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    Irmscher Back Box

    Hi to all

    Could someone who has an Irmscher back box (the one with the twin oval tailpipes) fitted to their MK4 hatch with the standard rear bumper have a quick look and let me know if the tailpipe sticks out a lot?

    Reason I'm asking is that I fitted one of these to my Astra last night, and it seems to stick out quite a bit from the rear bumper. Its the correct part for my car, both the flanges from the new box and the middle section mate up, but it still sticks out around 3-4" from the back bumper. Looks kinda strange.

    Have had a look around today, but haven't seen any other MK4's with this part fitted, so as to compare.

    Any suggestions/advice/pics gratefully received.

    Kind regards

    Gordon

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    Mine's a 2.2 so the irmscher back box is standard - I bee nand had a quick looksee and due to the curve of the bumper the kerbside pipe sticks proud about 1.5" (kerbside edge) and the inbouad pipe sitck out bout 0.5" (inboard edge)

    Have you got a coupe back box on? (longer car = longer pipes???)

    here's a pic

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    no his is definately a box from a hatchback (it was on mine)

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    Im just wondering does the std back bumper differ from the SRi ones? as mine's an SRi as well and Gog's isn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALDY
    no his is definately a box from a hatchback (it was on mine)
    Well that's my suggestion scuppered

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALDY
    Im just wondering does the std back bumper differ from the SRi ones? as mine's an SRi as well and Gog's isn't?
    I'm 99.999999999999% certain they're all exactly the the same (aren't they???)

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    Cheers for the info so far guys.

    Geoff, many thanks for posting a picture of your car; mine's definitely sticks out further.

    Irmscher do make different sizes; I believe the box for the coupe, estate, and saloon have longer tailpipes to clear their longer rear overhang. I checked before buying Robert's, and it is the correct part for the hatch.

    One of my previous cars, a Vectra SRi 140, had the same box; the tailpipes ran almost flush with the edge of the rear bumper. I looked at a 2002 Astra 2.2 Sri a few weeks ago, and from memory the tailpipes did not stick out nearly as far as mine do.

    Will maybe take a photo and put it on for advice.

    Regards

    Gordon

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    yeah mine seems to stick out a fair bit, with standard rear bumper on SRi, quick pic taken through my window


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    Okay

    I've managed to take 3 different pics for you to all have a look at, and then slag me off if I'm being daft.

    First pic:


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    Next pic:


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