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03ozwhip
01-02-2007, 02:44 PM
my Berk dual exhaust, and Berk black Anodized SMIC kit, wont be here for a few weeks but my 2 is parked anyways. just wondering if you MR2 pros could help me install these in the spring as i have no idea what im doing when it comes to IC's. I CANT WAIT!!

Ek9Max
01-02-2007, 02:50 PM
Nice buy!

IC isn't a fun job.....

And the exhaust isn't too bad. Except removing teh stock exhaust sucks. I always just ended up cutting it off.

03ozwhip
01-02-2007, 04:12 PM
nice buy it is,and i got a very good price on both together too! i cant wait to see what the difference is, also when i get my MBC installed it could be even better for power. thats if i have someone that knows what theyre doing on IC's to help. exhaust im not worried about, but im new to turbos and IC's so alot of help will be needed. anyone??

thinmyster
01-02-2007, 04:44 PM
theres a site dedicated to removal its not hard its just going to take ALOT of patience. Im almost positive you can do your ic yourself and almost positive no ones going to help. Not because we're lazy but for the most part its a one man job.

If i was you id do your ic yourself and your take your exhaust to a muffler shop.

good job on the purchase but im sure shipping will kill you. too bad the downpipes arent ready to go. would have been easy to slide that in somewhere in the packaging

thinmyster
01-02-2007, 04:46 PM
you'll mostly likely see minimal gains with just a exhaust an IC so dont get your hopes up but it all adds up

03ozwhip
01-02-2007, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by thinmyster
theres a site dedicated to removal its not hard its just going to take ALOT of patience. Im almost positive you can do your ic yourself and almost positive no ones going to help. Not because we're lazy but for the most part its a one man job.

If i was you id do your ic yourself and your take your exhaust to a muffler shop.

good job on the purchase but im sure shipping will kill you. too bad the downpipes arent ready to go. would have been easy to slide that in somewhere in the packaging

actually shipping was all included i bought it all shipped to my door for 1280 cdn which is pretty decent considering what im getting. as for gains, i was told by Bryan at Berk that with both, i will see about 40 rwhp, and with the MBC topped up a couple of notches it would be even a little more.

stealth
01-02-2007, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by thinmyster
you'll mostly likely see minimal gains with just a exhaust an IC so dont get your hopes up but it all adds up

HUH?!

An exhaust can give you like 20-30RWHP. Thats hardly minimal. No one would be doing it if it was minimal gains, especially with the very restrictive B-Pipe and Cats filled with shit.

Nice purchase man, I got the exhaust too.

Exhaust install is EAASSSYY!

IC Install isn't bad either. Just take your time, and try not to bang yours up. Reaching for some of the bolts can be fun too.

Ek9Max
01-02-2007, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by stealth


HUH?!

An exhaust can give you like 20-30RWHP. Thats hardly minimal. No one would be doing it if it was minimal gains, especially with the very restrictive B-Pipe and Cats filled with shit.

Nice purchase man, I got the exhaust too.

Exhaust install is EAASSSYY!

IC Install isn't bad either. Just take your time, and try not to bang yours up. Reaching for some of the bolts can be fun too.


The exhaust itself doesn't really give you much power. It does raise your boost though, which will give you more power.

stealth
01-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Ek9Max



The exhaust itself doesn't really give you much power. It does raise your boost though, which will give you more power.

Then why do people upgrade the exhaust, when they can simply get a boost controller?

Don't forget the more exhaust you can expell quickly, the better.

And I have a hard time believing my stock setup on my 20B, will net me 280RWHP, that Justin311 dynoed with basic bolt ons, at the same PSI.

Ek9Max
01-02-2007, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by stealth


Then why do people upgrade the exhaust, when they can simply get a boost controller?

Don't forget the more exhaust you can expell quickly, the better.

And I have a hard time believing my stock setup on my 20B, will net me 280RWHP, that Justin311 dynoed with basic bolt ons, at the same PSI.


you're right. Your exhaust will restrict your power goals.

I'm simply stating that if you took a astock car and bolted a 3" exhaust/dp on it will net you 20-30whp. But also probably give you 2-3 more psi......

stealth
01-02-2007, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by Ek9Max



you're right. Your exhaust will restrict your power goals.

I'm simply stating that if you took a astock car and bolted a 3" exhaust/dp on it will net you 20-30whp. But also probably give you 2-3 more psi......

O yea, no doubt about that.

thinmyster
01-03-2007, 01:26 AM
sorry i guess i must have underestimated the berk equipment. I was under the assumption the exhaust under stock boost would be net about 15 and ic 10. So 25rwhp at most especially with the restrictive cat/b pipe. I wasnt sure 40wrhp could be obtained without raising the boost.

meh what do i know? cant win them all

thinmyster
01-03-2007, 01:30 AM
i guess it depends on what you consider big gains ;)

Redlyne_mr2
01-03-2007, 01:43 AM
100wheel or dont bother at all imo :D

thinmyster
01-03-2007, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
100wheel or dont bother at all imo :D
amen.

