A downpipe is one of the first modifications that should be done on your car, as the OEM downpipe contains two very restrictive catalytic converters. Replacing these with our single high-flow unit will dramatically enhance performance potential while maintaining the use of a catalytic converter. Within our complete lineup of downpipes, you have the option to add a high-flow, 300 cell catalytic converter, fully machined and contoured flanges, and black ceramic coating. Whether you're racing time attack or to work and back, we've got the perfect downpipe for you.
We use 3D scans of 10-15 OEM downpipes to identify the variances within stock parts and ensure that our fitment is perfect across the board. We then pull those scans in 3D CAD and design our downpipe with flange locations, transmission tab locations, O2 bung locations, firewall clearances, and material selection in mind. Bend locations, tube lengths and divorced wastegate re-entry points are all checked for healthy flow using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations in CAD. With even the largest stock location turbine outlets utilizing factory exhaust gaskets, we used a reduction process to smoothly transition from the 2.5" turbine outlet to our 3" downpipe material. The outlet of the downpipe has a standard 3", 2-bolt flange that will mate up with most aftermarket cat-back exhaust systems, and the secondary O2 bung that we've added will save you time and money when you decide to use a wideband O2 sensor/gauge in the future.
As engineers and enthusiasts, we take great pride in the work that we put into our design process and it shows in the finished product.
Material selection is a very important, but often overlooked, part of an aftermarket exhaust system. The tubing we chose is a thick 3in, 16ga 304L Stainless Steel tubing, and our meaty 1/2" flanges will resist warping and leaks in even the most extreme environments. Stainless steel, particularly 300-series alloys, has terrific durability and corrosion resistance but is still quite cost-effective for fabrication of this type. Lower-grade alloys (400 series, for example) may be more prone to corrosion over time, reducing the life and beauty of your parts while higher-grade alloys introduce an unnecessary cost. All flanges use a fully-machined bolt pattern to ensure very tight tolerances and flawless fitment. Each tube is CNC mandrel bent and CNC laser cut for perfectly repetitive fitment and accuracy.
The catalytic converter that we've selected is custom sized and utilizes a metallic substrate for increased effectiveness, higher flow, and better durability than other, lesser units. We selected a 300 cell count mantel for a perfect compromise of performance and function.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Every single 02-07 downpipe is welded in the exact same master fixture. Our competitors build their welding fixtures around a single OEM downpipe. We build our fixtures to the average (found using the CAD data mentioned above) of a number of OEM downpipes and turbo/cat-back flange locations. We periodically re-check our fixtures using our FARO arm to ensure that heavy use and heat cycling don't affect their accuracy. Each downpipe is TIG welded by one of our expert welders. Don't be fooled by shiny imitations where a robotic TIG pass has been made over a wire-feed MIG weld; real TIG welding takes the skilled hand of a true craftsman. We take the structural integrity and beauty of our work very seriously and when you handle your new GrimmSpeed downpipe, you'll know it.
For those looking to take the finest downpipe one step further and wring out every last ounce of performance, we offer our 'Limited' line of downpipes. Limited downpipes use flanges made of the very same 1/2" 304L Stainless material, but with recesses for each tube as well as a beautiful 3D contour to smoothly transition the irregular shape of your internal wastegate outlet into our divorced tube for tighter boost control. Limited downpipes also come in a ceramic thermal coated version which is some of the best downpipes you can buy for your Subaru.
NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA ON ANY EMISSION-CONTROLLED MOTOR VEHICLE.
- Subaru WRX (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- Subaru STI (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- Subaru LGT (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
- Proudly made in the USA - Design, Materials, and Fabrication
- Innovative 3-D Contour Flange (Limited models only)
- FARO™ Arm Designed - We are at the leading edge of new product design hardware
- O2 Bungs for factory sensor and aftermarket wideband AFR
- Divorced Wastegate for Optimal flow
- High-flow, 300 cells, metallic substrate catalytic converter
- GrimmSpeed Gaskets Included
Looks good, fit well. You will need to trim the factory heat shield if you want to use it. Didn’t smell gas when I let the car warm up in the garage.
In stock, non special order items can be returned within 30 days of the product arriving to your house or place of work.
Returns will NOT be accepted on Clearance Items, Final Sales, Special Orders, Opened, Installed, Incomplete, or Otherwise Used Products. In order to initiate a return, an RMA number must be requested and approved via e-mail.
All returns will be subject to a 20% restocking fee minus complete shipping cost (roundtrip).
Any processed orders that have not shipped will incur a 6% cancelation refund fee unless the product was not available to ship within a timely manner. No fee will be incurred if used as store credit.
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Kami Speed serves the right to ship using an alternative method if we see it fit, in order to expedite shipping and reduce your rate depending on product value.