Originally Posted by AMPowerJ
Dinan is a joke and I use to be a fan.
Their "warranty" is what people refer to to justify the high price but it is a load of crap.
I bought one of their exhausts a couple years ago. The fit/finish was horrible. One set of tips was longer than the other. I proved it to Dinan with pics and measurements. They agreed and then said it was within their manufacturing tolerances. It didn't fit either. I had to go to a custom exhaust shop to have the hangers bent, etc. to get everything to line up.
So much for their vaunted warranty. Buyers of any Dinan products beware ...
Ashley, these are my thoughts. It's pretty tough to improve on the cars coming out these days unless you do very directed development at suspension (ie. AST, KW) or tuning (ie benvo, ESS). Dinan tries to be the one stop shop for bmws, minis, etc. and is not focused enough to compete with the specialized manufacturers these days.
Before, there were more gains on the table to be had with basic tricks. Now, cars come much better tuned and the market is just that much more competitive.