This is a discussion on Another uppipe question within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm going to get a new uppipe first, to keep my turbo running good. However, I've heard of gaskets and ...
I'm going to get a new uppipe first, to keep my turbo running good. However, I've heard of gaskets and what not. So if I am getting a new uppipe, what else do I need?
if your going to keep the car stock the stock uppipe is fine, but if planning on going stage 2 upgrades and tuner a uppipe is needed so the cat doesnt fall apart from the higher boost pressure. i have a grimmspeed uppipe from kronos performance and ordered the 2 gaskets for it as well. FMS posted a link on your other post so check his out as well, theyre both great vendors.
Well, I was just wondering do uppipes come with gaskets? What are gaskets? Are they necessary? Do you need more then one? Do you just need the uppipe and gasket? It's all just so confusing to me lol, I'm new to this.
uppipe to turbo gasket
GrimmSpeed 02-10+ WRX/STi/LGT Uppipe-to-Turbo Gasket 7-layer Fueling the Car Lover within
exhaust manifold to upipe gasket
GrimmSpeed 02-10+ WRX/STi/LGT Manifold to Uppipe 2X Thick Gasket Fueling the Car Lover within
My dealer had to use multiple OEM gaskets when they did my uppipe, 1 caused a nasty exhaust leak. I was overboosting like crazy.
If it is confusing to you I would recommend paying someone to do it for you. Its a pain in the pass part to install, compared to other stuff. And a bad install could mean POP, goes the engine.
Not enough probably. You're right, they said the downpipe wasn't torqued down correctly. So my turbo was probably dumping it's exhaust gas out with no restriction, at a rate the wastegate wasn't setup for.... overboosting. Their f-up. Just took it back. No charge.
The "correct" procedure to replace an uppipe is to remove the downpipe btw.
The uppipe does require that you replace the gaskets and does not come with new gaskets. These will need to be ordered in addition.
GrimmSpeed Ceramic Coated Uppipe Subaru 2002-2012 WRX / STi - Flatline Motorsports
GrimmSpeed Lower Uppipe Gasket Subaru Tuurbo Models - Flatline Motorsports
GrimmSpeed Gasket Uppipe to Turbo - Flatline Motorsports
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Gaskets, 2.2K Ohm resistor, electrical tape, PB Blaster, tools, beer.
also i drove my car up on ramps to do this install and had to use a jack to lift the motor off the mounts to pull uppipe out.