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Old 04 February 2019, 02:21 PM
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Default Anyone used Tuning Developments exhausts?

As my project has spiralled out of control I'm now looking at 3" exhausts to replace the full H&S 2.5" I currently have on my car.

Tuning Developments seem to make a very nice looking 3" decat downpipe and full 3" system for my car (2015+ STI) so I could be interested.

Has anyone had experience of them or their products & exhausts on their cars?

They seem quite big in the Starlet and GT86 forums and I can see a few people have had issues with their mapping and service work on occasions.
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Old 04 February 2019, 02:23 PM
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Never even heard of them mate , can you not get a 3" Haywood and Scott system through scoobyworld? How about cobra/miltek/rcm etc
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Old 04 February 2019, 02:48 PM
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very well known and respected in gt86/brz circles.
never heard anything bad.
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Old 04 February 2019, 02:52 PM
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I looked at H&S 3" systems and that would have been:

314 for 3" decat downpipe, 370 for centre pipe, 744 for rear boxes, so all in 1428 direct from H&S.

If I go through Scoobyworld then the system is 1064 alone and they don't have a H&S 3" decat downpipe listed currently for some reason.

So all in still works out slightly more than the Tuning Developments 3" system.
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Old 04 February 2019, 02:52 PM
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Banned from a few of the starlet/glanza pages for being bad, scammed one lad and only paid him back after he publicly humiliated them,

Do your research before giving them any money, they have their fair share of horror stories, taking forever on builds etc.

But like most places you only remember the bad stories

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Originally Posted by wrx2005 View Post
very well known and respected in gt86/brz circles.
never heard anything bad.
Cheers. Good to know.
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Old 04 February 2019, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SmurfyBhoy View Post
Banned from a few of the starlet/glanza pages for being bad, scammed one lad and only paid him back after he publicly humiliated them,

Do your research before giving them any money, they have their fair share of horror stories, taking forever on builds etc.
I've read the same after doing my own research today mate. Was just wondering if anyone in the Impreza world had ever used them.
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Old 04 February 2019, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
I've read the same after doing my own research today mate. Was just wondering if anyone in the Impreza world had ever used them.
Also been known to sell those fake chinese injectors off ebay so would just stick to what we know as legit if it were me,

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Originally Posted by SmurfyBhoy View Post
Also been known to sell those fake chinese injectors off ebay so would just stick to what we know as legit if it were me,
I'm not buying injectors from them thankfully, have all my parts already from reputable suppliers like ASP and SC.

Just the Tuning Developments exhaust I would have been interested in as it looks like a nice piece of kit. If I could find out who made it for them I'd go to them instead!
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
I'm not buying injectors from them thankfully, have all my parts already from reputable suppliers like ASP and SC.

Just the Tuning Developments exhaust I would have been interested in as it looks like a nice piece of kit. If I could find out who made it for them I'd go to them instead!
buy with PayPal ,if it goes wrong you can get a refund easy enough
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
I'm not buying injectors from them thankfully, have all my parts already from reputable suppliers like ASP and SC.

Just the Tuning Developments exhaust I would have been interested in as it looks like a nice piece of kit. If I could find out who made it for them I'd go to them instead!
There are some pretty pictures on Ali Baba too if you search for stainless exhausts, but for the sake of a few quid they are all gona be low grade 304 but some may be welded up by Stevie Wonder,
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Originally Posted by SmurfyBhoy View Post
There are some pretty pictures on Ali Baba too if you search for stainless exhausts, but for the sake of a few quid they are all gona be low grade 304 but some may be welded up by Stevie Wonder,
LOL. I'd love to see where you found that on Alibaba. Can't find any pictures related to their products on there or any generic subaru exhausts anything like theirs to be honest.
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
LOL. I'd love to see where you found that on Alibaba. Can't find any pictures related to their products on there or any generic subaru exhausts anything like theirs to be honest.
https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...4a217a33rpuKhf

Go for it i dare ya
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https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...4a217a33rpuKhf

Then again buy 20 rcm headers (SSI) and you get em at almost 300 yankee dollars

Just shows the mark up lolol
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Originally Posted by SmurfyBhoy View Post
What the F is that ****? Not even for my car! Christ that's some cheap rubbish. Doesn't really relate to my request though thankfully.
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Old 04 February 2019, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SmurfyBhoy View Post
https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...4a217a33rpuKhf

Then again buy 20 rcm headers (SSI) and you get em at almost 300 yankee dollars

Just shows the mark up lolol
LOL. They actually look like RCM headers.
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You could call most company's..
the clinic for instance,everyone thinks they are great and forget the pothole incident.
there was a super duper painter on here once also that ripped a member off badly.
you take yah chance...trust no one.
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
LOL. They actually look like RCM headers.
Because they are

Seriously

SSI is the manufacturer for all those Gt-Spec ones

No joke
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Originally Posted by SmurfyBhoy View Post
Because they are

Seriously

SSI is the manufacturer for all those Gt-Spec ones

No joke
That makes sense. You don't wanna know how much my RCM 3 bolt headers cost compared to these then. hahaha
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Tuning developments are around the corner from where I live. Mike and Nick are a decent pair of knowledgeable lads. I've had loads of engine parts from them, turbo, pistons, dump valve, wastegate you name it.
as with any business there will be bad experiences but personally never had an issue.
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Cool. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated
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https://www.driftworks.com/forum/thr...e-read.216981/

as they say no smoke.....
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Originally Posted by SmurfyBhoy View Post
Yes I read that one earlier too but it doesn't really have any relevance to their exhausts that I'm interested in so didn't really bother me too badly in all honesty.

I've already done loads of googling and found all these issues Smurf, I'm more interested to see if anyone on here has first hand experience of this company and their products.

Thanks for the input though.
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
Yes I read that one earlier too but it doesn't really have any relevance to their exhausts that I'm interested in so didn't really bother me too badly in all honesty.

I've already done loads of googling and found all these issues Smurf, I'm more interested to see if anyone on here has first hand experience of this company and their products.

Thanks for the input though.
I reckon even if there isn't you should go for it just to see.

How bad can it be really ? I'd assume it has warranty at best case u save a few quid too.

Hopefully someone myt put a vid up or that ?

Did u check their facebook page to see if anything there ?


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There is a video of the exhaust and it sounds very nice to be fair Watched it earlier.

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So I sent Tuning Developments an email after they responded to my eBay message about the exhaust on Monday. I sent the email 3 days ago, followed up with more info, sent another yesterday and one more today and still 3 days later they haven't replied to any of my messages and have now stopped replying to eBay messages too. Not a single response.

Very disappointing.
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
So I sent Tuning Developments an email after they responded to my eBay message about the exhaust on Monday. I sent the email 3 days ago, followed up with more info, sent another yesterday and one more today and still 3 days later they haven't replied to any of my messages and have now stopped replying to eBay messages too. Not a single response.

Very disappointing.
Quite disappointing to hear, you could have had one of the usual suspects delivered to your door in that time.

Have you tried another ebay message incase contact details were wrong ?
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Well I went for it today! Been chatting to Mike @ Tuning Developments today and he was able to get one of their systems out to take some additional pictures for me. Have to say, it's all hand built including the silencers by them in stainless and fully tig welded by hand. It looks brilliant.

So I went for it and ordered the 3" decat downpipe and full 3" exhaust!

Few pics below.







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