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Old 04-28-2002, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default upipe or downpipe, that is the question

I am a newbie and i just got the hks titanium exhaust, and i was told to get a downpipe. Exerywhere i read people are talking about gettting an up pipe. WHat is the difference, should i get both, and what kind of power can i expect. Oh yeah, i have the exhaust, and injen cai.
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Old 04-28-2002, 01:19 PM   #2
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Uppipe is before the turbo...
its a nasty clogg of your exhaust system...

I would say do it first...cause its a bitch. get it done and not worry about it. You'll see a gain right away...
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Old 04-28-2002, 01:22 PM   #3
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Get both, it's so much work to do the uppipe that doing the downpipe at the sametime would be the easiest overall.
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Old 04-28-2002, 02:44 PM   #4
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I watched the Mechanic due my up pipe Saturday. What a pain in the Butt. Thats no easy mod. The cost of the up pipe +installation makes it a difficult choice for a first mod. (8-10hp on average) I suggest doing what I did. When you do a turbo swap get a new up pipe put on. They take the turbo off to do the up pipe - its the perfect time to swap the turbo. It will save you so much work.

The exhaust can be done at home in the garage. I did my turbo back install in a few hours. I can't even imagine how long it would have taken me to do the up pipe on my own in my garage.
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Old 04-28-2002, 03:39 PM   #5
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I'd do the upipe first b/c many stock ones start to fall apart and melt - which can blow up your turbo
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Old 04-28-2002, 03:42 PM   #6
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Most people say that doing the up-pipe when you upgrade your turbo is a good way to save some labor dollars, too. Having said that, I only got around to upgrading my up-pipe at around 9 months into my WRX.

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Old 04-28-2002, 04:23 PM   #7
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do them both since you'll already have the DP half off when you swap the uppipe, which is what you should do first. Do the up/downpipe at the same time as the exhaust and your mind will be blown Unblievable results. Totally different car, power all over the place, all the time. btw I did a godspeed up/downpipe and kakimoto hyper1000 cat back.
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Old 04-28-2002, 04:57 PM   #8
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I am would even dare to put my car through the torture of me trying to install these, so for those of you who had it done, how many hours was the install? I just don't want to get the parts and find out i can't afford the instal for a while and have to just look at the pipes. I get charged $85/hour at the local import shop.
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