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Old 06 Jun 2004, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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decat exhaust

thinking of putting a decat ninja backbox and afterburner downpipe and centre omn my scoob,
just wondered if i would have to alter anything mechanically or just bolt it straight on.
any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 08:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not an expert at this by a long shot but i persoanlly think you wouldnt have to alter anyhting.... May be advised to do an ecu reset afterwards though.... No doubt other will reply to this post too

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Old 06 Jun 2004, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site

As for sorting a DeCat - It will be fine if you just bolt it on !! I assume you are running with a standard ECU and not an uprated one ??

As Gareth says it might be worth your while Resetting the ECU cos this will help get the most from your Modification If you don;t have one it may also be worth getting yourself a Boost Gauge so you can make sure that you are not Boosting at more than what you should be.

All I will say if you will enjoy the car a lot more when decatted Pulls better and Power is noticeably more too.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 07:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you will have to cut the turbo heat shield.But defo refit it.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 09:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07 Jun 2004, 06:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07 Jun 2004, 05:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanx for the friendly welcome and advice
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Old 07 Jun 2004, 06:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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you will have to cut the turbo heat shield.But defo refit it.
do you always have to cut the heat shield regardless of the MY of the car?
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i think you do m8 unless you want to melt things in your engine bay
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 08:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes the cutting of the heatshield is so that it fits the new down pipe - this will need to be done with most if not all aftermarket D/Pipes.

Deffo worth refitting though cos as Big E says you do not want the excess heat causing problems in your engine bay, which it will if left
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 08:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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glad too see i got something right then :wink:
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 09:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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So lets get this one straight.... Leaving the shield off will (or could) cause a fire :shock:
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Old 09 Jun 2004, 06:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Well the shield being left off could have serious implications on the running of your motor Gareth....If you look whats above or around the area (above the Turbo) you have brake and clutch resevoirs to name a few :shock:

If you are gonna leave the heat shield off then the minimum you should do is wrap the down pipe in exhaust wrap, this will give you some protection.
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