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DEPO Racing O2 Housing Install and Review

I just received my DEPO Racing O2 Housing this morning and proceeded to put it in. This is what I received.

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Nice Packaging


Extra Hardware (Comes with all needed gaskets and Bolts)


Nice extended bung


Very Nice Flow


INSTALL:
I have 11.5K on my car right now and getting the stock CAT off was actually pretty easy despite what I have read from a lot of people about the stock nuts binding on the stock Turbo/O2 Housing studs. The trick is to spray the nut/stud with PB or WD40, tighten until you hear a little crack and then loosen and they should come right off. The top stud came out with the nut but the bottom two studs stayed in. I had purchased replacement studs from BR just incase though. The only problem I had was getting my specialized socket on the lower O2 sensor. The stock CAT makes things tight.

The install did not go as well as hoped but not bad by any means. The first thing you notice is that the DEPO O2 housing is REALLY well made. The materials are top notch stainless steel and the flanges are nice and thick. This is great for quality and longevity but make things difficult is something is just a slight bit off like in my case.

The bottom two holes for the studs were about 1 mm too close. This wasn't really that big of a deal, I took it to a local welding and exhaust shop that is like 2 miles from my house and they bored all three holes from the 1/2" that they come with to 9/16" for $10. The only other problem was that I noticed that the bracket that is for hooking the O2 housing up to the stock brace is slightly too tall from top to bottom, and the holes were slightly too far apart so it can't fit properly in the cavity of the stock brace and lining up the holes was an impossibility. If you have the patience and want that extra support (Read: which is not needed), you can just notch the bracket on the O2 housing and have the hole in the stock bracket opened up a bit. That didn't matter to me because once everything was hooked up and bolted down, it was more than sturdy enough. Other than that, everything went smoothly. All in all, I give fitment a 9/10.

TEST DRIVE:

The only other mod on the car was a SRI but when I took this car for a test drive after finishing installing the DEPO Racing O2 Housing, I was VERY happy. The car has a lot more usable power throughout the power range and the car was way less sluggish off the block and the turbo spools faster and sounds better. It also made my exhaust sound a slight bit deeper and quite a bit nicer.

Now to possibly the most important part, ABSOLUTELY NO CEL!!! After romping on the car for a good 15 minutes and probably close to 4 miles, there was no CEL at all. The car reached full operating temperature, I revved it, tried different scenarios etc etc. No CEL. By what I saw of the design, the Second O2 bung, which is raised, must have been welded to the side of the pipe and then an approximately 4mm diameter holed was drilled into the pipe (It is like it is encased). This limits its reading of the air, simulating a CAT, while still allowing proper readings. It is a brilliant design.

Performance = 10/10

Final Verdict = 10/10. This O2 Housing is a No Brainer. Coupled with my upcoming Beyond Redline custom tune on the 15th, the car should be right about where I want it to be. Awesome product DEPO Racing, good job!

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Well written review. You've pretty much sold me on this O2 housing, especially with the report of no CEL. Please report back if you get one.

Thanks for your time and effort in this review.
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If you remove your primary cat and don't have PA turn that code off you will get a CEL. It does't matter if you have an extender on the bung or not. Mine had a J extension that is very long and it still gets a cel after a few 100 miles, sometimes even after like 5 if you drive hard.
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I got mine today as well, my car is up on stands right now with fans on it to cool it down. I figure ill go out and do the install in about 1/2 hour.

Im going to try to install it with no modifications first. Im hoping I dont have to drill the holes larger, but it wouldnt really slow me down, since I have my down drill press.

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My Depo Racing downpipe gets here tomorrow. If I like what I see, and I know I will, I'll be getting his O2 housing as well. Thanks for the thread/review.
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If you remove your primary cat and don't have PA turn that code off you will get a CEL. It does't matter if you have an extender on the bung or not. Mine had a J extension that is very long and it still gets a cel after a few 100 miles, sometimes even after like 5 if you drive hard.
Is this part of the tune that permanently turns of CELs for O2 related issues or is it just clearing the code. What if I had a scan tool or similar and cleared the code myself, would there be any adverse side effects?
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Well written review. You've pretty much sold me on this O2 housing, especially with the report of no CEL. Please report back if you get one.

