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Offline GrimmSpeed

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GrimmSpeed Up Pipe and Crosspipe Revisions!
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:48:32 PM »


Today marks the ending of a very long project for us here at GrimmSpeed. Over the last year we have been working on a large project to completely revamp and upgrade our existing Subaru exhaust pipe lineup. Our promise to you has been to continuously improve and over the last 4 years we have upgraded our exhaust pipe lineup multiple times to show you our commitment to that promise. This upgrade however is the biggest of all, a complete upgrade/redesign to the entire product...flanges, flex, tubing. We are very excited to bring our already top-of-the-line product even higher up the quality chain.

GrimmSpeed Exhaust Lineup Update and Re-Release



[COLOR="Red"]Design[/COLOR]
We designed this Up Pipe using our in-house FARO Arm along with the latest and greatest Solidworks CAD software. This assures that we can offer you the most precise and best fitting Up Pipe on the market. In short, OEM exhaust manifold pieces are inconsistent so we used our reverse engineering hardware/software to scan countless OEM pieces to determine the range of best fitments for our aftermarket pipe. This allows us to be very confident that your flanges will be leak free and the Up Pipe will fit nicely.



[COLOR="red"]Materials[/COLOR]
Our Up Pipe has been made with beefy local raw materials. The flex joint is 321 Stainless Steel w/ an Interlocking Liner and tubing is a heavy duty 14 Gauge 304 Stainless Steel(competitors use thinner 16 GA) that has been CNC Mandrel Bent and finished up with a nice brushed finish. Our flanges are made out of 1/2" 304 Stainless Steel and are fully machined on all sides(competitors typically just laser cut flanges for cost reductions). We also put a nice bevel on the edge of the flange so you don't cut yourself. You're welcome. The insides of our flanges are "cut-back" to allow the pipe to rest inside the flange which gives you a nice flush mating surface thus allowing optimal flow through the pipe. Heck, we started as a Porting company after all....we take pride in exhaust flow quality through our pipes. All fabrication is completed by our Welder/Fabricator who is certified in Aerospace Welding...yeah, he knows his stuff. A bit of overkill using an Aerospace Welder you say? Well the Up Pipe is put through some very harsh environments so we wanted the best for the job.



Continually re-inventing heavy duty, it's what you can expect from GrimmSpeed™








I'm very excited to see you guys ripping around with these beasts on your cars!

You can find the pipes on our website: http://www.grimmspeed.cm/catalog/index.php?cPath=22

Justin Grimm

Offline kevinmfb

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Re: GrimmSpeed Up Pipe and Crosspipe Revisions!
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 08:36:29 AM »
As usual, another excellent product!
I like how y'all are trying to improve on things that work well already. To me that means the fit will be pretty much perfect.


Any plans on exhaust parts beyond the downpipe (cat-back stuff)? Maybe even a mid-pipe?

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Re: GrimmSpeed Up Pipe and Crosspipe Revisions!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 09:07:20 AM »
As usual, another excellent product!
I like how y'all are trying to improve on things that work well already. To me that means the fit will be pretty much perfect.


Any plans on exhaust parts beyond the downpipe (cat-back stuff)? Maybe even a mid-pipe?

Hey no plans as of yet, at least not in the foreseeable future. However, this is right up our alley so it's definitely a potential product for later on!

Mike

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Re: GrimmSpeed Up Pipe and Crosspipe Revisions!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 03:12:48 PM »
Some cool changes, will your distributors have these available or will they need to empty out their current stock first? I certainly wouldn't want to buy the older design knowing a new version exists.

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Re: GrimmSpeed Up Pipe and Crosspipe Revisions!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 03:26:54 PM »
As far as we know these should be the only ones in circulation. It may not hurt to confirm with the vendor before purchasing though. The big key would be noting the price increase due to the gaskets being included.

Mike


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Re: GrimmSpeed Up Pipe and Crosspipe Revisions!
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 12:05:26 PM »
Yeah, probably would just be best to clarify with the vendor as to which version they're selling. But they have to get rid of their current stock one way or another, right? Do they just clearance the older versions or send them back to you? Might be out of your realm, I was just curious though.

What's the average price increase for the new uppipes?

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Re: GrimmSpeed Up Pipe and Crosspipe Revisions!
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 12:18:52 PM »
I honestly can't say, most of our vendors purchase through our distributors so it really would be best to confirm with them. Pipes went up about 40$ per unit to cover the cost of the higher quality materials and the addition of gaskets.

Mike