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Old 10-25-2003, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default New Parts Perrin Uppipe & Samco Hoses

I will be installing both of these parts in my car tomorrow. Both products look very good its a shame you can't see the uppipe because that thing is beautiful. I will post a review on both parts when I install them and take a test run.

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Old 10-27-2003, 07:49 PM   #2
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Let me say that there is a noticable difference with these two parts installed. Spool up is deffinately faster than before not sure by how much but from what i feel its at least 500 rpm faster.
Installing the uppipe was a b@tch, it took about 9 hours to install it. Let me note that i had a turbo xs hp boost controller set at about 14.5 psi after the install I was topPing out at about 16.5 psi not sure why, but i've read that other people are having similar results. So I removed the boost controller to see what would happen and there seemed to be about 1 to 1.5 psi drop in pressure from stock. But it feels faster than stock and with the hpmbc installed it feels a whole lot faster. It pulls much harder especially in the midrange with or without the boost controller. It was definetly worth all the trouble.
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the review. Did you notice any fitment issues with the Samco or have they all been worked out?

What do you think you could have done differently to make the uppipe install go faster? I am planning to install an uppipe within the next couple of months and I don't have 9 hours.

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I had a hard time trying to get the hose on the turbo, took about 10 min of wiggling the intercooler around. It helps if you have small hands.

As for the uppipe make sure you spray WD40 on every bolt connected to an exhaust component. I sprayed mine and let it sit for about 30 min. and they came right off except for about 2 or 3 that gave me a bit of trouble. One reason it took so long is because it started raining, it took about 3 hrs longer than it should have. Make sure you have a deep 14mm socket, i had to go to autozone and get one really quick itl made it alot easier when unbolting the uppipe from the turbo.
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Thanks for the info!
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Also make sure you have an O2 sensor socket, it makes it alot easier to take off the sensor. Took me a couple minutes to take it off.
Make sure you also have various sizes of extensions you're going to need them.

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Another good idea would be to have a Dremel or tin snips to cut the pass. exhaust manifold heat shield above where the 02 sensor would poke through. This way you can install the heat shield after everything is in and you will be able to take it off whenever you want without removing the 02.
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