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Old 07-26-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default RS test pipe??

ANyone know where I can get a test pipe for an '01 RS??

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Old 07-26-2003, 10:38 PM   #2
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I might have a guy making some soon, it will replace the cats. I just need an extra cat pipe for him to copy.

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Old 07-27-2003, 12:36 AM   #3
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I may be interested depending on price
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Old 07-27-2003, 08:19 PM   #4
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We just had one made for our 98RS. Works great and the sound with a Supertrapp is menacing!!!

It doesn't see alot of street use though. No dyno #s yet but it's a definate improvement.

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Old 07-27-2003, 08:46 PM   #5
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if you want a test pipe for your car, first try meineke or another cheap exhaust place. give them the dimensions and what type of flanges you want on both ends and they'll make one for you. i think i spent $35 on the test pipe for my honda.
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Old 07-28-2003, 10:57 AM   #6
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Stromung makes a 2.25" mandrel bent stainless one with bungs for the O2 sensors.
At a muffler shop you are unlikely to get mandrel bends or stainless.
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Old 07-28-2003, 04:07 PM   #7
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does stromungs replace the cat-pipe or midpipe?

I thought it was just the midpipe.

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Old 07-28-2003, 05:43 PM   #8
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yeah if the stromung pipe replaces the cat, then im all over it! where can i find it?

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Old 07-29-2003, 02:40 AM   #9
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Dale Teague sells the single cat pipe and the non-resonator mid pipe. You might be able to get them cheaper directly from Stromung- looking at their site it appears they will sell direct.

I'm wondering if Random Tech's cat pipe is better or worse- Nino sells the RT cat pipe for $338 shipped. (I'll be in the market soon too) Cheers!
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:30 AM   #10
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Dale Teague sells the single cat pipe and the non-resonator mid pipe. You might be able to get them cheaper directly from Stromung- looking at their site it appears they will sell direct.

I'm wondering if Random Tech's cat pipe is better or worse- Nino sells the RT cat pipe for $338 shipped. (I'll be in the market soon too) Cheers!
The Random Tech pipe is still a cat though, isn't it? I thought it was a high-flow cat. I'm looking for a straight pipe, just like the midpipe, with no cat at all (im killing the environment i know )

thanks for the info guys!

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Old 07-29-2003, 02:06 PM   #11
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The Random Tech pipe is still a cat though, isn't it? I thought it was a high-flow cat. I'm looking for a straight pipe, just like the midpipe, with no cat at all (im killing the environment i know )

thanks for the info guys!

-greg
Yes, the RT pipe has a cat, though they say it flows better than mufflers. Having almost zero backpressure will severly hurt your low end torque, though it will rev faster. If you want t go fully catless, you probably are looking at having one made. Shouldn't cost much for a mild steel one from a muffler shop.
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Old 07-29-2003, 02:16 PM   #12
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Please do the right thing. Unless you're building a race car there is no reason to go catless. Sure it's cheaper than buying a cat, but on a NA engine it might actually hurt your low and mid-range acceleration. But most of all our planet will unnecessarily suffer a tad more
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Old 07-29-2003, 02:19 PM   #13
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You can't teach ethics- either you got them or you don't.
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:51 PM   #14
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You can't teach ethics- either you got them or you don't.

I think its unethical to tell someone that their car MUST have a cat on their car. No person owns the atmosphereic gases on our planet, and therefore no person has to right to tell other people they have to have cats on their car.

good luck with the test pipe squeeks
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Old 07-29-2003, 06:25 PM   #15
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Excuse me, no one has told anyone what they must do here. The final decision is up to the individual, those concerned about the environment can only remind and present the scientific facts. With enlightenment hopefully our generation as a whole will make the right decisions safeguarding the wellbeing of future generations.
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Old 07-29-2003, 06:39 PM   #16
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.....no one has told anyone what they must do here....
I think he was refering to the government demanding smog controls, not members of the forum.
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Old 07-29-2003, 07:29 PM   #17
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I think he was refering to the government demanding smog controls, not members of the forum.
Oh.......how can you tell?

Maybe using "government" rather than "person" would have better clarified the culprit, it reads like he was responding to our prior comments.

Oh well, as long as he's venting at the government and not us lowly peons I'm happy
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Old 07-29-2003, 07:39 PM   #18
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I think he was refering to the government demanding smog controls, not members of the forum.

DING DING DING!


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Old 07-29-2003, 08:01 PM   #19
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You can't teach ethics- either you got them or you don't.
I am hoping that this comment wasn't stating that I, personally, would be an unethical person if I were to put a cat-less pipe on my car.

I understand the ramifications on the environment if I choose to do so, but I do not see how this would make me an unethical person. For this, I am not.

Thanks for all the input on the subject guys, including the environmentalist opinion. It is always good to have someone else question what you are doing, even if you might not initially agree with them. If nobody ever did so, everyone would make a lot more mistakes.

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Old 07-29-2003, 08:18 PM   #20
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I personally think that AWD cars should be exempt from all equipment & smog laws and ALL 2WD SUV's and auto trannys on ALL vehicles should be banned.

In Los Angeles the average speed on Interstate 405 durring rush hour is 18 MPH. It is only going to get worse, and there is no relief in sight.
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Old 07-30-2003, 02:10 PM   #21
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I might be wrong but I was watching a news report that found that catalytic convertors actually cause and emit a more dangerous and destructive gas then carbon monoxide.

If Stromung is including bungs for front and rear O2 sensor then it will replace the Cat section and fit in the stock location so the O2 sensor wires will reach.

Where'd you here about Stromung having a straight pipe?

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:42 PM   #22
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anyone interested in test pipes, PM me.

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:53 PM   #23
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Quote:
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....If Stromung is including bungs for front and rear O2 sensor then it will replace the Cat section and fit in the stock location so the O2 sensor wires will reach....
The Stromung cat pipe has 1 cat with a bung for the front sensor before the cat and a bung for the rear sensor after the cat.

In essence, the bungs are in the OEM locations, but the single cat is a bit downstream from the location of the primary OEM cat.

My bad about the Stromung catless test pipe, though they do have a 2.25 inch intermediate pipe to go between the cat pipe and the axle-back pipe. Sorry!
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