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Re: Does anyone have pointers to good, reasonably inexpensive, cat test pipes for 986?

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1. 986 00-04
2. O2 bungs
3. solid quality

Should be simple - its a pipe. Not so simple, some brands are stupidly expensive, other vague descriptions and no bungs to hold O2 sensors.


Grant gee-lenahan-at-vee-eff-email-dot-net
I haven't tried these myself, but will if my 2ndary cats fail one day. They seem to have the bungs to hold the 02 sensors.
thank you.
grant - 3 months ago
Although i cough at $450 for two pipes.

I guess they sell six a year :-)

Grant gee-lenahan-at-vee-eff-email-dot-net
Re: thank you.
boxtaboy - 3 months ago
Although i cough at $450 for two pipes.

I guess they sell six a year :-)

No prob. Fabspeed makes them too, but they're even more expensive at $595, and those don't even have the 02 bungs. smiling smiley
.. as it turns out, the 00+ cars don't monitor the front O2 sensors anyway. Would take a 5th and 6th O2

Grant gee-lenahan-at-vee-eff-email-dot-net
Do those fleabay ones fit? I thought they were for 97-99 models?
grant - 2 months ago
The set i'm looking for (top Speed Pro, apparently made in Texas?) are for 2000-2004 2.7 and 3.2.
Some discussion of dicey quality control, but nothing a BFH wont fix.

No need for bungs on the 2000+ cars since its the secondary. My issue will be with the headers :-(


Grant gee-lenahan-at-vee-eff-email-dot-net
I've had the Fabspeed cat bypass pipes on my '02 S for many years. No problems whatsoever and the sound is great with the PSE.
.. that's exactly what prompted the question :-)


Grant gee-lenahan-at-vee-eff-email-dot-net
Yeah, and you usually get what you pay for.
I bought the Top Speed cat delete pipes a few years ago when they first came out, and they fit with very minor adjustments.
I had already installed a Brombacher muffler from FVD (same size/shape as stock, but different internal configuration). Awesome sound with no drone.
Well worth the savings from the $500 pipes. No O2 sensors, but not needed for my 2002.
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