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    Quick question need some help deciding please

    ROO has a small hole in his exhaust, i was thinking about getting a full decat done.

    Should i replace the damaged exhaust or should i say sod it and go for the decat ?

    If i go for the decat do i need to have anything else done to compensate the cat converter ?

    PLEASE HELP !

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    What section is leaking? Mid-section, muffler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcpatters View Post
    What section is leaking? Mid-section, muffler?

    I have been told it is the bit from the downpipe to the cat it's about 2.5 feet long, don't have a clue what it is called though.

    Thanks

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    Sounds like a good excuse to do a full turbo back. You only see/hear one hole. How much rot is in the rest of the system? Good story?

    You do not have to delete the cat. A high flow one doesn't cost much power, but will typically add a few more quid to the price.

    I don't know if you will need engine management to prevent boost creep in the UK, 2 ltr, STi.

    Good luck.
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    Try and maintain the cats or at least a hi-flo unit. Not too sure when your MOT is due as this may be a problem. Since my car is an '05, I am exempt for 3 years but eventually will be popping in a hi-flo cat.

    In any case, definitely a good reason to swap out for a new turbo back kit if you are in need of repairs of the stock bits.

    Perhaps Andy can comment more on MOT's for Subies with TBE's as I have only lived here since '04.
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