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Old 12-03-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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GS downpipes v1 vs v2

what is the difference between the versions?
i can't seem to find anything stating the difference between the two.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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v1 is downpipe, v2 is downpipe + midpipe
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v1 is downpipe, v2 is downpipe + midpipe
ah ok, so that is the difference... i thought it might be, but there was no mention of that in the description, only in the photo


nick if you're reading mentioning or renaming it to downpipe+midpipe, might alleviate future confusion

does the addition of the midpipe make much difference in performance over keeping the stock 2.5" pipe after the dp?
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ah ok, so that is the difference... i thought it might be, but there was no mention of that in the description, only in the photo


nick if you're reading mentioning or renaming it to downpipe+midpipe, might alleviate future confusion

does the addition of the midpipe make much difference in performance over keeping the stock 2.5" pipe after the dp?
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Taliaferro 3in Downpipe For 900NG, 9-3 Version2 Full stainless Tig welded. With Metallic Race Catalyst to withstand the abuse of a high output engine. Replaces factory flex pipe going from turbo to front of center muffler. V-band flange for easy service.
If you have not been under your car, then you would not know but otherwise the description of it going to the center muffler is good to know that it replaces the midpipe.
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If you have not been under your car, then you would not know but otherwise the description of it going to the center muffler is good to know that it replaces the midpipe.
wow... it's bold on the site and everything... not sure why i missed the connection

perhaps i should really stop trying to think at 3am
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perhaps i should really stop trying to think at 3am
I get the same problem.
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I think version 2 is worth it if only because the stock flex pipe rusts out so easily. Plus you get whatever extra performance it might bring.

By the way, the DP really is as good as everyone says - the welds alone are incredible.
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does the addition of the midpipe make much difference in performance over keeping the stock 2.5" pipe after the dp?
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I think version 2 is worth it if only because the stock flex pipe rusts out so easily. Plus you get whatever extra performance it might bring.

By the way, the DP really is as good as everyone says - the welds alone are incredible.
true. i got the V2 and it is beautiful. the quality and finish are unmatched. good point about replacing the stock flex pipe as well.

i paired the DP with the BSR catback and it sounds great. very mellow and deep and i was pleasantly surprised how loud the turbo sounds both inside and outside of the car. not sure of the power gains of the V1/V2... i have only been commuting with snow tires but i did get a chance to drive on the highway and the car feels and pulls so much smoother and i have seen a slight increase in combined miles per gallon. i need to clean my air filter though. it's nasty. once spring comes i plan to do a software update as well.

back to the OP- i'd consider the version 2 over 1 for above reason of replacing stock flex pipe. face it, it's going to rust off anyways. what kind of shape is the rest of your exhaust in?
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i put a GS downpipe on my dad's 9-5. it's definitely a beautiful piece.
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well both of my flexpipes are near mint at the moment, even a little shiny... gotta love a southern car

they'll probably both rust out by the end of winter here
well i guess time will tell which way i go when it comes time
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