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Old 10-17-2002, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Best Uppipe/Downpipe/Exhaust setup?

I am considering going with the Vishnu Stage 1 setup, but then again I am also considering buying an uppipe/downpipe/and exhaust and piecing it together. What setup is the best right now? Money really isn't an object, I just want something that will perform! Opinions welcome!

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Old 10-17-2002, 06:34 PM   #2
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I would recommend the Vishnu up-pipe and a BPM turboback w/twister exhaust.
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Old 10-17-2002, 09:46 PM   #3
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ive heard that PDE makes an excellent up pipe.
i have vishnu
as for turboback exhaust since money is not an issue
my choices:
TXS
Vishnu
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:39 AM   #4
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i'm just keeping it on the VishshiV plan
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:54 AM   #5
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PDE uppipe (no leaks/ CELs)... and a true 3" turboback with no cats and minimal bends.

i know the PDE dp is good and doesnt throw CELs, but I dont know if its a true 3" diameter all the way through or not. And i dont know about any other aftermarket exhausts either... since many are designed to bolt onto stock parts and probably taper down to fit the smaller stock parts.
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys, I guess I'm just going to stick with Vishnu, since they're only ~30 minutes from my house hehehe.
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Old 10-18-2002, 02:00 AM   #7
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Here's what I've got on deck, don't know if it's best, but it's what I wanted for the $$ i've got.

PDE uppipe - (waiting for downpipe before install)
Bosal Downpipe - (still waiting for them to be in stock)
Prodrive Muffler - (installing tomorrow)

Can't say that this is the best performing setup out there, but after reading all the posts in the world on this stuff, this is the best setup for me.
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Old 10-18-2002, 02:13 AM   #8
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I Dont know what setup is the best. But the logic of the MRT upipe with a flex joint seems to appeal to me.....
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Old 10-18-2002, 03:37 AM   #9
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I think you'll be better off with all Vishnu, Uppipe/Turbo Back Exhaust. What I don't understand about MRT, is that they claim that the stock uppipe has a flex, which it doesn't AFAIK, and that all other manufacturers uppipes will crack over time. Then why do they build an uppipe with a flex and one without?
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Old 10-18-2002, 07:37 AM   #10
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The OEM uppipe DOES have a flex joint. Don't let any misinformation fool you until you have the facts. I would suggest that the people who aren't 100% sure of their answers not let them be known, as misinformation = people making bad decisions. I am guessing that the people who claim the OEM piece is without a flex joint have not taken off the heatshield.....

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Anyways to get back on topic, I can't see you going wrong with the Vishnu system.... if money is not a concern. If you don't feel like messing with your uppipe at least once every month I would suggest the STi pipe, MRT, or BPM. Happy modding

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Old 10-18-2002, 11:13 AM   #11
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Whoa, that stock uppipe is even uglier without the heatshield.
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Old 10-18-2002, 11:50 AM   #12
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i like my set up:


catless OEM uppipe
MRT downpipe
HKS carbon-ti catback


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Old 10-18-2002, 01:15 PM   #13
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AFAIK = As Far As I Know, not THIS IS HOW IT IS.
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:33 PM   #14
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If you live that close to Vishnu then that alone is reason enough to go with them.

just my $.02
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