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Should I return this Dirty deeds exhaust?

Discussion in 'Sparks Parts' started by Disfigurative, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Disfigurative

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    I just received my 8inch yesterday from sparks parts. It came a little damaged. Sparks has good customer service and offered to replace. But my question is should I even bother? Are these a non issue? Dent in “muffler” one of the connection flanges looks bent and a few others.

    Side note... I ordered this on Monday morning and I received it Tuesday night.. that was awesome.

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  2. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    Alloutdrs1

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    For the dent in the muffler I probably wouldn't of cared much as with these bigger parts it seems hard for them to get to you without issue. The flanges and the collector damaged I would return as it could only lead to leaks.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    West Texas Tundra

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    Man that’s a good size dent and coating is scrapped off.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Atomic City Tundra

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    Not sure you needed two threads for this.

    I'd return it.
     
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  5. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    Disfigurative

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    Posted from phone didn’t realize it was duped
     
  6. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    Inquiringone

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    Call them or PM them...This stuff happens...like POOP happens... It just happens. Id seek damages from the shipper.
    Quick story. I had bought a turbo 400 from JEGGs.com and the case came damaged. I spoke to JEGGS and the shipper. it took a few weeks but I got a new Turbo 400.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    Yeah return it. That collector may not seal right. I replied in other post too. Now that I see pics, of send it back for a new one. What does sparks sell these for. I got my 8" stainless last group buy for 799 shipped.
    Hes got a group buy going on right now for I think 899 shipped for stainless and 699 for steel.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    Sorry for the duplicate post. I don’t know what happened
     
  9. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    I agree that the bent flange and the V-clamp end are likely to cause leaks unless corrected to undamaged condition.

    I suppose Sparks would pay the shipping both ways since the shipment was damaged? In that case, I would send it back...the additional cost helps to train shipping managers to select carriers wisely, and carrier apes to handle easier. All part of the educational process. :D
     
  10. Mar 6, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    If they said they'd replace it just get them to.

    /thread
     
  11. Mar 6, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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    papasmurf

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    @dirtydeeds Hey keith, care to chime in?? seems it was dropped hard during shipping, clearly not the buyers fault.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Seller seems like they are easy to work with. I initiated the return. Let’s hope it goes smoothly
     
  13. Mar 6, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    well if it doesnt, always worth it to get the manufacturer involved, who we all know on here. Just saying he will respond im sure anyway.
     
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    Shipping company is responsible, file a claim with the shipper on your own and alert the seller. They may improve their shipping boxes & handling.
     
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    I would say those boxes had to have been handled pretty harshly to bend a flange and collector that badly, the dent in the muffler wouldn't bother me, but the rest is gonna give you a head ache down the road. If they will replace it all I would be shipping it all back. I worked too hard for my money to buy something new and have it in that condition right out of the box!
     
  16. Mar 6, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    Why the hell would you want to keep it? Seriously?
     
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    I too
    This too has me scratching my head, I checked their website and only see the aluminum steel one not stainless offered at $699 and shipping is extra. So with direct from dirty deeds the shipping would've been free but same price. Maybe he couldn't wait to get it
     
  18. Mar 6, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    Have the manufacturer file the shipping claim and you may end up being able to keep the damaged system and get a new one.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    Yea, pretty much, I was ready to buy. Willing to possibly pay a few extra bucks to get it. I planned on installing this weekend... but I guess it didn’t work out as planned
     
  20. Mar 6, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    Sorry man, been there too many times to count. Good luck!
     

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