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Post by Phibs » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:54 pm

Bluestreak2006 wrote:Well I finally installed the prosport boost gauge. And what a PITA it was. Took me like 3 hrs. This morning I turn on the car and now the light change to green isnt working. Just thought I would complain some more. Oh and my DP still hasnt shipped.
PITA how?? That was one of the easier installs I've ever done!
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:22 pm

The instructions I had were for a Forester. Most everything was backwards and then trying to feed the wires through the hole in the floor board really kicked my ass. I really just don't like wiring at all.
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Post by Phibs » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:16 pm

Bluestreak2006 wrote:The instructions I had were for a Forester. Most everything was backwards and then trying to feed the wires through the hole in the floor board really kicked my ass. I really just don't like wiring at all.
Ah yeah I guess it was somewhat of a pain. In that sense, if anyone else wants help I'd be more than happy to assist. After doing mine and midnit's I'm a pro ;)
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Post by 06STIffy » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:09 am

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:03 am

Dale im still waiting on my DP to ship. How much do you want for it?

Im also thinking of having the springs installed. Does anyone have any suggestions of where to go.
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Post by drwrx » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:21 am

Since I would rcommend you get an alighnment after the spring install I would say just take it to P-Tuning and have them install the springs, as well as the camber bolts, and then have them alighn it as well. It won't be super cheap, but I'm never getting an alighnment from any other place.

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:59 am

I was thinking the same thing.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:30 am

Question????

Should I wait to have the alignment done until my springs settle???
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Post by complacent » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:31 am

Bluestreak2006 wrote:Question????

Should I wait to have the alignment down until my springs settle???
I've typically waited a week or so to have an alignment done. Hasn't seemed to be much of an issue with tire wear. I'd at least give it a few days.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:42 pm

Well it turns out that my DP is still in a shipping container waiting to arrive to their warehouse so they can ship it. So im pretty sure im gonna cancel the order.

OK I need some help. Im looking for a catted downpipe now. Are there any budget ones out there?
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Post by drwrx » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:12 pm

There's a guy in Arlington with an Invidia catted new in box asking for offers:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr ... ?t=1409514

You can pick-up a Helix catted down-pipe for $329 here:
http://www.hopupracing.com/hehicado2ce0.html

Those would be my first choices.

You can get a regular ebay type down-pipe ($120 shipped)
Than buy a high flow 3" metal substrate cat ($114.95)
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... toview=sku
Then have it welded into the pipe for another $100+ installation.

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:34 pm

Thanks Darren for your help. I PMed the guy on Nasioc. I also found a deal for a Titek( reviews are much better than Helix) catted downpipe for $360 shipped.
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Post by 06STIffy » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:07 am

Bluestreak2006 wrote:Dale im still waiting on my DP to ship. How much do you want for it?

Im also thinking of having the springs installed. Does anyone have any suggestions of where to go.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:07 am

Can you bring it to the next meet?
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:41 pm

Well its seems the Titek DP is discontinued and sold out from all of its distributors. This is really starting to drive me crazy.
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Post by 06STIffy » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:27 pm

sorry, I thought about it. But I was unable to make it. If you haven't already figured out. Ha!
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:49 am

Is anyone running a Helix downpipe?

Darren what do you think about them?
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Post by drwrx » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:43 am

The Helix down-pipe is a fine looking piece. I think if you took the name plate off it and held it up to the Invidia you would not be able to tell them apart. The only Helix down-pipe I saw was a catted one and the welds looked very good, the bends were smooth and the flanges and tubing were thick. That's about all you can ask for. In the end, it's just stainless steel pipe. There is no "magic" that makes one better than another. Yes some types of stainless are "better" than others, but unless you know the type from each manufacturer that is not likely a claim that can be verified.

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:17 am

Hooray for me!!!!
I finally got a damn downpipe. I did a pricematch over w/ JSC Speed since they seem to do good service and I got an Invidia bellmouth downpipe for $225 shipped. Came in yesterday and am very pleased.

Alright so now who is gonna help with the install. I have access to a lift and have cash for pizza and beer.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:18 am

Darren do you think I could get a shop to weld in a 3 inch high flow cat onto the intermediate pipe of my HKS exhaust?
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Post by drwrx » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:07 pm

Yes, that is what I had done. They will have to install the down-pipe to do it properly. Mine cost $120 to have done.

Here's the cat I'd recommend getting:
http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s ... _411601_-1

It's $97.99. You may be able to find it cheaper if you hunt.

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:18 pm

Where did you get it down at?
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Post by drwrx » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:22 am

I had it done at a midas down the way from me.
Any muffler shop can do this kind of work.

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Post by Zell_06 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:25 am

As far as the springs go, Belvoir's auto shop has a spring compressor and that's where I did my springs. The guys there do know their stuff too. Just my 2 cents.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:37 pm

I'm having P Tuning install the springs on Thursday. Then 10 days later they will do the alignmentNow just to find some help and hopefully do the downpipe this weekend.
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