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    uppipe & downpipe?

    hello,
    what are some good suggestions on a good uppipe and downpipe to install on my 04 wrx with a catback HKS Hi Power exhaust?

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    gut your up and downpipe. its free. plus, you cna usually buy the stockers cheap in the Classifieds section here and at nasioc.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by njazwrx
    gut your up and downpipe. its free. plus, you cna usually buy the stockers cheap in the Classifieds section here and at nasioc.com
    Gutting the downpipe is no easy task, and doesn't yield the gains of an aftermarket unit because of the harsh bend and small diameter.

    Gutting the uppipe is a viable option because it's easy, and yields the same gain as an aftermarket unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    Gutting the downpipe is no easy task, and doesn't yield the gains of an aftermarket unit because of the harsh bend and small diameter.

    Gutting the uppipe is a viable option because it's easy, and yields the same gain as an aftermarket unit.
    its not too hard to do the dp. a piece of .99 cent rebar from home-depot, and a rubber mallet and hammer, and it is not a hard chore. Took me all of a half hour.
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    no tinkerbell, you don't get it. You are going to be my boyfriend. Don't worry, it stops hurting after about the 30'th time.
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    i personally am planningon picking up the helix uppipe and downpipe soon... ve heard good things about these so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by njazwrx
    its not too hard to do the dp. a piece of .99 cent rebar from home-depot, and a rubber mallet and hammer, and it is not a hard chore. Took me all of a half hour.
    You gutted your downpipe without cutting it open? If so, how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifting02WRX
    i personally am planningon picking up the helix uppipe and downpipe soon...
    Helix is a good brand to go for. Practically, any up pipe and downpipe will do, but make sure you buy a bellmouth design for downpipe. I also suggest TurboXS for the up pipe. It's high quality product with flex section. That's what I have on my car for a year now and it's serving purpose flawlessly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    Gutting the downpipe is no easy task, and doesn't yield the gains of an aftermarket unit because of the harsh bend and small diameter.

    Gutting the uppipe is a viable option because it's easy, and yields the same gain as an aftermarket unit.
    ^^^ One the side note... this is a little contradicting... hahaa... does it or does it not yield the same gains?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~~~BURN~~~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&05WRX


    ^^^ One the side note... this is a little contradicting... hahaa... does it or does it not yield the same gains?
    Read it again. The downpipe doesn't yield the gains of an aftermarket unit, but the uppipe does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    Read it again. The downpipe doesn't yield the gains of an aftermarket unit, but the uppipe does.

    drum roll.... CRASH!
    It's too early in the morning for my brain to process things like this!
    I might be back in the market for the new STI sedan!

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    just go with a used uppipe in the clasifieds if you can find one my buddy got one for 60 bucks wrapped and go with a cheap dp like a megan racing i got one for 140 from my buddy new but i think you can get one for like 200 of the website or you can go with a cheap hks one but its not a bellmouth but it doesnt really matter either way they both work fine. well hope this helps. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    You gutted your downpipe without cutting it open? If so, how?
    .99 piece of rebar, a hammer and a rubber mallet and go to town with it. hit it enough times the cat breaks apart, shatters and falls out of the pipe. all thts holding it in is a screen. it comes out quite easily
    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH
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    I've gutted an UP, but I can't even reach everything in the DP without destroying the pipe. You will love the power of any up and dp combo.
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    Not saying it can't be done, but my experience with downpipes leads me to believe that it wouldn't be worth the effort. I'd rather pay for a cheap bellmouth unit that has the right bends and diameters to it.
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