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post #1 of 22 Old 08-14-2003, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Question Best Up Pipe?

Thinking of buying an up pipe soon and don't know what to get. I want to know what up pipe fits best, and what performs better for the money. Thanks
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Also, how well does the TXS Stealth Back Exhaust fit up to the stock turbo and axle back? And do the pipes hang low to the ground?
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i would go with perrin on the up pipe... no cel... plus works great!!!
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www.gruppe-s.com goood price...159, shipped. good quality piece...too.


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Thanks, but do u have any advice on the txs parts?
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The TXS stealth back fits perfectly. Hangs down only as much as the stock one did. Maybe slightly more up front (it is a 4" down pipe) but you're not going to have any clearance issues. Plus it fits perfectly with the stock rear section.
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Just what I wanted to hear. Thanks Cosmo
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I've got the Helix pipe and have no CELs in 600 miles (knock on wood) and it works great.
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TXS uppipe without a doubt is the best. It is cast iron, so it retains the most heat and therefore promotes the highest exhaust velocity. This means the turbo spins harder sooner for quicker spool up.

Ditto on what Cosmo said about the TXS stuff. It fits like a glove. The quality is a thing of beauty.

Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?
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is the txs uppipe better then the perrin uppipe?
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just so you know... almost every single uppipe on the market will perform the same exact way, regardless of what materials it incorporates. As long as they don't change the inside diameter of the pipe, and the type of welding used, there won't be much of a difference. I personally went with the PDE uppipe. PDE is TIG welded inside and out, which will allow for a longer lifespan and is stainless, not to mention I had it ceramic coated.

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I have been looking into this heavily. I have narrowed my choices to Turbo XS and ScoobySports. Anybody have these and can offer opinions?

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I have been trying to decide which one to get also. Should I get one

with the sensor or without? what about the flex pipes? Do they cause more turbulance? are they worth it?
I have been leaning towards the Perrin one also.
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Anyone know if the vishnu flex uppipe is better then just the solid uppipe?
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jwtarbaj,
I really don't have an opinion to give you on which one to buy. I'm telling you what I would do. I would go with the TXS uppipe because I have heard more opinions/good things about it versus the scoobysport. Not saying the scoobysport is bad, just saying I haven't really heard anything (good or bad) about it.

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Again I don't really have an opinion/experience on flex pipes. But when I asked around about them when I was looking at uppipes, I had people saying the flex section would wear out after a while due to the heat and vibration. Personally, I have a Perrin, and I haven't had a problem with it yet. As for the sensor, it's really personal preference. As long as you know what you are doing and have the right monitoring equipment, I don't think that sensor is necessary. But Vishnu does make very good quality parts. Little expensive, but good.

Hope this helps you guys a little bit.

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