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Hey guys

So my friend and I installed the BSR downpipe this saturday. I took some pics so you guys can see what we did and maybe use it later for info or whatever.
We also powerwrapped the intake pipe and the downpipe so there will be some pics and info on that as well.

Here we go.

The stock downpipe:


Remove the engine shield. My buddy Rocksteady working on it here:


Once the plastic stuff is out of the way remove the bolts connecting the dp to the turbo:


This is a bitch so give it some WD-40 or something like it. Continue doing this!


It's a tight fit and it will not get better when the 3" dp is in place.


Be prepared if your stupid friend burns him self on something:


The dp is off:




Skip this if you don't have any powerwrap or just think it's silly

Parts ready to be powerwrapped:


Do a trial run. The powerwrap should overlap it self and be strapped tight around the item. Cut the needed size.
Soak the powerwrap in water and have some wire ready to tighten it at the starting and ending point.

The Sexy Dane and his Volvo jacket


Put the powerwrap in the water and leave it for a small time. Have a smoke or something.


We forgot to take pictures of the first process:


But we did the second time. It is adviced to have a friend help you with this.
Remeber to overlap otherwise there will be "holes" between the wrap and that sucks.


Over the shoulder view:




Tighten it with wire so that it won't unwrap it self. If you did it tight enough it should stick but do it anyway just to be safe.




Let it sit and dry for some time.

Back to mounting the dp.

Put the downpipe in place:


Take the to bolts and place them so you don't have to stand there holding it:


Fit the bolts. If you have trouble with this have your friend push the dp forward as this makes it easier:


The bolts are fitted. Happiness!




We removed the IC pipe to free up some space. Two bolts. Quick and easy.

This is some crazy poop so remember to look serious!


Take the first lamda piece and mount it on the dp near the turbo. No pics of this. Sorry.
Take out the second lamda piece and mount it on the cat:




Mount the wires:


Tighten everything and put the engine shield back on. Done!

Now we will powerwrap some more poop.

Same procedure as last time miss Sophie!



Looking good!

Now you just have to hook up the PPC and tune the car. This was very easy. Everything worked out well until yester day where I got a CEL.


Anyway the car is running great and is definately faster. Had some fun on a road with a lot of turns. Stage 3 + Coilovers = great fun!


Hope some of you can use it and that the rest of you just enjoyed the pictures.
 

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Re: (kpsingh0)

Increases exhaust velocity by maintaining temperature through the downpipe, turbo will spool faster as a result of less backpressure(due to higher temp in the downpipe farther back). Intake side, shields from engine bay heat contaminating the intake charge, may or may not help since thats atmo in the top pipe. wrapping the piping from the IC to the TB may be more beneficial, but could also hurt performance, this is something that needs to be dyno tested to see what works and what doesnt.

Also, a word of caution, keep any eye on your downpipe, it won't last long with that wrap if it gets wet.
 

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Re: (sanatarium)

Quote, originally posted by sanatarium »

Also, a word of caution, keep any eye on your downpipe, it won't last long with that wrap if it gets wet.

What do you mean?

You can get the oil cap and other cool stuff here:
http://www.autospecialists.co.....html

Thanks guys. Not many replies though.
Is this not useful?
 

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Re: (cicatrizdare)

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its very useful, but most are too lazy to do the install themselves.

Hehe okay. It's more fun to do it yourself I think and it will get done properly. I've had my share of bad installs from dealers and shops.
 

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"whats the wrap do?"

"Increases exhaust velocity by maintaining temperature through the downpipe, turbo will spool faster as a result of less backpressure(due to higher temp in the downpipe farther back)."

Pressure increases with temperature, so it seems to me that backpressure will be higher if the exhaust is hotter behind the turbo.
 

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Re: (noah katz)

Quote, originally posted by noah katz »
"whats the wrap do?"

"Increases exhaust velocity by maintaining temperature through the downpipe, turbo will spool faster as a result of less backpressure(due to higher temp in the downpipe farther back)."

Pressure increases with temperature, so it seems to me that backpressure will be higher if the exhaust is hotter behind the turbo.

True, pressure does increase with temp BUT what we are looking for here is Exhaust Velocity, which is increased by the wrap.
 
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