Shout out to my man Joe he's the guy blow torching the mid pipe to the cat, he went to war on that down pipe install he is the mechanic at my dealership. We actually broke the stud taking off the cat, there is a security nut on the turbo that doesn't like it when you try to take it off.So I paid off the car recently 2018 ES with 43k miles ( I'm the original owner), was looking at a g70 or Kia Stinger brand new but my wife wants a brand new Sienna so I figured it was more responsible to put 7 to 8 grand into my car to make it drive the way I want and keep it for another four to five years.
I started with a lower motor mount, dual catch can (sxth), and the bov solenoid upgrade (Pierburg). Had my down pipe (sxth) in for about 1 week, upgraded the plugs hksm45xl, intercooler with hot pipe upgrade (sxth), takeda momentum intake put in 2 days ago, have a EK1 lite for remote tuning. Things coming this week, pierce axleback exhaust, ebcs (pierburg, rear sway bar ( pierce), rear sway bar endlinks (white line), bov
Go Fast Bits t9221 hybrid dual oulet valve, n75 neodymium magnetic drain plug, X1-Revolution OBD2 Multi Display Engine Monitor, Powerflex Trans Mount Bushing Insert - Race (Black), Powerflex Upper Motor Mount Bushing Insert - Race (Black), MSD High Performance Ignition Coil Pack, 1.6T DCT Custom Hybrid K03 Turbo Upgrade Kit n75, ECU/TCU tuning n75.
Here are some photos of the down pipe install, intercooler, and intake.