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      Best downpipe for my 2006 R - opinions/recommendations?

      I'm looking for opinions on downpipes. I'm concerned about fitment, quality of the pipe, and quality of the catalytic converter especially. I bought a pipe previously for my S70 and the cat failed a smog test after just one year of driving.

      I see a huge difference in pricing so I'm confused about quality.
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      Custom, or a cheap catless pipe and have it modified with a high end metal monolith cat of your choice. I have an IPD DP and love it, although it is now catless since it gernaded after 40K miles. Pipe still works and fits great although there is no cat in place.
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      The Elevate pipe is the only DP that actually works. It's the only pipe that lets hot exhaust gasses travel to the rest of the exhaust system.
      http://elevatecars.com/elevate-s60r/...0r-35-downpipe

      You're welcome, end of thread.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kmg_S60R View Post
      Custom, or a cheap catless pipe and have it modified with a high end metal monolith cat of your choice. I have an IPD DP and love it, although it is now catless since it gernaded after 40K miles. Pipe still works and fits great although there is no cat in place.
      Ya I was thinking this was a good route. I'm guessing a Magnaflow cat?
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      How can you say that? There has been no evidence that a 3.5" pipe has any benefit over a 3".

      Edit: And IPD's is too expensive (Elevates is more) and can get rusty ugly.
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      Phuzzy DP coated black, with FMIC! $1,150 for both.
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      I love my IPD DP but have to agree with dave above..........Phuzzy power package.

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      OBX DP with Custom intercooler both of those together will leave you enough money for a tune!
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      Quote Originally Posted by anthonybilotta View Post
      OBX DP with Custom intercooler both of those together will leave you enough money for a tune!
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      I have to agree.. OBX with a highflow cat welded in makes the most sense to me considering the prices on the other brands. Mine cost me under $250 with a decent cat welded in.. can't go wrong with that.

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      races60r.com I have his on my car and quality is up there with the best in my opinion!! Hes great to work with as well, very very nice!
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      The only worry with OBX is longevity, we don't know exactly what material was used or how it will hold up over time. All we know is the claims made by various eBay sellers. Hopefully they last forever, as many have bought them.

      The ethical reservation with them is it is a stollen design from one of our reliable merchants.
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      Quote Originally Posted by volvoboys60r View Post
      races60r.com I have his on my car and quality is up there with the best in my opinion!! Hes great to work with as well, very very nice!
      Does't Viva get their FMIC from them as well?, not sure.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dave_n_ruth View Post
      The only worry with OBX is longevity, we don't know exactly what material was used or how it will hold up over time. All we know is the claims made by various eBay sellers. Hopefully they last forever, as many have bought them.

      The ethical reservation with them is it is a stollen design from one of our reliable merchants.
      I just removed my OBX after selling my VR and it looks as good as any other I've seen after about a year of use. At that price point, even if it needs to be replaced every couple of years it's still only $180 shipped. It's also nice to be able to choose the cat you want, whether it's a race cat or something more civilized.

      I'm not knocking the higher priced brands.. they do fit nicely and don't come with the ridiculous rear flange of the OBX, but an aftermarket down pipe for the R should never cost nearly as much as a good SS cat-back.


      Has anyone here tried the CNT dp from ebay?
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNT-Racing-C...27459378038627

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      Not sure but i stand behind Races60r.com's products, I am super picky about my car and what goes on it and the quality is up there with the products costing hundreds more
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      Quote Originally Posted by volvoboys60r View Post
      Not sure but i stand behind Races60r.com's products, I am super picky about my car and what goes on it and the quality is up there with the products costing hundreds more
      I agree here, this pipe had great build quality, perfect fitment, and no O2 spacer needed/no codes
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      Quote Originally Posted by volvoboys60r View Post
      Not sure but i stand behind Races60r.com's products, I am super picky about my car and what goes on it and the quality is up there with the products costing hundreds more
      RaceS60R's (GSX_Todd) has been around awhile and he also has a FMIC package. Quality stuff and quality materials used.
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      Double post jinx!
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      Quote Originally Posted by R.Photo View Post
      The Elevate pipe is the only DP that actually works. It's the only pipe that lets hot exhaust gasses travel to the rest of the exhaust system.
      http://elevatecars.com/elevate-s60r/...0r-35-downpipe

      You're welcome, end of thread.
      My sarcasm detector is going off...........
      totally stock.. honest

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      Mine only registered a small blip, as I don't remember any Evolve hate threads from him.
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      Haha yes it's sarcasm. I've said so many times in the past... it's just a metal pipe. I really do like Elevate's products, but a $1200 down pipe is just hilarious.

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      Quote Originally Posted by R.Photo View Post
      Haha yes it's sarcasm. I've said so many times in the past... it's just a metal pipe. I really do like Elevate's products, but a $1200 down pipe is just hilarious.
      +1

      Even the $700 I paid or the IPD DP is loll3r.

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      The TME downpipes rocks! Swedish quality all the way!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ti-R View Post
      +1

      Even the $700 I paid or the IPD DP is loll3r.
      Especially since it is a TME ripoff made in china.
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      It's all relative I guess. I'm one of the few people here to have paid $38,000 for my R. No wonder it took so long to start modding it!
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      Quote Originally Posted by dave_n_ruth View Post
      It's all relative I guess. I'm one of the few people here to have paid $38,000 for my R. No wonder it took so long to start modding it!
      LOL!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
      Especially since it is a TME ripoff made in china.
      I thought CJ made the IPD DPs out in Cali?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr R! View Post
      LOL!!
      It's true. Not many original owners remaining on here.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dave_n_ruth View Post
      It's true. Not many original owners remaining on here.
      Hey! Are u comming to Sweden this summer!??
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      Quote Originally Posted by R.Photo View Post
      The Elevate pipe is the only DP that actually works. It's the only pipe that lets hot exhaust gasses travel to the rest of the exhaust system.
      http://elevatecars.com/elevate-s60r/...0r-35-downpipe

      You're welcome, end of thread.
      It looks like it has the best cat but it's so bloody expensive.
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      Not this summer. We were planning to drive to Norway next May for the Constitution festival. We hear it's a great time. We have not figured out a route yet.
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      Quote Originally Posted by exbmxer View Post
      It looks like it has the best cat but it's so bloody expensive.
      The best cat is no cat

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      Quote Originally Posted by exbmxer View Post
      It looks like it has the best cat but it's so bloody expensive.
      Yes, Elevate does a hell of a job polishing pipe! Just ask their mascots!
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      Quote Originally Posted by soupandspoons View Post
      I thought CJ made the IPD DPs out in Cali?
      This may be true but in days past I knew they were overseas.
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