Buying A Used Downpipe

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This is a discussion on Buying A Used Downpipe within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I'm looking into buying a downpipe. Are there any dangers in buying a used part such as this. I'm ...

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    Buying A Used Downpipe

    So I'm looking into buying a downpipe. Are there any dangers in buying a used part such as this. I'm wondering if its worth it to buy used to save a few $. Also debating on whether to go catted vs catless. I live in PA, so I need a cat to pass inspection. So basically my question is: save $ & buy used with cat, buy new with cat, or just buy new catless.

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    No reason to buy new unless you can't find a used one for sale
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    +1. You could probably find a good deal instead of paying full price. There are many out there for sale.

    How do you plan on tuning?
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    Buy used.

    You say you need a cat to pass inspection, but then ask if you should go catless... AFAIK, it's not a safe bet to assume you'll pass even with a cat. In recent reading I've read that catted DP's can help with boost creep, but I haven't investigated it since then.

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    id look for a used catted DP first, there are many around. Then youll need to tune (catted or catless).
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    I have the AP and I would also get protuned once I had the funds. What should I look for when buying used. Wear and tear? dents and so forth?

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    Just an FYI the Cobb OTS maps do not support catless DPs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Just an FYI the Cobb OTS maps do not support catless DPs.
    Yep I know, I'm gonna get catted. Now I gotta find a used one. Anyone wanna help. Checked nasiac and here already.

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    Got my TurboXS catted downpipe used and it's purrrrfect!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ElusiveSAV View Post
    Yep I know, I'm gonna get catted. Now I gotta find a used one. Anyone wanna help. Checked nasiac and here already.

    Also check out Craigslist. Don't be in such a rush...I'd wait til I found the one you want at the price you want.
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    I have the stage 2 itch but I can wait till 1 pops up! I still gotta log to make sure my stage 1 + cobb sf is running correctly.

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    Excellent and correctly done poll.

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    I bought a used catted dp from a vendor on this site. Had it about a year now and no complaints. I'm also in PA and just passed my emissions test a month ago with no problems.

    If you don't have a heavy cash flow I suggest going used, just try to get pics and mileage before purchase.
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