ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

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ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Terracar » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:15 am

There is no more waiting! The group buy is a go! The time for a quality made mid-pipe is now! The jig is done and proven, the part is built and fitted; the mid-pipe dyno tested for proof of performance! (See dyno sheet comparison below)

When the dust settles will you be able to say you were true to your word? I know I will. It took longer than expected, due to delays in shipping the catalyst and I had them finish my exhaust. We also dynoed each mid-pipe option against the stock mid-pipe to prove the product rather than blow hot air up your skirt. So far, we have done everything everyone else has claimed and more – we followed through and now offer you the product.

This is a custom-made mid-pipe for the 1990-93 Celica Alltrac ST185. This package has multiple options. All made from 304 stainless steel. Created with performance in mind and designed to flow freely with as little restriction as possible. 1 year limited warranty, Aftermarket motor mount inserts are highly recommended (I personally recommend Speed Source), and not having them could possibly void the manufacturer warranty. Designed to fit factory down pipe position (meaning if you have a factory DP or an aftermarket DP that uses the same location this will fit).

Components: All made from 3” diameter mandrel bent 304 stainless steel for quality and longevity.
Components include the following:
Mid-pipe: One flex piece, 1 flange (3bolt), one V band.
Cat pipe: 3" Magnaflow race cat, one flange (2bolt), and one V band.
Test pipe: One flange (2bolt) and, one V band.

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There will be three option purchase packages.
Option A:
$560 Mid-pipe + TP. (Normal retail would be $650)

Option B:
$600 Mid-pipe, TP & Cat. (Normal retail would be $730)

Option C:
$580 Mid-pipe & Cat. (Normal retail would be $690)

Shipping: $60 for lower 48 and $75 for BC area Canada or $85 for all other provinces in Canada.

Please add your name to the list if you wish to get in on this group buy. Payment will be via PayPal directly to Forged Performance. The PayPal address for payment is trackforged (at) Gmail (dot) com. Again, please post your name here prior to payment to ensure that you receive the correct group buy price. We need the names to compile a material list for the mid-pipes.

Dyno sheets: The pulls were performed on a Mustang Dyno with several pulls for each option. The runs we performed on my car with a KO 2.5” down pipe and full 3” cat-back also made by Forged. The boost is stock. (No boost controller) The only thing that changed for each run was the mid-pipe portion. This is a true apples-to-apples comparison for each.
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W/ stock mid-pipe: (Max boost achieved 9.5psi) Max power: 133.7 @5400rpm; Max Torque: 146.3 @ 4200rpm
W/High flow cat option: (Max boost achieved 12.5psi) Max power: 140.0 @6000rpm; Max Torque: 150.3 @ 3900rpm
W/Test pipe option: (Max boost achieved 13.1psi) Max power: 154.8 @6000rpm; Max Torque: 159.3 @ 4500rpm

**Groupbuy will be open until January 2, 2012. We are treating this different than most groupbuys, as in once payment is received, we start building the product. Turn around time from payment to shipping is 2 weeks. Tracking numbers will be provided.


Once we get a ST165 in the shop to test fit, we will be able to confirm ST165 fitment – so stay tuned!

Now I just got back from what I can only describe as falling in love. I have not stopped smiling since I first pulled out of the parking lot. Demon drives, as she should have all along. I can hit the throttle and feel the seat pulling me forward with the car. I cannot thank Dave and Jon enough for all their hard work and their attention to detail. There are no rattles, no banging, just the sweet sound of unadulterated 3sgte!

Add your name to the list: (Again please post your name here prior to payment to ensure that you receive the correct group buy price.)

Screen name / Real name / Option
1. Terracar / Joe S. / Option B (product received/installed/loved)
2. Flying Bajan / Martin Atwell / Option A.
3. Brad_91 / Brad W. / Option B (payment received - mid-pipe in process)
4. sMARTINside / Martin Vincent / Option B (
sMARTINside wrote:Hey, you can write on the first page of the thread that I love that exhaust! Martin
)
5. 94 mr2 turbo/Chris yap/option A (payment received, mid-pipe is installed and lved)
6. 2_Liter_Turbo / Steve M / Option B (3SGTE.net)
7. Zero06/Chris Peret/option A
8. lumbercis/James Dasinger/ Option A (payment received - mid-pipe shipped)



-Terracar
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Flying Bajan » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:17 am

Flying Bajan / Martin Atwell / Option A.


HalleloooooooooooYA ! Finally !!!!! Come on guys and girls, get on this deal.

I assume that the finished product will have the welding burn marks polished off ???
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby sentraman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:20 pm

This is the real deal guys, get on it
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Brad_91 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:36 pm

What's the difference between the Test Pipe +Cat as opposed to just the cat option?? Does that change two parts of the mid pipe?! I'm a little confused :P
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby sentraman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:40 pm

Brad_91 wrote:What's the difference between the Test Pipe +Cat as opposed to just the cat option?? Does that change two parts of the mid pipe?! I'm a little confused :P



Testpipe + cat will come with the 3 pieces, if ordered either with the test pipe or cat it will come with 2 pieces.
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Brad_91 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:21 pm

So the test pipe and cat part are interchangeable?
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby sentraman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:35 pm

yes it is, so if you go with option B. you will get all 3 pieces. So the cat pipe is interchangeable with the test pipe.
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Brad_91 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:49 pm

Cool, Alright!

Brad_91 / Brad W. / Option B!
I'm curious to see the price with shipping though :)
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby sentraman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:58 pm

I am sure Joe will try and get the best pricing on shipping. I am happy to see that we dedicated owners who are ready for this purchase.

Thank you very much guys
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Terracar » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:34 pm

Added groupbuy close date and the process. We will have shipping cost a little later today.

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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby sMARTINside » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:14 pm

Did you turn on the boost for the runs with the new midpipe or it just went up with the better exhaust flow? 9.5 - 13.1 seems a lot...

I had myself:
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As I am from Canada, I would like to know what this will cost me in shipping. It will surely be more than for USA guys.
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Terracar » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:02 pm

sMARTINside wrote:Did you turn on the boost for the runs with the new midpipe or it just went up with the better exhaust flow? 9.5 - 13.1 seems a lot...


The car is on stock boost with no controller. So the difference in boost is from the exhaust alone.

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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:03 pm

Im in this pipe is more than what my HKS cat back costed!! But still looks amazing!

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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby sentraman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:39 pm

I will have a dyno video of joes car up tonight...
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Re: ST185 3" Stainless mid-pipe is a go!

Postby Terracar » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:15 pm

Added shipping cost.

sMARTINside - I am getting a quote for you and also another Canadian for Ontario. I will let you know the price as soon as I have it.

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