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      11-15-2011, 12:26 PM   #99
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Originally Posted by Singletrack View Post
I find it interesting that you criticize the prices of the original products and support knock-off products that rip-off the design of quality companies. I mean to each their own, but those selling exact replicas are thieves in my eyes.

I have looked at pictures of all the available x-pipes and none are identical and I also don't think I have seen any one for which this is an exact replica. Can you point out the one that was copied for us?

You may well be right -- I doubt the seller of the ebay x-pipe did much R&D. On the other hand, designing a midpipe for a V8 is not rocket science (look in a Summit or Jegs catalog) and all the available x-pipes are pretty similar, with minor differences such as resonators or converters or none and different locations for the x section. Did all the available x-pipe makers rip off the designs from one another?