Thanks for your time and effort in this review.
Thanks for reading! Still no CEL haha.

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I got mine today as well, my car is up on stands right now with fans on it to cool it down. I figure ill go out and do the install in about 1/2 hour.

Im going to try to install it with no modifications first. Im hoping I dont have to drill the holes larger, but it wouldnt really slow me down, since I have my down drill press.
Awesome bro! Let me know how it turns out.

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My Depo Racing downpipe gets here tomorrow. If I like what I see, and I know I will, I'll be getting his O2 housing as well. Thanks for the thread/review.
Man I can't wait to get the DP/Hi Flow CAT combo from them as well. That one will probably be a while though cuz I just BARELY managed to talking my wife into letting me get this O2 Housing in conjuction with the BR-PA custom tuned module for it this year haha. If I get a nice bonus, she may reconsider haha.

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If you remove your primary cat and don't have PA turn that code off you will get a CEL. It does't matter if you have an extender on the bung or not. Mine had a J extension that is very long and it still gets a cel after a few 100 miles, sometimes even after like 5 if you drive hard.
Just logged another 15 miles of spirit driving which puts me at ~20 miles of hardcore driving and still NO CEL!! Yay haha. I did atleast 6 or so WOT runs to ~50, a couple downshift and then hammer it pulls, like 15 or so 80% throttle pulls from ~10mph to 45mph, got the car slighty sideways on a left turn from a light haha etc etc. No CEL. I'm getting my BR Stage 2 (minus the 550's and FMIC) tune on the 15th of this month so it should permanently ensure that I don't get a CEL but yea...this O2 Housing Rocks!!
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in like... 500miles if there is no cel this will definitely be the o2 housing i want lol.

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I also had to drill out the holes, but I just used 1/2inch drill bit.

On your O2 bung extension, was the hold where it connects to the pipe only about 1/8th of inch big in diameter? I highly doubt with a hole that small there is enough exhaust gases getting to it to set off a check engine light.

I will say, that with a 3inch DP, you realize how small your stock exhaust is. So now there is a sharp decrease from 3inch down to 2.5

With just a Catless downpipe, and a test pipe, with the rest of the exhaust totally stock, this thing sounds pretty damn good.

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Let me add, I just unplugged the O2 sensors at the back of the motor and then just unscrewed them when I took the down pipe off and had it on my work bench.

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I also had to drill out the holes, but I just used 1/2inch drill bit.

On your O2 bung extension, was the hold where it connects to the pipe only about 1/8th of inch big in diameter? I highly doubt with a hole that small there is enough exhaust gases getting to it to set off a check engine light.

I will say, that with a 3inch DP, you realize how small your stock exhaust is. So now there is a sharp decrease from 3inch down to 2.5

With just a Catless downpipe, and a test pipe, with the rest of the exhaust totally stock, this thing sounds pretty damn good.
I'm glad you had that press and were quickly able to fix the minor issue.

Yea I was trying to describe that when I said:

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By what I saw of the design, the Second O2 bung, which is raised, must have been welded to the side of the pipe and then an approximately 4mm diameter holed was drilled into the pipe. This limits its reading of the air simulating a CAT while still allowing proper readings. It is a brilliant design.
But I think your explanation was better. Yea it is like the 2nd O2 sensor is encased.

Haha yea when I hooked the O2 housing up to the stock DP I nearly laughed.

And yea, with just a SRI and the DEPO O2 housing so far, the car sounds mean haha. I am looking forward to adding the DEPO DP/Hi Flow CAT and hopefully, if they do develop it, their 3" midpipe and I think my mods, coupled with my upcoming BR PA Tune, will be complete.

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Let me add, I just unplugged the O2 sensors at the back of the motor and then just unscrewed them when I took the down pipe off and had it on my work bench.
^If I had half a brain this morning when I started working on it, I would have hoped that I would have come up with such an ingenious plan haha

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Ah, I missed it where you talked about the small gas port for the 2nd O2 sensor.

