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      11-04-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Exclamation Installing 3" AR Downpipe to stock exhaust

Does installing the 3" AR downpipe to the stock exhaust create any leaks, or more importantly does it bolt right up without any mods?
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      11-04-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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lines up perfect, no leaks. sounds great IMO, i prefer the stock exhaust with catless dp's over most other exhaust notes
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      11-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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lines up perfect, no leaks. sounds great IMO, i prefer the stock exhaust with catless dp's over most other exhaust notes
+1 clean install and sounds great
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      11-04-2011, 10:00 AM   #4
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Does installing the 3" AR downpipe to the stock exhaust create any leaks, or more importantly does it bolt right up without any mods?
This is how I run on my car Great sound.

Make sure you use the new gaskets that come with the DPs and there should be no issues.

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This is how I run on my car Great sound.

Make sure you use the new gaskets that come with the DPs and there should be no issues.

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u just made my day!! ive been thinkin about this setup but i wasnt sure how it would sound or if it would sound good at all!!! Plus if i could save my money on an exhaust and just do the DP with still a great sound great --thats awesome! wuhoo
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thanks for the quick reply. I would of thought that from the 3" to the stock there would be diameter size difference when aligning the mating flange together.
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3" pipes all taper to the 2.5" exhaust flange.

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      11-04-2011, 11:18 AM   #8
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This is how I run on my car Great sound.

Make sure you use the new gaskets that come with the DPs and there should be no issues.

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      11-04-2011, 12:27 PM   #9
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I have this and i love it
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      11-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #10
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I have this setup as well, works great. Too quiet for me, I am adding a Vangaurd exhaust as soon as it arrives from UPS (eta Monday 11/07)...

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      11-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #11
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I am thinking to get the AR dp. Anyone can let me know how much time the labor takes?
Thank you!
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I am thinking to get the AR dp. Anyone can let me know how much time the labor takes?
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If a shop has done DPs on this car before its about 1.5 - 2 hour job, so priced accordingly to shop rate.

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I performed this install couple of days ago, sounds awesome very subtle yet distinctive

1st time took about 1.5hrs, everything lines up perfectly.
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Make sure to use new gaskets, using old gaskets could lead to a potential leak.
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Make sure to use new gaskets, using old gaskets could lead to a potential leak.
Yep,
All of our downpipes come with new Bomb-Proof Gaskets as well as zinc plated hardware so you don't have to worry about that.
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Hey Chris, I was browsing trough your site and noticed you don't offer AR brand exhausts, will this change in the future?

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the nord lock washers are awesome!
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Hey Chris, I was browsing trough your site and noticed you don't offer AR brand exhausts, will this change in the future?

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I'm pretty sure they carry the AE system. That's the one I'd recommend with AR dps
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I have this set up and love it
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I have this setup as well, works great. Too quiet for me, I am adding a Vangaurd exhaust as soon as it arrives from UPS (eta Monday 11/07)...

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Good luck getting AE exhaust... apparently they are sold out nationwide and they are coming out with a new version that has a catback split plus adjustable tips... and a $600 increase in price! So, I am buying Vangaurd lol.

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