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Just purchased the "pipe-bomb"

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by tacoskim, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Jun 17, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    tacoskim

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    aight so i decided to pull the trigger and jump on this. with all the stolen cats increasing by the month in my neighborhood, i decided to replace the stock y-pipe with the "pipe-bomb" until testing time comes around and i can just change back to pass emissions.

    my question is that i already have jba headers so the first 2 cats are welded to them, what kind of sound difference can i expect from the new pipe-bomb y-pipe? ive heard the clips with the long tubes and sounds awesome
     
  2. Jun 17, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Do you need to use an O2 sim with the Pipe bomb?
     
  3. Jun 17, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    no its just a direct replacement of the OEM y-pipe. the o2 sims are connected to the first set of cats
     
  4. Jun 17, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    it wont throw a CEL
     
  5. Jun 17, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    Yeah I got a dumb question-when you start removing that much stuff arent you compromising the computer really bad?
     
  6. Jun 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    nah, as the 2nd set of cats is already past the o2 sensor, it wont mess with the computer any. alotta people have removed the 2 rear cats and ran straight pipe. sounds pretty good too. im probably gonna do it when my warranty runs out.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    Only if you start removeing sensors. :)
     
  8. Jun 17, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    You should notice a deeper exhaust note, but not sure how much resonance the pipe delivers. My URD Y-pipe made a noticeable difference in sound.

    Do post a sound clip, we are all curious of this new product.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    what kind of sound difference did u notice??

    i will def post sound clips when its on
     
  10. Jun 18, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    I went from front CAT's to straight pipe= Sound was pretty mean. Ask Tacomaman06 & JHodge. They got to hear it at the last Carolina meet.

    Now removed the stock piping and went instead with URD Y-pipe. Very noticeable difference. Deeper, lot more rumble at 2500Rpm & up. Idle sounds like a V8, even when driving slow, the URD just improves the Scavenging of the Headers, allowing to hear the pulse of exhaust escaping the cylinder heads. Thats the best explanation I got.

    All the guys here and on TN who have them, have no complaints. And exactly like said above, as long as you dont screw with sensors, you wont mess up anything when dealing with exhaust, Maybe just a little loss of low end power thats it.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    thanks roxspin72 for the reply. yea i figured some low end power will be lost, but did u feel a noticeable power increase on the upper rpms?
     
  12. Jun 18, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    You can feel it pull alot harder through the RPM band. Put it this way, if I floor it, when I shift from 1st to 2nd & 2nd to 3rd, she practically launches. I've raced 4bangers before, and my Tacoma feels just as quick. Which to me is impressive since it is a lot heavier than your average import tuner...

    My set up is for street racing, but my goal is to just have an awesome all around bad ass. Quick, powerful, handle the streets, and beat up the trails a bit. Call me crazy, cause I've already admitted it...:eek: LOL...
     
  13. Jun 18, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    I just bought the Pipe bomb as well. Very excited to install it and hear it roar. I also will post a sound clip of it. I will just be dreading the day i need my emissions tested. :eek:
     
  14. Jun 18, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    If they only check through your OBDII port you should be good to hook. If they inspect or attach to your actuall exhaust pipe, you are a No Go....

    Im in the same boat.:cool:
     
  15. Jun 19, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    X2 Here in the Phoenix area, they only plug in, so you will be good. Let me know how the install goes, as Im interested in makeing my own exhaust and I might use the URD peice as the "Y" pipe. :)
     
  16. Jun 19, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    hey guys heres an update. my pipe-bomb just arrived in the mail, heres some pictures, installation is tomorrow morning at 8 am, the finish product came out very nice, guys over there did a good job on the structure, mad props.
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  17. Jun 19, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    sorry for the sloppyness
     
  18. Jun 19, 2008 at 5:43 PM
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    Why didnt you do the install yourself?
     
  19. Jun 19, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    i am gonna do it in the morning. dont have the stuff at my house , goin to my friends in the morning to get it down. will post sound clips and a review of installation, should be very easy to do, i think i might weld it rather than clamp it. what u guys think?
     
  20. Jun 19, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    I have never had any problems useing Copper RTV and clamps. If your a good welder ( I suck welding thin pipe) go for it. :)
     
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