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Old 06-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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So I've been accumulating parts for a while now and it's come time to choose a good exhaust fab shop. I need a header checked for cracks, an o2 bung installed, and an external wastegate dump tube extended/recirculated into my downpipe into/after the bend. I need somewhere legit that can do this work fairly quickly... then it's off to Performance Coatings in Auburn for ceramic coating on everything, unless you guys know of somewhere better?

This is gonna be fun...
Teaser pic since you guys, like all car guys, are visual sluts.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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Wish I could help, but I don't know any off the top of my head. sounds like its gonna be fun tho.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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Talk to John & Outback Auto, just minutes away from Performance coatings! He does fantastic work and gets ***** done
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:29 PM   #4
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Stage Auto in Kirkland has done an excellent job with my exhaust needs. They made my old Nur Spec a full 3in system and the welds were flawless and really clean. They also fixed an Ebay dp that was totally jacked. Replaced the crappy thin flanges, fixed the alignment issues and redid the o2 bung. Call and ask for Tuan. Great customer service, really quick turn around time and their work is spot on.

425 820 2473
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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Stage Auto in Kirkland has done an excellent job with my exhaust needs. They made my old Nur Spec a full 3in system and the welds were flawless and really clean. They also fixed an Ebay dp that was totally jacked. Replaced the crappy thin flanges, fixed the alignment issues and redid the o2 bung. Call and ask for Tuan. Great customer service, really quick turn around time and their work is spot on.

425 820 2473
Thank you, I will look into this.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #6
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Give Andre a call at Pina motorsports in kent. His welding is awesome.

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Old 06-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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Give Andre a call at Pina motorsports in kent. His welding is awesome.

mmmmm...sexy.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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Talk to John & Outback Auto, just minutes away from Performance coatings! He does fantastic work and gets ***** done

And Outback used to be an exhaust shop before he bought it.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:33 PM   #9
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Everybody mentioned so far will get the job done well.

Personally, I would talk to Ray at Garage Autohero. He's local to Woodinville, does amazing fabrication, and is a really standup guy.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:58 PM   #10
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Personally, I would talk to Ray at Garage Autohero. He's local to Woodinville, does amazing fabrication, and is a really standup guy.
Ditto. Ray know's his stuff and has done some of the most beautiful welding i've ever seen.

http://www.garageautohero.com/

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Old 06-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #11
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COBB Tuning Surgeline's turbo kit fabrication jig "Wall-E" with GT35R / Tial .63 Rotated Kit:





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Old 06-01-2010, 09:36 PM   #12
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Cool but I'm all set up with an APS FMIC, APS turbo inlet, KS 83mm CAI, etc etc to run a large stock location turbo. I want to switch out my APS el manifold and up-pipe for a Full-Race unit... I just want someone to fix up my wastegate dump tube so I don't have to have heavy black soot all over my chassis, not to mention in my mind EWG dump tubes (like the one that came with my ATP turbo) seem like a fire danger.

I forgot about Ray @ Autohero. I have seen his custom welded FMIC piping on drift cars, he may be just the man to do the job I want done. Thank you for the suggestions!
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:19 PM   #13
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That was just an example of the jig and some turbo kit work...you can envision how having a jig like that to work with would ensure that your recirc fits perfectly
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:41 AM   #14
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Try ASP in Kent. Stefan does amazing work and do pretty much anything you need from making you a custom header to welding crack. He is very knowledgable and I would trust him my car anyday. Check out his website.

http://advancedstreetperformance.com/
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:13 AM   #15
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I am also needing some custom work done. I need my 2.5 inch subaru spt midpipe replaced with a 3 inch. I will be giving the shops listed above a call and seeing what their price turns up to be.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:52 AM   #16
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Talk to Doug at www.chaserace.com he does awesome exhaust work and is does team support for a local subaru rally team.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:10 PM   #17
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Stefan at ASP
Also Muffler King in Kirkland will do this kind of work, Tim does great work.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:47 PM   #18
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Well, scratch the exhaust manifold inspection off the list. I will just look for soot marks when it comes off, I think I just didn't like the sound of thin-walled header piping bouncing off of my garage floor. So, to fix this problem I ordered up a Full-Race twin scroll manifold and 1.5 scroll up-pipe with 1600 degree black ceramic coating already on it. When the time comes nearer I will give Ray a call to do my dump pipe work, although I am sure he is/will be busy with drifting season customers.

I feel kinda dumb buying another header when I already have an APS equal length on the car. But... Full-Race is supposed to be the quickest spooling manifold, it will probably sound really cool (I've seen Philthy's youtube videos ), and I can sell my APS exhaust manifold when it's all said and done, not to mention the lifetime warranty on the Full-Race sounds pretty good to me...
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #19
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Give Andre a call at Pina motorsports in kent. His welding is awesome.


why is there an external wastegate AFTER the turbo?


edit.... I figured it out. As long as the flange seals and they remove the internal wastegate door, that setup would work.

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:08 PM   #20
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why is there an external wastegate AFTER the turbo?


edit.... I figured it out. As long as the flange seals and they remove the internal wastegate door, that setup would work.
Looks like the ATP EVO X setup...which I don't totally understand as all of the air must still flow through the internal wastegate's opening first, but I guess if it doesn't creep, it'll work.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:07 PM   #21
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Hmm.. got a call back from Full-Race this afternoon. The guy was like "Oh yeah, we don't suggest getting that ceramic coating, it chips on turbo manifolds." So I told him to just ship it out bare, that I would have it coated locally. He then went on, "well... that manifold is backordered for 45 days..."

HOW is that even possible for a company that makes its own goods? A month and a half!?

Grr, I didn't exactly cancel the order on the spot but I let the guy know that I might. I have no idea what to do at the moment... are there any Full-Race vendors that may have one sitting on the shelf somewhere???
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:12 AM   #22
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You mean they discourage people from getting the coating that they offer with the header on this page?

http://www.full-race.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=1942

I wonder how many customers paid for that option before they found out it doesn't last.
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