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I have purchased 3 exhaust systems from Kepich and have recommended Kepich to a couple of other hobbyists. All have been pleased with the product and the service. That's not to say that problems can't exist, but for me they haven't. I purchased complete systems for: '65 Imp. convertible, '64 Chevy Fleetside LB & '41 DeSoto Custom S8 Club Cpe.
I had bad luck with them on both a 62 & 63, wouldn't recommend them at all.
Well from what I have later learned...he has been suspended from advertising in Hemmings. I actually found his ad in " Old Car Trader" couldn't find a Hemmings....must have been sold out. He does not accept credit cards....and YES to COD, Money Orders, Prepay, That is strange.. I actually did a search on this guy online. No glowing reviews ..just the opposite. As far as the pipe goes...the only thing that was wrong was the flange was welded wrong. He agreed to send another pipe...and we agreed on him leaving the flange hang loose...with a flared pipe holding it on the end. So this way... give some wiggle room. All I want is a fitting pipe....either way...it's looking like I still pay. No pipes available to me... Getting my original money back is not an issue now. I just need the dam pipe....first and foremost.
I'm glad I didn't get the wise idea to order a stainless system! I would even be MORE upset.
I have used them and the systems were okay. We had to do some fussing and re-bending (at a muffler shop) to get one of the front pieces to connect well with the manifold. We install them ourselves and generally have trouble getting them to be tight and rattle free. So I have still to take my 61 Imperial to a shop and have it tightened up.
Stay away from Kepich ! Some friends ordered exhaust systems and they were not pleased: need 1 journey to have an exhaust which fitted ...I remembered also that some IML members were not happy with Kepich. I ordered my aluminized dual exhaust from Classic Exhaust and it was perfect. Another friend bought also an exhaust from them , no problem!
I belong to several other car clubs. Kepich exhaust systems have been a source of complaints in all of them. In one that I specifically know of, since I was President at the time, they cut off his advertising privileges.
There has been some negative reports about Kepich which are available online, so please be informed before dealing with this vendor!!
From Jerry Chase:
I also would not do business with Kepich again. Many years ago, I bought a muffler for a Brand X car which did not come with the expected brackets on the rear (as all the other brands of NOS provide for this application).
I dunno if he's careless, dumb, and/or ignorant.
(12 Jan 2006) From Don:
I have purchased 2 complete systems from Kepich over the years. Both were for Mopar A-Bodies, and both fit perfectly, all the clamps were OEM style, and the systems looked original. I have nothing bad to say regarding Kepich
(15 July 2007) From Jay Hirsch:
Have used Kepich in past, and was satisfied. Got complete exhaust for 1960 Caddy two years ago and was good. Got same exhaust for another 60 I have five weeks ago (May 2007) and was no good. Had to do much work to pipes to get them to fit and mufflers are not good quality. Would not use again
(8 August 2007) From CD Janes:
I had tail pipes made for my 54 ford in march they fit like a glove A few years ago he made front pipes for same car also were perfect.
(21 August 2007) From Andy:
Purchased a Kepich system for a 1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible. Not one piece fit without rebending or throwing away the Kepich pipe and making a new one. Stay away from Kepich and visit your local exhaust shop instead.
(12 Nov 2009) From Ralph:
I FOUND KEPICH ON EBAY UNDER KLASCOLLECTION I LOOKED AT HIS FEEDBACK SEEM REALLY GOOD DID NOT READ THE BAD FEEDBACK ORDERED AN EXHAUST SYTEM FOR A 55 BELAIR CONVERTIBLE DUAL EXHAUST THE TAILPIPES WERE COMPLETELY BENT WRONG ALSO SENT THEM 2 PIECE HE SAID BECAUSE IT WAS OVERSIZED I TOLD HIM I WANTED THEM ONE PIECE I HAD TO PAY SHIPPING AGAIN AND THE FIT WAS HORRIBLE HE DID NOT WANT TO ACCEPT HIS MISTAKE ,I HAD TO SEND HIM A VIDEO AND PICS NOW I WENT THRU PAYPAL AND WON THE DISPUTE I WOULD NOT USE THEM AGAIN IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE INCONSISTENT I HEARD THEY HAND BEND THE PIPES I LOST SHIPPING TWICE ORDERED THEM FROM SCHAEFERS CLASSIC REPRODUCTIONS IN FLORIDA A1 QUALITY AND GOOD PRICE
(26 Nov 2010) From Norman Rebel:
I purchased a complete exhaust system from kepich,in 2000, for a dodge charger 500,440in,4bbl,John & jack was good to me,the exhaust is still on my car working good.
(30 Aug 2012) From Hal Robinson:
I have purchased three complete exhaust systems from Kepich. I did have some issues with each of them, but they were taken care of by them. I restore at least one car per year, mostly Oldsmobiles.Here is the deal guys and gals; You can buy a complete exhaust system from them for $400 delivered. You can't find anyone who does the 50's dual exhaust for less than twice that cost. Yes, you may run into a few issues that might cost you $100 if more than a replacement part is needed for a reputable muffler shop to correct the issue, so it may cost you a total of $500 and a little frustration. Where can you get a dual exhaust system for a 57 Olds with resonators for that cost?.....No where. You can't get the best price and expect perfection. As long as they are willing to take care of the issues that arise, I think they are fine to do business with. How do you know you are not going to have problems with another more expensive vendor? When you bend tubing computer assisted or not,a first time perfect fit is difficult to achieve. The 57 Olds I am doing right now fit nearly perfect, with the exception of the right side header flange weld angle being off. They are making me a replacement as I type this review.
(7 Nov 2014) From J C Fudala:
I purchased a dual conversion kit w/o resonators for a 1963 Cadillac Coupe deVille from Kepich. I was told the kit was in stock. I did not receive it for almost 6 weeks. The drivers side fit well but the pipe from the passenger side manifold to the muffler hangs down to low, I have yet to have it corrected. Both tailpipes would not fit. I took the car to my local exhaust shop and the guy made them fit perfectly for $120. Would I buy from them again....not sure.
(30 Jul 2015) From Travis Ryburn:
I ordered a complete exhaust for a 1961 Cadillac. No complaints. It fit just like the one we took off.
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