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      02-22-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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Question Which downpipes?

I really want to get a set of downpipes. Most people seem to go with AR Design but they are the priciest at $729. Macht Schnell's are $600 w/free install at EAS ($200+ value i'd say?). A local shop recommended Active Auroworke at about $650.

Most people probably won't be able to say which is the best but are any of them outright bad?
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go with the new Active Autowerke. they have a special intro price fro $549. shoot Mike@n54tuning.com a PM!
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thanks guys

i just PMs mike
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thanks guys

i just PMs mike
I received my Active autowerke DPs a couple of days ago, waiting to get some for the install. Thought ill show you some pics

(P.S the small crease you see on the right pipe is not a defect, its for clearance... Plus the light is making look much worse, its barely noticeable)

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nice! are u running a tune? what kind of exhaust?
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We sell a set of downpipes with a flex section incorporated. If you have time check them out on our site.

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We sell a set of downpipes with a flex section incorporated. If you have time check them out on our site.

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whats a flex section?
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did some reading on it...does this flex section compromise performance? what is your price?
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the stock pipe has a flex section it allows for some give in the pipe is a better yes necessary no will it make a difference on which downpipes i buy yeah cause if its available why not
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I like the downpipes with that bracket in to the factory mounts. Good idea. Although, I can't remember which company it is.

I've heard nothing but good things about AR, but agree it's pricey.
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I went with Macht Schnell. Didn't install them yet, but AR design are not worth the price. For $120 less than a basic AR set I got a set of 3" thermal coated Macht Schnells.
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AR ofcourse no, honestly - perfect fitment and beauuutifuly made
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AR ofcourse no, honestly - perfect fitment and beauuutifuly made
To bad they take so long time to arrive been waiting 4 month now , bought them from Lutz, but I can┤t figure out who is at fault
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To bad they take so long time to arrive been waiting 4 month now , bought them from Lutz, but I can┤t figure out who is at fault
Aridk,

They are in stock - am not sure what the issue is. I have sent Lutz an email just now, they should be in touch shortly.
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whats a flex section?
http://www.extremeturbosystems.com/B...duct_info.html



We didn't want to build a full exhaust system with no flex... The exhaust would be prone to crack with engine vibration.

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nice! are u running a tune? what kind of exhaust?
No, My car is bone stock. This is actually my First mod. My second will be an intake. Then a tune... still confused what to choose (piggyback or flash... and then which company)
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