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I have an 02 Subaru wrx. Not sti :(.. Anyways I was wondering about the TBE and removing my catted uppipe if there is any relation.
If I were to set up a TBE is that my downpipe or up/dp or neither? I'm really new to the car world but have at least 5+ hours in the past 2 days researching my new beauty. Any tips it suggestions will be awesome.
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The TBE is turbo back. Not the up pipe so you will need to add an up pipe which is also very recommended.
 

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Serj67 said:
I alrdy have an uppipe but it has a cat converter.
Which should be gutted or replaced by a catless version.
 

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Thank you so much for that picture it helped understand a lot. The middle pipe with the cat the down pipe with the cat and the up pipe should be replaced without it I'm assuming?
 

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Also with it gutted do you think it would pass California smog test? Sorry I'm asking so much im just too damn obsessed with my wrx
 

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Yes you have an up pipe, but the original equipment has a cat. You need to remove that and replace it with one that doesn't. If you replace it with an 04+STi up pipe or an 06+ WRX up pipe the CARB wouldn't know the difference.
 

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Awesome thank you guys so much. I know what my paychecks are going to now :)

And torque I know after reading your posts that wrx's are not as good as sti's lmao!
 

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Its not that they are not as good, it just depends on what you want out of it. A WRX is perfect except for when someone buys one with the intention to make it into an STi...
 
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