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Where to purchase downpipe?

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I want to purchase a catted downpipe for my 2008 Legacy GT, i'm not sure where to look. Will a downpipe made for the USDM legacies work on my JDM one? Any links would be greatly appreciated.

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Definitely a negative on USDM ones working.

 

We are super limited with options for these cars. Subtech make one but it is catless. Only catted options are ones from japan such as Zerosports or HKS but cost a fortune. 

AVO used to do one with a changeable bellmouth/head but not sure if that’s still a thing. Couldn’t see it on their site last time I looked.

 

I’d almost recommend getting a downpipe flange and having an exhaust shop make one up. Could end up with a better product if you go to the right place.

 

Where in the country are you located?

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54 minutes ago, Andy_Mac said:

Definitely a negative on USDM ones working.

 

We are super limited with options for these cars. Subtech make one but it is catless. Only catted options are ones from japan such as Zerosports or HKS but cost a fortune. 

AVO used to do one with a changeable bellmouth/head but not sure if that’s still a thing. Couldn’t see it on their site last time I looked.

 

I’d almost recommend getting a downpipe flange and having an exhaust shop make one up. Could end up with a better product if you go to the right place.

 

Where in the country are you located?

I'm in Christchurch. I probably wouldn't pass WOF with a catless downpipe right? Even if it was legal, I don't think I could handle the sound or smell :/

 

Do you know of any places I could have one made and a rough estimate of the price?

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When was it imported? If before sometime in 2010 and you’re technically allowed to not have one but most of these cars have been imported well after that so need to retain the cat.

 

I’ve just gutted the two cats in mine. So externally looks OEM but has much better flow potential. Also made a bellmouth head for it but dunno how beneficial that really was. 

Have zero issue with sound or smell either. Going catless makes very little difference to noise if still using the orignal midpipe and mufflers.

 

Not a clue on price but SAS out in Kaiapoi could sort you out without much trouble.

@gotasuby is one of the guys there.

Imagine there’s a few places down there that would do a good job hat other local members know of.

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4 minutes ago, Andy_Mac said:

When was it imported? If before sometime in 2010 and you’re technically allowed to not have one but most of these cars have been imported well after that so need to retain the cat.

 

I’ve just gutted the two cats in mine. So externally looks OEM but has much better flow potential. Also made a bellmouth head for it but dunno how beneficial that really was. 

Have zero issue with sound or smell either. Going catless makes very little difference to noise if still using the orignal midpipe and mufflers.

 

Not a clue on price but SAS out in Kaiapoi could sort you out without much trouble.

@gotasuby is one of the guys there.

Imagine there’s a few places down there that would do a good job hat other local members know of.

Okay, thanks for the help! I'll consider the catless seeing as it's much easier to find. 

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Obviously an aftermarket one sticks out like a sore thumb so might not slip through WOF’s depending on where you go

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I got mine for my 07 Legacy GTB from Subtech, only a few hundred dollars delivered and it was a bolt on replacement. 

 

After installing it yesterday it sounds amazing, opened up the air flow and brought out a nice raspy/rumble tone! It may be worth noting that I have the dual tip sti mufflers too.

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If you have no luck with them let me know, we can look into Japanese options for you, or AVO as well.

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