Grimmspeed ceramic coated uppipe 02-07 Wrx/04-07 STi/04-08 Fxt. Spool me up, Scotty!
Hey!.... Welcome to this week's #modmonday. Today I will give you an update on my @Grimmspeed's ceramic coated uppipe for my 05 STi. I have owned mine for over 5 years and after all that time it has finally given up. The flex pipe has began leaking but with Grimmspeed's lifetime warranty and excellent customer service I have just received a replacement.
When I was replacing my factory exhaust manifold with the Grimmspeed PnP manifold I knew this would be a excellent time to replace my uppipe. Since I was purchasing the PNP manifold why not match it with the uppipe.
I was drawn to the GS uppipe because it can be purchased already ceramic coated. This isn't a common option with other uppipes and one I think makes the GS unit stand apart. The other stand out feature is the flex coupler, this allows the uppipe to expand and contract which can help with the longevity of the welds of the uppipe and manifold/header.
This uppipe is also a built a bit sturdier than the rest. With a 14 gauge steel making up the tube portion of the uppipe and the flanges made out of 1/2 3-4 stainless steel. This pipe will also flow more than stock, allowing for quicker spool up and also adding up to 10 horsepower!
After my 5+ years of ownership I noticed a slight exhaust leak on start up and looking further into it I found the flex joint had given up. But with all Grimmspeed products you get a lifetime warranty which is downright amazing.
These are just a few things to ponder when you are thinking of replacing your uppipe. Now just to buy a second one for the Forester...
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