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Harpo
post 15th March 2020 22:49
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Just wondering is anyone has any experience on fitting the Supersprint stainless exhaust manifold?
I can’t see any extra bhp being promised so what can be the benefit? Extra mpg?
Any thoughts, memories or comments welcome. I personally can’t remember anyone on here fitting one.

Edit: I’m used to a forum where the search function is pants so I didn’t think to try here before I posted. Doh!
Happy to see that it works well and I found some positive comments on it.
More comments are welcome before I splash the cash!

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post 15th March 2020 23:48
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QUOTE(Harpo @ 15th March 2020 22:49) *
Just wondering is anyone has any experience on fitting the Supersprint stainless exhaust manifold?
I canít see any extra bhp being promised so what can be the benefit? Extra mpg?
Any thoughts, memories or comments welcome. I personally canít remember anyone on here fitting one.

Edit: Iím used to a forum where the search function is pants so I didnít think to try here before I posted. Doh!
Happy to see that it works well and I found some positive comments on it.
More comments are welcome before I splash the cash!


Hey Harpo-

I think the benefit of the stainless manifold is; it'll be the last manifold you'll ever need!

There may be some % improvement in gas-flow across the head, as a result of 'kinder' pipe-radius's, but I'm not sure.

Are these still available? Can you post a link?
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post 11th May 2020 18:02
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The prodigal Alfa owner returns ...
I ordered one just before the factory had to close in Italy. They had it in stock so shipped it straight away and it arrived a few days later. Long story cut short, I ordered it through a UK company. I couldíve ordered it straight from the factory but I had a problem with paying them direct. It turns out the guy in Italy has great English and couldíve helped me sort it out.
Just google Supersprint and you will find them.
Itís a great looking piece of bling and I will fit it soon. Not cheap but it sure looks like itíll flow the air better.
I have a few more mods to do as and when.
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post 11th May 2020 18:42
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Hey Harpo-

can you post a picture of it; and reveal what it cost you..?
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post 11th May 2020 21:03
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Hey Harpo-

can you post a picture of it; and reveal what it cost you..?


See here Jim: https://www.supersprint.com/ww-en/performan...n-spark-v2.aspx

Looks awesome, wish I could justify buying one myself!
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post 12th May 2020 14:13
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thanks, Steve

w'hoa! look at THAT THING!!!! coolio.gif
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QUOTE(Harpo @ 15th March 2020 23:49) *
Just wondering is anyone has any experience on fitting the Supersprint stainless exhaust manifold?
I canít see any extra bhp being promised so what can be the benefit? Extra mpg?
Any thoughts, memories or comments welcome. I personally canít remember anyone on here fitting one.

Edit: Iím used to a forum where the search function is pants so I didnít think to try here before I posted. Doh!
Happy to see that it works well and I found some positive comments on it.
More comments are welcome before I splash the cash!


Hi there Harpo
There is a bhp benefit as Dante says due the better gas flow of the design compared to the standar manifold. I have one still sitting in the box. The power gain is around 5 bhp. But getting normally aspirated large outputs form the twin spark is tough. Every little counts. If you get hols of a Squadra chip you can add another 10bhp then you have 15 bhp. Cams would be the next thing to do. All quickly becomes expensive but hey ho.


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post 31st July 2020 10:31
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Thanks for all the replies.
No photos sorry as Iím too lazy to work out how to post them.
£711.60 including £50 carriage was the damage.
Looks to be an excellent design and material (stainless). 6.6kg so about 2.7kg less the the original. That means I can still have my weekly pie, chips and gravy without any performance loss.
It looks nice fitted although I canít take credit for that. The guy who fitted it said not having a ramp wouldíve made it difficult to do at home. He had to heat up every exhaust stud and they all came out. Not even one nut came off.
At the same time I had a new K&N intake filter fitted so the extra noise masks the exhaust note.
Performance wise I donít know yet. The mechanic pointed out a noise from the engine that could be a tensioner/bearing.
Iím aware that the belts are due so Iím keeping the revs down until that job is done - hopefully within a few weeks time.
A chip is next and cams next year.
Is it worthwhile? Of course not! But what else do I waste my money on? Coke and hookers are so yesterday.
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post 31st July 2020 15:12
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funny

And brilliant- cumulative real world tuning



Shame not to see it in situ; but fair enough...
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post 31st July 2020 20:29
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Happy to email you a few photos if you like if you want to pm me an email addy.
Had a drive around town today. I have to admit that the extra noise from the intake isnít my cup of tea. So I will get a high flow panel filter and put the canister jobby up for sale.
Although the noise isnít antisocial, Iím addicted to the rasp of the exhaust and Iím not hearing that so much now.
If anyone has some neighbours they want to cheese off, this can filter together with the straight pipe with just a back box (also available) is almost guaranteed to do the job. Might just fit them to my 1.6 for s*** and giggles!
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post 31st July 2020 23:05
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Funny

PM sent
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post 1st August 2020 11:22
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 31st July 2020 16:12) *
funny

And brilliant- cumulative real world tuning
Shame not to see it in situ; but fair enough...


I have one fitted to mine, but as it's several years old it's not as shiny due to heating cycles.

Can get pictures later if anyone wants to see?
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post 1st August 2020 16:33
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QUOTE(Alan B @ 1st August 2020 12:22) *
I have one fitted to mine, but as it's several years old it's not as shiny due to heating cycles.

Can get pictures later if anyone wants to see?


That'd be good Alan, yeah...
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post 2nd August 2020 18:16
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 1st August 2020 17:33) *
That'd be good Alan, yeah...

Will do, am apart from the car for the next week, but will look to see if I've got pics already.
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post 5th August 2020 13:39
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thanks to Neil,

Here are some pictures!


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post 6th August 2020 22:12
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Here's mine...

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post 6th August 2020 22:32
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noice

Reassuringly expensive..

Hangon- I'm spotting a common theme here! Do the Supersprint manifolds not come with mounting studs for the standard heatshield...?

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post 7th August 2020 18:16
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No heat shield on mine
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