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#1 Old 02-27-2008, 08:26 AM
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Whats the deal on gutted uppipes? Are they good or bad.
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#2 Old 02-27-2008, 08:39 AM
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It'll work, but installation and gutting process will be a pain. You have to jack up one side of the engine to get the OEM UP out. With an aftermarket one you wouldn't need to so when you reinstall a gutted stock UP, you'll have to jack it up again. Not to mention the diameter is a bit smaller, but that doesn't have much of an effect unless your pushing a lot more air. My vote is aftermarket UP.

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i had a gutted stock uppipe with my stock turbo and it work fine. when i put a vf-39 on my car it seemed to cause alot of turbulance. so i switched it out to a larger diameter pipe.

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i'm still on the stock turbo and would recommend gutting the UP. it's cheap (free). After reading nagys post i'm wondering what i should do when i get my bigger turbo, but for now it works great.

I for one love working on my car, even if there's no good reason to do so. the whole removal, gutting, install process probably took 5 hours. removal and installation was a pain, but the gutting probably took the longest. I had to drill holes in the cat, punch it out with a screwdriver, then use wire wheels and burrs to get the inside of the pipe perfectly clean. i would also recommend taking out the EGT and plugging the hole with a bolt so that thing doesn't get sucked into your turbo.

i think there's a how-to on gutting somewhere around here.
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this one is old but is the one i read before i did mine.
dont breathe the cat dust in, and dont just throw that shit in the trash either, you can actually sell it to a recycler, I sold 2 stock wrx DP that people just gave to me for 150 dollars. not saying that youll get that much from the cat in your UP but they 'll buy it from you. i always post on CL for DP's , but I think the people in Seattle are on to me.

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