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Old 03-12-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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so i put in the 3" turboback exhaust from xcceleration/random tech today, along with a perrin lightened crank pulley and a gpmoto short ram intake and... holy $4i@# is this thing fun now!! there was nothing to difficult about any of the installs, except i cant figure out how to get that silencer elbow in the fender well out and i think i have a small exhaust leak now (can be taken care of by tightening whichever nuts/studs are loose) but other than that, everything is perfect!! the exhaust is a lot throatier now, you can hear the turbo spool up, and the engine revs up faster... overall the perfect combo for a beginning into mods... i put the exhaust in this morning (took me from about 1030 to 1230 w/ a break for a snack), the pulley took about 30 min, and the intake took about 30 min (these times include getting the tools out and putting them away ) so overall,
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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Isn't it worth the 1300 bucks! Wait till you install an uppipe

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Old 03-12-2005, 07:43 PM   #4
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when i was under there the uppipe looked not so easy to get to... where did you get yours from? and yes- worth the 1300 bucks, every penny of it
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:49 PM   #5
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when i was under there the uppipe looked not so easy to get to... where did you get yours from? and yes- worth the 1300 bucks, every penny of it
Grouppe-S. Give them a call. Way cool, effective and cheap upgrade. Under 200.00 bucks. Nice too.

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Old 03-12-2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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does it come with an o2 and/or egt bung? i know i dont really need the egt bung if its catless, but i just bought an egt gage and dont want to part with it... less than 200 bucks tho!! thats great i want one!!
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:23 PM   #7
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Installing the uppipe is a real pain. It's not hard but it takes a lot of time because there are lots of parts to pull before you can get to it.

Getting the silencer out is pretty easy, on the other hand. You need to take it out from the wheel well (maybe that's obvious). Take out the screws (one or two metal ones; the rest are plastic). Pull back the plastic cover, reach up and detach it from the bracket. Don't forget the screw up top. Then wiggle it out (it takes some twisting and pulling but it it come out eventually. You can buy a $5 OEM part to plug one of the holes in the engine bay. It's not necessary but it looks cleaner. Check around--yoiu can find step-by-step instructions as well as the part number for the thing to plug into the hole. I'd start with Scoobymods.com first.

With your mods, I'd also look into some kind of engine management.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:12 PM   #8
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awesome, congrats! I hope to do the exhaust soon.

Do you have any picts?
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Old 03-13-2005, 03:21 AM   #9
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does it come with an o2 and/or egt bung?
It has a bung for the o2 sensor and oem EGT sending unit. For your EGT gauge, you'd want the bung installed on the headers for a more accurate reading.

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Installing the uppipe is a real pain. It's not hard but it takes a lot of time because there are lots of parts to pull before you can get to it.
Nah, It was pretty easy to remove and replace. With my WRX I used to remove the turbo to get to the up-pipe (from up top). Well, with the Baja, I removed it from the bottom, amazingly enough there is more room in the Baja. Either way it's doable you just gotta swear a bunch

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Old 03-13-2005, 08:48 AM   #10
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Nah, It was pretty easy to remove and replace. With my WRX I used to remove the turbo to get to the up-pipe (from up top). Well, with the Baja, I removed it from the bottom, amazingly enough there is more room in the Baja. Either way it's doable you just gotta swear a bunch

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Like I said: It's not hard. Just time consuming.
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Old 03-13-2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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i want to get some kind of engine management. i hear that unichip is pretty good but do i have any other options? i know a little about ecutek and stuff, but everything ive read says that it only supports foresters, wrxs, and legacys... i figure unichip will be the way to go, when can save the money (or get my tax return!). how much does an uppipe or unichip help? butt dyno reports welcome
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:37 PM   #12
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awesome, congrats! I hope to do the exhaust soon.

Do you have any picts?
here they are my baja pics
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:27 PM   #13
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Hey where in VA do you live? Is it too loud?....
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:42 PM   #14
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:14 PM   #15
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Cool, don't see many of that color scheme! Are you going to put your heatshield back on?

