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Old 12-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default New Grimmspeed Downpipe has arrived!



Each one is had made at Grimmspeed, you can not beat the quality. Im curious as to how this will perform from my standard bellmouth and if it will alter the sound any.

Pending install probably today.

pics per request







Installed-
It changed the tone of my exhaust over my standard bellmouth. Of course the power feels the same. The wastegate is more pounced when it opens and closes. The car sounds great now and i honestly hated the sound before. You can as Kienan.

It fit perfect and the wastegate divorce is tight inside the exhaust housing. I compared with a TD04 i had laying around. Now onto the pictures.

and its not to heavy either-


it fits with no issue, so much firewall clearance.







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Old 12-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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I would be all for these if they made a catted version. They look extremely nice and it seems like GS put quite a bit of time into developing it. Can you post bigger pictures?
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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Ohhhhhh shiny. Should be neat, good luck!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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That's a damn nice piece!

How much did you pick it up for?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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That's a damn nice piece!

How much did you pick it up for?
i think they have a group buy going on right now.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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I would be all for these if they made a catted version. They look extremely nice and it seems like GS put quite a bit of time into developing it. Can you post bigger pictures?
larger pics as requested
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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i think they have a group buy going on right now.
I think they closed it and when they did there were no names on the list.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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I think they closed it and when they did there were no names on the list.

gotcha. not sure if they are shipping to the general public yet.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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That's a good looking piece. I love their stuff!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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larger pics as requested
Thanks. That flange actually looks really nice, but who knows how much that actually helps flow
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #11
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Where's the ceramic thermal coating?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #12
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Coated and shorty and I would think about replacing my bosal shorty. But I want to keep my perrin high flow cat in the bottom part.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #13
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Where's the ceramic thermal coating?
i didnt get it coated as ill wrap it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:41 PM   #14
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mmmmmm....might hafta git me one of these
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #15
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pending install pics now!
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #16
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The quality of this looks great

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #17
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I wonder if they make a twin scroll version....
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #18
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Holy **** it fit great and the wastegate sounds great. Very pronounced. Ill post pics tomorrow

And these are hand made. Not made in china like the mentioned pipes above. And last I checked a standard bell mouth invidia is still 250. And it's mass produced in china.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #19
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That thread is locked now.....and Whoa at the price.....is it really leaps and bounds better than a $150 Invidia or Helix



Nice piece but it seems like they kinda priced themselves outa the market for a downpipe, I dont think these will be flying off the GS shelfs anytime soon.
Hey where can you find a divorced, hand made, downpipe, that also has the extra 02, for 150 bucks? Oh you can't.

Invidia standard bell mouth downpipes are still $250+new and they are made in china.
Is Helix even still around? Oh yea, also made in china.

Try apples to apples next time.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #20
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For anyone who cares, GS said they are currently working on another version with a high flow cat. That + ceramic coating = best downpipe on the market.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:28 AM   #21
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Way cool...nice design, and that is some quality workmanship.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:49 AM   #22
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Hey where can you find a divorced, hand made, downpipe, that also has the extra 02, for 150 bucks? Oh you can't.

Invidia standard bell mouth downpipes are still $250+new and they are made in china.
Is Helix even still around? Oh yea, also made in china.

Try apples to apples next time.
I can't wait to see the power gains from the GS downpipe over any other aftermarket downpipe!
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:16 AM   #23
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If it was available with a cat and was priced competitively with others like Invidia, (a bit higher is fine as it's obviously a nicer pipe, but within reason,) I'd be hard pressed not to snag one.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:48 AM   #24
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I can't wait to see the power gains from the GS downpipe over any other aftermarket downpipe!
Craftsmanship, quality, warranty, customer service, years of innovating parts for the Subaru. All things to consider.

Besides.. $499.00 is retail, not MAP. Map is 12% less, then you can always hit up for most favorite vendor for a deeper discount.


Who pays retail?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #25
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I can't wait to see the power gains from the GS downpipe over any other aftermarket downpipe!
Probably the same as any other bellmouth/divorced.....guys its a tube.
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