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the dp is installed... I went into Hi-Flo customs in Manassas VA today at around 9 am, and it only got harder from there. scott, who did a wonderful job btw, broke one of the bolts, that attaches the turbo to the dp, anyways after a bunch of welding (lug nuts to the broken bolt) he finally got it out... Anyways, he then welded a hi-flow magna flow 3 inch cat to the downpipe, and we spaced out the 02 bung so as not to set off the cell.... The car runs wonderfully, and after i get the evolve dp tune next week, the car should be preaty hot. I talked to power chip today, and the guy said that they generally see between 270-275 hp and 290 tq, with just the tune and dp... im preaty excited.<br>here is there website: <A HREF="http://hi-flocustom.com/services.html" TARGET="_blank">http://hi-flocustom.com/services.html</A><br>they only charge 300 for the whole setup, and they were some supper cool dudes...<p>The last thing I want to point out, is how grossly overpriced IPD is: <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Universal-Products/Miscellaneous/CEL-Oxygen-Sensor-Spacer-Extension/p-202-203-4174" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Universa...-4174</A> <br>They charge 30 dollars for that spacer... are you kidding me, what a joke of a company... I showed the guys at Hi-flo, this price for a spacer and they couldnt stopp laughing... they welded a bung spacer for 0 dollars to the existing hole... so all in all, I will be going back to them for the rest of my exhaust.. and i recomend them to everyone in the area..<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by tmtalpey at 9:46 AM 5-21-2009</i>
 

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Re: Down Pipe installed!!! (gmugolf)

...good for you. Just because you're using dashes to get around the filter, doesn't necessarily mean you should....I'm sure you can use another adjective to describe yourself here.<p><br>IPD is a reputable company, weather you think so or not, just because of the money they charge for a certain component. Getting it done "free" because they installed it while they were already working on your car is a bonus I guess.<p>Good luck with the evolve tune.
 

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Re: Down Pipe installed!!! (greencow)

they probably felt bad about screwing up in the first place. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>why would you slam IPD for one tiny thing?<p>anyways, congrats on the DP. I sometimes I wish I had the T5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Jonsi Jonsi S40 at 11:36 PM 5-20-2009</i>
 

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Congrats on the dp! <br>While almost every company that offers stuff for our cars has some overpriced items, I've got nothing but mad respect for iPd as they have been super professional and go the extra mile for customer. I'd recommend them to anyone, but I probably wouldn't buy that $30 spacer, either. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Down Pipe installed!!! (gmugolf)

i'll never understand how people go to a shop and (after getting parts off their car broken by the shop) proceed to give them a positive review<p><br>and to call IPD a joke company . . . one of the few companies to actually cater to volvo enthusiasts . . . .<br>
 

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Re: Down Pipe installed!!! (gmugolf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gmugolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The car runs wonderfully, and after i get the evolve dp tune next week, the car should be preaty hot. I talked to power chip today, and the guy said that they generally see between 270-275 hp and 290 tq, with just the tune and dp... im preaty excited.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>First I must say sweet prices and WAY TO GO!!! I wish my set ups were that cheap. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And a word of warning......<br>Good luck with the Evolve tune. Long story short, after I got the DP file added to my S40 my car ran like crap, They installed conflicting software on my ECM. I cost me another 300 to fix from the dealer. PowerChips were also A-holes and told me it was all my fault that my tune was messed up and tried to make me pay for them to fix it. I wish you luck that you don't have to go through what I went through.<p>And IPD FTW!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Down Pipe installed!!! (mad matt)

First of all, I want to appoligize for using the F-word, it is unfortunate that I got around the filters, but in my defense I was slightly intoxicated...<br>As for evolve... I believe that are 10 times WORSE of a company than IPD.<br>I actually dred the day that I chose them for my ecu-remap... "Don" is impossible to get a hold of, it is almost like he has no clue how to run a successful business... That being said....<br>Charging 30 dollars for a part that costs 10 cents to make..... come on now... LOL this cant be defended... It simply cant...<br>As for "they felt bad, because they screwed up on your car", and "I cant believe poeple give a shop a good review..."... If you have read the threads on dp installation, then you would know that the bolts that conect the turbo to the dp are infamous... and borderline impossible to get out... so the fact that he broke a bolt is no supprise (you following kiddos), but the fact that he got worked to get the bolt out, and then didnt charge me for the extra labor.... (thats why he gets a good rating) <br>- My downpipe is mandral bent, in stainless steal....
 

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Re: Down Pipe installed!!! (gmugolf)

Well as for Don i agree 6 emails and nothing after i said i would cancel and sen yet another email finally answered and then tells me next time email him ...he claimed i emailed the sales department and i should email him... i just thanks and left it ..... <p>That said sweet deal IMO and i when i was reading your post i felt like u were really excited and it got me excited too lol cant wait to get my DP installed i wish we had good shop by me ..... <p>Idp overcharges on everything BUT they are really about quality and customer care ..... Which one again IMO better then cheaper evolve with no answer ....<br>
 

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Re: Down Pipe installed!!! (jdsr917)

Ill be the first one in line to bash evolve.... after the tune my car ran "hotter", but not the numbers they were putting up on there website... Is there anyway I can get my ecu wiped clean? I guess i would go with upsolute/ipd/rica, if that happened?<br>-thanks
 
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