5kCSTQ Performance Modifications

Dave Arkle dave at expertfriend.com
Tue Mar 18 18:15:03 EST 2003

Robert wrote <snip>
One of the *best* bang-4-the-buck modification you can make to any
turbocharged car is exhaust.

I am lucky enough to live in the Land Of No Vehicle Inspection. So, when I
discovered that my cat had a hole in it, I contacted my local
recently-discovered mechanic (Mike at Winning Formula, Louisville,
KY...great guy, serious enthusiast...FA cars in the shop) and asked him how
much to bend me a 2 1/2 inch pipe straight from the downpipe to the rear.
$175 including welgin it to my new stainless DTM muffler.

That, and my $35 stiffer wastegate spring is on the way. I'll be doing the
ECU hack, the spring, and the exhaust within the next couple of weeks...will
report on the results.

By the way, thanks so much to all the folks here who helped me get my car
back into running order. I just bought it a couple of months ago, and a
radiator (2, actually, first replacement one leaked), hoses, 2 brake
calipers, lines, pads, rotors, WOT switch, CSV, idle stabilizer, plugs,
wires, cap, hall-sender fix, oil cooler and 2 lines, A4 wheels, and 4 tires
later, I'm almost there!


Dave Arkle
DoD #11011
96 Triumph Daytona 1200 - Brit Brute
90 Yamaha FZR400 - TrackDog
84 Honda V65 Sabre - TourMaster
87 Audi 5KTQ - Money Pit
67 Buick LeSabre - For Sale

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