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#16 Old 07-14-2005, 03:21 PM
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you can here the turboxs rfl at http://www.fastwrx.com/turrflbovkit.html
as far as modding goes i would go with a downpipe, it is the worst part on the wrx.
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Thanks for that clip of the RFL, ive been looking for it. 03wrxwagon, that clip of ## car isnt working for me. One question noone answered for me yet is.. if i just install a downpipe, will my exhaust sound different? And If i install a downpipe without a cat, whats the chance I will pass emissions with my other 2.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BELLM...QQcmdZViewItem

what do you guys think of this bellmouth downpipe. Is it cheap? should i go with something more expensive like the hks, or injen, or something. or will this one do the job
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Get something bigger, id suggest Helix or Invidia. Ive seen them on there for about $225 plus shipping. Not a bad price at all.
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HKS downpipe is garbage... its not even a bell mouth, its the same design as the stock but bigger... no bellmouth, no divorced wastegate tunnel, its a piece of shat
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ive been looking at downpipes myself, im most likely going with the helix or invidia.
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hey, what do u guys think the dealership will say if I've installed an aftermarket dp? Im still under warranty until 09. I know you cant "void" a warranty, but if I have a dp installed, and i destroy my tranny and go to have it fixed with the DP installed, do you think they would laugh in my face, or actually replace the tranny? Just wondering. Thanks for the advice on the downpipes everyone. Ill probably go with the helix.
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If that was the case, I'd put my stock DP back on and take it back.

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Only problem is that it is very easy to tell if the DP was switched. Heatshield for the turbo, heatshielding on the exhaust and the rear O2 sensor are pretty easy ways to tell if the exhaust has been modified before. If you replace the turbo heatshield, take care of the stock exhaust and leave the heatshielding on, and still use the rear O2 sensor through the mechanical fix then you should be good to go.
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Yeah, removing and installing the heat shields are a b****, but it may be worth it for something as big as replacing a transmission.

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okay thanks for the advice. Something as little as a catback exhaust wouldnt make them not perform the replacement, would it? Or do u think they would be ### and use that as an excuse? It probably depends on the dealership I had a friend go through 4 transmissions in his and they replaced them all, but he was stock. :/
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All dealers are different. Mine up here is pretty good w/ mods and warranty issues, but I have heard horror stories where an upgraded radio caused a blown tranny.
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hahahahaha... thats pretty funny.
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Hey, what do you guys think about the stuff at Ultimate-Racing.com??? I might buy the DP there because its pretty cheap with a highflow cat. http://www.ultimate-racing.com/Produ...P-HF-Cat.shtml

Anyone know if its good quality?
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