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Old 07-18-2005, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default Exhaust upgrade...one piece at a time?

I dont really want to drop $600+ on an exhaust upgrade all at once. Is it worthwile to do it piece by piece (i.e. new downpipe, then new mufffler, then new up-pipe (i assume up-pipe since the downpipe i want includes midpipe?).

I'm still learning on the whole terminology thing so i probably sound like a huge gimp. Anyways...

Can I cause serious problems by upgrading piece by piece?
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:12 AM   #2
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You only need a down pipe and up pipe for turbo cars I thought. On N/A cars the exhaust just goes from the engine to the headers and then straight back. I would think that saving your money up for a while and picking up a package would be worth your while. Buying it all seperate will let you get exactly what you want but a lot of times if you get a package it will save you money.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:26 AM   #3
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YouNeed to get clear about you upgrade path and make decisions early on about where you want you performance in the end. Then, buy accordingly, in the way that works best for you. If you want performance, I suggest you go with atleast a full 3" from the turbo back, including the uppipe and downpipe. And save your money for the whole package. And look on eBay as well. Oh, one last thing, check the proven power threads for the right exhaust and don't cheqp out. I'm sure we've all heard the expression...

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Old 07-18-2005, 08:36 AM   #4
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OK what are we dealing with here a N/A for a Trubo??? I can't figure it out ..because this would be the wrong forum for a trubo question.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:25 AM   #5
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not turbo...im NA. I thought the downpipe/midpipe contained the last 2 cats (which i want to get rid of) and the resonator..while the up-pipe was the pipe form the manifold that contains the first cat?

maybe im confusing NA with turbo layout. I had a site that defined each pipe so i could show you were im getting this info from....but i cant find it here at work.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:35 PM   #6
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kaisersouse, looks like we're on the same boat right now. I'm also thinking about upgrading my exhaust, but not quite 100% sure what to do first. At the current time, I'm swaying towards getting equal length headers and maybe leave it as it is since all I'm looking for is just a little more *omph* in the low-end torque. I don't really need more power in the high-end.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:43 PM   #7
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kaisersouse, looks like we're on the same boat right now. I'm also thinking about upgrading my exhaust, but not quite 100% sure what to do first. At the current time, I'm swaying towards getting equal length headers and maybe leave it as it is since all I'm looking for is just a little more *omph* in the low-end torque. I don't really need more power in the high-end.
the we are exactly in the same boat because i need low-end take off power...not high-end-into-a-tree power. 90MPh is plenty fast for me lol...I just want to take off quicker.

I was looking at headers but then realized that equal-length + higher flow exhaust = rice sound. I'm REALLY wanting to leave the stock manifold in order to keep the boxer sound...but thats just me.

Let me know if you find anything earth shattering, and i will do the same
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:58 PM   #8
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nope you are NA we have no downpipes or upipes and all that jibba jabber

we have intake, to motor, to headers, to cat pipe, to midpipe, to muffler axleback

depending on how you buy your stuff for 600 bucks you can get headers and a whole catback

you can upgrade one piece at a time if you get all pieces that fit i ran my stromung muffler on the stock midpipe with no worries so ya know its fine
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