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  1. Had Bilsteins driver side shot and made a horrible knocking noise, replaced with BC Golds and had it certed (Hyper was a pain although was the cheapest in terms of cost - not time-wise) Seems to be okay now but coincidentally I did watch Mightycarmods last night where all 4 CVs snapped at once from dumping clutch (had turboed H6 from what I recall).
  2. Called up Subtech on Monday and they were happy to look at it and have it modified at the exhaust shop (at no cost), but told them I'd be happy with just it hammered down a bit. Took it in today and had it fixed which seems fine for now although there was a knock on left sharp turn on acceleration but I didn't feel this through the steering column so I'm thinking it's not the downpipe. Really happy with their service
  3. Were they Subtech ones? What did you do to make them fit properly? Did you put them on first and then find out?
  4. I'm hoping this is just QA issue on their products and performance wise, as expected, is much quicker. But it sucks having to take off the pipe twice (and potential third time due to the issue), each time taking 2-3 hours due to a bolt on the turbo being stuck. It'll be 9 hours of labour now instead of 2-3.
  5. Sorry forgot to take any photos. The only issue is time when you've 9-5 job and trying to sort out a time for a hoist and a hand at mates when his shop's always busy. I don't doubt that they'll replace it for sure (I probably don't want to since it has been used for a day or two now and coating has melted/worn) but labour taken to put on and back is the issue and I doubt they'd replace it on the spot. Would've been easier to just pay Subtech to install it as it didn't cost a lot and all the trips back and forth to their workshop and they'd sort any of these issues out I'm going to call them on Monday and see what they say and if I have to take the whole thing off either way, may as well just bang it with a hammer to get clearance if no easier options are avail.
  6. Reading the reviews, Subtech seems to be good guys but had a really bad experience with the downpipe, forcing me to remove the pipe twice before installation and will have to remove it again but its a long story so I won't go there. So I've installed the downpipe yesterday but was feeling something odd when steering left (a vibration and a light scraping noise). Lifted the car up straight away and the steering column was definitely rubbing the downpipe evident by a tiny mark. So tried to loosen all the bolts just in case there was a bit of move left and tightened it again with the downpipe pushed as far away from the steering column. At the worst angle, there was about 5mm gap so I thought this would do the trick. Sadly this is still happening and while its a huge scrape, this definitely will have safety implications on hard cornering at fast speeds. The easiest solution online was to remove the pipe again (which will be my third time removing it) and hammer it down after heating it up. This would be my resolution and I was wondering if anyone had a similar experience (with any kinds of downpipe) and found an easier solution for it?