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    Post Hi everyone

    Well hello,I've currently just joined the OzMPSclub and I must say there's heaps of friendly advice on here.I'm looking at doing some mods to my 2006 Mazda Axela H/B 2.3L Turbo,was wondering bout any ideas for doing something to the exhaust,looking to get more power so if anyone can help me that would be great

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    Welcome.
    Exhaust won't get you much more power. Look at getting a turbo down pipe. The pipe that immediately leaves the turbo. Aftermarket allows quicker turbo spool and better exhaust flow.

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    Welcome!

    As mentioned above a DP is arguably the best bolt on mod per cash spent for the MPS. An exhaust will offer minimal gains but if you desire optimal flow and a bit of note then fair enough you would be looking at a turbo-back exhaust. If you're interested in more power, I'll suggest an intake modification such as a CAI or SRI, TIP and a larger filter as this will promote increased air flow in. If you finances allow you have a few options including Intercooler, Turbo upgrade and tune.

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    Welcome mate.
    +1 for the DP instal for bang-for-buck mod.
    Hope all is well in our neck of the woods.

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    Hey fellow Kiwi! NZ represent!

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    Yeah petrol is definitely a killer over here,bloody government,so the down pipe you were mentioning,how much are they?

    ---------- Post added at 10:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:58 PM ----------

    The intake mods such as CAI or SRI,what exactly do you mean,sorry just new to this aye

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    Good Dump Pipes with a high flow cat can be around AUS$1000.

    CAI = Cold Air Intake ie One that hides away inside the front guard
    SRI = Sort Ram Intake ie Pod style intake.

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    I've put a K&N filter inside the factory box,will that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
    I've put a K&N filter inside the factory box,will that help?
    Yes.

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    So the down pipe,does that take away the factory cat?Where can I buy the down pipe from?

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    The factory down pipe has two cats in it. The first cat (straight on the turbo) and the second cat (past the elbow).

    An aftermarket DP will usually delete the first cat.

    The DP I bought was from Best Mufflers in Sydney. I had it freighted to Melbourne, and it came with a high flow (100cpi) cat (in place of the second cat). Bolts up to your existing factory exhaust.

    Best Mufflers Online, Exhaust System Parts Specialists

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    How much did you pay for your DP?

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    AUS$1140 If I remember correctly...

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    Wow,thats seems alot

    What kind of gains do you get from the DP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
    Wow,thats seems alot

    What kind of gains do you get from the DP?
    Peak HP gains aren't much, but turbo spool is quicker, and mid range is opened up. Top end increases if you get a good tune as well.
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    Search the forum for "Best Mufflers" and "2XS DP".

    2 different products, 2 different approaches, but Australian made.

    I have the BM DP on my GENII. As for power agains and better engine response, I can't say enough. But I am still having trouble with CEL's (check engine light) which has got to do with how the car is reading the efficiency of what were 2 cats. The DP install replaces both OEM cats with a single High Flow 100 cell cat. The cars reads this as being less efficient hence the CEL's. It's not hurting the car, except that it's running a lot richer than normal.

    Stuff the SRI or CAI.
    Go the DP, big cost, but definite gains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeldarb View Post
    Search the forum for "Best Mufflers" and "2XS DP".

    2 different products, 2 different approaches, but Australian made.

    I have the BM DP on my GENII. As for power agains and better engine response, I can't say enough. But I am still having trouble with CEL's (check engine light) which has got to do with how the car is reading the efficiency of what were 2 cats. The DP install replaces both OEM cats with a single High Flow 100 cell cat. The cars reads this as being less efficient hence the CEL's. It's not hurting the car, except that it's running a lot richer than normal.

    Stuff the SRI or CAI.
    Go the DP, big cost, but definite gains.
    Brad, yours is a Gen 2 too. Mine is a 2008 and I've NEVER had a check engine light.
    But seriously, check out the threads. My DP might be changed to a 2XS one soon though... No reason. Just gonna give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
    So the down pipe,does that take away the factory cat?Where can I buy the down pipe from?
    Hey dude, I've ordered stuff from 2xs and streetunit to nz. Troy (2xs) is great to deal with and streetunits shipping to nz, though pricey, is pretty fast.

    (not saying other sponsors of these forums aren't good, just haven't dealt with them yet.)

    I haven't modded mine much yet, just the rear engine mount, but will be getting other things soonish, like intake and dp.
    Owner of the Mutant Gen I.

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    what does the rear engine mount actually do?

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    Stiffen the engine up, improves shifting, and lessens wheelhop.

    Can increase cabin vibrations though.

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