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    A note Lazslo about your mention of USPS for...

    .... shipping to the UK. If you do use it then expect abnormal delays, and forget using the guaranteed delivery option: it's an expensive joke. You see, USPS does their job getting something there fast (the most recent case an E31 radiator), but things bog down at ParcelForce which has the handling agreement with USPS for everything and is part of the customs system (according to USPS-but they're essentially a contractor with exclusivity) Items can be hung up for two weeks or more... they get there eventually but patience can get short and you look like the bad guy. I've had no issues whatsoever things going to Ireland for instance, but never again will I use USPS to send to the UK. It's your call... they are relatively inexpensive but I feel it's false economy.


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    isn't royal mail who handles international parcels

    anymore ? I guess that explains recent troubles with that. a Saudi Arabian buyer of me got his parcel into the country in 4 days but delivery to his hometown took an another 10 days.
    I see your point and I think it is a typical - contract work. The winner of a contract is always the cheapest, not the best.

    oh well, an another good service that gets bent out of shape due to the economic downturn that our government orchestrated.




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    Re: isn't royal mail who handles international parcels

    Well as I said our part of the arrangement went well (USPS) as you saw with your Saudi client. The breakdown happens in-country and our system is essentially out of the loop at that point. To compound matters, remember the bad bomb scare at Heathrow last Christmas time? They are just now beginning to see the light of day from the backlog created by increased security and inspection much like happened after 9/11. Add to that the international disruption from the Icelandic volcano. The ParcelForce compound is the single largest building in the UK... given the propensity for human error,laziness, or inefficiency it's easy to see how the process of our little transactions can be really held up. I'm sticking with the more streamlined process of good 'ol FedEx.

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    I shipped a package to GerryUKCSi, only 2 weeks

    Left here 2/22 arrived at Gerry's 3/06.
    Maybe I was lucky? I was able to track it, no problems at all.

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    The thing you guys missed is .....

    to remember to put used parts or sample or cheap cost of parts on the green customs label, otherwise we get hammered on duty. I got stiffed to the tune of 170 on a set of luggage I bought on ebay from the states. Didnt help the fact that the box had Ferrari written all over it.

    I am not in a hurry so dont mind waiting a couple of weeks. I'm all for safety in this day and age.

    Thanks Laszlo et al. I will go for just the rear mufflers I think. Will contact my local exhaust fitters to see how much they will charge for installation- just a bit worried about the welding.

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    I had brackets welded to my Magnaflows (more)

    Stupid enter key...

    to make installation bolt-on. I can take a pic if you want. I'll have to squeeze under, my 8 is lowered.

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    Re: CSi Tips?

    > I'm really drawn to the CSi tips. Does anyone know the
    > measurements of those tips? Length? Diameter?


    Here you go... Each tip is made out of 3 mm thick stainless steel with an outside diameter of 76 mm. The polished and straight part of the tips is 135 mm long. The distance between the tips is 15 mm and the outer tips are 25 mm recessed (staggered setup).

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    Re: CSi Exhaust?

    I am not the leat bit impressed by the factory exhaust on my CSi

    In fact M73 was better

    I am, in fact in search of headers.

    If I cannot obtain those, I will at least extrude hone the exhaust when I do theads. Not sure about dyno results, but I have proven that make sthe engine mor eefficient on myu M73.

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