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Depo Racing (ebay) catted downpipe review

PacDawg

Go Kart Champion
Location
Gilroy, CA
Gotcha, I guess I'll just wait until I get the JB4 then. Because that will permanently stop a CEL correct?
Yes, JB4 has an auto clear feature for CEL associated with aftermarket DP. I've heard mixed reviews on effectiveness of that feature though. I'd try to see if a spacer works first.
 

dub_guy

Ready to race!
Location
GTA
Gotcha, I guess I'll just wait until I get the JB4 then. Because that will permanently stop a CEL correct?

The JB4 can be configured to auto-clear the codes when they come up. It will also auto kill your cruise control (or at least it used to)
 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
The JB4 can be configured to auto-clear the codes when they come up. It will also auto kill your cruise control (or at least it used to)
Well that sucks! I'm gonna have to research this b/c I use cruise control literally everywhere! its the only way I can stop myself from getting a speeding ticket lol
 

Calkulin

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Location
Central FL
If you clear codes, you need to turn the ignition off and then on for cruise control to work, even with VCDS it does that, so it's not just a JB4 issue
 

ccbird

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Location
Cleveland, OH
If you clear codes, you need to turn the ignition off and then on for cruise control to work, even with VCDS it does that, so it's not just a JB4 issue
I do not have to turn off ignition after JB4 clears codes. It does kill my cruise, but I can immediately just reset within seconds on the fly.
 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
I do not have to turn off ignition after JB4 clears codes. It does kill my cruise, but I can immediately just reset within seconds on the fly.
Does it only kill the cruise control once per drive? or is it a timed or mileage thing? b/c I know my CEL came on in almost exactly 50 miles of driving.
 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
Just wanted to update with a 3 month follow up in case anyone was on the fence.

No issues at all with the downpipe, I am very happy with my purchase. Still sounds great at start up when cold and once warm it’s tame like factory.
I have no leaks or cracks in the metal.

Only issue I had was with the factory nut on the top V-band clamp (which attaches the DP inlet to the Turbo). The nut kept vibrating loose. So I put some Loctite Threadlocker "Blue 242" on it and all is well.

Highly recommend for anyone looking for a catted downpipe that won’t break the bank.
 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
Well thats another way to get it done LOL.

But why is there such a gap in your clamp? My two ends were able to touch one another? Is it just based on the size of the lip on your DP's inlet?

I would think being that all DPs have a similar diameter to fit the turbo properly (unless your DP's lip is larger than the turbo's), your v band clamp should close as much as mine??
 
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kayv369

New member
Well thats another way to get it done LOL.

But why is there such a gap in your clamp? My two ends were able to touch one another? Is it just based on the size of the lip on your DP's inlet?

I would think being that all DPs have a similar diameter to fit the turbo properly (unless your DP's lip is larger than the turbo's), your v band clamp should close as much as mine??
I believe Sugarmouth is running a bigger turbo and an APR downpipe so the connecting portion may be slightly thicker causing the gap. Thats just one theory.
 

SugarMouth

Go Kart Champion
Location
Nevada
Well thats another way to get it done LOL.

But why is there such a gap in your clamp? My two ends were able to touch one another? Is it just based on the size of the lip on your DP's inlet?

I would think being that all DPs have a similar diameter to fit the turbo properly (unless your DP's lip is larger than the turbo's), your v band clamp should close as much as mine??
IE cast DP has a thick flange.
 

ALE 5six1

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
Fitment is ok. It is a bit tight when you start to tighten all the bolts down. Once you get that done clearance is not an issue

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Nice quality pics! Looking good.
Curious, did you try to bolt up the two nuts on the bottom hanger before attaching the top? I struggled with that at first until I realized it’s much easier to attach the top first, then pull down the back half with the hanger into place. My friend struggled the same way but he didn’t figure it out quite as fast.
Going to add that tip to my original review now
 

Amanisnobody

New member
Location
FL
i recently bought and installed the catless version . solid piece, good sound so far on oem exhaust. tech said fitment was good and had zero issues . pictures and sound clip were posted to the facebook "mk7 golf gti owners" page
 

Hoon

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Rhode Island
I have one, haven't installed it yet.

Its made out of about 47 different metals. Some components are not at all magnetic, some are mildly magnetic, and others are highly magnetic.

Not surprising for the price, but don't buy one expecting 304 SS.
 
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