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Old 02-09-2004, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default TurboXS Stealthback review and props to Phil @ TurboXS!

I purchased a used TXS Stealthback last week and installed it this weekend.

I thought I was missing the donut gasket and called TurboXS, they were going to ship me the gasket for free even though I bought it used! I eventually found it though, thanks for the help Phil / Mark.

The second problem I ran into was the bolts with the springs, one of the bolts was stripped and ended up snapping. Fortunately I found an exact replacement at Lowes.

Only thing I could'nt do was torque the bolts from the downpipe to the turbo using a torque wrench?!, could'nt fit one in there, Anyone know if this is going to be a big issue? How can I tell if there is a good seal or leak?

As for my impressions, damn it is sick! I'm currently running a cobb stage 1 ecu, so I need to send it in for a reflash. Anyone have any idea how much extra hp/tq i'll get with the reflash?

The turbo spools up quicker and it just pulls so much harder than just my stage 1. I'm still using the stock muffler so it's still very quiet. I can hear the turbo more, but the exhaust sound is pretty much stock.

My buddy has a stock WRX who helped with the install and he's putting in an order for a cobb reflash and looking for a used stealthback...
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Old 02-09-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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It's possible to get the torque wrench on 4 of the 5 bolts. The one on the bottom passenger side isn't possible, so just hand-tighten that one.

Did you make sure to remove the old gasket from the turbo? Replace it? Get yourself a flex bit for the socket and you can juuuust get the torqe wrench in there.

It's a pain, I know, but the right way to go. Torqued 26-30 on 4 bolts, then kinda hand-tight on the 5th.
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Old 02-09-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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Default Flex bit?

Thanks for the suggestions about the flex bit. I've seen those, but man they look like they would just snap under the pressure.

For those who do this for a living, is there a special tool or other kind of bit I can use to make this work?

I did use the torque wrench on the top two bolts, but my stupid (Sears special) torque wrench never clicked! So I just tightened as hard as I can. Kind of worried that I should'nt have done that but it was getting late and I just wanted to get the damn thing in...
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:57 PM   #4
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I hand tightened all mine and have no leaks at 18K+ miles on it. I think you can get them just nice and snug and be ok...My opinion only!
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:47 PM   #5
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I don't think you were talking to Phil. That was Mark and I taking care of you. I remember we (Mark and I) were talking about the fact that the free gasket was going to cost you so much since you wanted it overnight. I was glad you found the gasket to avoid the shipping expense. Although I still have your gasket in a box on my desk.

Normally Id let the credit go to Phil, but I want people to be aware that I am not always a cranky SOB.

In any case I am glad you like the exhaust system. If there is anything else we can help with let us know.



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Old 02-09-2004, 10:37 PM   #6
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It's possible to get the torque wrench on 4 of the 5 bolts. The one on the bottom passenger side isn't possible, so just hand-tighten that one.
I was able to get a torque wrench on all 5. The first time I installed the dp I used one of those "universal joint" extensions. I just took out my dp tonight because it was rubbing the frame and I was able to use a short socket extension on the torque wrench.
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