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Old 05-17-2008, 05:38 PM
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My new Crucial coated downpipe is in the mail!!

I'll post up with pictures of it when it comes in as well as pictures of it installed. Can't wait
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:19 PM
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heyyy cant wait for the review, iam planning on getting their tbe once they have it ready
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FedEx has been taking their sweet time

It should be here tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be able to get it on Wednesday afternoon. I'll post pictures of it once it arrives though.
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Looks interesting....
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looks like pure divorced wastegate yumminess
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So I got the DP and got it on (pictures to come tomorrow) and fitment seems to be about on par with other aftermarket DP's I've seen. However, the welds look like good quality and the flanges are nice and thick

The kit came with the following:
  • shorty downpipe
  • midpipe
  • DP to midpipe bolts, nuts, and washers
  • turbo to DP gasket
  • DP to midpipe gasket
  • plugs for the rear o2 sensor bung and wideband bung at top of DP
  • Crucial Racing license plate frame
  • Two (2) "Made in Mexico" Lolly Pops
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:37 AM
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Looking forward to hearing what kind of gains you see....I've been debating between this or the Titek
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Get the Crucial dp Mario! :RockOn - not mine:
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Looking forward to hearing what kind of gains you see....I've been debating between this or the Titek
I had a stage 2 protune done when I had a helix DP but the car was an automatic, so it was a conservative tune. Once I get the coated headers I'll be getting retuned but the car is also now a manual, so the tunes wont be comparable.
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The new downpipe looks great! I can't wait to see what it does with a good tune
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the new Crucial down pipe looks gangsta.. hahaha

i have the old one.. and works very very good hahaha

def help with my tune
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The new downpipe looks great! I can't wait to see what it does with a good tune
Me too I might pick up another helix flex UP and send it to them to get coated and get the coated headers, and then I'll be back Ed.

The one thing that is bothering me is that it sounds like its knocking on the tranny crossmember or something, but that may be because my j-hook looked a little bent
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Me too I might pick up another helix flex UP and send it to them to get coated and get the coated headers, and then I'll be back Ed.

The one thing that is bothering me is that it sounds like its knocking on the tranny crossmember or something, but that may be because my j-hook looked a little bent
Is that happening when you're going in reverse? I've seen a couple cars do this with various downpipes. You might want to try loosening the turbo and UP and rotating the turbo a bit. Having the turbo rotated a bit can offset the rest of the TBE and cause some fitment issues.

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Thanks for the input Ed. Its happening when going over bumpy roads. If I have time before work I'm going to crawl back under and take a look at everything, otherwise I'll see what LIC can do when the install the possible UP and the headers.
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Originally Posted by VRT MBasile View Post
Thanks for the input Ed. Its happening when going over bumpy roads. If I have time before work I'm going to crawl back under and take a look at everything, otherwise I'll see what LIC can do when the install the possible UP and the headers.
Good call... LIC will take care of it

Let me know if you're coming up this way. I'm in Novato now so LIC is right around the corner.
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