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If this has already been discussed (and I'm sure it has), my apologies in advance. Neither search yielded me the feedback I am looking for.<p>I'm looking for R owner feedback, on downpipes from TME vs IPD. I know both make a quality product, but has anyone ever laid each side by side and compared? I'm interested in feedback on weld quality, metals used, construction, and experiences on fit and installation.<p>Thank you in advance.
 

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Re: Downpipe - Any major differences between TME or IPD's ? (PM)

Here's what I have on the TME DP<p>Downpipe<br>Main pipe material = 304 Stainless steel<br>Inlet diameter = 76.2 mm (3 inch)<br>Main pipe diameter = 76.2 mm (3 inch) and 70 mm (2-3/4 inch) after cat<br>Kemira Metal cat (2 platinum coated stainless steel monoliths)<p>Maybe someone can chime in on the IPD DP
 

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Re: Downpipe - Any major differences between TME or IPD's ? (PM)

I don't have a DP but TME's exhaust is built extremely well! A very quality item. <p>I have pics if you'd like.
 

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Bah.<p>After all the trouble of my 3.5" straight through.<p>I want a 3" with a cutout...<p>=(
 

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Re: Downpipe - Any major differences between TME or IPD's ? (PM)

The CAT is different, smaller on the IPD DP.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I want a 3" with a cutout...<p>=(</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh yes... Mr. China is thinking correctly..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Downpipe - Any major differences between TME or IPD's ? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't have a DP but TME's exhaust is built extremely well! A very quality item. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>any particular reason you didn't get the TME DP? anything I should be considering in regards to putting TME DP on?
 

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Re: Downpipe - Any major differences between TME or IPD's ? (atacamaR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>atacamaR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>any particular reason you didn't get the TME DP? anything I should be considering in regards to putting TME DP on?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh I want one and probably need one. I am just a tad strapped for cash at the moment.
 

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I have the IPD DP and even the shop I went to remarked at the quality of the part.<p>The biggest things about these products are the cat and the size of the pipe, which is 3" for both. The rest of the differences are minor.
 

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Re: Downpipe - Any major differences between TME or IPD's ? (PM)

I recall reading somewhere that TME did some R&D on their design <br>and discovered that Volvo's factory catalytic converter flowed better <br>than many of the aftermarket "race cats" they tested, <br>except for one. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Where is the IPD DP made?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Where is the IPD DP made?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I thought it was TME, wasn't it?
 

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"I thought it was TME, wasn't it?"<p>ummm...I don't think so.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>redalrt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"I thought it was TME, wasn't it?"<p>ummm...I don't think so.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1<p>I don't think IPD has any connection with TME anymore.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>XeOn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I thought it was TME, wasn't it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, it <I>WAS</I>...<p><A HREF="http://www.tme.com/e_main.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tme.com/e_main.htm</A><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by petew at 11:27 AM 6-10-2009</i>
 

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Alrighty then.<p>I still want to know where the IPD DP is made, I hope not China.<br>
 
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