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Old 12-06-2001, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default need your thoughts on Turbo XS exhaust bits...

Let me start by saying im a Scoobysport Nut.

I currently have their rear section on my WRX, i absolutely LOVE the sound, to the point that im not willing to part with that rear section. These were my plans:

Buy whole scoobysport exhaust : Up-pipe, downpipe and both mid sections (to complete my already existing SS muffler)

Buy vishnu up-pipe, and do the Scoobysport bits from the turbo-back.



Now, i was undecided between those two, but now a third choice has reared its head. My dealer/friend has become a TurboXS dealer, and he can offer me their downpipe and midsections that would connect to my existing scoobysport muffler.

Now for the money issue:

He is offering this for 795 + 200 installation, but here is the catch, i can make a payment plan with him, that doesnt involve interests or anything, just give him some bucks first, and then when i CAN i can keep paying some more.

My rationalization is that the same bits from Scoobysport, would cost me 695 + shipping to PR + 6.6% import tax. And that would have to be either full price cash or credit card. And i would have to add installation prices. (not sure how much, since i wouldnt dare ask my friend to install it after i declined his offer)

So add this one to the list:

Vishnu Up-pipe/Turbo XS downpipe and mid sections/Scoobysport Muffler for my special "Friend Deal"



Help!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2001, 03:46 PM   #2
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Do the work yourself!!
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Old 12-06-2001, 03:55 PM   #3
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Default thats completely out of the question...

I dont have the tools, time , experience, skill or will to do it myself.

I can install a cat-back myself, this? No way.
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Old 12-06-2001, 04:12 PM   #4
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Why? It's just a few more bolts. It does help to have a professional O2 sensor removal tool if your car is older.
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Old 12-06-2001, 04:20 PM   #5
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my friend installed it on HIS car (on the dealership's service area) and said it was a pain in the ass for him and his techs...i cant imagine what it woudl be for me, i dont even have a jack other than the one the car brings!

like i said, its simply NOT an option. So please just drop it , no more "do it yourself" replies
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Old 12-06-2001, 04:30 PM   #6
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If you don't have the tools or willing to buy them or borrow them, then by all means have it done by someone that does.

There really isn't too much of a price difference with any of your choices. Also the performance difference will be VERY negligible between the systems. I'm sure fit and finish is top notch from what everyone ssays on this board.

Personally with about $4-5k invested into my WRX... I have also bought a few hundred dollars in tools just so that I can work on my own car. It gives me personal satisfaction that at least something has been installed in my ride and I can call it truely "my car," and not some shops guinea pig.
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Old 12-06-2001, 04:38 PM   #7
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i try to do everything i can myself, like the scooby muffler, etc but this is way out of my league...


anyways, back on topic:

you mentioned the diferences would be negiligible.. my main concern is this: the turbo XS is 3" while the scooby is 2.5"...
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Old 12-06-2001, 08:18 PM   #8
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I have not seen heard or driven the TXS setup..I hear it is similar, but being that I have the complete Scoobysport, and have driven many 3" systems.....the torqe is much stronger to the toe and butt dyno than the 3"......hands down, go with the Scoobysport.....

2 dealers I know....

http://www.altitech-tuning.com

http://www.rallyperformance.com
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Old 12-06-2001, 10:29 PM   #9
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Actually it's not a 3". If the Scoobiesport is 2.5" it will be a perfect fit.

I and some other's put the entire TurboXs turbo back system on a WRX last week. It consist of SUPER FAT 4" down pipe that reduces to a 3" hi-flo cat, to a 3" mid pipe that reduces to a 2.5" pipe section that is part of the axle-back muffler. It's all stainless. The car hasn't seen a CEL yet. He has over 200 miles on the system.

I think the system sounds great, similar to the APS system.

The only hard parts of the installation is putting the innercooler back on (due to the stiff plastic innercooler hose) and getting to one of the screws on the heat sheild.

Maybe you just wanna support your local shop, which I could understand (up to a point) but you'd be paying too much for both the install and the kit.
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Old 12-07-2001, 06:40 AM   #10
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how much would the downpipe/midpipe normally cost?
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Old 12-07-2001, 09:57 AM   #11
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I doubt that he got a special price but he got it directly from TurboXs. Just in case, I'm not going to mention the price. Give Mark, at TurboXs, a call.

Click on the link at the top of the page for the number.

Let it also be know that you will have to do some cutting on your turbo heat sheilds if you want to reinstall them. This is true for both the APS kit and Marks. The Cobb/APS turbo back may include a pre-hacked heat sheild, but the Cobb kit cost hundreds more.
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