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Old 07-08-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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I was wondering does anyone have a link or can show me how to install an uppipe and downpipe? For future references if the newbies and Faqs would have a thread just like the unibomer read first thread would be very helper to new people that are installing mods on there car. I hope there will be one, how about it speciaist, admin, whoever does nasioc....thanks you, stealthfish.
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Old 07-08-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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If you found Unabomber's Manifesto how did you not find the links to install those items?
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:02 PM   #4
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I have come to the conclusion that the best way for a newb to install an uppipe is to pay someone. But that's just me.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #5
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Well that depends on your level of newbiness (hehe i love making up words). I would consider myself a noobie, especially on turbo cars, but i could probably get thru an UP install... it might take me all day but-- pshhh...
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:37 AM   #6
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I was wondering does anyone have a link or can show me how to install an uppipe and downpipe? For future references if the newbies and Faqs would have a thread just like the unibomer read first thread would be very helper to new people that are installing mods on there car. I hope there will be one, how about it speciaist, admin, whoever does nasioc....thanks you, stealthfish.
you can find most of the installing guildes from http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:01 AM   #7
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For the UP install you need to have a bottle jack and a understanding of how the car is put together. It's nothing more than cracking bolts but the first time you will be scratching your head at times. There is also the possibility of leaks so you may be doing it all over again.

DP installs are pretty easy but Subaru likes to put bolts in silly little places so even after you think you have them all off, there's still more. If you can change oil you should be able to do a DP.
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:12 AM   #8
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you dont need a bottle jack, although it'd make it easier to jack up the car (If using the motor mount area). I jacked from the oil pan (used a piece of wood to distribute pressure)
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Old 07-09-2005, 04:41 AM   #9
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you can find most of the installing guildes from http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/

but it sucks you have to pay to look at the pics......
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:36 AM   #10
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but it sucks you have to pay to look at the pics......
OK where are people coming up with that? You don't have to pay to register, it's free. Have you tried to register? We take contributions but it's free to get access to the site.

Look here:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3616

Up Pipe:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...8511#post18511

Down Pipe:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4026

What sux is I spend hours and hours documenting mods adding info on TSB's and such. I do it for free I don't get anything at all for it, then when we have problems keeping the site up some people look the other way when we ask for some assistance.
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:09 PM   #11
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we're here for you peaty. as long as you don't need money, or time, or anything like that. :P
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:12 PM   #12
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OK where are people coming up with that? You don't have to pay to register, it's free. Have you tried to register? We take contributions but it's free to get access to the site.

Look here:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3616

Up Pipe:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...8511#post18511

Down Pipe:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4026

What sux is I spend hours and hours documenting mods adding info on TSB's and such. I do it for free I don't get anything at all for it, then when we have problems keeping the site up some people look the other way when we ask for some assistance.
Sorry for the hijack, but are you guys still selling hats or t-shirts? The last time I went there I wasn't sure.

As for the thread, yeah, I figure this mod is doable by a noob, but a pretty damn hard one. Lots of jacking, lots of wrenching (and liquid wrenching), etc. If a noob (like me) was going to do this, they should probably wait until they've done some other car-familiarizing mods (like exhaust, IC or IC hoses, etc.).
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:27 PM   #13
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I figure this mod is doable by a noob, but a pretty damn hard one. Lots of jacking, lots of wrenching (and liquid wrenching), etc. If a noob (like me) was going to do this, they should probably wait until they've done some other car-familiarizing mods (like exhaust, IC or IC hoses, etc.).

I agree, the down pipe is not very hard but it can take a while. The uppipe is a real bugger even if everything goes well. If the pipe is on an older car you can run into problems getting stuff off and or snapping studs. As with most mods it always helps to have a buddy help out. Even better if they have done the mod before. A big reason I keep doing ScoobyMods is to make it so people that want to but are nervous about trying stuff, can see how it's not really all that hard. Like a lot of things, once you are shown how it's done it's not as bad as you thought. I fretted over doing the uppipe. I let it sit in the box for a month before I got up the gumption to do it. After I was done I wondered why I waited so long. I do have quite a few of the proper tools but I really have no special ability other than confidence to give something a try. You have to be willing to make mistakes. I've made quite a few myself. I always try to give a heads up in my how-to's though so others don't have to learn the hard way like me


Sorry for the hijack, but are you guys still selling hats or t-shirts? The last time I went there I wasn't sure.

yes, shirts, new design here: http://tinyurl.com/748af

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Old 07-10-2005, 07:54 PM   #14
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For the UP install you need to have a bottle jack and...
LMAO I thought you said a bottle OF jack... oops!
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:04 PM   #15
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I have come to the conclusion that the best way for a newb to install an uppipe is to pay someone. But that's just me.
if you read the online install guides, have the right tools, and are a newb to Subaru, but not to cars in general, the up-pipe install really isn't that big a deal - it takes time, and some things are a little awkward, but it's really not that big a deal. (I agree that it could be a bear on an older car or one from up in the snow belt, just because things get seized up pretty good)

If you don't like wrenching on your car, you are definitely correct, though - it can be a frustrating experience if you are just grunting through it.
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:21 PM   #16
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Know what you're getting into and what can go wrong before you start an UP install. Tomorrow will be a week since I began my UP install and I'm still not done. God damn passenger side motor mount bolt is stripped
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Old 07-10-2005, 10:25 PM   #17
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How did you manage that? It's not an uncommon thing for people to post, unfortunately... I used a deep socket and a breaker bar (helt the socket in place to make sure it was flush) and it came right off - no rounding of the nut at all - did the wrench walk off the bolt or something? (I hope you didn't try using a box wrench on that!)
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How did you manage that? It's not an uncommon thing for people to post, unfortunately... I used a deep socket and a breaker bar (helt the socket in place to make sure it was flush) and it came right off - no rounding of the nut at all - did the wrench walk off the bolt or something? (I hope you didn't try using a box wrench on that!)
Yeah I guess it walked off. I don't really know. I had another NASIOC member over and he was helping out and we were having a hell of a time trying to get the passenger side motor mount loose (the driver's side came right off, typical ). After a while of trying the socket eventually started slipping and sure enough it was stripped. I'm going to Sears tomorrow to get a damaged bolt remover kit.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:54 AM   #19
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that sucks porque...really slows things down

I actually used a regular ratchet to open that motor mount.... I used my foot to push it a LOT easier haha
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