2.0L RV6 Looking for 2.0L Downpipe BETA Testers

  1. Multaq

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    Let me know if that was the correct solution.
     
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    ...ok...
     
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    How much lower does the mustang dyno read? I've read 12% elsewhere so if my math is correct, you should be making 179hp at the wheels with just a ktune and downpipe.
     
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    Any updates on these downpipes?
     
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    What updates are you looking for? I've run the catless with ceramic coating for almost a year now. Still solid.
     
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    I meant updates on the catted progress.
     
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    Anyone who has the defouler, Does it keep the CEL off without disabling the secondary o2 sensor in Ktuner?

    If it does I can pass inspection
     
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    It's not 100% perfect, but yes. I had to reset the CEL a couple times the first 6 months and just ended up disabling them in Ktuner, which prevents the CEL. Does your state have a visual check of the exhaust? I'll find out in 3-4 months if I can wing my inspection in TX as is. Though still, it only takes 20-30 minutes to swap out the pipe. Of course I'd like to not have to unbolt things twice a year, or pick up new gaskets (which are relatively cheap). Still, worth it. The power gain from 40-80+mph is righteous.
     
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    The only thing they do is plug something into OBD2 port and read codes and your o2 sensors so if the spacer prevents it ill be Good
     
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    you may need to adjust the defouler by screwing it in/out, but you don’t need to be tuned to run the downpipe code free.

    Also, when switching off the codes, readiness for catalyst is not green/red but simply blank. Some states will allow this for one, others none. Best to find out beforehand.
     
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    I checked NY state inspection laws, It doesnt say anything about blank only not ready
     
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    So, should I pass the inspection? I really want to install downpipe. :( Anyway, I live in Sacramento, CA
     
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    #403 a c i d.f l y, May 17, 2019
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    CA has obnoxious laws, to the point I wouldn't even bother unless it's CARB approved. Though if you're willing to swap out the part for inspection, should be fine unless you get pulled over and they ask you to lift your hood. Have had several friends harassed by officers because their car wasn't more than 6 inches off the ground...
     
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    Man, I live in SoCal and I have not had to "pass an inspection" since owning this car (2016). Just save the stock part and if you are paranoid and switch it out when you need to.
     
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    Since it’s about to get into the mid 90’s next week in my neck of the woods, I’ve been thinking about heat management on the downpipe.

    I tried to mock up some brackets to weld on to the downpipe in the hopes of retaining the factory heat shields, but they will not fit without significant trimming/bending.

    So this is what I’ve settled on:

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    The downpipe and front pipe are wrapped and coated, but the wrap won’t really secure to the bellmouth, and there is quite a bit of radiant heat coming from there, so I wrapped a cheap $28 turbo blanket from Amazon around it and it seems to do the job.
     
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