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Has anyone bought the ARD pipe? It is about 35 % cheaper than IPD and still made of " Our 3" 304 stainless steel downpipes are full stainless construction, including all the flanges and bungs. " ....
Looking for any reviews....550 seems like a good price.....
 

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This is the only mention of the ARD downpipe that I can recall reading about on the forum:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?232689-P2097-code-from-an-ARD-TCV

They also found a pinhole leak on the O2 sensor bung on the ARD downpipe which they welded. Nice QC on that product, huh?

The second issue with the vibration -- turns out that was also the downpipe from ARD: the rear flange was just too big and was vibrating against the heat shields. So the shop ground down the flange to the same diameter as the exhaust flange, et voila! No more vibration. I saw another thread here on Swedespeed regarding a CNT DP that had the exact same symptoms as my car, grinding the flange helped that issue as well.
 
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