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      11-22-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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New 3" DP's

VRSF is now making full 3" catless DP's and are offering a great deal for Black Friday see this link i believe they are goin for 375 shipped for a fully catless 3" dp !!!!!!!! check the quality no dents or "clearence" spots like the plm's , these are just like the MS , Active , AR and AA pipes !
i just ordered some and want to spread the news , and no im not getting paid for this lol just spreading the deal !!!!





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Ok guys , its late here but decided to get this review done! Ill keep this short and to the point and try to answer all the known ?'s regarding DP's.
First and formost FIT , these are the first Dp's ive installed , mind you i have 10 years GM dealership level tech experience so this is not my first rodeo. once i got the car up on jacks (i did these in my garage) i pulled off all the trim and removed the OEM pipes and got the new ones up and loosley fitted in the V-band , the flange of the new dp was true and flat as well as the rear flange , once both pipes were fitted i tightned the rear of both and the the v band and fit was perfect rite off the bat , no adjustments needed to be made what so ever !! O2 sensor bungs were well placed. install time for my first time with the pipes using all air tools was 2.5 hours ! not bad
Next lets do QUALITY , these are 304 SS polished SS good looking pipes too bad there not visable , welds are all TIG and well done as you can see in the pics clean on the inside as well flanges were flat and mating surfaces were smooth , the 1 and only dislike on quality were the bolts provided in the pakage were a little cheap they could have gone with a grade 8 bolt with a plating on them .... not that big of a deal to me !
OK .... how about SOUND !!! sound is great im running complete OEM exhaust other than the DP's cold start and idle are "stock like" while WOT screams .. and at a stand still with small blips the turbos spool sound sick !!!
OK last is POWER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and man loving the new found HP and TQ , my performance mods ar JB4 , BMS filter , custom oil cooler and oil CC , and now these DP's and the car was transformed pulled way harder on both map 5 and 1 and throttle response is almost instant !!!
So in conclustion i know that all my expectations were filled Price vs Performance and fit its all there with these ! i understand all my thoughts on these are what all of the quality 3" pipes out there provide , but these do the same at much lower cost , if anyone is in the market for DP's order these with confidence and you will not be dissapointed.

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      11-22-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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They should post installation pictures and dynos of their "Gains from 25-30hp with tune."
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They do look good. It's awesome to see someone fill the market between racelands and AR/AA/MS.
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They should post installation pictures and dynos of their "Gains from 25-30hp with tune."
its already been proven what a 3" dp makes on the dyno , if it comes down to 2/3 hp here or there it doesnt matter , especially when these are only 375 not 799 !!!
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They do look good. It's awesome to see someone fill the market between racelands and AR/AA/MS.
that is exactly what i said and thats why i made the purchase , plus there lifetime warranty !!!!
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They should post installation pictures and dynos of their "Gains from 25-30hp with tune."
I'll post up pics/dynos soon enough, don't you worry

We wanted to wait until we had clear installed pics as well as dynos/videos before we released this to the community but we were rushed to get these out before Black Friday.
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installation is the key in these Downpipes. It's a bitch if it doesn't fit well.
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installation is the key in these Downpipes. It's a bitch if it doesn't fit well.
haha i dont think these guys are going to relese a product that doesnt fit , these ar not $185 racelands !! but i am also curiouse and stay tuned for a review !!!!
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I've personally installed about half a dozen sets of these and I've had experience installing almost every downpipe currently on the market (AR/BB Fab/Macht Schnell/Agency Power/Raceland/PLM).

Installation is a breeze, no more difficult than AR's or MS. Tons easier than the AP, RL & PLM's. Although out of the last 3 mentioned the PLM's were easier to install although we did have to do some modding.

We currently have about 10 sets of these in the market along with 3 locals including myself. The set on my car is the latest revision/production sample that have been reworked about 4 different times over the course of a year and a half until fitment was spot on.

I couldn't release something to the community if it wasn't up to my standards and I wouldn't put the part on my personal 335 if fitment & quality were anything less than perfect.

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That's good to hear. Let me get a pair and i'll be the judge....
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Wow, looks like you guys did a great job of sending our downpipes to China!
So tell me, what's it like to have your head so far up your own ass you can see daylight?
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ha wow , now im really glad i didnt fork out the cash for AR , if you look at all the 3" pipes out there they ar all damn near identical
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well here are the two side by side and you can obviously see the pipe that fits the rear turbo has more sections in it that the AR pipe does as well as the step down to the flange is also different......... doesnt look like a copy to me , regardless good pipe for good price !!!!
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Any hope for an xi set?
I haven't had an Xi at the shop to fab up a set of pipes yet so for right now it's a no go.

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Andrew, I just ordered AR pipes. I have yet to receive them but I'm sure I'll be happy with the product. Yet even though I support your company, I do not support the idea of making such comments about competition. I think it's in bad taste and serves you and your company no benefit.
I'm sure you'll be more than happy with the product. The few AR sets we've installed have left our customers more than happy.
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I haven't had an Xi at the shop to fab up a set of pipes yet so for right now it's a no go.
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You're located in Mass? Or Maine?
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You're located in Mass? Or Maine?
MA = Mass, ME = Maine.

I'm not even American

Looking forward to seeing user reviews of these
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MA = Mass, ME = Maine.

I'm not even American

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Thanks, you sure showed me!

I'm American, an American Veteran at that, silly me.

State abbreviations aren't exactly at the top of my "things to know" list.
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Thanks, you sure showed me!

I'm American, an American Veteran at that, silly me.

State abbreviations aren't exactly at the top of my "things to know" list.
Hey I'm sorry. I didn't mean to insult you. And I do apologize if you felt like that went too far.
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He sure does, but this thread isn't about HIS product.
+ 1 i started this thread to make people aware that there is a quality DP at a better price point
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