For some time I’ve wanted an aftermarket crosspipe that fits the auto and can connect to the stock midpipe (or in this case, my Remus 60mm midpipe). The GWR crosspipes will only connect to the GWR midpipes, and the EC crosspipe will connect to the stock midpipe but will not fit the auto. Someone recently reported they had the TMC 60mm crosspipe on their auto but they didn’t know if their installer did anything to make it fit. It’s also designed to work with the stock midpipe. I decided to take a chance and pick one up.
Some notes about the TMC crosspipe. Measured with my calipers it is 2.4” OD, or 61mm. At its outlet it necks down to 2.2” OD, 56mm. This is so it will work with the stock midpipe. My Remus midpipe is 60mm, so the step down is unfortunate but it’s still much better than the stock crosspipe. There is no bracket on the TMC crosspipe to attach it to the passenger side engine bracket, unlike other aftermarket crosspipes which do provide one. The outlet flange does not have threaded holes to accommodate the stock studs, similar to the EC crosspipe. The GWR crosspipes do have threaded holes. No hardware or donut gasket is provided for the outlet, but the 56mm outlet will fit the OEM donut gasket or one that is 56mm ID. On the inlet flange the holes for the cat studs are close to the welds, potentially causing interference with the fasteners, a similar issue as with the GWR RoadsterSport 2.5” crosspipe, but not as bad here. I think the flanged 13mm nuts I’m using with my crosspipe will just clear the welds. I have large washers there too but honestly I don’t think the washers are needed and I won’t reuse them for this.
But will it fit the auto? When I saw the 2.4” OD diameter I had my doubts, but yesterday I pulled my stock crosspipe to do a test fitting and it does indeed clear the auto transmission without contacting anything. I’ll be installing this as soon as I get a new donut gasket and some nuts and bolts.