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Weight savings

Can someone tell me what the actual weight savings is by swapping the stock mid-pipe with the Catalytic Converter with the MV Agusta Mid-pipe without the Cat.

Some adds say that the weight savings is significant.

What type of power increase is expected if any?

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Hi Turbo329 I have the both pipes at home. Before my wife comes home I'll put them on the kitchen scales and get back to you.
As for power increase, I have no stats on that, yet. This may take a while but I'll post any dyno results here.
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You better sit down before reading Dave's weights.

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Thanks guys. Looking forward to the feedback.

If I think it's worth it, I may purchase the mid-pipe this week.

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Its not just the midpipes. The organ pipes are quite heavy as well. I think that piece IIRC is heavier than the mid pipe.

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Steel link pipe with catalytic converter: 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds)
Titanium link pipe: 480 grams (1.06 pounds)
Saving 1.02 kg or 2.24 pounds.

I'm sure the real advantage will be seen in removing the restrictive catalytic converter.
The titanium link pipe sure does look pretty too.
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With regards to the O2 sensor bung welding on the other thread as you can see there's a bung on the midpipe for it. You can plug your sensor into it. May have to extend the wiring but that will have no effect on the signal as far as resistance goes. It's a heated five wire sensor. Fancy fancy.

Attn: Cag. An example of welding a bung to Ti. Hah! You lose.

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Thanks guys.

Don't they make a stainless mid-pipe without the Cat?

How much does that one weigh.

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With regards to the O2 sensor bung welding on the other thread as you can see there's a bung on the midpipe for it. You can plug your sensor into it. May have to extend the wiring but that will have no effect on the signal as far as resistance goes. It's a heated five wire sensor. Fancy fancy.

Attn: Cag. An example of welding a bung to Ti. Hah! You lose.

Lee, that is the bung for the Exhaust Gas Analyzer probe when doing tune-ups (present on all MVs).....o2 sensor won't fit in it.

Of course you can weld Ti.....just have to know how..obviously, since they weld the pipes together in the first place.

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