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This is a discussion on Attn '02-'05 WRX Owners: The Importance of the Uppipe Mod within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; The idea behind replacing the Uppipe is to get one without a cat. Plain and simple. That's all. Then you ...

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    The idea behind replacing the Uppipe is to get one without a cat. Plain and simple. That's all. Then you do the resistor fix for the sensor so you don't throw a CEL. Problem solved. No longer will you put your turbo at risk.
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    Thanks mikie for the info.

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    I just bought a 2004 wrx wagon, bone stock. first thing performance wise that i wanna do is the uppipe, im not that good with engines but im willing to learn. is it hard to replace? and if im going to do replace the whole exhaust system at some point in the near future should i just do it all at once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkuip0 View Post
    I just bought a 2004 wrx wagon, bone stock. first thing performance wise that i wanna do is the uppipe, im not that good with engines but im willing to learn. is it hard to replace? and if im going to do replace the whole exhaust system at some point in the near future should i just do it all at once?
    Replacing the up pipe and replacing the exhaust are on two different sides of the turbo. You do disconnect the downpipe during up pipe installation though. Grimmspeed has a video on how the up pipe is replaced. Check it out on youtube
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSemoWrx View Post
    Replacing the up pipe and replacing the exhaust are on two different sides of the turbo. You do disconnect the downpipe during up pipe installation though. Grimmspeed has a video on how the up pipe is replaced. Check it out on youtube
    would it b a wise choice to do headers at the same time as the uppipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkuip0 View Post
    would it b a wise choice to do headers at the same time as the uppipe?
    Reason being is you have to disconnect the exhaust manifold anyways , so you might as well do headers at the same time if you are planning on doing it. Same with a downpipe IMO.

    Loosen turbo , remove exhaust manifold and swing the stock up pipe out of there. Sometimes you have to jack up the motor slightly to get the stock up to come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkuip0 View Post
    I just bought a 2004 wrx wagon, bone stock. first thing performance wise that i wanna do is the uppipe, im not that good with engines but im willing to learn. is it hard to replace? and if im going to do replace the whole exhaust system at some point in the near future should i just do it all at once?
    Also - I'd suggest finding a shop to do the up pipe swap if you are not comfortable doing it yourself. You will thank yourself later. Especially If you run into any stud issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmsti View Post
    Also - I'd suggest finding a shop to do the up pipe swap if you are not comfortable doing it yourself. You will thank yourself later. Especially If you run into any stud issues.

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    ya i am going to have a shop do the uppipe but should i do headers at the same time? since the shop will b lifting the whole motor out anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkuip0 View Post
    ya i am going to have a shop do the uppipe but should i do headers at the same time? since the shop will b lifting the whole motor out anyways?
    Why is the whole motor coming out ? The headers r a personal choice. R u worried about smog at all ?

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    maybe i was wrongly informed.. i was told the whole engine had to b lifted up to replace the uppipe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkuip0 View Post
    maybe i was wrongly informed.. i was told the whole engine had to b lifted up to replace the uppipe..
    No. You sometimes need to slightly jack up the motor but it doesn't involve removing the motor. The heatsheild is the issue. It gets caught up at times which is why you MAY need to slightly jack up the motor.

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    I wouldnt waste money on headers,,,,sounds like a sooped up Honda....I have EL Tomei Headers on...going back to stock or Grimmspeeds set up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewondo View Post
    I wouldnt waste money on headers,,,,sounds like a sooped up Honda....I have EL Tomei Headers on...going back to stock or Grimmspeeds set up..
    You don't have to use EL headers. There are aftermarket UEL headers that are well worth it for a stage 2+ setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewondo View Post
    I wouldnt waste money on headers,,,,sounds like a sooped up Honda....I have EL Tomei Headers on...going back to stock or Grimmspeeds set up..
    EL headers are not just sound. Yes, they do take the token "subaru rumble" away, which I admit, I love too, but they can add a significant amount of performance if matched with the right upgrades and tuned for correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    EL headers are not just sound. Yes, they do take the tolken "subaru rumble" away, which I admit, I love too, but they can add a significant amount of performance if matched with the right upgrades and tuned for correctly.
    Well, so can aftermarket UEL headers. The main difference between the two is the resulting power bands each has to offer.

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