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      02-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Who all here has actually installed downpipes on there car? If so what kind, what are your thoughts, and why did you choose one company over another?
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      02-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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If this was catted, I would recommend it:
http://www.burgertuning.com/F30_BMW_335_catless_downpipe.html

But alas it isn't...
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      02-14-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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I got the Evolution Racewerks castless down pipe installed today.
All I have to say is wow. Extremely noticeable power gains.
Mixed with my modified exhaust and Juice Box.
Very happy with my choice.
Thanks to ER for taking care of me today.
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If this was catted, I would recommend it:
http://www.burgertuning.com/F30_BMW_..._downpipe.html

But alas it isn't...
Nice, I didn't even know they offered this.... I went Challenge Catted but I haven't installed it yet.
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Nice, I didn't even know they offered this.... I went Challenge Catted but I haven't installed it yet.
Do you have pics/impressions/thoughts on the Challenge catted?

I'm very interested in getting it, just didn't know gains...
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      02-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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Im also very interested in a DP and I'm conflicted about catless or hi flow from Challenge or Evo, so impressions and more in depth review would be great!
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I'm looking forward to somebody providing videos of the following:

Catted DP w/ stock exhaust.

Catless DP w/ stock exhaust.

Come on guys, help us out! Lol
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Do you have pics/impressions/thoughts on the Challenge catted?

I'm very interested in getting it, just didn't know gains...
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I'm looking forward to somebody providing videos of the following:

Catted DP w/ stock exhaust.

Catless DP w/ stock exhaust.

Come on guys, help us out! Lol
The build quality and quality of the welds are second to none. I can't wait to install it next weekend. Videos to come....
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20121215_140024[1] by mikew2069, on Flickr


20121215_140011[1] by mikew2069, on Flickr
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      02-14-2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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I got the Evolution Racewerks castless down pipe installed today.
All I have to say is wow. Extremely noticeable power gains.
Mixed with my modified exhaust and Juice Box.
Very happy with my choice.
Thanks to ER for taking care of me today.
Do you have CEL, or is there a way around that?
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      02-15-2013, 12:54 AM   #11
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Do you have CEL, or is there a way around that?
No cell with the jb4 tune
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      02-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #12
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No cell with the jb4 tune
That's what I like to hear. Ive been told that a tune will be able to take it away.
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      02-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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Hey Rafael...that looks awesome. Met you at the code meet. I'm sure it's even louder and meaner than ever before!!
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Did you do it on your own? I'm literally laughing at myself (and kicking myself) that I was so close but didn't know to unclip the sensors from the engine bay once I had everything unbolted. When installing the new one, how did you secure the new bolts? I was going to use M3Guys recommendation and super glue them in to get the threading started.
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[quote=GET A GUN;13507379]Here's a pic of mine
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When you changed it, were you able to re-use the gasket between the cat and turbo, or did the ER downpipe come with one?

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Had to. Reuse it
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I'm looking forward to somebody providing videos of the following:

Catted DP w/ stock exhaust.

Catless DP w/ stock exhaust.

Come on guys, help us out! Lol
Here's a video I made w/ before and after. It's kind of long but it's all about the details!

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Awesome!! I really appreciate that. Sounds Perfect!!
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sounds good, the catless one probably sounds louder too, I called challenge today but there out of stock on the catless =(
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love that extra turbo spool with the DP...I'm torn, so TORN!!
I do want a catted one, just don't want a CEL.
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Here's a video I made w/ before and after. It's kind of long but it's all about the details!



Mike,

We really appreciate you taking the time to do that video for the guys here. Car sounds great!
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