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Old 01-28-2007, 07:50 PM   #161
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That is the ETD Manifold on my 91BRG. The original Greddy manifold had serveral cracks. The ETD manifold is a direct replacement of the Greddy manifold. I should have spent the extra money and order the stainless steel version of the manifold, but I just wasn't thinking. The ETD manifold has been on my car for at least 3 years, if not longer, with no problems. I am hoping to pay for the stainless steel version of the downpipe. That downpipe does look sweet.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:07 PM   #162
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I think it brings new meaning to the phrase "impress all your friends"
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:04 PM   #163
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That is the ETD Manifold on my 91BRG. The original Greddy manifold had serveral cracks. The ETD manifold is a direct replacement of the Greddy manifold. I should have spent the extra money and order the stainless steel version of the manifold, but I just wasn't thinking. The ETD manifold has been on my car for at least 3 years, if not longer, with no problems. I am hoping to pay for the stainless steel version of the downpipe. That downpipe does look sweet.


did I sell you that manifold? I bought one back in the day and then got rid of the GReddy kit for a kit skyler made for me.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:16 PM   #164
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Oh ok cool, learned something new today
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did I sell you that manifold? I bought one back in the day and then got rid of the GReddy kit for a kit skyler made for me.
Yes, you did and it save me a few dollars. At the time I was contemplating on buying the stainless steel version. Thanks for the good price.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:44 PM   #166
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it does look nice. much nicer than the rm/tony DP.
I think the RM went through several stages.

I know the Prototype DP on my old car, and a few after that were really nice pieces. I hear the quality became luck of the draw after a while.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:39 PM   #167
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Is it me or does the main downpipe (larger of the two pipes) look smaller than 2.5"? I thought it was supposed to be larger at 2.75" (from the first post in this thread). Hence me and a few others interested in how they fit it...

Otherwise it looks cool. What size is the wastegate pipe?
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:56 PM   #168
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According to Stephanie, in a previous post the wastegate pipe is 1.5".
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:19 PM   #169
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The Turbine outlet tube is 2.25".
Wastegate vent tube is 1.5".
Turbine outlet pipe increases in size to 2.5", then the wastegate vent tube is welded in, post- swage.
The flange at the cat is 2.5", so the flange diameters have to match it.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:14 PM   #170
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don't know if anyone noticed yet.
$285 mild steel
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:18 PM   #171
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Sweet DP. Wish it had been out a year ago.
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:28 PM   #172
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I am glad I waited to buy a replacement downpipe . I personally like the location of the stock O2 sensor on the BEGi downpipe. It should be easier to change the O2 sensor when required. Now, I am anxiously (sp?) waiting for the return of my 91 BRG with the new stainless steel downpipe.

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Old 01-31-2007, 08:25 AM   #173
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will the 2.25"+1.5" pipes flow better than a single 2.5" or will it just be more expensive and complex?
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will the 2.25"+1.5" pipes flow better than a single 2.5" or will it just be more expensive and complex?
I guess that depends on how much flow comes out the wastegate. You'd think that in a high boost car, less flow goes out the wastegate (to what extent I have no idea). In which case a maybe a bell-mouthed 2.5" pipe would be better than a divorced 2.25"? But having the wategate gases seperate and not creating turbulance is supposed to help. I don't know. I'd guess it comes down to individual downpipe design instead of generic theory. Maybe someone can compare BEGI's with RM/Tony's one after the other.

Either way, both are significantly better than the GReddy pipe. I'd personally try out the BEGI pipe cause it is more up my alley.

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Old 01-31-2007, 09:12 AM   #175
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I think the RM went through several stages.

I know the Prototype DP on my old car, and a few after that were really nice pieces. I hear the quality became luck of the draw after a while.
My RM downpipe was also a very early piece, and was very nice. I still have it hanging in my basement, but modified to fit a GT25/GT28.
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If the good folks from BEGI would like to test Tony's DP against their new one I'd offer mine up since it'll be a couple of months before it goes into the car. They'd would just have to pay shipping both ways on it.
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WOW I hope they go for it!
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Yeah that would be awesome
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I'll cover half of the shipping costs
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If the good folks from BEGI would like to test Tony's DP against their new one I'd offer mine up since it'll be a couple of months before it goes into the car. They'd would just have to pay shipping both ways on it.
Actually, sounds like a good idea, but I would like to get my car back soon. I miss driving my 91 BRG.
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