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#1 Old 03-17-2008, 10:27 PM
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Did some work

Well i put the Helix down in this weekend. Swapped it over with my buddy who had it in his Forester XT. It was fun. They went in A LOT easier then they came out. He took my stock one. They fit very well, but i might have a slight exhaust leak from the Dp to the cat back. Other then that sounds great with a definate notice in power. Alas i can't flash to Stg 2 ### of my laziness. I still have yet to gut my up and I am terrified of grenading my turbo. I also put new tires on it. Some Hankooks. Nothing too special. Will post pics later this week.

I LOVE the sound though.

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#2 Old 03-17-2008, 11:17 PM
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Congrats man. With just a regular stage 2 map with no crazy high boost you should be alrite. How many miles on the cat?

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#3 Old 03-17-2008, 11:38 PM
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Under 40k.

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From what I have read, you should be alrite with the uppipe until you get the chance to do it. But if you dont cause of peace of mind, I would definetly understand that also.

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I'm gonna hold off. I might flash it once to two but no more then one drive.

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Nice Tom, stage 2 is definitely fun, wait til you tune and turn the boost ^. Congrats

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Well i gave in and flashed. Didn't bring it over 5k though. Still noticable difference between flashes.

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I have been driving stage 2 for 10k miles, I have not had anything happen yet and I drive it hard and it makes alot more power.
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I have been driving stage 2 for 10k miles, I have not had anything happen yet and I drive it hard and it makes alot more power.
And you left the up-pipe cat in?

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Ya.....the cat is prone to breaking off if the uppipe is heated way to much and way to often, if you usually go higher then 16 psi it causes the cat to get hot which breaks it down causing it to go into your turbo.
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Ya.....the cat is prone to breaking off if the uppipe is heated way to much and way to often, if you usually go higher then 16 psi it causes the cat to get hot which breaks it down causing it to go into your turbo.
So if i go above 16 psi for a good amount of time, and often, there's a possiblity of blowing the cat. Good to know. Well i know this. I'm getting great gas milage with Stg 2. 26 mpgs just putting it on last weekend.

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Thats good to hear, just have fun and be safe, I would recommand replacing the up pipe as soon as possible.
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Thanks man.

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