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      04-07-2012 09:20 PM #36
      Is the group buy open for this yet? I was totally just looking at this the other day. Does want!

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      04-07-2012 11:09 PM #37
      Well, I ordered it. Can't wait to put this on. Should arrive around the same time as my TT exhaust does.

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      04-20-2012 10:22 AM #38
      I have received mine!!! Will post some pic and a review later on!
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      04-20-2012 10:32 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by mkv90 View Post
      I have received mine!!! Will post some pic and a review later on!
      great!

      waiting for it.

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      04-20-2012 04:40 PM #40
      Still waiting on mine... should be done Monday... thinking about picking it up cus its been so long that wasting another 2 days waiting for UPS to deliver it is just out of the question

      Will definitely let y'all know how it goes though.

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      04-21-2012 01:16 PM #41


      The quality is pretty good! Hopefully will have a nice and easy install..



      The hanger is the other thing that I like some other testpipes don't have it. Even tho the testpipe is lighter than the stock one those hangers are a good support.

      I hope this helps for now. I will sent another update when I put it on..
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      04-21-2012 01:20 PM #42
      There also different inserts for the o2 spacer. The one above is the smallest one there 2 more.

      Plus all the hardwear for the install.

      Let me know if u guys have any questions..
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      04-21-2012 03:26 PM #43
      So it's only $25 cheaper than the USP test pipe?

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      04-21-2012 05:34 PM #44
      So can you by just J tube with the differnt spacers? My buddy has a test pipe with a 42 draft o2 spacer and it did nothing for him and needs to get it fixed soon.

      Found my answer. http://www.raimotorsport.com/RAI-J-P...p/11621vib.htm
      Last edited by vwluger22; 04-21-2012 at 05:37 PM.
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      04-23-2012 02:33 PM #45
      The Jetted-J is available on our website as it's own product. Many of our exhaust pieces, including this downpipe, include the jetted-j for CEL prevention.

      http://www.raimotorsport.com/Threade...p/11620vib.htm

      They are back ordered until the end of the week but if you order now you can have one by the beginning of next week.

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      04-23-2012 08:45 PM #46
      Just had my rai downpipe with high flow cat and TT borla exhaust installed. Sounds sweet and pulls much more.

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      04-23-2012 09:21 PM #47
      Vids or it didn't happen...

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      04-24-2012 01:50 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Vids or it didn't happen...
      Chris from RAI was under my car with a camera type video thingy during the install, maybe he can post that. Otherwise, I can take video of my trip to work tomorrow. But trust me, it happened... And it's awesome. First real mod on my car

      Edit: first "mod" was a drop in k&n filter but I don't really count that. Hence the first "real" mod statement.
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      04-24-2012 03:51 PM #49
      In for videos
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      04-24-2012 03:54 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Castlesofsand View Post
      Chris from RAI was under my car with a camera type video thingy during the install, maybe he can post that. Otherwise, I can take video of my trip to work tomorrow. But trust me, it happened... And it's awesome. First real mod on my car

      Edit: first "mod" was a drop in k&n filter but I don't really count that. Hence the first "real" mod statement.
      Your stock air box is terrible! Get an intake to see real gains out the 2.5l, and even better because you have the other end of the system taken care of.

      As for vids, install vids aren't really what I was talking about. 0-60 and 20-60 is what I meant.

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      04-24-2012 05:05 PM #51
      Can't wait to get mine on hopefully this weekend and hear the AWE with the testpipe on

      Glad to see that someone has this testpipe on!
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      04-24-2012 11:04 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Castlesofsand View Post
      Just had my rai downpipe with high flow cat and TT borla exhaust installed. Sounds sweet and pulls much more.
      This is the same setup I would like to run soon! Did you get the single or double muffler? And what's
      the drone like? I drive 80 highway miles a day and my old TBE on the mk4 drove me Nutts some days.
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      04-24-2012 11:06 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Your stock air box is terrible! Get an intake to see real gains out the 2.5l, and even better because you have the other end of the system taken care of.

      As for vids, install vids aren't really what I was talking about. 0-60 and 20-60 is what I meant.
      Yes, yes I know stock air box sucks. Figured a drop in k&n is better than nothing for now till I buy a short ram or CAI.

      Vids will come soon.

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      04-24-2012 11:07 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by WhatNoGarnish View Post
      This is the same setup I would like to run soon! Did you get the single or double muffler? And what's
      the drone like? I drive 80 highway miles a day and my old TBE on the mk4 drove me Nutts some days.
      Double muffler. Pretty quiet at highway speeds... till you give it some gas. Even then, it's not bad.

