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well here it is. It sounds amazing! You can hear the turbo spin at idle and can hear it spin up through the exhaust when you get on the gas.



I had to mod my existing downpipe to put the v-band flange on the back. It previously stepped down to 2.5 at the tail to a 2.5 exhaust.





The downpipe mod was easy, only in and out of the car 2 times, once for tacking the first peice then again for the v-band elbow section at the end. then I finish welded it and bolted it back in.
Next was the wastegate tube. It's tough to make a pipe that fits exactly between to immovable flanges. You kinda just have to work from both sides and pray they meet in the middle.



 

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I learned how to Tig A LOT better this weekend. I made some tricky welds and it helped me learn a lot. I may put an angle on the tip but I'm not sure yet. I kind of like the look for now. I'll try to get some sound clips up too, I tried with my Iphone but it was making the mic distort.
 

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Great work bud!! Your gonna get a lot of crap on here for not having a cat, I don't care, my camaro has NONE!!
 

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this looks really good. Exactly what I am going for, except not turbo. Now I have to do some research on the muffler that I want.

good job, cant wait to hear some sound clips! :-D:-D
 

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Looks killer dude!8)

How hot does it get right under the plastic rocker panel? Are you planning on adding some stainless cladding or is it not that bad?
 

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there is about a 1/4" air gap. I had my old exhaust exit there and nothing has burnt. Carbon build-up... that's another story
 

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So...not to jack your thread...but what do you do with the O2 sensors to fool the system into reading right and giving you a proper mix...

System looks great! I did a similar set up on my 00 TDi, WOOooo peeeesssshhhh, greta sound!:-D
 

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that's what the AEM FIC is for. It lets you trick the stock PCM into seeing a "normal" air fuel ratio.
 

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Do you have any issue with that turning your side panels black? I had that issue with a side exhaust on a Jimmy, kept turning the door black...
 

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I just loaded a newly constructed map this morning so the car is running overly rich at full throttle. It actually is running so rich that it started to sputter on the one pull. I'll get it straightened out in a couple days. The low load portion of the map is pretty much done, but the high load still needs work.

I shot this with my ipod nano, the quality is so so, and the audio was clipping a little. I'll have to borrow a camcorder or something with adjustable mic gain. It doesn't sound anywhere near as good as it does in the car.

Oh yeah, this is only 9psi people.

VIDEO
http://vimeo.com/7583947
 
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