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Old 10-16-2019, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Downpipe too low? 05 wrx

I have a 2005 wrx that came with a nameless bell mouth 3Ē stainless downpipe, my question is how low to the ground are most downpipes?
This one is the lowest point of the car when looking under it, it also has no transmission hanger...itís a good 2+ inches away from the transmission supports. Is this normal?
Can anyone verify with their car some measurements and brand of downpipe they are using?
I ask because I have a JDM ej205 engine and transmission ready to go in and with the stock catted downpipe and itís a lot closer to the transmission supports. But want to install a proper downpipe if the nameless one is a freak cheep one thatís out of proportion
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:12 PM   #2
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Can you post pic? Probably was bent wrong if anything
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:09 PM   #3
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I can try. Itís been a long time since Iíve used an imaging site to post pictures. I was just going to remove it and see how it compares to the stock downpipe...and if needed bring it in and have it cut and re-welded. It will probably be cheeper than buying a new one and I can have them add on a new 14 gauge support hanger in the correct location
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:32 PM   #4
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I can try. Itís been a long time since Iíve used an imaging site to post pictures. I was just going to remove it and see how it compares to the stock downpipe...and if needed bring it in and have it cut and re-welded. It will probably be cheeper than buying a new one and I can have them add on a new 14 gauge support hanger in the correct location
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:05 PM   #5
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There is always some variance in manufacture, vs the tolerance of OEM parts. You can loosen the turbo support brackets and up-pipe , then install the down-pipe and move things around to fit better.

Had this same issue switching from a Cobb to a grimmspeed, actually had to notch the trans support as not to rub the pipe.

However you NEED a trans hanger, that not attached is putting high loads on the turbo flange. Eventually either the pipe or the flange will crack over time/heat cycles.
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