I have been wondering about that too, and about the cost. I think it's likely that the other aftermarket options will offer a better bang for the buck value, but there is something cool about having the official Record Monza part on your car.So is there any information about if (or when) the Monza will be available aftermarket in the U.S.?
Let's be fair, the price is for a well made and tuned Italian exhaust....with a spring. I agree it's a lot, but most things from Italy are. Although I haven't seen the Record Monza exhaust, I'll bet it's very high quality.$1800 for a spring is a lot of coin.
I have? PM me to tell me who you are because I don't know you by this forum's user name.Yes record Monza would be cool but over time not much on the car will be Abarth. Greg has seen pics of some of my skills in the modification department ?
Could be worse - apparently we in Australia are being charged in the order of $2000 - $2200 ($1400- $1500 USD)The MOPAR OEM pricing on the monza exhaust is $995 USD plus installation. Be thankful. With exchange rates and greed, that translates into $1400 CAD in the GWN (great white north).
Did you ever end up getting it? I've had my order confirmed with MOPAR via my dealership service manager, but four months on, I'm still waiting to see it show up. I called FCA (Fiat Chryster Automobiles) Canada, and the story they give me is that since it's listed as an accessory, they can't do anything to expedite. Worst case scenrio, I deal with a UK Abarth dealership that I order OEM parts through that are set up for the European market. Their pricing is similar (once you take the exchange into account), but the shipping cost to get it to N.A. from the UK is horrendous.It's already on sale, I've one ordered and on it's way (confirmed).
I'd expect Greg's description is the way it works. It would certainly exclude any electro-mechanical mechanisms.I haven't seen it in person yet, but from looking at photos it appears to be a simply flapper held closed by a spring. As exhaust flow and thus pressure rises it forces the flapper open thus bypasses the muffler.
Not a huge concern for me, based on location and usage. I had a 2013 500 Abarth for 3 years, and it has the same exhaust system. No issues during those three years. But, my Abarths are never winter driven, and we're across the mountains from any ocean, so salt exposure is non-existent. I fully concur that if you live in a coastal environment, or do winter driving in locations where roads are salted, it could be problematic... to a lot more than just the exhaust system. My install is scheduled for this coming week, so I'm looking forward to getting the attitude back. lolI'd expect Greg's description is the way it works. It would certainly exclude any electro-mechanical mechanisms.
I've also heard that it's subject to getting bound-up by rust and although Mopar honored the warranty, you're on your own as far as remove/replace.