That sucks. Like you said I would just skip the bullshit and take it to get welded.
had the same problem with mine, I had to make it fit.... iv had my catback for 2 years hopefully the piece of shit dousnt cracki bought the dual canister and had the same problem at the split, the "skinny" side and the "fat" side were actually about the same diameter
what did you ends up with?I was looking at their exhaust, but not anymore! Time to go for something else
NO ONE will ship new parts to you first then accept broken ones back - that's not how the world works. Some places might ship a new part out - after you pay for it - then credit you back when the old part is accepted as a return but that's mostly only in the electronics industry. Almost never heard of in automotive.
Your only car being your DD really is irrelevant - to everyone. The only way around that is to only deal with local manufacturers. Anything you buy mail-order will need to be returnd - at your expense in 99% of cases - to be warantied.