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Old 02-25-2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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Sad Did your HKS Exhaust rust too?

Hello again! I use to be quite active around here, a couple years ago, but then life got in the way. Anyway, I'm back, and have a question.

In '03 we bought an HKS cat-back exhaust from Saturn Motorsports. We live in SE New Mexico, very dry climate, so imagine our shock when we realized the exhaust is rusted out, about 1-2" below where the muffler is welded to the pipe. My husband figures that a weephole wasn't punched in it, like most exhausts, leading to excess condensation inside the muffler, so it rusted from the inside out!

Has anyone else experienced this, and did HKS honor their warranty? I have not contacted them yet. I emailed Saturn Motorsports, but received no response (I didn't expect to, they did not impress us when we bought parts from them).

Anyway, there's my story. Oh yeah, our '98 Saturn SC2 has 107,000 miles on her and she's still going strong! She's my daily driver and I wouldn't trade her for the world!

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Old 02-26-2006, 01:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Did your HKS Exhaust rust too?

I thought the HKS was stainless steel? I would contact HKS directly, I dont think SMS themselves would deal with warranty claims.

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Old 02-26-2006, 10:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: Did your HKS Exhaust rust too?

Not sure how these are put together, but if stainless steel is welded together with mild steel, it will rust at the welded joint. Stainless can also rust if the welded joint isn't purged with argon or backed-up to contain the argon from the TIG torch.

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