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post #1 of 16 Old 05-01-2005, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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When?

When does it become crucial to install an up pipe so that the cat internals wont break up and destroy my turbo?
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In my opinion as soon as you start to up the boost... just my 2¢
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Agreed. As soon as you raise the boost above stock levels.
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I thought tho, that the addition of a downpipe increased boost anyway? thing is over the summer im planning to do an ECUTek, bosal downpipe and catback... chances are the boost level will rise, no?
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Yeah they will rise. I would do the uppipe as well just to be safe, you can get one for about $200 new or even cheaper used. I had the turboback w/ AP Stage 2 map w/ stock uppipe for a while, never broke 1.07 bar of boost or WOT because I was worried about the stock uppipe, but I made it a few months until I could get the new uppipe. Now peaked at 1.11 bar in 3rd gear. Only can hit about 1.05 bar in second but I guess that is normal. Now I just need a dyno tune...
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that sorta sux, ### i was tryin to stay away from the uppipe for its warranty issues... i have a 100k mile warranty on the car...
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if the warranty is your biggest concern, talk to you dealer about the STi Uppipe. It's an OEM part, it's catless and is a direct bolt on for wrx's.

And IMO this should be your FIRST MOD.
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how much will an STI uppipe cost?
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www.subaruwrxparts.com sells a brand new STi Up-pipe for $275.00. Used ones will obviously cost less too.
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Any uppipe will void your warranty. Even if it is the STi version.

You don't need it until you start changing your AFR.
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Talking Sti Upipe

I am getting an upgraded one for my car at the end of May, let me know and I ll sell you mine for a good deal, it has only 5,500 miles on it so far.
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how much?
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180.00 plus whatever shipping is..PM me and let me know..car is driven maybe two or three days a week as I have a daily driver, never saw snow and only rain if I am caught in it. Car has never been raced either, well yet
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Cosmo is correct changing any part of your exhuast can void your warranty. But notice the part where i said TALK to the dealer first. IN many cases you can clear your mods with your dealer first, and they will allow the mods and your car to still be covered. Mufflers are a common mod you can get cleared with your dealer if you're straight with them.
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Right. Any educated mechanic will know that if you change your muffler and your clutch goes out, the muffler didn't cause it. However, the way Subaru's warranty is worded, if you change your muffler and then your radio quits working, it's your fault and they don't have to fix it.

Some dealers are more "mod-friendly" than others. There is one here in town that a friend of mine took his Stage 4 car to when he broke his transmission. They replaced the transmission and only charged him for labor. They did, however, tell him that that was the only time they would do it, and if it happend again he was on his own...
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