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    cheap back box?

    Hey guys,

    looking for a sport back box, that notches the volume up a bit (not to the maX lol) something that doesnt sound too loud or too quiet. i dont have much to spend, was looking for some on ebay, found this,

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-ASTRA...item3a58ecd94a

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-ASTRA...item27b16f0d9e

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-ASTRA...item5ad2fd8b3c


    any opinion on these or your suggestions are hugely appriciated.

    p.s. dont want to make this thread a wanted thread, but if anyone has a second hand backbox in good conditions, pm me

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    I'd stay away from universal backboxes...too much effort require to fit, usually welding involved.

    Why don't you look at ones specifically made for the Astra, with the 2 bolt flange fitment. You could easily fit it yourself and save money on having to pay for welding...

    Which means you could get a better quality backbox.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Astra-Mk4-Hatc...item3effefdc85

    Sportex are a decent brand, and the sound usually is a nice deep burble, and not too loud at all. I used to have one on my Saxo and loved it, perfect balance. A friend of mine has it on his astra coupe, again, perfect balance in my opinion.

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    Sportex backboxes are nice, Easy to fit as well.

    A much better route IMO.

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    Is that a NO NO for the universal backbox? I have a friend who may be able to weld mine for me if i were to go for a cherry bomb replica, theyre £40 or so. Dont know whether i really want to fork out £100 for a decent backbox either..

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    For the love of god stay away from anything like a cherry bomb or replica. They are shit, crappy boxes that are a hassle to weld on. Eventually you will get pulled as if its too loud, the police are using certain legislation relating to your MOT that doesn't allow for exhausts to go over 90DB or something, can't fully remember atm.

    Save a bit extra, wait a bit longer, get the sportex. Direct fit, MUCH better quality, and a good sound.

    Cheapo backboxes are chavvy tbh.

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    advice taken, gonna go for a sportex instead!

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    as said dont get a universal one. and there isn't actually a noise limt for car exhausts like there is for bikes. for a car its anything louder than standard.

    Have a look at gt3 and cybox exhausts mate, both very well made for the money and sound awesome

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    thanks for the advice guys. looks like im gonna go for this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Astra-Mk4-Hatc...#ht_1862wt_939

    has anyone got this on their car? i wonder how it sounds

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    i brought a Rage backbox from ebay. for 50quid and 10quid postage next day..
    fitted stright on no problems

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-ASTRA...item519283bb26

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    got a Twin one... heres a pic




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