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    Down pipe vs Cleaned out converter.

    Title says it all. I decided I didn't have anything to loose cause if it doesn't work I will be getting the Down pipe anyways so I decided to just clean out the converter.

    Definitely made a difference. Much much more responsive on the turbo spinning up and noticible power difference. Now to just get the runner from Diablo when he is done.

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    Re: Down pipe vs Cleaned out converter.

    Clean out ? Punch out the screen ? Any codes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by transam00 View Post
    Clean out ? Punch out the screen ? Any codes ?
    Yes. Cleaned out all the honeycomb of stuff.

    Right now I'm getting codes because of the tune not being installed yet. It's just lean codes right now.

    It's basically the same concept as buying the down pipe just a lot cheaper.

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    Re: Down pipe vs Cleaned out converter.

    Quote Originally Posted by shortfur7 View Post
    Yes. Cleaned out all the honeycomb of stuff.

    Right now I'm getting codes because of the tune not being installed yet. It's just lean codes right now.

    It's basically the same concept as buying the down pipe just a lot cheaper.
    And irreversible. Not worth it IMO. Just buy a downpipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post

    And irreversible. Not worth it IMO. Just buy a downpipe.
    Already planned on doing the down pipe later. Just wanted to try something else first in the mean time. Not worried about it being irreversible.

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    Added PFADT Catless DP to my Car.
    Also added a mini cat and 90 degree adapter from Innovative Performance and Customs. So far no codes have put 300-500 miles on the car since the install.
    Waiting for full release to have a CMR custom tune and deprogrammed the rear O2 sensors

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    Re: Down pipe vs Cleaned out converter.

    I kept my factory DP intact. Never know when it will needed given the inspection process.

    There should be some more gain with the aftermarket DP from the improved shape and mandrel bends, especially as other mods and tuning get added to the car.

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    Re: Down pipe vs Cleaned out converter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragtop 99 View Post
    I kept my factory DP intact. Never know when it will needed given the inspection process.

    There should be some more gain with the aftermarket DP from the improved shape and mandrel bends, especially as other mods and tuning get added to the car.
    Ditto. Nice to be able to return the car to stock when reselling down the line.
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    Re: Down pipe vs Cleaned out converter.

    Not to mention they are expensive to replace if needed for warranty visit.
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    Re: Down pipe vs Cleaned out converter.

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkid89 View Post
    Ditto. Nice to be able to return the car to stock when reselling down the line.
    I don't like selling a car without cats. It can potentially create a legal loophole for the buyer to return the car if they change their mind.
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