Haha, glad I'm not alone.yes, i had a hell of time trying to make power with the stock downpipe a while back. lots of lag just like you off my TD04-19T
As long as the Rex computer doesn't make a fuss you should be golden.Haha, glad I'm not alone.
I'm hoping the JDM up pipe and down pipe will fly under-the-radar for most no name smog shops. As I've done more research and have decided where I want it to be, I'm really hoping to make as much power as possible without having to revert anything every 2 years. Think a high powered stock engine that doesn't need any attention for the visual inspection.
Good thing the JDM up pipe and down pipe never sold! Somewhere down the road I'll probably build a 2.5l short block and throw some JDM 2.0 heads on it with JE pistons that match just to get a quicker spool and more flow. Sounds like a no-brainer.
First though, suspension.
Honestly, I'm getting old. The thought of replacing all that stuff every 2 years, just to smog, then reverting, sounds really lame. Might as well do the work now to make it where I never have to think about it again.As long as the Rex computer doesn't make a fuss you should be golden.
Is it that cramped with the turbo gubbins that it's not worth disassembly biyearly?
Probably not, but I'd rather do it right. JDM down pipe and exhaust might squeak me by, so it's worth a shot.The average smog tech wont even see a aftermarket uppipe. They will check the down pipe and cat though. its really not difficult to swap a down pipe every two years. Besides use it as an opportunity to inspect the turbo for shaft play/leaks.
This assumes you have a place to work on the car.
Oh and congrats on the BAR Sticker! This makes the car worth way more if you ever intend to sell it.