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Old 02-02-2007, 05:15 AM   #1
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Am I going to be able to slip the Tony pipe in without removing the turbo?

Working out the logistics of a downpipe shootout. Basically, just making sure I can quickly swap it with nothing but jackstands and hand tools, so the switcheroo could be done without leaving the dyno room.
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Interested! Up-date please!
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Am I going to be able to slip the Tony pipe in without removing the turbo?

Working out the logistics of a downpipe shootout. Basically, just making sure I can quickly swap it with nothing but jackstands and hand tools, so the switcheroo could be done without leaving the dyno room.
Short answer is no. I even had a shortened tony DP (b/c I had a custom midpipe) that I could not get in from above or below without removing the turbo. In fact, I even had to remove the manifold, but with some engine tilting, I do not think that removing the manifold is necessary. Unfortunately, removing the turbo is pretty much a definite. I have yet to hear anyone who was able to get it in without removing the turbo, but you would certainly be the first!
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I was able to install it without removing the turbo, but I have a 2 piece unit with a slip joint in the middle. I can see it be very difficult if it were a 1 piece unit.
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With my HKS topmount i'm able to remove and install my downpipe without taking the turbo off. It isn't fun and i definitely have a franken downpipe but it is removable, takes a bit of turning and a small amount of cussing. No idea about the tony pipe though might be way tighter fit.
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We were able to mount the manifold to the block and then attach the top-half of the DP to the turbo and put it in place. Then connected the bottom-hlaf from below. Even that took a bit wrestling, but it was about the best you can do...no room to work with.
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The DP in question is two piece.
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Sweet. Does it have a wb bung? If so, I will be able to datalog everything.
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Has NB and WB bungs. I also have a 2.5" test pipe as well. I'll answer you PM shortly Ben, need to get an estimate on shipping.
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that's the hotness.
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Can the BEGI DP be installed with out removing the manifold or turbo?
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the DP from tony can be installed without removing the turbo IF its in two pieces. His original version (ie 1 Piece) you'll need to take the turbo off.
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Hope so, looks like it's 2 piece. I PM'd Stephanie about it last night.

Also don't know, but there's probably a difference in the length of the 2 dps, so I may need to have a small spacer fabbed up for the shorter pipe.

Things to deal with when/if this happens.
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If both are bolt in you shouldn't have any need for a spacer right?
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If both are bolt in you shouldn't have any need for a spacer right?
would think that neither pipe exactly replicates the shitty bottleneck at the factory cat location, so only one way to find out
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here's the thing....if you have to remove all the bolts for the DP, it's not hard to remove 4 more for the turbo (yes I know the greddy bolts are a PITA). Then you can manuvere better without even having to disconnect oi/water lines.
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here's the thing....if you have to remove all the bolts for the DP, it's not hard to remove 4 more for the turbo (yes I know the greddy bolts are a PITA). Then you can manuvere better without even having to disconnect oi/water lines.
Yeah and no. It'll be at the dyno shop. I plan on waiting a little while for some cool down time, but don't want to deal with removing the warm/hot turbo there. If something bad happens, I'd rather be working on a cold piece, with the car on a rack, and with a full collection of tools.
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you're going to burn yourself regardless. :gay:
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Oh god, greddy turbo bolts are hell.

I had to replace my gasket on tuesday, and it took way to long for such a small task.

Good thing was i didnt have to remove the downpipe =), just unbolted the turbo and slipped em in.


Gl with the dp.
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Don't use a gasket. It's just going to blow again.
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