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      01-02-2020, 09:30 PM   #1
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Catted Downpipe Recommendations

Hey All, Looking for opinions on a downpipe. I am looking for a catted downpipe that isn't going to add a shitload of extra noise (rasp, etc) to my exhaust note. I currently have an MPE, and love the sound of it. However, I am installing some parts this winter and jumping up to a stage 2 (FBO) setup.

What downpipes are out there with 300 cell cats that are under $1000? I see the HJS ones mentioned a bit (I believe this is what Fabspeed uses, along with a few others), but the 300 cells are pushing closer to $1500 or so.

Not TOO concerned about getting a CEL, as I already run BM3 and will be able to clear it anyways.

Thanks!
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      01-03-2020, 10:06 AM   #2
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Hey All, Looking for opinions on a downpipe. I am looking for a catted downpipe that isn't going to add a shitload of extra noise (rasp, etc) to my exhaust note. I currently have an MPE, and love the sound of it. However, I am installing some parts this winter and jumping up to a stage 2 (FBO) setup.

What downpipes are out there with 300 cell cats that are under $1000? I see the HJS ones mentioned a bit (I believe this is what Fabspeed uses, along with a few others), but the 300 cells are pushing closer to $1500 or so.

Not TOO concerned about getting a CEL, as I already run BM3 and will be able to clear it anyways.

Thanks!
If you're only concerned about the noise, just find the cheapest catted DP you can, I'd say. People only care about getting a HJS cat in order to avoid getting a CEL. That's why they pay the premium for something like a FabSpeed.
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      01-03-2020, 10:21 AM   #3
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If you're only concerned about the noise, just find the cheapest catted DP you can, I'd say. People only care about getting a HJS cat in order to avoid getting a CEL. That's why they pay the premium for something like a FabSpeed.
I'm worried about the cheap ones due the noise itself. I'm not looking to add a ton of extra volume. The MPE sounds good by itself, but I'm looking to add a bit more performance going to stage 2.
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I recommend the Active Autowerke downpipe. Its 300 CEL, wont add much noise to your current setup
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I recommend the Active Autowerke downpipe. Its 300 CEL, wont add much noise to your current setup
Cool. Thanks! I was looking at that one and didn't see any mention that it was 300 cell. Thanks for clarifying!
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      01-03-2020, 12:09 PM   #7
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Wagner.
Wagner is a really good option as well
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      01-03-2020, 12:10 PM   #8
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Wagner is a really good option as well
The wagner is a 200 cel, is that going to be much louder than the AA?
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The wagner is a 200 cel, is that going to be much louder than the AA?
Shouldnt be much different on stock exhaust
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Shouldnt be much different on stock exhaust
I'm running the MPE, not stock.
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I recommend the Active Autowerke downpipe. Its 300 CEL, wont add much noise to your current setup
No cel?
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I'm running the MPE, not stock.
I would definitely go with the higher cat count as there are more than enough threads complaining about drone
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No cel?
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This variant includes a 49-state legal EPA approved 4.5" high flow GESI catalytic converter that will NOT produce a CEL! EPA N/GBL/4389/1119
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I would definitely go with the higher cat count as there are more than enough threads complaining about drone
That was my thought as well. The AA seems to be 300 cell, so that seems like the best option under $1000. (I cant really stomach a $1500 downpipe).
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No cel?
No CEL
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Shouldnt be much different on stock exhaust
200 cell on a stock exhaust is definitely louder than stock.
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No CEL
Hey Mike,

Have any deals on the AA downpipe right now?
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200 cell on a stock exhaust is definitely louder than stock.
He's asking about 200 vs 300 CEL on stock exhaust. Not stock vs 200

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Hey Mike,

Have any deals on the AA downpipe right now?
Of course
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He's asking about 200 vs 300 CEL on stock exhaust. Not stock vs 200
Gotcha.
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Milltek 300cel here passed MOT in UK sounds great.
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