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Old 06-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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Location: West, NC
2002 WRX 223K Mi.


Well now that doesn't seem to be what I was told.

Copy of Email sent and recived.

Hello Blktrax,
Both of these things should not cause any issues. When you install a gasket the area will get mostly filled and there will be no leaking. As for the tube extending into the flex, that should not cause any significant turbulence.

Thank you and please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Taras Tarlov
Customer Service & Purchasing
AIM: tarasgrimmspeed
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On 1/6/2012 7:13 AM, Blktrax wrote:
I received Ceramic up-pipe (p/n : 003002) yesterday and am excited to install it. However I have 2 questions just to verify this is ok to install.

First : The lower header flange has 2 low spots one about the size of a dime and the other 9mm wide but very near the gasket sealing surface.

Second: The internal part of the flex pipe, there is approx 25-30mm of pipe extending past the weld line on the turbo side of the flex joint. It would seem this lip inside the flex would rub and cause a significant amount of turbulence due to the gap around the pipe end. However not having installed one of these before I wanted to make sure this is how the pipe is designed.

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Thank you,


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