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Old 01-26-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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I sent stephanie at BEGI an email regarding the new divorced gas downpipes for a T3 set up. She replied with some additional questions right away. Answered the questions to the best of my measley ability and got terrific responses.

For no additional cost, other than shipping, I can send them my manifold and T3 turbo and they will custom build the downpipe to fit. That's service! The new downpipes are even reasonably priced. I'm looking at the mild steel and it's under $300. I could get a custom DP done locally for that kind of money but not with all the engineering BEGI did to create their design.

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Am I wrong in thinking this seems pretty reasonable for a quality part? There are 2 parts I knew I didn't want to skimp on, the manifold and the turbo. Is the DP not important enough to warrant spending a little more for their stuff?

Budget build but I don't want to skimp where it will cost me in the long run. Looking to push around 10psi on a daily driver. FM/ begi mani, t3, bipes, begi fmu, cheapest intercooler and piping I could find, other parts not completely sorted out yet.
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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Been there done that!

I think a few members here were able to use the jig they made with my T3 and I got it all back within 7-business days. On top of that I was still given the special "introductory" pricing. And I believe it was mounted to Corky's personal miata


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Old 01-29-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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Thats right kids, I have a clone of the one brain has. And I got the intro price AND I got a set of BEGI decals. Yeah so top that! ( Just having fun, but seriously thats awesome man)
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aw...I didn't get decals :(
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I want to go there someday. Maybe we could all drive our cars some weekend. That would be fun.
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aw...I didn't get decals :(
Anyone can PM me your address and I will send some.
We have blue, black, red and silver.
Small or large.
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Thats right kids, I have a clone of the one brain has. And I got the intro price AND I got a set of BEGI decals. Yeah so top that! ( Just having fun, but seriously thats awesome man)
Do you really want me to top that? LOL, I have steph's cell phone number and her undivided attention.

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Yeah, well I have pictures taken through her window at night.
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oops.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:06 PM   #10
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Anyone can PM me your address and I will send some.
We have blue, black, red and silver.
Small or large.
Stephanie

I would take a decal but im bitter toward begi...

I noticed a link was down on their site and thinking I will be nice and let them know through email...

Didnt even get a thank you.


Haha... I will still spend gooobs of money with them when I graduate, but everyone will know the story of my bitter email.
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Probably my fault. I am sorry.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:17 PM   #12
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Don't feel bad Loki; I let RSpeed know once that they had mislabeled a price of something on their website as $18 instead of $85. It was promptly changed...but no thank you.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:42 PM   #13
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Loki, it's OK to be bitter but I'm glad you reckonize da mad skills Corky haz.

Anyone have input about my questions regarding the DP?
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:31 PM   #14
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Cueball your right, for me as soon as my free time is worth more than $15/hr I woudl rather work and pay for someone to produce a quality piece. I have no doubts that BEGI will be getting alot of my money...


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Old 01-31-2007, 02:45 PM   #15
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I'm seriously considering buying their stage 2 kit right now. It sure would be alot easier than making it myself...since time is not on my side. After looking at their stuff, and now with the coolant re-route included in my quote, its almost stupid to do the diy since I have a little money to play with. It will take some time though..I have to swap motors, install and tune ms, then the turbo job.
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I was reserving my post in this thread until I had news on my BEGi downpipe. The short of it is I had a one-off separated-gases downpipe fabricated by them last summer. Had some issues with fitment, but they're getting those straightened out. Needless to say, the downpipe flows quite well.

I dunno about decals, but they're very friendly and helpful. Corky is a wealth of knowledge. And stories, but that's something else.
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:04 PM   #17
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I got my decals (and FMU finally rebuilt)!!! Now the delema of figuring out where to stick 'um.
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:55 PM   #18
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You want us to suggest a place to "stick 'um"?
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