Why should I go with a 3 inch system? Some other manufacturers
claim that 2.5 inch is the best. This
is one of the most common questions we get. Everyone has their favorite
guru that they like to quote, but we think that an engineer at Garrett
Turbochargers said it best: "[At] 300 hp you're definitely
sub-optimal with 2.5 inch". While many of our customers may
not ever get to 300hp, the majority of them say that's the target
they're shooting for. From everything we've seen and all we know
about the 3SGTE, we believe that three inch exhaust systems are
the best for serious performance. The article linked above is definitely
worth reading. It gives a very good overview of how to design the
exhaust on your turbocharged car for maximum performance and minimum
Me About Shipping Costs - All shipping costs are extra. Aussie Exhaust will quote you the costs shipping per order. This cost will vary with weight and destination. However, this price does not include customs
duties, as may be assessed by US Customs or the customs agency in
your country. The bill for customs duties will come direct to you
from the shipping company. For most Aussie Exhaust components, no
customs duties are charged (the packages are too small and don't
attract the attention of US Customs). For larger packages (like
complete exhaust systems), we find that customs duties are charged
pretty regularly. These charges can range from $40 to $75, depending
on what US Customs feels like that day. Aussie Exhaust - USA cannot
legally be responsible for collection or payment of customs duties
on customer orders.If you live outside the US, please contact us
for a shipping quote to your country. We have satisfied customers
in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Barbados, France, Germany, Switzerland,
the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, and
Finland. We also speak limited French and Spanish.
Aussie components work in my 3SGTE transplant project? It
depends on the swap, but generally the answer is yes. We've seen
Aussie DPs used on every generation of 3SGTE/Celica combination
as well as MR2s and even a few oddball cars like the Carina. The
best bet is to send us an e-mail and ask.
doesn't Aussie Exhaust use stainless steel for the downpipe?
chose to use mild steel for three reasons: weight; price; and a
desire to eliminate cracking due to heat cycling. The simple fact
is that stainless steel is heavier and more expensive. By using
HPC coating, Aussie downpipes get all the advantages of stainless
without the price or weight difference. Additionally, stainless
steel is more prone to cracking due to the high heat and effects
of heat cycling at the turbo. Mild steel is much less likely to
crack under the same conditions.
I get a downpipe custom made to my specifications? Yes
and no. Yes, Aussie can absolutely make custom downpipes with additional
sensor mounts or different configurations of the sensor mounts.
But No, Aussie doesn't currently make downpipes for turbos other
than the CT26 or the CT20B. All downpipes are designed to work with
Toyota turbos, not models with different flanges or configurations
like the TD06, T67, etc. You may be able to have an Aussie DP re-flanged
for use with an aftermarket turbo, but Aussie isn't able to do this
work nor will they warranty it if you have it done.
Aussie Exhaust components street-legal? It
depends almost entirely on where you live. In some states or countries,
you can freely remove your catalytic converters, run straight pipes
with no mufflers, and drive on nothing but race gas. In other places,
it's nearly illegal to swap your muffler without asking for permission
or telling your insurance company about it (UK & Australia).
The best way to be sure is to research the area in which you live.
Ask your local inspection station or visit your local department
of motor vehicles.
do exchange rates affect your prices? In
order to take advantage of constantly changing exchange rates, we
occasionally adjust the price of Aussie Exhaust products to make
sure you're getting the best deal (and to make sure we're not going
bankrupt). We will occasionally adjust pricing without posting it
to the website first. Check with us to make sure that you've got
the latest prices.