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My ST is less than two weeks old. First mod is an exhaust. I went with Milltek. Greg was fantastic to deal with. Will post pictures of the install and audio impact in the next couple of days.
 

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I'm interested to hear how it sounds. I want power, but don't want to attract unneeded attention or get drone headaches on long drives.
 

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Without a downpipe and tune, I'm not expecting night and day differences in power. Anyone in Northern California wanting to hear how it sounds is welcome to contact me for a get together.
 

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Would a catted downpipe and a tune add much more noise?
 

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Virtually none, I expect. Fairly significant increase power though :D. Of course the cost of those two additions is more than the cat back exhaust.
 

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I'm in SF Area. Going to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for autocross. You should come with the FiST.
 

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Sign up with trackmasters-racing $75 for the day. In the large back paddock. I have a stock tux black.
 

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Wow, you used the downpipe without a tune and are not getting a CEL?

Also, from what Ken at Mountune has said before, upgrading the car without a tune is less effective since the car's ECU is set to start limiting power if you exceed a certain output level. Interested to see how this pans out.
 

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Started installing this evening. It's super easy. Unfortunately, my cut off saw needs a new blade and I could only make one cut on the old exhaust to get it out. From where I first
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cut, it needed two (regardless of how I tried twisting and turning). Getting a new blade tomorrow and will finish. If I would have had a blade, I could have installed in about a half hour.
 

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Where was your first cut?

Also are your rear wheels hanging free or are you on ramps?

If ramps, you could try jack stands under the side jacking points and then the twist beam will pivot down a little more.
 

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Where was your first cut?

Also are your rear wheels hanging free or are you on ramps?

If ramps, you could try jack stands under the side jacking points and then the twist beam will pivot down a little more.
Great tip! The car is on a lift so the wheels are not hanging at all. I'll have a new disk today so the old system will be in three pieces....
 

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Is that lift in your garage? Not that I'd ever realistically have a justification for a lift at home house, but wow, that's a nice perk for the extended man cave.
Yes, I have a four post lift in the garage. Makes working on cars nice. Also, adds a "parking space" to my garage most of the time.
 
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