Right, I have a 92 mk1. I recently bought from a member here, a DSM T-25, a mystery brand manifold (decent quality though), oil lines, and this "X02" downpipe-
XO2 Racing, Inc.
Now I have been playing with it in the garage tonight and using my old cat as an example, when I hold the D/P up to the cat they don't seem to line up. I realise it will all fit a bit differently once on the car but shouldn't the exhaust all be pretty much straight? I have a silenced decat pipe on the car now and I will be having a simple straight pipe made to go on with the turbo. The flange on the Dp is too big to fit the cat, and therefore isn't going to fit the decat I have at the moment. This is why I will be having a new one made, to act as a reducer of sorts. Should I also have it correct the miss alignment in the DP?I know that I should have fat pipe all the way back but a new exhaust system is not in the financial cards at the moment, so this will have to do until it is.
Here is a couple of pictures to illustrate what I am talking about (excuse my ghetto garage)
Now at the moment they will not bolt on because of the different flanges, but they are sitting pretty much flush in those pictures.
Anyone using one of these D/P's? Thoughts?
Not to put too fine a point on it, but that aint normal is it?