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Had some time today to attempt the downpipe install, and I must say it was an interesting experience. Corksport customer service is awesome. Shipping was quick, especially to Canada, and price was resonable.

Anyways got the install done in about 4 hours. I was worried about breaking the O2 sensors, but they both came out nicely. Just use the right tools and you will be fine. The only thing that I was concerned with in the end was the loss of the heat shield from the stock downpipe, but I'm sure everything will be fine.

On first start up after the install, there was some smoke, however it dissipated quickly. I believe the smoke was just crap burning off from the new pipe. I took the car for a quick rip and WOW the cars pulls so much harder now. You can feel the torque and power boost on the butt dyno for sure. It's the middle of winter here so traction is obviously an issue at stock power levels, but once the car hooks it just pulls and pulls and pulls. I took a friend for a rip without telling him what was done, and he was like "WTF did you do to your car?!?"

Now a huge plus is the sound the car makes. You notice a little more cabin noise, but it is not overbearing at all. The turbo also noticeably spools up quicker. With the windows down, you can hear the turbo spool up much clearly, and the car has a nice rumble to it. It also made my BPV sound louder.

I'm going to keep an eye out for smoke, but I think that because I still have my midpipe cat I wont see any. Also I don't have any CEL. I think I'm going to get the Corksport Midpipe, and have a Cat welded in. Next up Corksport FMIC.
 

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Sounds good man, enjoy. Had a lot of the same findings when I installed my CPe DP. Def more power and better sound.
 

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[quote author=Boother link=topic=134542.msg2893097#msg2893097 date=1233061881]
Must be nice having a heated garage in this cold weather!
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Ha ha it is definitely very nice! I just need to make it bigger now lol.
 

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cool deal, looking forward to the front mount install
 
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