$139 Ebay catless downpipe review

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    First impression is that the exhaust looks good. The majority of the welds are solid. There are a few pinholes in certain areas but overall good welds.
    The slip fit connector that is welded onto the downpipe itself could be a little straighter. Ill see if that bites me in the butt later. The flange on the top that bolts to the turbo is very thick. It has a few rough edges on it buy this should not have any bearing on its installation.

    The lower piece has good quality welds and exhaust hanger tacked to it. It does seem to be a very solid piece. Like i said, all of these things mean nothing if the installation is a nightmare. 20181224_094449.jpg 15457459053138938960589376966783.jpg 15457460005343145408527269624258.jpg 15457460419833747690334776215067.jpg
     
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    Well it went on with only one small hitch. The bracket that I removed from the catalytic converter that slides over the two studs didn't want to fit on the new exhaust because the studs were not completely parallel. They were just slightly wider at top than the bottom.Very easy fix. I simply started the nuts on the two studs(to protect the threads) and gave it a few squeezes with channel locks and the bracket slipped right over it. I just went out and put 10 miles on it. No leaks. Will check for any loose hardware tomorrow after it goes thru a few heat cycles. It might be in my head but on start up it sounds a very small amount throatier. Ill get some more installed pics later. Fitment seems as good as you are probably going to get.
    Also snapped a couple pics of air temps going in and coming out of the ETS intercooler. Ill report back more as time goes on but for now I am a satisfied owner of the $139 Ebay Downpipe. 20181225_115131.jpg 20181225_115044.jpg 20181225_102912.jpg
     
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    A 1320 catless downpipe review..

    ..by a user called 1320INC

    Hmmm...
     
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    Really? Is that all the people on this site do is take pot shots at every thread? :thumbsdown:For your info,i had a corporation in Iowa(not ohio like some other jag said) called 1320INC. It owned the website modular.misfits.com that was a Ford modular drag racing website. No affiliation at all.

    I took a chance on a part, posted my honest opinion and this is the first reply. You should go spend $500 on a downpipe, my review is probably biased.:curse: . :facepalm:
     
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    This was a 2X speed pipe Mr. Helpy Helpinton. Dont know anything about a 1320 pipe.

    Oh and before another braintrust replies im also a LIAR. IT WAS $139.99, NOT $139 like the title says.

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    Thanks for review and link for part. I'm not gonna bust your balls because I got what I wanted for Christmas.
     
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    Thanks! I just thought a few people might be looking but afraid to pull the trigger. Figured people could read it and make their own decision.
    So what did you get for xmas? A guy i work with said " i got a pair of socks, a shirt and a piece of a$$ and they were all 2 sizes too big".:cwl:
     
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    good review. Just sold my DP and was on the fence of selling the car in general. But might keep it so I was just looking at this DP. might pull the trigger on it. I was just never a huge fan of slip fit connectors but for that price who the hell cares lol.
     
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    Put about 100 miles on it today. Going back up on the lift tomorrow to check all the hardware. Ill snap some installed pics. So far it seems to be ok. I feel like i am hearing more turbo noise or exhaust up from the engine bay than usual. Not sure if the cat muffled it before or what.
     
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    Yep. I got more noise from my catless. That was mostly the reason for getting it.
     
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    #11 EcoBOSS, Dec 27, 2018
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    Yeah, one of the few performance part "safe bets" from FleaBay.
    It's a pipe, it has bends, they weld.

    That being said, I think I'd DEI Thermal Wrap that, just to hide it... :)

    Scored a used KRONA Catted pipe locally, GREAT MOD.
    Top of the list (if catted).
     
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    Got the catless Ebay DP with a flex joint and good welds. Good as any.
     
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    Everything was still tight today. Loaded my new tune onto the car and went idle to about 5900-6300 gears 1-4 today...so it got a nice heat cycle. Its is a great bargain. Would buy it again if i needed one.
     
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    thanks Adam I need one on mine. how much louder is it? I want quiet
     
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    My exhaust is all stock besides the downpipe..its still quiet. Just a really small rumble on start up but it goes away when car warms up. Not even a hint of rice.:like:
     
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    gotcha. I go the Roush axle back on mine so its a little louder than a stock car and I don't want it any louder.
     
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    I ran an ebay dp on my 16 GTI. Worked perfectly for 150 bucks. APR cast dp’s where almost 1000. Lol.
     
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    I hear that. Im not taking away from the quality of any other brand of DP at all. I just need the 300+ dollar difference in cost and quality of other downpiped to be explained to me like i am 5 year old. And i dont want to hear any " buy american" crap either as you type your reply on your imported cell phone as you check the status of your Amazon packages while waiting in the check out line at Walmart.:like::rockon:
     
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    Yeah I took hoop loads of crap on the golfmk7 forums on the dp. The best was the Magic intercooler that everyone laughed at. 250 bucks for big bar and plate that showed great logged iats. I was the guinea pig, then everyone started buying them. Lol.
     
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    I feel your pain. Way back in the day when 2v modular headers were $500+ dollars there was a brand "Flowtech" that was laughed at for $200. I tried them, some high temp rtv and a $8 Tbolt clamp and they went for well over 10 years. I say let people talk on the web, i live in the real world. :rockon:
     
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