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Whats wrong with the welds? There not mechanized welds but thats ok. The extra wire and a brush sholuld of been taken care of. I dont see any holes and or porosity / under cut.
Well take a closer look at the pics again,you're right those are not holes,those are carbon wells,a carbon well happens when the rod tip gets a lil too high above the steel,loosing heat at it's core but allowing the outer flex to contact in centre rather than around the weld point... a carbon well is a weak spot in ANY weld.
Hit that spot with a welding hammer and carbon "glass" will shatter,resulting in a hole.
The welds themselves are very poorly done,notice the erratic right/left melt points, some are high and compacted while others lack bridging.


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I myself weld and have welded my own custom exhaust, those are welds are functional but will will quickly deteriorate and turn to ****/create holes. It appears to have been done by an amateur welder, it wasn't welded evenly whatsoever somewhat eratic


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It would be nice if someone from Heartthrob monitored this forum the way other vendors do, then maybe this issue would be rectified.

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It would be nice if someone from Heartthrob monitored this forum the way other vendors do, then maybe this issue would be rectified.
This "issue" has been rectified. I sent it back, I received my money back.

Heartthrob's quality control is lacking/non-existent.

They have unqualified and/or completely indifferent welders.

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Mine didnt look anything like your pics. .... I guess they are sacrificing quality to keep up with demand.

I was thinking the same thing.
Mine don't look like those pics.

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I myself weld and have welded my own custom exhaust, those are welds are functional but will will quickly deteriorate and turn to ****/create holes. It appears to have been done by an amateur welder, it wasn't welded evenly whatsoever somewhat eratic
That was the point I was making. Been welding for many years as well here,manual welds are awesome if the person welding knows what he's/she's doing. I've seen manual welds that would put mechanical welds to shame,those are NOT one of them LOL

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This "issue" has been rectified. I sent it back, I received my money back.

Heartthrob's quality control is lacking/non-existent.

They have unqualified and/or completely indifferent welders.
Heartthrob's complete lack of quality control is what I ment by issue. Were it to be made a priority & considerably improved by them, they could add me to their list of customers.

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I have had Hearthrobe pipes on my car for about 2 years. I never really took any notice of what the welds looked like. I just put them on, dinked around with them a bit till I got them to seal and they are working great. Im not saying they are perfect.But sometimes parts don't have to look show quality to work. Especially when they are under the car .
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I've done a ton of exhaust work over the years including custom headers. Hard to believe they would send a piece out like that.
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I have had Hearthrobe pipes on my car for about 2 years. I never really took any notice of what the welds looked like. I just put them on, dinked around with them a bit till I got them to seal and they are working great. Im not saying they are perfect.But sometimes parts don't have to look show quality to work. Especially when they are under the car .
Just my .02.ake it as you may lol.
OP. I put my glasses on this time and took a better look at your pictures. lol WOW ! the inside of those pipes looks terrible. Mine didn't look that bad at all.

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this is why I only get the best for my car, I am in it every day and it has my life and whoever else that is riding with me too. I know this doesn't mean anything for an exhaust but so many people cheap out on their cars its sad. Long story short you pay for what you get for and that's why I have borlas and they have 9k on em and they look brand new and sound great
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I find it funny when people are surprised when they get what they pay for.

Crappy welds on Kooks products would be news. This is not.

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