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Ok! Huge update!

Last Friday, I installed the Takeda Intake to replace my AEM intake and while I miss the sounds, my IAT's have dropped by 20 degrees (With snorkel).
At the same time I installed the AFE Power Street Downpipe, and before I get into it, let me say, what an awesome product. Sound, HP gains, Torque, you can feel it all.
That said, the install process was beyond ridiculous. Now, I know I was being cheap and possibly lazy, but as you can see I rolled her up on some ramps and got to work.
All over the internet, people warn of stuck O2 sensors, tough top downpipe bolts, and so on. I watched the SXTH downpipe install video and thought "Man Ive change a million parts on a car and at least 100 down pipes, I got this".

I barely got it.

The major problem is that the OEM Downpipe is the size of a fattened raccoon and was most likely assembled before the engine was inserted so getting it out is an absolute pain. Plus I was alone.

Final notes to learn from:
  1. Don't do this alone. unless you have time and patience.
  2. Don't do this on jacks or the ground. (I quickly realized because I had no leverage, it made it even more tough to remove.)
  3. I removed everything HOT, and I mean HOT, I had ran the car all over town. I was heating parts to make them easier to move. It worked perfectly. But also remember, reinstalling cold means everything is way harder to tighten.
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So, tinting my windows tomorrow, and then trying to find a set of black rims!
 

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Nice! I currently have the Ark midpipe and AFE Momentum intake. N Custom mode is louder but normal is the same (no drone). How is your normal mode?
 

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I plan on doing the down-pipe on a Saturday and Sunday. Props for doing this on ramps. I plan on doing this on very high jack-stands. I will also have my son helping me too. Thank God! lol... Thank you for the updates!

Best regards,

-Mike
 

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I plan on doing the down-pipe on a Saturday and Sunday. Props for doing this on ramps. I plan on doing this on very high jack-stands. I will also have my son helping me too. Thank God! lol... Thank you for the updates!

Best regards,

-Mike
So ghost.... how did it go?
 

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I have not done the down pipe yet. I just installed the mid-pipe. I am shipping the down pipe off to Jet-Hot for a 2500 degree coating first. I'll probably do it in a couple weeks. I'll keep you guys posted.

Br,

-Mike
 
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