exhaust that is Stebro, are the "polished" tips. I paid $85.00 ea for those about 3 years ago. The rest of the system was built by a local shop using stainless steel. My headers are OEM, as are the 2 sidepipes.

However, a gal that is on our Concours committee with me has an Espada with the Stebro system on it. Man, does it sound nice!

Her only complaint (which seems to be everyone's complaint) about Stebro, was the time it took to get the system. She was told it was "in stock" and would ship out the next day...... right. I took almost 2 months for her to get it.

Same thing is happening to a buddy of mine with a '95 Alfa 164Q. He ordered a Stebro "Cat Back" system. He was told the same thing. "It'll ship out tomorrow...." However, he is still waiting 1 month later.

Hope that helps,

Mike
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My Exhaust Pieces

Ceramic coated inside & Out.

The original shrouds were shot, I think it helps extract the gases faster and keepds the lower engine compartment cooler

New remaiufactured cats (Only for "Test-Time") I drive with regular 12" glass packs (mounted backwards) custom fabricated to directly swap out the cats.
 
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