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Old 10-27-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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DesignTek Stage 1 Exhaust question


I've been bitten by the mod bug.... looking at DesignTek Stage 1 exhaust for my 2001 2.7 boxster Tip.

It comes with the 2 equal length headers, 2 sports cat and the muffler box. Claims an improvement hp of 18-22hp (??!)

Questions I have:
1. I thought the 2001 2.7l boxster comes with 4 cats (ie 2 secondary cats) so what happens if I delete 2 ? Are there sensors on all 4 cats ? Hence may CEL on me ?

2. Anyone using the DesignTek Stage 1 exhaust ? How's the sound ? I'm looking for something not too loud

3. Is it possible that a exhaust system alone can free up 18-22hp ? (my previous cars are more "conventional" cars like Scirocco, WRX etc and an exhaust alone would probably free up only 5 hp (if not reduce hp instead !)

Anyone ??

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Old 10-28-2010, 05:10 AM   #2
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If this is the system that you are referring to, based on the photo, its appears as though the oem header/pre-cat set-up has been deleted . Therefore, you will have to relocate the O2 sensors to the rear cats in order to keep the vehicle OBDII complaint and avoid triggering cel's..
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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Yes, that's the exhaust. So it's true the secondary cats are optional... ?? with no ill side effects (provided the 02 sensors are relocated) ??

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