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Old 09-23-2007, 08:35 PM
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last two weekends i've been chipping away at getting my setup installed, only to find out today that the Begi downpipe doesn't fit... it's like the whole thing is just off by about 5 degrees and the bolt holes and pipes don't line up before the end of the pipe (just about where the wastegate tube connects back up with the main pipe) hits the transmission bellhousing...

i was so excited to fire the car up today and start tuning... no dice. hopefully i can get this squared away and get a new downpipe reasonably quickly (that fits...). i know these things happen, just bummed...
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I don't know this from experience, just from reading the forums but if you don't install the DP exactly as their instructions detail it won't fit.
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well, thing is, the way this is made, it CAN'T fit if all the bolts are connected. i'd love to be proven wrong on this, but i can't see it happening, considering i could't even line all the bolts up with none of them screwed in yet...
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FYI: Mine was a bit longer than needed (it was touching the frame at the bottom of the DP and you could hear this driving) - cutoff saw time.. 30mins later it fit well..
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yeah, i was just gonna bash a bit of a dent in where it was hitting, but it seems like it's making contact right where the wastegate tube joins back in... bashing is kinda out, because i think i would mess up the joint.
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You shouldn't have to "bash" a custom part like that. Calling them in the morning?
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indeed. as has been said before by others hwo have had issues, i'm pretty confident it'll get taken care of. like i said, just bummed i'm not driving around boosted right now. :-)
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BEGI/Bell eng.ing has had fitment issues with Greddy turbo kits.....Greddy says that they have used the same flange since the beginning....but BEGI has proven them wrong....You are not the first one to have fitment issues....Apparently there are a few different flanges floating around on Greddy turbos...Stephanie is on top of it and actually has a few turbos sitting on the work bench (including mine) in the efforts to make a DP flange that works with all Greddy DP flanges...

What you need to do is take a picture of your turbo-side flange and email/send it to Stephanie at BEGI

You will most likely need to send back the DP and wait for the replacement
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eh, it's not a flange issue, flange fits the turbine housing just fine. it was just built with the flange and piping a few degrees off where it needed to be. all the bolt holes line up fine, but if you're looking at the flange with the DP flowing away from you, the flange and wastegate tube would need to be rotated maybe 5 - 10 degrees clockwise. honestly it just looks like it wasn't jigged properly, because it's VERY close, just off by a c-hair.
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Originally Posted by cjernigan View Post
You shouldn't have to "bash" a custom part like that. Calling them in the morning?

and yeah, i agree, but at the same time. it IS a custom part, and it was made without my car there to ensure proper fitment. not really fair to be harsh about it with that in mind. this post isn't about badmouthing begi, it's just me bumming about not driving to work in a boosted miata this morning ;-)
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I wasn't badmouthing Begi either, i understand that the work they do is difficult and there is a decent amount of room for error. I've also never heard of them not helping a customer with some of their parts. I was just saying hopefully you can get it fixed pretty quickly. No boost FTL.
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just got off the phone with them. apparently this is the second time someone's called in about the DP hitting the tranny, so they're looking into it and are gonna call later today with an update.

thumbs up to begi customer service! :-)
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It sucks it happens with some of their stuff, but it seems they always make good, which is
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Originally Posted by cjernigan View Post
No boost FTL.

a-*******-men.
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It fitting the first time is better

No fitment problems with mine from Shore Motorsports.
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Originally Posted by paul View Post
It fitting the first time is better
how about you eat my *** with a spoon. :-)
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Originally Posted by devin mac View Post
how about you eat my *** with a spoon. :-)
Will a spork do?
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Originally Posted by paul View Post
Will a spork do?
ouch
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I can feel the love, kind of like a sharp stabbing sensation… Any way, I ordered a BEGI down pipe first of September. Corky told me they where going to bring in another Greddy turbo and make some adjustments. I expect mine to ship in the next few weeks (I won’t be home for a few months any way). I hope they have all the bugs worked out of it by then
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i'm hoping i can get something on the car sooner than a couple weeks, to be honest...
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