The second pipe had to be cut to allow the Raceco exhaust to fit - which felt a little weird if I'm honest, as cutting a brand new pipe just didn't seem right. Link to my post about cutting and fitting the Raceco exhaust and bypass pipe is here.
So the third pipe was so I could run the standard R500 silencer without the cat. It arrived at the beginning of the week, and as has been the general theme with quality control from Caterham, the pipe was scratched somewhat. I considered polishing it myself with the steel polishing kit I'd recently bought (link to polishing cat here) but I just couldn't be bothered, so I took it to a local polishers.
|Brand new, but scratched Caterham R500 Duratec Cat Bypass Pipe.
|Freshly polished Caterham R500 Duratec Cat Bypass Pipe.
|My Caterham R500 Duratec with Cat Bypass and Standard Silencer fitted.