Do you notice any drop in power supply with the smaller pulley?

Do you guys with these exhausts have trouble dragging them pulling into driveways etc?
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:41 PM   #16
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Hey where in VA do you live? Is it too loud?....
too loud - definitely not! it sounds great! i live in norfolk by oceanview
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:57 PM   #17
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i dont know how to post a sound clip - help?

the dealer told me that the white/silver/turbo/5mt combo was the rare one, but that could have the the ol' smoke up the arse trick
the heat shield - prolly not - that thing was the biggest pita to get out of the way to loosen the nuts, and it was attached/held up by the factory downpipe and i dont think it will hurt anything correct me if im wrong!
and no, no trouble pulling into the drive, i think with the larger pipe i lost about a half inch of ground clearance, but ive still got a hell of a lot more than a rex!
the pulley is the same size as the stock one, just a whole lot lighter! i didnt want an underdriven pulley just b/c of the power thing...
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:28 AM   #18
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Like I said: It's not hard. Just time consuming.
LOL! Your first sentence caught my attention though.
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Installing the uppipe is a real pain.
It's all good though it's only a pain on your first time. I've done it quite a few times.

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Old 03-14-2005, 03:31 AM   #19
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Very nice, looks just like mine Great job on the install. Now call grouppe-s and order your up-pipe. Ask for Preston to get a good deal!

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Old 03-14-2005, 09:19 AM   #20
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There aren't a lot of options for engine management. The Unichip will come pre-mapped for your mods, including the short air intake, so that's a plus there. Obviously, if you can get the ECU tuned fior your car, that would be the way to go. Rallitek is selling the Unichip for about a grand, which is lower than what there were selling it for last year.

As for the pipe dragging, it's not a problem, and I have a sloped driveway. It really doesn't hang down much at all and with the Baja's height, I can't see it ever being an issue. I install the longer exhaust hangers because the exhaust fit better (the OEM ones were pulled pretty tight).

I installed a hitch a couple of months ago and it went right in with good clearance, for whatever that's worth. I could compare it, but I suspect that with the OEM exhaust, it might have been a bit tight. I bought an aftermarket hitch that fits the same way as the Suburau version (no drilling).

I haven't seen any loss of power with the pulley either.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:18 AM   #21
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too loud - definitely not! it sounds great! i live in norfolk by oceanview
Hey I go to ODU... maybe sometime you could show me how it sounds like...
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the heat shield - prolly not - that thing was the biggest pita to get out of the way to loosen the nuts, and it was attached/held up by the factory downpipe and i dont think it will hurt anything correct me if im wrong!
I don't know, I guess the theory is that you want to isolate your IC as much as possible from the exhaust heat. Since the DP's running right there next to it, I guess most people want to try to keep it on there.

I've also read that unless you're really driving the crap out of it you shouldn't have too much heat soak though.

I'm trying to decide whether I want to trim mine up (divorced wastegate DP) to get it to fit or whether to just leave it off...
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too loud - definitely not! it sounds great! i live in norfolk by oceanview


VA in you say????? i'll be heading that way the last week in April. i'll have to PM you and during my road trip maybe we can meet up for a few, i'll be going from NH to GA. also every year a take a week vaca and stay at one of the hotels on oceana blvd (VA Beach).
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:35 PM   #24
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looks like a sweet setup! Im jonsing for that exhaust myself, but too many other cars to modify right now
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:42 PM   #25
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VA in you say????? i'll be heading that way the last week in April. i'll have to PM you and during my road trip maybe we can meet up for a few, i'll be going from NH to GA. also every year a take a week vaca and stay at one of the hotels on oceana blvd (VA Beach).
yeah, pm me, that'd be cool
and yes, i love this exhaust, and now i have no other choice... i must get the uppipe...and unichip...and
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