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Around new years I made the decision to place an order with DEPO to get a front mount and down pipe. I finally got the chance over the weekend to install them. I cant say enough about how great the quality is on these parts for the price. I ended up with a 5.5" FMIC instead of the 3.5" due to them being out of stock, I also went with the 3" catless downpipe. I thought i would just update you guys and let you check out the few pics i took of the install. Also if anyone is installing these parts and has any questions feel free to ask i'll try my best to help.
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I painted the FMIC gold to match my new wheels. I feel that it looks pretty good, cant wait to hear what you guys think.
 

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Looks good! What kind of paint did you use on the intercooler?
 

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Looks good! What kind of paint did you use on the intercooler?
I actually used a Duplicolor wheel paint that i had left over from painting the Turbomacs. Paint matched FMICs make for better charge temps.
 

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The gold FMIC look is clutch for sure. Love it and wish I would have done that to mine to go with my gold summer wheels.
 

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The 5.5 is a f'ing tank! In for some daylight pics, looks good, like that you went outside the box a little with the paint.
 

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How do you like the stage 3 tune as compared to before? I'm just a dp and tune update away from being stage 3 and I've been on the fence simply due to the added noise. I'm really interested to know how much of a difference it will make in the butt-dyno though. If I'm going to do it and give up some comfort the power increase better be worth it.
 

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Looks good!
 

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How do you like the stage 3 tune as compared to before? I'm just a dp and tune update away from being stage 3 and I've been on the fence simply due to the added noise.
Technically you could go back to stock CBE or add resonator/performance mufflers in order to run a new downpipe without the loud sound. My catless with stock CBE wasn't even noticed by my girlfriend until I intentionally said "you haven't heard my latest mod have you?" and downshifted twice and gave it the beans for a minute. Even uphill it isn't noticeable with music unless I'm hauling a55.
 

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Technically you could go back to stock CBE or add resonator/performance mufflers in order to run a new downpipe without the loud sound. My catless with stock CBE wasn't even noticed by my girlfriend until I intentionally said "you haven't heard my latest mod have you?" and downshifted twice and gave it the beans for a minute. Even uphill it isn't noticeable with music unless I'm hauling a55.
True, I really like my MBRP CBE, and the subtle rumble I get, and I don't have the stock CB so I'm not sure what to do. I'll probably keep it and throw on a dp for a while and see how it goes. If it's too loud I can always add a resonator or whatever to negate the extra drone.
 

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True, I really like my MBRP CBE, and the subtle rumble I get, and I don't have the stock CB so I'm not sure what to do. I'll probably keep it and throw on a dp for a while and see how it goes. If it's too loud I can always add a resonator or whatever to negate the extra drone.
I've heard good things about adding resonators or Magnaflow (I think) Performance mufflers in the midsection to reduce drone. Or a J pipe. Keep the nice deep mean tone without headaches/crying babies
 
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