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Old 03-02-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Quick question on test pipes.

I have a 06 sti. I did a little research and it seems I am finding mixed answers. I want to get that deep throaty sound you get prettmuch with any exhaust but I like the way my stock exhaust looks, I also dont want a huge fart can on my car so one of my friends suggested I get a test pipe. Also will putting on a test pipe throw o2 codes? Any help from people that use them or input will be greatly appriciated!

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Gains of a test pipe
Who makes good ones
Want to keep stock exhaust
o2 codes?
Want a deep throaty tone

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Old 03-02-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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Adding a test pipe should throw a cel since you are getting rid of your cat. Other members can probably chime in here, but I know if you changed the downpipe you will need a tune, I'm not sure on just the test pipe though. If you just want a more throaty sound, I would either look into getting a subtle catback (tanabe, cobb, stromung, etc) or having an exhaust shop cut out the resonator in the mid pipe.

Oh and if you still decide on that test pipe, it would probably be cheapest to just have an exhaust shop make one for you.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:35 PM   #3
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Adding a test pipe should throw a cel since you are getting rid of your cat. Other members can probably chime in here, but I know if you changed the downpipe you will need a tune, I'm not sure on just the test pipe though. If you just want a more throaty sound, I would either look into getting a subtle catback (tanabe, cobb, stromung, etc) or having an exhaust shop cut out the resonator in the mid pipe.

Oh and if you still decide on that test pipe, it would probably be cheapest to just have an exhaust shop make one for you.
Ah ok, Thanks for the info. I might as well just go with a full catback then. I should beable to keep my stock muffler though right? Again I'm not a huge fan of the big fart cans. Maybe ill get one, I think I gotta make up my mind first
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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If you don't find an aftermarket cat back to your liking, look into the TurboXS stealth. Its pretty much aftermarket piping that bolts up to your stock muffler.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #6
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If you don't find an aftermarket cat back to your liking, look into the TurboXS stealth. Its pretty much aftermarket piping that bolts up to your stock muffler.
ok cool, yeah i like the look of the sti stock muffler. Id rather go with a big muffler than a look alike. Thanks for your help dude!
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