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      01-12-2020, 04:16 PM   #89
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Random question but is it normal for condensation to leak through the various joints of the midpipe? Noticed it a few times on start up under the car
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Since itís essentially the same design as the AA midpipe Iíd assume it should have no problem fitting with an AA rear section/muffler, correct?

Iíve been waiting to pull the trigger on an AA midpipe for a while because of price as many others have said. So Iíd love to pick one of these up if itíll fit my AA rear section.
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Random question but is it normal for condensation to leak through the various joints of the midpipe? Noticed it a few times on start up under the car
Since the pipes are welded together, there will be a small seem for condensation to escape. As long as you don't have excessive loudness, I wouldn't worry about it being exhaust leak.
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We have a brace on the way for folks who had to use spacers. We weren't anticipating the difference in clearance across different downpipes and mufflers but we'll be offering the adapter up to anyone who's purchased our mid pipe in the past to make up for the inconvenience
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It's still in development. As of right now the immediate fix is to use a few washers to space the brace away from the mid pipe.
Any updates on the brace availability to customers who bought the midpipe from you? I've stacked multiple washers to get clearance but still get some resonance at times from what i believe to be the washers since clearance is fine.
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Any updates on the brace availability to customers who bought the midpipe from you? I've stacked multiple washers to get clearance but still get some resonance at times from what i believe to be the washers since clearance is fine.
If you use the correct number washers under each component to fill the gaps then torque it correctly nothing will vibrate.

But a cross brace will be nice if it is affordable.... maybe with the logo laser cut in it
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If you use the correct number washers under each component to fill the gaps then torque it correctly nothing will vibrate.

But a cross brace will be nice if it is affordable.... maybe with the logo laser cut in it
Thanks for the info and pic. There is only an intermittent resonance when taking off or initially reversing. Here is what I did, I even bought bolts that were 10mm longer for good measure.
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I see....
I put the braces that go forward against the fuel cell back it their factory location that is why I put the different stacks of washers where I did. I didn't want them to press too hard or not enough against the cell. That would be my OCD at work
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That never crossed my mind, I'm going to fiddle around a bit more. Appreciate the help!
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I had a similar setup with washers but preferred something more solid. Tiago from VRSF said they're working on one but I got tired of waiting, found a nice extended brace for about $100 on eBay.


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They're in production now. We'll have them ready in about 3 weeks.
So if we order the mid pipe (lets say in a month) will we get the brace included so it fits or is that something we have to purchase separately?
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So if we order the mid pipe (lets say in a month) will we get the brace included so it fits or is that something we have to purchase separately?
Sure hope it is included. Would be wrong if you have to pay extra especially since it is a shame to have to use that many washers. Not to mention it looks like crap!
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Sure hope it is included. Would be wrong if you have to pay extra especially since it is a shame to have to use that many washers. Not to mention it looks like crap!
Well I take offense to that.....I think my set up looks pretty damn good and I even used the factory bolts

JK...hell it is under the car and even when you look underneath it is hard to see it
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Any updates on the brace availability to customers who bought the midpipe from you? I've stacked multiple washers to get clearance but still get some resonance at times from what i believe to be the washers since clearance is fine.
Hovig24,
I learned from installing my full AA Signature that a lot of resonance hits a single mid right after the downpipes merge 2-into-1. Try adjusting the single midpipe's rear mount so the tail end sits lower. That way vibrations don't carry over into the underside aluminum heat shielding. If your washered bolts are tight it's probably not those.
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So if we order the mid pipe (lets say in a month) will we get the brace included so it fits or is that something we have to purchase separately?
The brace will be available free of charge to the original buyer of the product regardless of when it was purchased
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Hovig24,
I learned from installing my full AA Signature that a lot of resonance hits a single mid right after the downpipes merge 2-into-1. Try adjusting the single midpipe's rear mount so the tail end sits lower. That way vibrations don't carry over into the underside aluminum heat shielding. If your washered bolts are tight it's probably not those.
That makes sense, will try it out. Thanks!

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The brace will be available free of charge to the original buyer of the product regardless of when it was purchased
Appreciate the update! Should original buyers contact you for the brace or will you be shipping it out to them once they're available?
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What needs to be done to get the brace? If we bought it from one of your dealers instead of directly from you?
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Just installed mine over the weekend- oem dp & oem zcp Exhaust.

Fitment was pretty good other than I could not get the cross brace back without the pipe sitting on it to save my life. Honestly a couple of washer wouldn't even do the trick for me. Kept it off for now until I figure something else out.

My lower dp bolts were rusted and had to be grinded off and the studs drilled out- what a night mare. If I had an aftermarket dp probably would of been a different story. Upper bolts were fine.

Overall the rasp is gone and in high rpms the car screams in sport/ sport plus. When casually driving around town you can barley tell any difference from stock. The car sounds great and for the price I do recommend the single downpipe. Just wish the clearance issue with the cross brace was figured out. I'll upload vids/ pics soon

Did the ZCP pops become louder and more crisp with his? If this alone can achieve the nice crisp louder pops then i am all in. Not looking to do down pipes.
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Just installed mine over the weekend- oem dp & oem zcp Exhaust.

Fitment was pretty good other than I could not get the cross brace back without the pipe sitting on it to save my life. Honestly a couple of washer wouldn't even do the trick for me. Kept it off for now until I figure something else out.

My lower dp bolts were rusted and had to be grinded off and the studs drilled out- what a night mare. If I had an aftermarket dp probably would of been a different story. Upper bolts were fine.

Overall the rasp is gone and in high rpms the car screams in sport/ sport plus. When casually driving around town you can barley tell any difference from stock. The car sounds great and for the price I do recommend the single downpipe. Just wish the clearance issue with the cross brace was figured out. I'll upload vids/ pics soon

Did the ZCP pops become louder and more crisp with his? If this alone can achieve the nice crisp louder pops then i am all in. Not looking to do down pipes.
Yes absolutely!
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The brace will be available free of charge to the original buyer of the product regardless of when it was purchased
And the brace will be included in new orders, yes?
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And the brace will be included in new orders, yes?
If they are including it with older orders, I'm sure new orders will get it as well
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