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Old 07-27-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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My Tony downpipe and Cat arrived yesterday. All’s I gotta say is “Wow.”

I ordered the catalytic converter sight unseen, and let me tell you, it’s a beautiful piece. Magnaflow stainless, gorgeous welds… I also measured the actual catalyst bed and compared it to a stock replacement purchased a while back from Rozenthal- not only is the frontal area of the catalyst bed larger, the “core” is actually a full inch deeper as well. This ought to work well for those of us in the land of the smog polizei.

As to the downpipe, I had an idea of what to expect here, but it’s still pretty impressive to see it first-hand. Compared to the stock Greddy piece, well, it’s just not fair to compare the two. Calling this a “very nice downpipe” is a bit like calling the Taj Mahal a “very nice building.” Honestly, I wish I could weld even one-fifth as well as this guy. The seams are perfect, the bends are perfect... I ran my dial calipers up and down the twisty portion of the upper section and I can’t find a spot where it deviates more than a tenth of an inch from nominal.

It’s really strange what a difference a half inch makes, but looking at these pieces, I just can’t get over how very large they are. I must have spent five minutes last night staring into the mouth of the pipe going “ooooh.” Ok, I’d had a few margaritas by that point as well…
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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Looks like we have a winner. Almost can't wait for my RMDP to rust out
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:09 PM   #4
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I'll be putting my Tony pipe on this week along with my new cat and exhaust. Pics will be coming.
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Joe, looks as if you got it coated? I see you ordered the flex pipe too? How come, you plan on doin' some big clutch dumps?
Anyways, Im sure your gonna be pleased with the performance, don't forget to let us know how the install goes and the seat of the pants feel?!
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where can i order that down pipe? does he have a website?
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wow, cant wait until i save up the cash to order one. Post up reviews after your installation.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:54 PM   #8
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Joe, looks as if you got it coated? I see you ordered the flex pipe too? How come, you plan on doin' some big clutch dumps?
Anyways, Im sure your gonna be pleased with the performance, don't forget to let us know how the install goes and the seat of the pants feel?!
It's not coated yet- that's just the hi-temp paint that Tony sprays the pipe with. I'm planning on building a custom heat-shield, and I was afraid of interferance issues with the O2 sensor, so I had Tony build the pipe without an O2 sensor bung. I plan to test-fit the pipe, test-fit the shield, mark the sensor location I want, and have a local shop install the bung. Because of all these extra steps, I decided not to have it coated until it's done.

As to the flex section, it was only a few dollars more and I figure better safe than sorry. As much trouble as folks seem to have with manifold cracking, anything I can do to relieve stress is a plus in my book.

It'll be a while before this all gets installed. I'm waiting on my RX-7 injectors, which should be here next week. The turbo won't be going in until those are installed and calibrated. Believe me, looking at that thing just sitting there and knowing I have to wait is killing me.

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where can i order that down pipe? does he have a website?
Tony does not have a web site that I'm aware of. He's pretty active on this list, under the name turbotony. His email is [email protected]. The whole thing (downpipe and cat) came to a total of $355 shipped. You just can't beat that with a stick!
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$355 shipped
Thats a smokin deal for the level of careful, first-rate assembly shown.

Impressive.
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I really like Tonys work and I highly reccomend him
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hey joe I'm glad you like the downpipe. keep me informed with your progress.

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I really like Tonys work and I highly reccomend him
Likewise A+
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so who do i talk about getting one of these?

thanks
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My guess is with TurboTony....

Do you read less than I do?
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less drawrings, more readings simon.
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so who do i talk about getting one of these?

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hi im simon, simon says reading comprehension is lacking.
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i hate this min. post thing.. i want a tony downpipe.

if you read this turbotony can you please pm me so i could buy one from you or until i reach this post limit then i will pm u
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Just got my Downpipe and testpipe from Tony this week. Very nice looking and his turn around was less than 2 days once I decided on what I wanted.
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already ordered a tony downpipe. now just waiting for it
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