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    1. Banner Advertiser Phil@USP.Motorsports's Avatar
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      09-19-2012 04:36 PM #1



      Hello all

      My name is Roland Szanto, and I am the newest member of the team here at USP Motorsports. I will be responsible for most of the online interaction here on the forums, and will be able to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to assisting you with any questions and/or requests you may have about products offered here at USP Motorsports. I will do my best to assist you with whatever you need regarding our products, services, and everything else.

      Please feel free to contact me at any time via PM (private message), email, or giving us a call. You can reach me directly at roland@uspmotorsports.com, or give us a call at (888) 755-7772. I will be in the office Monday-Saturday every week, so I will always be available. I look forward to becoming a part of the Vortex community!

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      09-19-2012 04:59 PM #2
      Test pipe for Mk5 VR6 please!
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      09-19-2012 05:19 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Test pipe for Mk5 VR6 please!
      +1.

      Already getting another maker's test pipe for myself since USP never made one for us but the more options, the better.

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      09-19-2012 06:06 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Test pipe for Mk5 VR6 please!
      2.25" cat-less!
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      09-19-2012 06:26 PM #5
      yeah, the USP pricing was pretty nice for the MKIV R32.
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      09-20-2012 07:06 AM #6
      We discussed the R32 test pipe again last night, it was not done because the cost to make it would be too high. Perhaps we need to revisit the idea again sometime. Thanks for your input!
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      09-20-2012 10:43 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Roland@USP.Motorsports View Post
      We discussed the R32 test pipe again last night, it was not done because the cost to make it would be too high. Perhaps we need to revisit the idea again sometime. Thanks for your input!
      How much is too much? The MK4 test pipe was significantly less expensive than any other maker's test pipe AFAIK.
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    8. 09-20-2012 11:11 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Test pipe for Mk5 VR6 please!
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      09-20-2012 11:38 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Roland@USP.Motorsports View Post
      it was not done because the cost to make it would be too high
      Don't underestimate our capacity to throw money at this chassis. Seems like a lot of mfgrs will throw out a group buy to gauge interest and pre-sell an initial production run. If you seriously discuss it again, the option to include Magnaflow cats welded in would be something to consider, since many would be doing that anyway.
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      09-20-2012 12:12 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      yeah, the USP pricing was pretty nice for the MKIV R32.
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      How much is too much? The MK4 test pipe was significantly less expensive than any other maker's test pipe AFAIK.
      We are still talking about this today due to the requests here, however the cost would be much higher than the MK4... If we got say 5 paid orders at $899.00, maybe. But adding Magnaflows would bump if even higher than that.

      The problem is that it goes all the way from the header to the where the exhaust starts, so it is a real big piece (about half of the car).

      Just for comparison, the Milltech one is going for about $2200.00...
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      09-20-2012 12:44 PM #11
      I'd be more than interested in a test pipe.
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      09-20-2012 02:31 PM #12
      In what size would it be made? IIRC, 2.25" is the sweet spot.
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      09-20-2012 03:18 PM #13
      Yeah - seems like 2 pcs would be easier in some ways, though more expensive:

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      09-20-2012 03:24 PM #14
      The Scorpion catless downpipes run $767 and with cats is $1520, I think if you could target a better price on the cat version, you could do well.
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      09-20-2012 06:07 PM #15
      And maybe -$200 off the cat-less version
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      09-20-2012 10:53 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Roland@USP.Motorsports View Post
      We are still talking about this today due to the requests here, however the cost would be much higher than the MK4... If we got say 5 paid orders at $899.00, maybe. But adding Magnaflows would bump if even higher than that.

      The problem is that it goes all the way from the header to the where the exhaust starts, so it is a real big piece (about half of the car).

      Just for comparison, the Milltech one is going for about $2200.00...
      Milltek high flow cats are 2200$ yes. Their test pipe is only $700-800. Heh, only.

      iirc, the USP test pipe was like 250 bucks or something?

      Again, a (proven) test pipe option from you guys around 300-400 bucks would sell. I think when USP originally gauged interest in this forum (what, 2-3 years ago?), not a whole lot of those owners seemed particularly interested in modding their cars to that extent.
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      09-21-2012 01:04 AM #17
      The MKIV version was only the cat portion, it's a 2 piece unit on the MKIV, one piece on the MKV, so there's extra parts and development costs.
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      09-21-2012 10:00 AM #18
      Thanks for all the suggestions and interest. We are torn between really wanting to make it for you guys, and not being able to even come close to the mentioned prices. Last I was told, we would need at least 5 paid orders for $899 for catless, and with Magnaflows it would be around $1200.
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      09-21-2012 10:09 AM #19
      Thanks for taking this seriously, Roland. If it turns out to be something that enough people here want to go ahead with, should we PM / email you so that you can set up an official group buy?
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      09-21-2012 10:49 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Thanks for taking this seriously, Roland. If it turns out to be something that enough people here want to go ahead with, should we PM / email you so that you can set up an official group buy?
      You are very welcome! It's my job and I enjoy it. If that becomes the case, definitely contact me. Thanks!!
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      09-28-2012 06:40 AM #21
      Thank you for all the calls, messages and orders. We appreciate your business !!!

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      10-05-2012 08:31 PM #22
      Welcome Roland. I too would be interested in a test pipe. Not for $800 though, I can get the Milltek test pipe to match my catback for $850. Might end up going that route and getting your test pipe for my mkiv.

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      10-06-2012 10:11 AM #23
      Thank you Jon!

      Whichever one is the best solution for you, go for it. We do try to get the most performance for the lowest price out of our parts, sometimes it is the cheapest, sometimes it isn't. But we aren't able to compromise quality (or lose money). I look forward to helping you with the mkiv though!!

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