I already had a custom test pipe made, so I'm running no cats at all, then the stock resonator and stock muffler. I'm just going to put quad tips on my stock muffler and be done with it. If I can think of any easy way to make it a smooth transition from the 3 inch DP to the 2.5 Midpipe, then I'll do that, but that's it.

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What do you get recommend.. Starting with the O2 housing or move onto to the down pipe / test pipe and come back to the o2 housing. I have limited funds and i have to pick either one and then the PA reflash. what do you guys thinks?

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I started with a catback, now downpipe, and eventually O2 housing. Backwards. I just ordered DW550cc's and with it a custom tune for a primary cat delete(O2 housing) so when I actually order it from depo I'll already have a tune for it.
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I would start with deleting the Primary CAT with the DEPO O2 Housing and moving back to the rest of the exhaust. I've had a locked BR PA unit sitting on my desk for weeks and so I am glad that I got the O2 Housing first because now when I unlock it and then send it to BR for a tune, I can have a tune for the deleted primary CAT that can then adjust itself for the rest of my exhaust mods.
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NOTICE: Please be aware of the fact that boost will come on A LOT faster than it used to without this part and it WILL surprise you haha. Almost spun out in a fast turn earlier today when that boost came on and the torque sent the tires sideways. I was surprised. I must now respect this car haha. It was all good tho
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I just installed my Depo Racing O2 housing as well and it fit perfectly and I didn't throw a CEL for a couple of hours but it's on right now. No big deal, car sounds like a beast now

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I just installed my Depo Racing O2 housing as well and it fit perfectly and I didn't throw a CEL for a couple of hours but it's on right now. No big deal, car sounds like a beast now
I drove 45 minutes to work, and no light, but half way home it came on. Im going to give it a couple days to see if it goes off on its own.

Quick thought, Whats to stop somebody from just taking the rear o2 sensor out of the exhaust, leave the wires plugged in, and just use a metal strap, like a hose clamp(its a heated o2 right, so it might get hot enough to melt a ziptie) to just connect it to a metal bracket under the car? Then use one of the bolts the new DP came with to plug the hole.

Will the rear o2 throw a CEL, if its just reading fresh outside air?

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I just installed my Depo Racing O2 housing as well and it fit perfectly and I didn't throw a CEL for a couple of hours but it's on right now. No big deal, car sounds like a beast now
Haha yea the car will sound like a beast. Still no CEL for me. When you break in new pipes like this, the initial carbon buildup "could" be enough to throw a CEL. It should go away on its own but if not try resetting your ECU and it should go away and stay away. One of the first guys to buy it, Soflashan, had his come on and then go off by itself and didn't come back on and it has been 12 days. Tim @ DEPO said that it might come on eventually/initially for a bit but should clear itself.

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I drove 45 minutes to work, and no light, but half way home it came on. Im going to give it a couple days to see if it goes off on its own.

Quick thought, Whats to stop somebody from just taking the rear o2 sensor out of the exhaust, leave the wires plugged in, and just use a metal strap, like a hose clamp(its a heated o2 right, so it might get hot enough to melt a ziptie) to just connect it to a metal bracket under the car? Then use one of the bolts the new DP came with to plug the hole.

Will the rear o2 throw a CEL, if its just reading fresh outside air?
From what I read from another guy, it should go off on its own (see above and/or the vendor for sale thread for more info: Depo Racing 3" O2 Housing 119.99 shipped - read stuff from Soflashan).

I'm pretty sure that if you did that with the rear O2 that it would throw a CEL because if the discrepancy between the front and rear O2 is like +/-3, that should signify that something is not right.

Keep us informed about the CEL situation, both you and GCShadow

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Im going to put off resetting the ECU, just to see if it goes off on its own. So far, I drove another 45 minutes this morning, and its still on, but it probably has to go through so many heat cycles of "ok" air before it decides to turn itself back off.

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