Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby awolo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:16 pm

Sounds awesome!

Mine will be straight 3" all the way back. So i'm very much looking forward to having my new system put in. I'm hopefully going to be tackling this tonight/tomorrow.
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby l0ch0w » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:04 pm

My main concern is clearance with the front crossmember, does it fit ok? All the other 3" exhaust midpipes ive seen have a more "bendy" midpipe from what it all looks like.

Steve, can you post up some pictures of what your midpipe looks like going over the front crossmember? Thanks :)
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby celi_wabbit » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:26 pm

I'm having this issue right now. I installed my motoria mid pipe and it doesn't seem to clear much. Right now it's looking like the pipe is touching my transmission and barely clearing the crossmember.
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby underscore » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:25 am

Mr hammer, time to meet mrs. midpipe!
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby Boo_Guy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:12 am

l0ch0w wrote:My main concern is clearance with the front crossmember, does it fit ok?


celi_wabbit wrote:I'm having this issue right now. I installed my motoria mid pipe and it doesn't seem to clear much. Right now it's looking like the pipe is touching my transmission and barely clearing the crossmember.


I had to get spacers and longer bolts for my front crossmember, others might be able to get away with just modding it though. Its all luck I suppose. :)
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby awolo » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:48 am

Haven't installed mine yet.

Didn't have time since my GT4 is my DD.
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby l0ch0w » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:07 am

If I have fitment issues, Ill just re-do the midpipe i guess... Id rather not have to modify anything besides that...
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby ALLensTRAC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:33 pm

I have the Motoria midpipe connected to an ATS Downpipe and an HKS exhaust. When I bought the car it had the full motoria setup on it. That thing hit everywhere!!! It hit the front crossmember, rear frame, and almost touched the trans. Once I replaced the rear section with the HKS I had at least 3-5mm clearance everywhere. I didn't even need to shim the crossmember. Just my .02
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby toayoztan » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:57 pm

If anyone is getting any touching on the rear section, it's b/c whoever installed it didn't do it properly or careful enough.

The imotoria mp allows you to rotate the pipe befor clamping it, and if done properly, the rear should clear...i've never had issues with the rear.

The front, you'll need to drop the crossmember or bang out part of the crossmember where it hits.

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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby Boo_Guy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:53 pm

l0ch0w wrote:If I have fitment issues, Ill just re-do the midpipe i guess... Id rather not have to modify anything besides that...


It might be easier to use spacers or to shave a real thin layer off the crossmember.
Its just a really tight fit, its likely to clear but would hit while driving.
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby brutekiller787 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:51 pm

ALLensTRAC wrote:I have the Motoria midpipe connected to an ATS Downpipe and an HKS exhaust. When I bought the car it had the full motoria setup on it. That thing hit everywhere!!! It hit the front crossmember, rear frame, and almost touched the trans. Once I replaced the rear section with the HKS I had at least 3-5mm clearance everywhere. I didn't even need to shim the crossmember. Just my .02
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might have to do with this exhaust being 3" diameter and the hks only being 2.5" :shrug:
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Re: Exhaust purchase? ok or not ok

Postby polm » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:22 pm

I have this exhaust and it sounds like crap with the included muffler, no cat and a downpipe. If you change the muffler for a can muffler like an hks or an apexi or even a cheaper magnaflow, it sounds a lot better. Also, I had fitment issues with the front part. The mid pipe wouldn't clear the crossmember so I had to buy longer screws for the crossmember and put spacers for it to fit nicely. Overall it's decent for the price. I installed mine in october and it seems to be doing fine even with the salt on the roads and the very harsh winter. I see very little surface rust but that's all.

These are the bolts I used, it's the correct thread and they fit right in place: http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/M14x1.5x70/ES472827/
For the spacers I used some regular washers you can buy at the hardware store.

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