I've been looking at doing a UTEC/TBE on my car, and the closest local shop, which seems pretty reputable, has given me the following information, the bottom is my original email. I know I'm a good bit noobish when it comes to this, but, it is what it is. I used the information in this thread to educate myself and tried to gather more infomration off of this fellow. He seems to go against what was originally said in this thread, and I'm just confused. Also, does that seem reasonable for labor costs? I don't have a second car to use to do this by myself right now.
Boost Creep will happen almost always with a 3" DP. I would definately
the stock cat, and run a cobb AP to fix the problem. You are looking
at about 300$ in labor to install the whole system.
Quoting Brandon Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I thought that the boost creep was only an issue if the turboback was
> catless, I thought as long as you used a high flow cat the car would run
> without the boost creep issue. A major concern of mine is that the stock
> cat is doing a lot of restricting and losing some HP. Thanks for the
> extremely fast reply, do you guys run a shop as well? I assumed you did
> because I saw dyno time on the website. I'm in westmoreland county and as
> trivial is it may seem, I would rather let someone else do the work instead
> of miss or mess anything up on my own, at least while this is my only car.
> On 8/28/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> As far as the exhausts go, I recommend the invidia. The Tip on the
>> invidia is a
>> titanium tip, and looks pretty badass. When you do your full exhaust,
>> want to do the access port at the same time. With a turbo back exhaust,
>> subaru tends to boost creep, causing the car to run very crappy. This is
>> easily corrected with one of the stock maps in the access port.
>> The only differences between those exhausts are the material in the tip.
>> Quoting Brandon Linden <email@example.com>:
>> > I'm interested in getting a new exhaust put on as well as adding a cobb
>> > in the next few weeks, and I have a few questions. First, as far as the
>> > TurboXS systems go, whats the differences between the RFL-TI and the
>> > "Standard" and and how much would it be to have an exhaust installed and
>> > long would it take?