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Old 30th October 2011
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Default BSR/Simons Catback after 12 months

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BSR(made by Simons) Stainless Catback installed on September 2010
Today's look:




Comparing to GS 3" Downpipe(left part) installed same date:


Original SAAB catback after 48 months:


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Ha ha not such good stainless I bet its made in China, they lie about metal content all the time. Try putting amagent up to it and see
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Ha ha not such good stainless I bet its made in China, they lie about metal content all the time. Try putting amagent up to it and see
The BSR system is marked Made in Sweden.

OP, mine is doing the same, but not as bad as yours for obvious reasons (I'm in Texas; you're in Ontario). I've had it on the car for about 18 months and 30k miles. It has only seen salt for 2-3 weeks the whole time I've had it.
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Yeah, it's definitely not as nice as the GS downpipe. I had to replace the clamps with stainless ones, as they rusted solid in about three months of Canadian winter :P
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great follow up!

still not bad looking, especially when you consider the alternatives... JT is aluminized and would of course look much much worse than the BSR, and for the cost, the BSR is cheaper than a stock replacement. I plan on getting a BSR system for my 03 wagon as soon as my stock system starts to give way (still holding strong somehow after 163k New England miles, knocks wood).
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Where is the BSR catback for sale?
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GS still have it

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Mine is also the same.
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that's totally crap... anyone else makes catbacks for 9-5s??? OBX can't be found anywhere anymore...
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that's totally crap... anyone else makes catbacks for 9-5s??? OBX can't be found anywhere anymore...
OBX "quality" makes BSR look like platinum and diamonds...
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OBX "quality" makes BSR look like platinum and diamonds...
I don't think they would rust as fast? wasn't the tubing all shiny ss? That would have let me to believe that it would rust less... besides, they were half the price of BSR.
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It has only seen salt for 2-3 weeks the whole time I've had it.
I live in the Mid-West, we get nasty winters. I had a stainless steel cat back from DC sports for 3 years and it was still shiny when I took it out.

Bit concerned.
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The only thing stainless, is the tip.
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I wished apexi made catbacks for Saab. I had ws2 on my prelude... sweetest thing I ever heard
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