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Old 11-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default CNT Catted Downpipe 2011+ WRX

Hey everyone,

Looking for commentary on the CNT Catted DownPipe for a 2011+ wrx.

I've heard good and bad things, but noone was really too specific on the negatives.

Please give me your experiences and so forth. My search with the search button didn't bring up too much.

I'm looking to get this over the cobb catted one.

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Old 11-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Have the CNT, no problems with it. Only comment on it or any of the others that have the cat in the down section of the tubing is it puts a lot more heat really close to your axle boot. Wrapped it in DEI and haven't looked back.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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I run it. It's a piece of pipe.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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got one for my forester xt (same as the wrx ones) and the fit was perfect. No issues with quality either...feels like a cobb pipe to me...which isn't saying much. I've also got a nameless performance tbe for my wrx and you can really tell the difference in quality. The cnt is cheaper, but definitely not cheap!
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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I run it. It's a piece of pipe.

true, i too run it, not one issue so far for the last 3 months its been on
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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mines catless been on over a year, no fitment issues. i wouldnt go catted, but i you are in cali..sorry bro
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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had mine for just almost 3 years now. no issues still runs fine.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
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mines catless been on over a year, no fitment issues. i wouldnt go catted, but i you are in cali..sorry bro
lol thank you for your sympathy...yes its one of the drawbacks of living in Cali. otherwise I would have gone catless
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:31 AM   #9
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lol thank you for your sympathy...yes its one of the drawbacks of living in Cali. otherwise I would have gone catless
power gains of catless over catted aren't that high or really even there until you get into the 400+ range...

I've got two exhausts with 200 cell high flow cats and they are great. I can still smell a bit of gas on start up and after driving it hard, so I can only imagine how fully catless might make you pass out

back on topic: over a week on my CNT DP now with over 1k miles. Things seem to be fine though my rear o2 throws me a code every now and then (a false one) so I'll be changing it out later this week if/when it gets thrown again to see if it makes a difference.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #10
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Good feedback, also looking to get this DP for Stage 2 come spring time.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #11
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Have had mine for 3 years no issues.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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thank you for all the feedback. really appreciated. keep em coming if u have any. good or bad I want em all.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #13
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one thing to note, i couldn't reach the lowest most bolt with any wrenches i had so i had to finger tighten it. (common issue with cheaper DPs where the curved down angle is extreme).

I'm pretty sure this bolt has fallen off somewhere by now...
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #14
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You couldn't get a socket on there and use a flex extension?
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #15
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You couldn't get a socket on there and use a flex extension?
not enough space for a socket, let alone an extension and wrench. Could just use a an open ended wrench but I didn't have one and I was in a rush, but it would have to be a short fat wrench...anything longer than 3.5 to 4 inches and it'll run into other things...also can't be a wrench with an angled head.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #16
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not enough space for a socket, let alone an extension and wrench. Could just use a an open ended wrench but I didn't have one and I was in a rush, but it would have to be a short fat wrench...anything longer than 3.5 to 4 inches and it'll run into other things...also can't be a wrench with an angled head.
Go buy a crow's foot. Its an open ended wrench that goes on a socket wrench with an extension it should fit. They are about a square inch in size. Once fitted to a socket wrench angle can be adjusted 360 degrees.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:39 PM   #17
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Go buy a crow's foot. Its an open ended wrench that goes on a socket wrench with an extension it should fit. They are about a square inch in size. Once fitted to a socket wrench angle can be adjusted 360 degrees.
that would kind of work. It would be a big pain in the butt, but it would work. For the cost of that you can just get a cheap wrench or two that fits and get the job done, but i didn't have the luxury of buying that the night i was working on it at 11 pm... it's not really that big of a deal either... it's one out of 5 bolts and the others are torqued down fully.
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that would kind of work. It would be a big pain in the butt, but it would work. For the cost of that you can just get a cheap wrench or two that fits and get the job done, but i didn't have the luxury of buying that the night i was working on it at 11 pm... it's not really that big of a deal either... it's one out of 5 bolts and the others are torqued down fully.
thanks for the heads up. I have a ratcheting wrenches that I used in really tight spaces before. I really do appreciate your input though thanks
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:53 AM   #19
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Is 2011+ different from 2008+? I thought they were all the same.

I've had two CNT catted downpipes. Both seemed well made, fitment was perfect. Although like besthaticouldo said, it's just a pipe. Not much to it.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #20
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thanks for the heads up. I have a ratcheting wrenches that I used in really tight spaces before. I really do appreciate your input though thanks
I had a closed ratcheting wrench and it wouldn't fit over the nut because of the lack of space there. The nut was like 2 or 3 mm from the pipe itself there. Though that may be just my pipe. Everyone will be slightly different. I would just keep a short open end wrench handy just in case.

great pipe otherwise. good luck!
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #21
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great! thanks for your replies
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Just ordered a catless.... ill let you know how the fit is once i get it on.
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