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Old 06-15-2008, 02:09 PM   #81
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I think we have a fastenal retail shop here... I'll check it out.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:52 PM   #82
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My downpipe is still going strong, corky mentioned that it probably wouldn't last more than 200 miles.
It'd done around 3000 highway miles and 2 autocrosses wonderfully thus far though so I'm happy with it.
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hmmm, would you ever make another downpipe?
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:19 PM   #84
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Not without a car in front of me, even then it was a pain in the *** doing it in my apartment's parking spot then driving to the welding lab at school.
If I had a garage to do things in I would help out more often.
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My downpipe is still going strong, corky mentioned that it probably wouldn't last more than 200 miles.
It'd done around 3000 highway miles and 2 autocrosses wonderfully thus far though so I'm happy with it.
Why did Corky think you wouldn't get more than 200 miles out of the DP?

Curiousity killed the cat
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:08 PM   #86
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Hmm. I just built a downpipe, and I"m wondering how to make the external gate tap into it. Our setups look identical pretty much. It just looks like if I put a wastegate flange and pipe the way you did, that I could never get it installed. Did you install yours from below or above? My downpipe I built goes in from above, but I dunno if it will go in from below. Have to check.
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Hmm. I just built a downpipe, and I"m wondering how to make the external gate tap into it. Our setups look identical pretty much. It just looks like if I put a wastegate flange and pipe the way you did, that I could never get it installed. Did you install yours from below or above? My downpipe I built goes in from above, but I dunno if it will go in from below. Have to check.
Maybe his car will take it from all angles?
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Maybe his car will take it from all angles?
Probably with all the Tupperware **** all around it.
Anyways, I did this today, and it fit... After I cut some weird "notch" off the side of the bellhousing that seemed to server no other purpose that to cause my downpipe not to fit. 20 seconds with a sawzall, and it fits now. STILL gotta finish the exhaust though. I hate exhaust. But it will finally be better.
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brilliant writeup! lots of great info that i think will help. great pics of the down pipe. i plan on making one very similar, if not identical to yours. looks great!
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Yeah, I finished mine. No flex joint and it's flux cored... so not nearly as pretty. I didn't even take pics. But it's working great. I basically did what he did, but mines 3" off the turbo with a 2" pipe off the wastegate that T's back into the DP like his does, but mine enters perpendicular to the DP. Chad, your engine bay is so clean. I hate you.
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That engine bay is screaming for a big cold air box. Sounds like a job for some sheet aluminum and tig.
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lookin good.
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