Interest Thread: Berk Technology 3" Midpipe

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Would you be interested in a 3" midpipe from Berk Technology?

Yes! Ready to buy!
22
35%
Yes, would buy in the future
37
60%
No, not interested, we already have enough options
3
5%
 
Total votes : 62

Interest Thread: Berk Technology 3" Midpipe

Postby lumbercis » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:09 pm

Hi all!

After the frustrations i encountered trying to find a quality reasonably priced midpipe (see here: http://alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=24126 ) I decided to contact Berk Technology to see if he would be interested in making us a 3" midpipe.

He said he would be willing to make it if there was enough interest from the community, thus this poll. He doesn't have a price yet since there isn't even a prototype right now, but I made it clear that we were looking for a better quality option than the $200 SSAC from 935, but something less expensive than the $410 Aussie.

I chose Berk simply because he is local to me so I could provide my car for test fitment, and he has a good reputation for his fabrication skills and business practices from mr2oc.

His website is under construction right now (www.berktechnology.com) but here are a couple pictures of his handiwork:
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He also specializes in GT30xx turbo kits.
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So, lets see what interest we have for a new product for the GT-Four!!!

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Postby Toxygene » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:39 pm

Do you think he could create a 3" downpipe with a pre-cat in it? California Smog sucks and I want to skirt about as close to legal as I can.
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Postby Corey » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:43 pm

What we need are 2.5" midpipe and cat backs. there are lots of 3" options arnt there?
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Postby Denver_whiteST185 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:54 pm

you can find a 2.5" HKS sport catback if you look long enough

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Postby lumbercis » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:02 am

@Corey Darling. No, there is only the SSAC or Aussie.

To be perfectly honest, I can't ever see a reason to put anything but a 3" exhaust on an alltrac. 2.5" has been dyno-proven to be a restriction even on relatively low power mr2s. And what happens when you want more power? You would need to re-do your whole exhaust system. If you get a 3" you will never have to worry about your exhaust again. The ONLY benefit of a 2.5" system is sound. But honestly, if you just make smart choices, you can have a 3" system that flows better and isn't loud at all.

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Postby smog7 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:10 am

Toxygene wrote:Do you think he could create a 3" downpipe with a pre-cat in it? California Smog sucks and I want to skirt about as close to legal as I can.


By adding a good high flow cat wont you eliminate this?
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Postby Toxygene » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:20 am

smog7 wrote:
Toxygene wrote:Do you think he could create a 3" downpipe with a pre-cat in it? California Smog sucks and I want to skirt about as close to legal as I can.


By adding a good high flow cat wont you eliminate this?


Not sure what you meant but even if I add a high flow cat to the mid-pipe or wherever it's supposed to be, I still need to show the pre-cat for a smog test and the now ominous roaming smog checks performed by our lovely police state.
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Postby magnum » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:36 pm

How many interested parties would it take before he is willing to build a midpipe for us?
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Postby ST185pinjo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:36 pm

What is a pre-cat? A second cat?

I have had email contact with Bryan(Berk) for my turbo kit. He is very kind and responds quickly. The DP looks good, and so do his turbo kits.
I already have a full 3" aussie system.

If any of you have dyno proof of a 3" being more powerfull than a 2,5" at low/stock hp I would love to see it. Have been questioning this for a long time now.
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Postby Meurz » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:05 pm

Toxygene wrote:Do you think he could create a 3" downpipe with a pre-cat in it? California Smog sucks and I want to skirt about as close to legal as I can.

SARD already does them. Dunno if it's discontinued though, but I'm loving it! :smokes:

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Postby alltracshoak » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:09 am

blinging.. 8) i could imagine what a pain in the ass it will be if the cat failed..welding it on would be a pain and hoping it wouldnt crack is another story.
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:41 am

If the Aussie MP could be replicated that would be great (that includes offering a hi flow cat option)

That SARD is badass, if he could build one of those and have it fit I would
be all over it. I would love to be back to stock config with emissions just
in case (already have a hiflow cat in my midpipe to replace the stock
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Postby Toxygene » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:13 am

Meurz wrote:
Toxygene wrote:Do you think he could create a 3" downpipe with a pre-cat in it? California Smog sucks and I want to skirt about as close to legal as I can.

SARD already does them. Dunno if it's discontinued though, but I'm loving it! :smokes:

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Do you know what the part number was for the Sard Downpipe and who did you purchase it through?
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Postby Denver_whiteST185 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:10 am

now thats something ive never seen....

Meurz, where did you find that?
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Postby smog7 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:31 am

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