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Like 911Rudy I'm running Scnell headers and mufflers too, and I've been pleased with the fitment and reliability so far....but you're right about the trend towards outsoursing to the Chinese. The desire for more profit is sending a lot of the retail outlets as well as manufacturers to China....take a look at the tool industry....outlets like Harbor Freight. That's almost exclusively Chinese imports. Look as Sears...same outsoursing on a lot of their stuff too. Griots is outsoursing their orbital polishers and slapping their name on them. Two factors are at work here. One is the desire of the consumer (that's us) for cheaper products...just like the discussion here on headers....the second is the reaction of the manufacturers themselves to compete for customers and increase profits by going to cheaper manufacturing processes as well as goods like stainless steel. I have two friends in the auto sound business who have gone to China to develop new speakers. China is making huge inroads into our economy. The smaller and respected businesses we see today are going to start developing an advanced case of rigor mortis.
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