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#1 Old 10-20-2008, 10:35 AM
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Downpipe, Price\Quality

Hey all,
I am looking to get a downpipe with a hi-flow cat, and I was wondering what company I should go with. I am not looking to spend a ton of money and I find typically the helix and invidia pipes are on the lower end of the price spectrum. What have you heard, do they work as well? Obviously, although I do not have loads of cash, I would rather spend the money now on a part that I know works well.

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Helix makes a pretty good downpipe. For around $350? you get the Helix Catted downpipe... I went with COBB but thats on the higher end of the price spectrum
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i have a tsudo tbe and it fit well and wasnt overly expensive

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I was looking to get the helix but I could not find to fit my installation schedule. Like three stores were out of stock. I finally went for an Invidia Unit. I am very happy with it. I passed emissions (visual inspection) with it this morning. It is the V4 catted divorced DP. I found it brand new on ebay from a reputable seller.
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Bellmouth is the design you will be looking for. Its the easiet of the designs to make, making it bit cheaper, and its the best design for most applications also.

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I went with a Cobb catted dp too. It's sort of expensive, but the quality is top-notch. If you're looking for a high quality dp, Cobb makes one of the best. If you want a decent quality dp for a little less cash, I've heard good things about Invidia.

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I have an invidia dp and im not all that happy with it. It has a couple really tight fits and vibrates in reverse. I ended up having to grind a bracket and take the dp out to bend it a little. The performance was great but the design in my opinion wasn't great. But then i bought it off a buddy for 80 bucks so it was worth it. just my 2 cents
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check out gruppe s they sometime have nice sale item
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I have not had any problems with my Invidia DP. I had to pull on it a bit to get the bottom bracket on but it was minor. My catback hit on the driveshaft support but that was fixed with longer, harder exhaust hangers.
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I have just bought the helix dp catted for 279$ , i have not yet installed it, but im going to soon, so i will post back on its performance
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