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Old 02-12-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
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Quick question, my car is stock. If I eventually plan to replace my downpipe, should I wait until I get it before installing a uppipe? Basically it is easier to install both at the same time or are their installations different? Seems like you can get to the downpipe from under the car while the uppipe requires removing the intercooler and stuff from above.

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Old 02-12-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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Youll have to remove the downpipe anyways so I waited. You might wanna get some I/C pipes too, get it all done at once.
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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Youll have to remove the downpipe anyways so I waited. You might wanna get some I/C pipes too, get it all done at once.
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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Defintely wait, you have to take the downpipe out for both jobs so you may as well get it all done at once. The intercooler doesnt have to come out for either install, so that shouldn't have any effect on you decission.

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Old 02-12-2004, 08:59 PM   #5
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Defintely wait, you have to take the downpipe out for both jobs so you may as well get it all done at once. The intercooler doesnt have to come out for either install, so that shouldn't have any effect on you decission.

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agreed...you can do the IC pipes any time you want...
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Old 02-12-2004, 10:13 PM   #6
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just do the up
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Old 02-12-2004, 10:50 PM   #7
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What they all said, wait and to it all at once.
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Old 02-12-2004, 11:55 PM   #8
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The downpipe install is easy. I wouldn't hesitate to install the uppipe while I wait to get the dp. And the intercooler doesn't have to come out but it makes access a whole lot easier if you remove it.
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:52 AM   #9
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downpipe takes an hour by itself. just do the uppipe since you already have it. when you do get the downpipe it is going to be really easy because the bolts aren't going to be frozen up because you will have loosened em up doing the uppipe.
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Old 02-13-2004, 12:22 PM   #10
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It took me about 2 hours the first because of the frozen bolts. The last time it only took me 40 minutes to take the dp off, modify so it didn't touch the frame, and put it back on.
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Old 02-13-2004, 12:36 PM   #11
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How long are you going to wait for the downpipe?

I would say just do the uppipe now since that is the much harder install. Then when you have the money get the downpipe. The DP will go in really easily since like aforementioned the bolts will have been touched and you will also know how to do it.
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Old 02-13-2004, 12:40 PM   #12
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downpipe takes an hour by itself. just do the uppipe since you already have it. when you do get the downpipe it is going to be really easy because the bolts aren't going to be frozen up because you will have loosened em up doing the uppipe.
How does the downpipe take an hour by itself? I removed and installed it 3 or 4 times now and it takes about 10 minutes or less...5 bolts from the turbo to downpipe, and the 2 bolts from the downpipe to midpipe...thats it...just wondering why you think it takes an hour?
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:15 PM   #13
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Dowpipes are so easy to install that you might aswell do the uppipe and then do the downpipe at a later time.

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Old 02-14-2004, 11:32 AM   #14
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I did the uppipe first and then the downpipe a couple of weeks later. Works out well.
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Old 02-14-2004, 01:29 PM   #15
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you guys like doing more work than you have to.....I dont see any sense in taking it off and re-installing it twice, but thats just me
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