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      04-26-2012 08:04 PM #55
      Where the Hell are the Videos??? cell phone car rev, drive around the block throw it on the dash so we can at least hear it!!!


      -Thank you


      Im still leaning on USP until I see numbers or some sound. USP sounds bad ass!
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      04-26-2012 08:05 PM #56
      RAI WE NEED DYNO NUMBERS PLEASE!!!
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      04-27-2012 12:04 AM #57
      im sure it sounds similar and has similar gains compared to the usp. I got my catted one for 375$ and then like 20 for shipping. Many of you have seen this first vid so sorry im posting again. Im just trying to give you a comparison. First vid is with usp midpipe with high flow cat option. Second vid is before I installed the usp. I have the oem rear suitcase on the second vid thats why its much quieter. I have a sleeve that I just take off and out comes the suitcase. I have a custom straight pipe axle back to put in place. So in 5 min I can go from loud to quiet.(as for power the suitcase does nothing) Both vids were done in similar temperatures and on the same road even similar gas level. The difference in acceleration is small really. It is slightly quicker though biggest difference is I think over 5k. Im sure once im tuned and can rev higher I will see more gains from the midpipe. You can time like 45-60 10-30 because the time I take to shift is different each time as is the launch. So 0-60 is not relevant.


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      05-02-2012 12:43 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by chadone View Post
      RAI WE NEED DYNO NUMBERS PLEASE!!!


      The next person (with a stock car) who decides to purchase and install this piece in house will receive a discount and free dyno time, so that we can get some numbers. Spread the word!

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      05-02-2012 01:03 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by cjslapshot View Post
      The next person (with a stock car) who decides to purchase and install this piece in house will receive a discount and free dyno time, so that we can get some numbers. Spread the word!

      Chris
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      Good deal

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      05-03-2012 07:11 PM #60
      Bump on RAI's deal!

      Anyone get around to doing videos?
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      05-08-2012 07:21 AM #61
      Just installed mine last night!!! it sounds amaizing and it pulls harder. I will put some videos up so you could hear/see for yourself.

      The installetion was not hard (other than taking the old one off, everything was rusted) it fit pretty well.

      and is there a way i caan upload videos (from my pc/phone) without having to open a youtube account or anything else?
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      05-08-2012 08:31 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by mkv90 View Post
      Just installed mine last night!!! it sounds amaizing and it pulls harder. I will put some videos up so you could hear/see for yourself.

      The installetion was not hard (other than taking the old one off, everything was rusted) it fit pretty well.

      and is there a way i caan upload videos (from my pc/phone) without having to open a youtube account or anything else?

      YouTube takes 5 minutes to join. Worth it for this stuff.
      I can't wait to hear the sound. Did u get a cat with yours?
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      05-08-2012 11:45 AM #63
      Glad that you're happy with the Test Pipe!!

      I can't believe these are not selling faster. We make them out of high quality stainless steel, not mild steel like some of our competitors, and ours have a lifetime warranty.

      Simple bolt on power!

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      05-08-2012 02:16 PM #64
      I'm about to buy one, I'm just waiting on how it sounds. Also I can't decide on the cat or non cat version.
      I have a family member that will pass me.
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      05-08-2012 04:49 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by chadone View Post
      YouTube takes 5 minutes to join. Worth it for this stuff.
      I can't wait to hear the sound. Did u get a cat with yours?
      I got the straight pipe.

      I guess I'll sign up for YouTube.
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      05-08-2012 06:27 PM #66
      If you want to text message or email them to me I can post them on my account. PM me.
      Cant wait to hear it straight piped. That's what I'm leaving towards.

      Any extra gas smells?
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      05-15-2012 10:57 AM #67
      There is now new pricing on these bad boys.

      $199.00 for a test pipe, and $349.00 for a HFC!!!

      The first person to schedule an appointment to have one of these installed will receive FREE install and FREE before and after dyno!!!!!!!


      GET ON THIS!!!

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      05-19-2012 08:17 AM #68
      Bump for a great deal!
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      05-26-2012 11:07 AM #69
      Anyone have a video with out the cat yet? I'm about to push the button but need to hear it real quick. If no YouTube account I will post it. Just PM me and I'll either work with you to email it or text message me and we can post it up for the glory.

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      05-26-2012 02:34 PM #70
      whats the cost of an install?, also any vids of test pipe with borla single ?
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