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Old 09-21-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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I just installed a PDE uppipe and Borla header on my 02 WRX.

PDE uppipe:
The quality of this peice was awsome. The over all construction is very high quality and their customer serivce rocks. The install for this wasnt too bad and am leak free well at least I thinks so. The turbo is more audible but I do not have any leak or squealing sounds. I followed the PDE instructons, and used vishnu's tq specs. The key to having any easy install was PB Blaster. This stuff works wonders. I just douced all the exhaust bolts and let it sit for 3 hours. The bolts came off very easy! So its worth the wait.

Borla Header V2:
I had zero fitment problems with the header. The only issue was that there was a small bump on one of the flanges. I just filed it off with a metal file and it was good to go. I reused the stock exhaust manifold gaskets. I used vishnu's tq specs when tourqing the PDE uppipe to the header.


There was a drastic change in the performance and sound of the car. I didnt notice any lag with the addition of the header, but that could be because I did the uppipe and header at the same time. There is alot more topend pull. If you have any questions feel free to email me. I got both parts from www.subarustore.com there service and speed is unbeatable.
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Old 09-27-2003, 06:02 PM   #2
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thank you! i needed this exact review because i may be purchasing a used header and up piep of the same brands. Wheres a good place to get subaru oem up pipe and header gaskets?
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Old 10-03-2003, 10:06 PM   #3
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I just reused my exhaust manifold gaskets and got new oem gaskets for the up-pipe from someone on the board. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Old 10-16-2003, 03:57 AM   #4
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I have the same uppipe, and my Borla header is being installed on Friday. I'm also having it tuned. Hopefully I can get a dyno chart of before and after. I'll post it. I hope the car isn't too loud for my quiet neighborhood!
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