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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    use a good jack stands before getting under the car. use the proper jack points to jack it up. sometimes i use a wood block when jacking it up because my subframe liked to squish with my old jack
    My problem is that if I jack it on the pinch weld there is no space left to place the jack stand. I know there is a place to jack on the front of the car but it seems way to far back to reach with my jack (the one you can see in the picture above).
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    Also, have any of you guys installed your downpipe without removing the intercooler?
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    Yes. My down pipe PTP turbo blanket and GrimSpeed heat shield, were all installed with TMIC (Factory) still on.
    You should be able to do it without removing intercooler. Mine was done on a lift. I am not sure about ramps or jack stands though.
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    Here is a picture of the black ornaments!

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    The quality of these ornaments are fantastic. I wasn't sure if you would still be able to read the WRX lettering within the ornament, but being a nice glossy finish it is quite easy to see. Popping off the old ones were really easy. I left the fender piece on during installation even though some people decide to take it off. I let the heatgun warm up and went back and forth over the old ornament never holding it in one place to prevent cracking the paint. Wear gloves because the ornaments will get extremely hot. I wrapped the end of a flat head screwdriver in a rag and used it to wedge the old ornament up. After it came off I rolled all excess glue off with my fingers (in the gloves) while keeping it hot. Installation of the new ornaments was very easy. Just peel the tape, line it up, and apply! I heated the new ornament up a little bit and pressed on it hard to make a good seal. Overall I'm very satisfied with the product and it makes a huge difference appearance wise for such a small detail on the car. Makes me happy I decided against plati-dipping it.
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    My downpipe, titanium heat wrap, and Grimmspeed gasket is going to be here tomorrow!! Very excited! Going to wrap the downpipe over the weekend so it's all ready for the install on Monday. Definitely going to attempt the install without removing the intercooler.
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    I highly recommend removing the intercooler for the downpipe install. It will make your life much easier. The intercooler is very easy to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I highly recommend removing the intercooler for the downpipe install. It will make your life much easier. The intercooler is very easy to remove.
    This, I practically was forced to do this for the install. I'm not sure how I would have got to the two bolts on the back side of the downpipe. It certainly made everything easier.
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    I know it's easy to remove, but how hard is it to reinstall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRXJosh View Post
    Thanks a lot Zax! Was checking out your 2015 STi build a couple weeks back. Awesome stuff man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRXJosh View Post
    I know it's easy to remove, but how hard is it to reinstall?
    Easier than it was to remove. The only slightly difficult part is reconnecting the hose to the throttle body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRXJosh View Post
    Thanks a lot! Any tips for jacking up the car?
    Plenty of places to do that...you can see the points where teh frame connects...those are good jack stand points if you don't want to use the pinch welds (which are the known jack points).

    For the rear, you can use the rear differential for quickly getting the whole back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBill View Post
    Easier than it was to remove. The only slightly difficult part is reconnecting the hose to the throttle body.
    I always found putting it back on was 10x harder...that was with my two STIs though. They are different than the 3rd Gen WRX.

    Just be careful not to strip the aluminum threads on the turbo where the bolts are.
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    Downpipe is coming today! Well upload pictures once it's here. Going to try to find a 2.5 to 3 inch adapter at NAPA or autozone so I can install it this weekend.
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    DP is on!!! Had no problem with any of the bolts like I've read using PB Blaster and a breaker bar. SO HAPPY. Just sent my 1st log to Eric at TP. The car pulls like CRAZZZY!
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    so i guess you didnt wrap the DP?
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