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Old 10-03-2007, 02:09 PM   #41
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I recieved my BEGI today, Just want to know if DEVIN MAC could show me your mod to the Flange.

Thanks,
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:28 PM   #42
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ok, i modded it in two ways. one i won't be able to show you since i'd have to take it off the car. this was just to oblong the bolt holes in the flange to make it clear. hopefully this won't be an issue for you anyway.

the other i can show you, and it was just to cut a notch off the engine side of the flange to allow the wastegate flapper arm to clear the flange. i'll take a pic of that and post it tonite.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:46 AM   #43
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I donít think cyee is talking about having the divorced wastegate tube reintroduced after the flex section, but rather having it enter in a wider section of the down pipe. There by reducing the bottle neck. Isnít that the reason we wanted the larger diameter down pipe in the first place?
That's exactly what I meant.. Thanks for clarifying that for me.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:32 AM   #44
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alrighty, as i mentioned, i can't get a pic of what i had to do to the bolt holes since i didn't want to take the pipe off.

but i did snap a crappy cameraphone pic of the notch i had to cut out of the flange to allow WG arm clearance. if i had known my batteries in my real camera were toast i would have recharged them and got a real picture, but this will have to do for now.

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:36 AM   #45
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Devin, Thanks! that looks alot more taken out that I thought it would! I would guess the holes that you oblong are pretty big also.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:38 AM   #46
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they weren't too bad, to be honest. only off by like 1/16 to 1/8" an hour with a dremel carbide bit and checking/re-checking the fitment took care of it.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:04 AM   #47
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No fitment problems with mine from Shore Motorsports.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:20 PM   #48
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i still havent received my replacement dp in the mail yet.
when i call, they just say its in the mail.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:38 AM   #49
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i still havent received my replacement dp in the mail yet.
when i call, they just say its in the mail.
Oh, man, I've heard of that same thing happening to someone else before!

You know, like when a vendor has shipped something, it's in transit, and that's pretty much all they can tell you because they aren't the friggin' shipping company?
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:50 PM   #50
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hey retard, you'd think they'd have a shipping number to check or something.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:06 PM   #51
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How is it being shipped? UPS? Is it possible there's an inability to track due to the international nature of the shipping.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:16 PM   #52
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hey retard, you'd think they'd have a shipping number to check or something.
So did you ask them for one?

In case you're still worried, I highly doubt one of the biggest Miata aftermarket vendors is going to rip you off.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:56 PM   #53
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i guess i'm just pissed because i'm one of the very few who had any problems with the begi downpipe.
everything about the downpipe kicks *** other than the fitment, which is why i'm dying waiting for this thing.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:57 PM   #54
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Just recieved and test fitted mine! Doop... no luck, fitting issue!

unlike what Devin_mac's problem with the wastegate pipe touching Bell housing. Minds never gotten to that point, my greddy exhaust Manifold is in the way of the wastegate pipe, both flanges are 1/2in apart.

Now, waiting for Stephenie from BELL to advice on solution.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:51 PM   #55
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Nope
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How many issues has BEGI had on the DP?
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:54 AM   #57
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Jason at Enthuza suggested the Bell DP, but now I am having second thoughts....anybody have an update on this issue?
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Call BEGI, they will have the latest update for you.
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Is this problem only showing up on cars with Greddy kits installed?
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^ seems to be just us Greddies having fitment issues. Luckily I'd seen all the chatter online, so I took the sawzall to the Begi flange to make room for the WG arm (I verified on the car that there was interference) and when the pipe insisted on touching the transmission (I removed the stock bracket to make some extra room for the DP too) I wasn't surprised.
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