Originally Posted by Lantesh
I can't get past the squiggly bend, which looks more like it belongs on a Bonneville, than a Thunderbird. Otherwise I like them. If BC made them without the bend I may have bought them instead of the long tors.
I love the sound on mine and the bend actually looks OK ... that is until the bend turns a dark copper color. Out of the box, these pipes are a very highly polished stainless that looks very close to chrome. In a very short time, the pipes start to turn a light gold but the S-bend turns a dark copper color that abruptly ends where they welded it into the main body of the muffler.
Appearance is a matter of personal taste, and personally, I think this discoloration sucks. The BC tech recommended some chrome cleaner, but that doesn't work. They also intimated that I had an improper tune, which of course I did not.
From a performance and sound perspective, this is a nice pipe. Appearance is another story and at the price they get for these things, BC needs to step up and handle the problem. I, for one, am not a happy camper and I let them know this (in writing) ... no response.
Even though they don't sound nearly as nice, I'd recommend long TORS if you want to maintain a clean chrome look.