03ozwhip
01-03-2007, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
100wheel or dont bother at all imo :D

thats the goal, im getting married though and i cant spend alot of money, so i think this is a good start.

03ozwhip
01-03-2007, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by thinmyster
sorry i guess i must have underestimated the berk equipment. I was under the assumption the exhaust under stock boost would be net about 15 and ic 10. So 25rwhp at most especially with the restrictive cat/b pipe. I wasnt sure 40wrhp could be obtained without raising the boost.

meh what do i know? cant win them all

ya i was thinking the same thing about Berk and i was actually going to go Apexi or HKS, but after researching it alot, and getting alot of help from MR2OC, this setup is some kick ass shit for the price. just for the Apexi exhaust i wanted they were telling me almost 900 bucks. where as for an extra 300 i get a full exhaust and IC kit.

Fcuk
01-03-2007, 08:49 AM
I want to see this when its installed plZ K THX :D

sounds awesome man.. I'm gonna focus on some performance mods in the spring also, it's just killing me that i cant drive my car right now.

LITERALLY i've driven it twice this entire time i've had it.

03ozwhip
01-03-2007, 08:57 AM
^^ ya that sucks man, are you still selling it?? please tell me youre not...

pulse_crx
01-04-2007, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by 03ozwhip
^^ ya that sucks man, are you still selling it?? please tell me youre not...

how much was the IC?

03ozwhip
01-04-2007, 04:43 PM
^^^ well i paid 1280 for both shipped to my door, i would say 600 cdn shipped to your door. on ebay theyre 500 USD plus shipping so i think i got a decent deal.

mr2mike
01-11-2007, 10:47 AM
I'd install that for you but Max has all my damn garage space and I can barely get enough motivation to get his swap done.

If its not in by the spring, let me know.

Ek9Max
01-11-2007, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by mr2mike
I'd install that for you but Max has all my damn garage space and I can barely get enough motivation to get his swap done.

If its not in by the spring, let me know.


Aren't ya getting those moives I've been sending you?

Let's go mike! C'mon. hussle up buddy.

03ozwhip
01-11-2007, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by mr2mike
I'd install that for you but Max has all my damn garage space and I can barely get enough motivation to get his swap done.

If its not in by the spring, let me know.

thanks alot, none of it should be here for about another month or so, the exhaust is only getting into stock this week. so id like to put it all in before i pull it out for the spring. theres alot more stuff i bought as well now ill have to install.

Ek9Max
01-11-2007, 01:26 PM
What else did ya get?

I bought a ton of new parts this year too

03ozwhip
01-11-2007, 01:29 PM
so my project to date...
what ive bought since owned:
Apexi Power Intake
Greddy Front Lip
HKS SSQV
TurboSmart MBC
Berk 3" Dual Exhaust
Berk SMIC kit
KYB AGX front/rears
H&R Reds

what was done when purchased:
17 Staggered Advan SA3's
Compustar alarm
MOMO Race wheel
HKS Turbo Timer

i think its a good start, still looking for a good price on 94+ tails and boost/afr gauges if anyone knows anything let me know!

Ek9Max
01-11-2007, 01:31 PM
Cmoing along nicely!

Never seen you at the meets.....

03ozwhip
01-11-2007, 01:37 PM
i havent installed any of it yet, due to either not here yet or because my car is parked in the cold. oh and i also have an Apexi Power Intake.i went to a couple at the end of the year, then parked it, i will be at most meets this year, i try not to miss any its my way of getting away from the GF ;)

Ek9Max
01-19-2007, 06:31 PM
After seeing this thread i orderred a berk. Shipped today!

Should be here in a week.

red99600
01-19-2007, 07:02 PM
what's so good about the berk?

Ek9Max
01-19-2007, 07:05 PM
I dunno. it's 3" full stainless. and really well priced.

thinmyster
01-19-2007, 07:47 PM
hype. mas is a label whore.

03ozwhip
01-19-2007, 09:30 PM
dammit now i wont be the only one with it in Calgary!!! oh well, great minds think alike i guess.

Ek9Max
01-19-2007, 09:38 PM
I think there's a couple guys in edmonton that got them too.

red99600
01-19-2007, 09:48 PM
greddy is where its at YO

Ek9Max
01-19-2007, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by red99600
greddy is where its at YO

Sold the Greddy PEX for this.

it's full 3" and full stainless.

Fcuk
01-19-2007, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by 03ozwhip
^^ ya that sucks man, are you still selling it?? please tell me youre not...

Nah i'm not selling it anymore, decided to stick with it :)

red99600
01-20-2007, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Ek9Max


Sold the Greddy PEX for this.

it's full 3" and full stainless.

oh, i thought you were talking about an intercooler,
i have the TKO one and it is average. :dunno: