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    pfadt downpipe installed[pictures]

    just thought i'd share a few pictures of the pfadt downpipe i just installed. car feels great! much better boost response, i would imagine if i popped a little E85 in now, it would REALLY feel solid! still no dyno, i need to get on one.

    overall, very impressed with the quality of the pfadt downpipe and intake. the downpipe is some pretty thick schedule stainless, and a gorgeous CNC machined flange to mate with the turbo. even the ear where the downpipe mounts to the engine is absolutely perfect and matched right up no issue at all.

    install took me about 1.5hours. most of that was getting the bottom inside nut on the oem downpipe, and fiddling with the O2 sensor plug.

    DEFINITELY spray pb'laster on all the factory hardware before attempting to loosen them. i can see a lot of broken hardware if you don't.

    here's some shots:

















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    Re: pfadt downpipe installed[pictures]

    Very cool. A new (catted) downpipe is next on my list of things to do. I found it so much easier working on a new car than something 5+ yrs old. New England winters don't help either.

    Notice a change in sound?

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    Re: pfadt downpipe installed[pictures]

    i'll have to make a video i guess. the only 2 areas where the sound is changed is at WOT, and cold start. other than that, just cruising around town, medium throttle, and on the highway, sounds just like stock.

    i actually do like the way it sounds from inside the car at wide open. never thought i'd say that about a 4 cylinder but this sounds pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkid89 View Post
    Very cool. A new (catted) downpipe is next on my list of things to do. I found it so much easier working on a new car than something 5+ yrs old. New England winters don't help either.

    Notice a change in sound?

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    Re: pfadt downpipe installed[pictures]

    Thats a very nice looking piece. Glad to hear it installs and fits well.
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    Re: pfadt downpipe installed[pictures]

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkid89 View Post
    Very cool. A new (catted) downpipe is next on my list of things to do. I found it so much easier working on a new car than something 5+ yrs old. New England winters don't help either.

    Notice a change in sound?
    Where in New England. I'm in East Windsor Ct. I don't see many ATS's on the road here. Good thing but I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duneless View Post
    Where in New England. I'm in East Windsor Ct. I don't see many ATS's on the road here. Good thing but I don't.
    Currently living in Lowell, MA although I grew up right down the road in Windsor, Ct

    Starting to see a couple more ATS's around these parts, but not many.

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    Wow really huh. My food distribution company HPC I work for delivers to Lowell everyday. That's cool some one on this forum is close. And when I went to Hampton beach this past summer I saw 2 in Mass. I have not seen 1 on the road here. Just when I go into service and they bring them in while I am waiting.. I know they are here just don't see them being driven.How you like Mass? I bet you moved there for a woman or work huh.
    Quote Originally Posted by sqkid89 View Post
    Currently living in Lowell, MA although I grew up right down the road in Windsor, Ct

    Starting to see a couple more ATS's around these parts, but not many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duneless View Post
    Wow really huh. My food distribution company HPC I work for delivers to Lowell everyday. That's cool some one on this forum is close. And when I went to Hampton beach this past summer I saw 2 in Mass. I have not seen 1 on the road here. Just when I go into service and they bring them in while I am waiting.. I know they are here just don't see them being driven.How you like Mass? I bet you moved there for a woman or work huh.
    Small world, huh? I came up here in 2000 for college, never left. The job just made it that much harder to leave

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    Re: pfadt downpipe installed[pictures]

    I have the p35 kit and I concur with the sound change is most prevalent upon cold start and WOT. The DP also lets your hear/enjoy the turbo BOV too.

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkid89 View Post
    Very cool. A new (catted) downpipe is next on my list of things to do. I found it so much easier working on a new car than something 5+ yrs old. New England winters don't help either.

    Notice a change in sound?

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