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Post by shifty » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:22 pm

Well after reading Astons post on the BHR ignition kit I thought I would do one on there mid pipe which ive been running for about 2-3 months now.
Well if you look in the pic below this is it pretty sleek peice of kit and my first impression was ooo pretty :drool: shame its out of sight, If you look closely you may notice there is 2 bulges one is BHR custom made resonator and the other is a Dave sport high flow cat which BHR offer as an add on which they will weld in before dispatch you dont have to have this and just buy the pipe as a decat which I believe Elektix has opted for so hopefully when he has his fitted he will post an additional review here on the pipe without the cat.
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I decided on this over the other offering from various company's du to there custom made resonator which was specially designed by the BHR guys to control the noise into a nice tone .
Well I did all the fitting my self (tight arse) and I managed to pick a nice wet and cold day to do it but it was simple enough to do after I managed to get the old nuts and bolts loose (rusted solid)
If you look in the pic below ive put the OEM side by side with the new pipe and there is a fair size difference not to mention a weight different im sure the OEM one is made from cast iron so that was another perk of the BHR pipe (weight reduction) :thumleft: aslo I noticed as a design improvement over oem is the O2 sensor position as on the OEM it faces down with a crappy little guard which ive clipped a few times du to me being lowered but the BHR pipe has the sensor more to the side tucking it out of reach of speed bumps and other objects protruding from the road..
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After fitting it I took the car for a spin and the sound wasn't great it was a little lumpy and there was a few rattles :scratch: but I decided to give it a week or so and a few drives to bed in as my Borla took a while to settle and sure enough it did so no more rattles and the tone is spot on it has made it all louder but its not a thugish roar but more a smooth sporty growl from idle right up through the revs and gears , I can also say after giving it a good hammering to a mate who is an hour away there is definitely a little more poke how much I dont know but its there :twisted: .
So all in all im very pleased with it and I can recommend BHR to all there service is spot on even though there outside the UK and there products are of a high quality and designed by Rotary/racing enthusiasts :salut: =D> .
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Re: Black Halo Racing (BHR) Midpipe

Post by warpc0il » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:31 pm

Did you reset the ECU after the install?

I would recommend a reset after any significant change to intake or exhaust, as it allows/forces the system to re-learn what works best for the new set-up.
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Post by shifty » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:35 pm

As per install procedure and common sense really I pulled the neutral from the battery and since im not the quickest worker it reset anyway after 15 minute I believe so it all worked out really.

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Post by warpc0il » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:51 pm

Battery disconnected doesn't give a full reset on it's own.

You need the [urlw=http://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/vi ... 03&start=0]20-presses reset[/urlw] for all the trims.

Yours has probably got there by now...
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Re: Black Halo Racing (BHR) Midpipe

Post by shifty » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:18 pm

Ah I see maybe il try it at the weekend.

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Re: Black Halo Racing (BHR) Midpipe

Post by Elektix » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:43 pm

Yes indeedy, mine is sitting on the floor, less than a foot away from me.......

I cant fit mine until I get a M18 x 1.5 bolt to blank one of my O2 sensor bungs. I spec'd a second one, so I could fit a wideband AFR gauge later on, but cant afford or install atm.

So need to get a bolt to block it off. If anyone has such a bolt ........ :wink:

And yes I will post up a little review once mine is on and bedded in. Which coincidently, will be just after my MOT on 2nd febuary odd....... :lol:

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Post by Tiny » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:30 pm

I have a spare AFR bolt it is old and not shiney pretty but it's fine pm me your address and I'll post it out to you
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Post by warpc0il » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:45 pm

Elektix wrote: I cant fit mine until I get a M18 x 1.5 bolt to blank one of my O2 sensor bungs. I spec'd a second one, so I could fit a wideband AFR gauge later on, but cant afford or install atm.

So need to get a bolt to block it off. If anyone has such a bolt ........ :wink:
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Re: Black Halo Racing (BHR) Midpipe

Post by Elektix » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:11 am

Omg, Im sorry I didnt realise, others had already offered! :shock:

Due to work I post replies and keep up with the forum then when I return, I click 'New posts' and miss out repsonses to those people have responded to :roll:

Whoever is willing to send me the bolt I will be greatly appreciative off :D :D :D

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Re: Black Halo Racing (BHR) Midpipe

Post by shifty » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:59 am

Here is a link to the BHR site page that explains how and why the midpipe came to be.

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Post by countzero » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:56 pm

MMMmmm, might be an option for me, given my concerns over not being able to make the noise limit on track days should I get a high flow cat
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Post by shifty » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:15 pm

It does control the noise well it's still louder but not out of control loud

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Post by Arnie_O » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:31 pm

a little off topic but has anybody see the butterfly valve from Apexi... could be a sneaky way to get past the noise test for a track day

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Post by shifty » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:16 am

Might be worth a seperate post for this mate not so much to keep this on topic but to draw direct attention directly to them as there an interesting idea.

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Post by Detsawm » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:52 am

:whathesaid: that does actually look like a very good idea, good find
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Post by geordiemike » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:32 pm

shifty with the high flow cat in place do you know if it'll pass emission tests?
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Post by geordiemike » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:28 pm

belta!! thanks will, i think this may be my next purchase apart from two new rears.
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Post by shifty » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:41 pm

It passed emissions in California and there test is alot tighter then ours apparently.

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Post by mj2326 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:57 am

If you don't mind me asking shifty how much did you pay all in for pipe cat shipping and import tax
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Post by shifty » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:25 am

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Re: Black Halo Racing (BHR) Midpipe

Post by Seedler » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:07 pm

Can you PM me too please Shift :)
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Post by shifty » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:36 pm

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Post by Seedler » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:53 pm

Thanks Shift :) lol

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Re: Black Halo Racing (BHR) Midpipe

Post by shifty » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:58 pm

Or the BHR whore as it seems to be my company of choice lately.

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