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Hi - has anyone had any success sourcing good (quiet) aftermarket exhaust parts for a GS300 Mk2. My local National Tyres & Autocare Garage tell me that there isn't a alternative to Toyota/Lexus on the market - and they work out about £450 per section fitted - 5 sections......!!

The car is 10 years old and has always been kept outside - I live near the North Sea so perhaps it's done well to last as long as it has but I've had to resort to having it welded as a quick fix at a cost of £150 rather than fork out for a new piece. It now seems to have developed a hole elsewhere so it looks like I'm facing the inevitable....

Thanks..

Ian

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I doubt there is an alternative other than performance exhausts due to the low numbers of vehicles sold in the UK and the standard one lasts a long time. This is the first one I've heard about that needed replacing.

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They're talking crap mate, there are a load of aftermarket exhausts from Japan but they'll be expensive - you'd probably be best off trying to speak to someone like Blueflame and just get a custom setup done, they'll make it as quiet (or as loud) as you'd like.

I'll look up the part numbers if you like so you can get a quote from Lexus / Toyota.

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They're talking crap mate, there are a load of aftermarket exhausts from Japan but they'll be expensive - you'd probably be best off trying to speak to someone like Blueflame and just get a custom setup done, they'll make it as quiet (or as loud) as you'd like.

I'll look up the part numbers if you like so you can get a quote from Lexus / Toyota.

They would only look for OEM or direct replacement parts and I think they are correct in there being none. The other issue with a performance exhaust, other than noise, is you would have to inform your insurance company and probably pay a premium.

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They're talking crap mate, there are a load of aftermarket exhausts from Japan but they'll be expensive - you'd probably be best off trying to speak to someone like Blueflame and just get a custom setup done, they'll make it as quiet (or as loud) as you'd like.

I'll look up the part numbers if you like so you can get a quote from Lexus / Toyota.

Thanks Aido

The chap at ATS said a similar thing - first one he'd heard of - said they should last 15 years+. I'll take it back to National Tyres and get them to identify which part has gone now then I'll give the Lexus dealer a call & gat a quote for supply only - or do you think I can get the parts cheaper from some other approved supplier??

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There are normally a few GS's breaking on ebay at any one time. You could contact the sellers and see what they want for the exhaust. Failing that, some of the 24/7 online breaker networks should be able to help on second hand parts for the exhaust.

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Here we go dude, you'd need to identify the parts on this page and then get the numbers to Lexus or Toyota who should be able to help :)

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Aido

That is truly superb - everything I need to know is in that link - thanks so much! I've been back to National Tyres and had it up on the ramps - the chap I know put a bit of welding filler in for me & suggested I go to a local specialist exhaust maunfacturer as the boxes are all fine its really just the two pipes running throught the centre section to the back boxes that have given up so there's a chance I just need a couple of bespoke pipes made up which can be welded in situ onto the boxes. Fingers crossed, but at least I know what to do if I need a replacement as I've been able to identify the section as 17420 from your diagram link.

Thanks again bud....

Ian

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