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Depo Racing (ebay) catted downpipe review

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
Thanks for checking. Definitely worth checking this DP out.
Not a problem, you're welcome.
And I love it so far. great sound, no drone, no smell. butt dyno says it improved performance (spool up/response in mid range seems much faster when you first hit the gas hard). Planning to go back to the track in the next week or two to compare. my best pass out of 4, while stock, 2 weeks ago was 14.59 with 61 degree weather
 

GTI Jake

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
My only question is if it's 304 or "304".

Time will tell.
All you need is a magnet to tell. All cats are 409 from what I’ve seen, but if it sticks to the tubing it’s not 304.

Just to be clear I’m not in anyway bashing this piece, just commented on it’s uncanning resemblance to MAP, which at a much higher price point would be a good thing if they were infact twins
 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
All you need is a magnet to tell. All cats are 409 from what I’ve seen, but if it sticks to the tubing it’s not 304.

Just to be clear I’m not in anyway bashing this piece, just commented on it’s uncanning resemblance to MAP, which at a much higher price point would be a good thing if they were infact twins
Well it failed the magnet test :( it didnt stick to the pipe as well as it did to the side of the car, you can tell its only semi magnetic
 
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Calkulin

Ready to race!
Location
Central FL
Just to be clear I’m not in anyway bashing this piece, just commented on it’s uncanning resemblance to MAP, which at a much higher price point would be a good thing if they were infact twins

I wouldn't exactly call them twins, the MAP has cleaner welds and more clearance by the ABS cover but they do look similar tho. Considering this one cost $350 with a cat, that's definitely not bad since I paid $350 for my MAP that didn't include a cat

 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
I wouldn't exactly call them twins, the MAP has cleaner welds and more clearance by the ABS cover but they do look similar tho. Considering this one cost $350 with a cat, that's definitely not bad since I paid $350 for my MAP that didn't include a cat
Did your down pipe keep its color after being used? or was that pic from right after install?
 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
I paid $520 shipped for my MAP, catted and resonated. Also had the engine bracket which this doesn't have. $520 was more than fair, IMO.
If you're happy with spending 55% more for a resonator and a bracket, thats completely up to you. Everyone has their own value to a dollar.
 

Dannicuss

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Tacoma, WA
oh! good to know, thanks for the info! Might spring for a cheap one of those if the light starts to annoy me.
Any down side to the CEL, besides light on dashboard?
I know some can hurt performance / gas MPG but so far gas mileage has only improved (on highway cruising)
Don’t be surprised if you can’t completely get rid of CELs with a spacer. Sometimes you can only just make CELs pop up less often.
 

Dannicuss

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Tacoma, WA
Well it failed the magnet test :( but it didnt stick to the pipe as well as it did to the side of the car, you can tell its only semi magnetic, so there's that lol
You might see varying degrees of attraction with a magnet regardless of the type of stainless. Areas that have been worked by bending or have seen the heat of welding will become more attractive to a magnet than other areas.
 

Supermoto

Ready to race!
Location
San Diego
Quick guesstimate on the clearance between the DP and ABS shield?

Rev 9 is like 1/4", which sucks.
I have the rev9 downpipe and theres much more than 1/4" between the downpipe and ABS heat shield. For that matter, theres plenty of space between it and any part of the car. It just takes time to get it fitted perfectly then welded up.

As far as this downpipe goes, if I hadn't already bought a downpipe I would get this one in a heartbeat. Price is amazing and quality seems great.
 

Klrider44

Ready to race!
Location
Bucks county PA
If I didn’t just purchase a rev 9 downpipe I would be all over this. I just refuse to pay for a name brand downpipe. It’s a piece of pipe that either fits and doesn’t leak or just the opposite.
 

Hoon

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Rhode Island
I have the rev9 downpipe and theres much more than 1/4" between the downpipe and ABS heat shield. For that matter, theres plenty of space between it and any part of the car. It just takes time to get it fitted perfectly then welded up.

As far as this downpipe goes, if I hadn't already bought a downpipe I would get this one in a heartbeat. Price is amazing and quality seems great.
I had the Rev 9 for 36K miles. I TIG welded mine a couple weeks after install. It is super close to the ABS module, always was.

Not a matter of fitting it. If you force it to have more clearance near the ABS, the bracket and joint at the cat-back don't line up correctly.

Maybe they revised the design at some point or the parts are just inconsistent.
 
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