Exhaust tip flaking, anyone else?

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  1. Tony Alonso

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    Here's what I am seeing on mine. For those suggesting that an aftermarket exhaust would be good, that would be deleting a feature that is specific to this car. The sound is different than the GT. As also mentioned, the mufflers are connected and part of a single component all the way to and including the resonator. Also, cutting tips and putting new ones on would disrupt the aesthetic because the weld point would be uncolored.

    The NitroPlate finish issue I think would most suitably be resolved with entire replacement of the muffler, but that will involve cutting on the input side too.

    Let us know what they say, Matt. 20190416_162705.jpg 20190416_162730.jpg
     
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    I have a lot of garage storage space. I'm tempted to fill it with a spare stock exhaust, seat covers, deck lid and other misc Bullitt specific parts so in 10yrs I can put them all on and feel like a new car again, or make mad bank on the NOS market.
     
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    Mine are not flaking and still black.
     
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    That has happened with the other 2 Bullitt models :) The exhaust on all three of them have specific engineering that's worth preserving, in my opinion.
     
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    I still have 2003 Mach1 mufflers in my garage, no one has bought them from me in over 12yrs lol Not a lot of people looking for OEM exhaust pieces.
     
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    So far I have 3200 miles and I am not seeing any issues.
     
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    I sold mine for my previous '03 Mach 1 after 8 years. It is my opinion, particularly on the Bullitts, the exhaust is something that some people might want because of what was done for sound differences.

    The plated tips are just one more little thing for this one.
     
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    Those parts would be a little easier to reproduce. What I wanna do if I have the money eventually is buy a backup set of digital gauges and Sync3 system. The electronics are what's gonna make these cars a pain to restore in 30 years.

    Also, haven't heard anything new from my Ford tech friend yet.
     
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    Oh definately. I've already been wondering how long it will take the LCD to get burn in. Most barely last more than 5yrs, I can't imagine what these will be like in 15-20.
     
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    Good point. Hadn't thought of that. I suspect the Sync 3 will be an easier upgrade, but the digital dash is more unique to the car. Something to think about and look at getting a spare in a few years.
     
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    No update from my Ford tech friend, but I do have a friend that has a Bullitt press car from Ford this week and here's the tips on this one with 9,376 miles. That's not dirt you're seeing, he tried scrubbing them and that's how it looks still. This was on chassis number MP002.Screen Shot 2019-04-20 at 1.56.06 PM.pngScreen Shot 2019-04-20 at 1.55.47 PM.png
     
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    Hopefully Ford will acknowledge this and replace the mufflers at the very least.
     
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    Matt, depending on what your buddy says it'd be interesting to see if mentioning it on your channel or some of your other colleague's channels would get some traction at Ford.....:wink:
     
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    I don't need to because thankfully I have a few contacts at Ford that could get this escalated for me if need be. Because it's not a big deal I'm gonna go through the normal process and see what the response is and then go from there. If mine eventually looks like the press car I posted above, I'll actually probably just leave it. Getting a whole new exhaust makes me a little uneasy because they have to mess with the wiring for the active exhaust stuff. The black exhaust is cool, but I won't be upset if it fades completely. The flaking just looks bad.
     
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    over 6K and no flaking here. At least not yet. My puddle lights did pop free though.
     
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    I test drove a Bullitt today with 7 miles on the clock and one of the tips had a silver edge to it already.
     
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