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This is a discussion on Downpipe Cons within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I have a Invidia G200 TBE and I was just wondering if there is any cons not having an uppipe....

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    Downpipe Cons

    I have a Invidia G200 TBE and I was just wondering if there is any cons not having an uppipe.

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    Yes, you are loosing power, spool up time and there is always the chance that with increased EGTs (if you upped the boost) that you may melt the cat into the turbo. Just do it..... Its a bit of an install but pays off a lot.... And your car will sound 5x meaner.

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    if i was too mod my 03 wrx again ..uppipe would be my first mod.

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    I know I might sound like a cheap ass but I'm getting an uppipe (stock) for really cheap and I'm going to gut it. I live by a place that works on subarus and they want $170 to install it. I not going to try it myself. I didn't like doing the downpipe. That price sound good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rSin
    I know I might sound like a cheap ass but I'm getting an uppipe (stock) for really cheap and I'm going to gut it. I live by a place that works on subarus and they want $170 to install it. I not going to try it myself. I didn't like doing the downpipe. That price sound good?
    i payed 150 at esx for uppipe install,its a long install plus i didnt want any leaks. I have a stock uppipe for sale from 03 wrx haha

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    The up pipe is one of the best bang for the buck mods for the Rex. And dyno reports on this site document 'gutted' just as good as aftermarket. HP gains in excess of 10 HP.

    Even if you are pretty good with a wrench (or should I have said - wench, ha ha, I make myself laugh) it may be best to let a pro do this install.
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    Kind of a thread jack... but what gains are there to be had with only an aftermarket up pipe installed?

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    jack exepted

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    And not really a thread jack.

    I searched and found a 14.8 HP gain in one instance. But 10 HP minimum consensus, all day long.

    This is why, Senor, the up pipe, he is a good thing, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzman
    Kind of a thread jack... but what gains are there to be had with only an aftermarket up pipe installed?
    u can count on 10whp quicker spool up and most importantly a free flowing turbo (if you have a downpipe) and if you up the boost with engine management. You wont melt ur cat and suck it into your turbo. If you have an 02 or 03 you can use mbc more safely.

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