Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Fairview Park, OH
Are you saying Vivid charged you extra money, or the installer? If Vivid charged extra to modify the part, did you not agree to this expense before buying?
Vivid no longer sells M2 uppipes, they now sell Vishnu, Zerosports, MRT (with and without flex section), PDE, and Perrin uppipes. I don't think it's fair to blame Vivid. Maybe M2 for making the part, and maybe yourself for not doing more research before parting with your money. Six months ago, the WRX aftermarket was in its infancy, and information (and parts) was very hard to come by.
I'm probably going to cut the cat out of my stock uppipe and weld in a $25 flex section. If that doesn't work out, I'll go with the TurboXS pipe, because it's cast instead of stainless, and accepts both the factory EGT and an aftermarket probe. Stainless uppipes are great if they have a flex section, but most do not.
'02 WRX (stock)
'97 Spyder GS-T (12.634 @ 108.52)