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Old 12-22-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default 09 WRX SPT Factory Exhaust??

Two of the dealerships I've visited on my quest for an 09 WRX have offered to install SPT catbacks. One claimed TBE, the other claimed CBE.. and neither could tell me much in the way of details except for "sounds outstanding". I've been looking around for specs, pricing, etc.

Can anyone offer ANY insight on this exhaust system?

I'd like to get it if it's decent so that I don't have to deal with the state patrol pulling me over all the time.. they go nuts around here on tuners and their exhaust. I've been pulled over for a kakumei catback on my 06 STi several times, once when I was sitting next to a chopper that was louder than an open exhaust...
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:16 AM   #2
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its a cat back, improved flow, small hp increase. Much better sound and carb legal, and yes... noise legal too. Its a really nice piece.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:46 AM   #3
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Its from Subaru, how can it be illegal? You can get them online for like 350 shipped though.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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Its from Subaru, how can it be illegal? You can get them online for like 350 shipped though.
Not anymore that was a special price...they are 800.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #5
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Its from Subaru, how can it be illegal?
Because they are labeled for "offroad use only". Many states have laws stating that you cannot use exhausts that are louder than stock.

They are ok. Not the best sounding one out there but they are ok. Worth it if you can get one really cheap.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:28 AM   #6
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an exhuast system can or can not void the car have you talked to your dealership...i put an invida on my car and they still took care of any problems.....i would say go with something other the spt unless that is the only exhuast they cover
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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I have an SPT in my 07 and love it.

But 800 is getting ripped off big time!

I think I spent 400 for mine.

I have been ticketed 2 times for it and took it to court and won both times.

Later.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:17 PM   #8
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I got the SPT on my 2009 WRX and it came from the factory.

Sounds damn awesome.. Very throaty and NICE

As for price you can find it on ebay for like 350 i think brand new...
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:31 AM   #9
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i know most dealerships don't care about catbacks as far as voiding the warranty.. especially since they're the ones that install the SPT. that wasn't my concern at all. my only concern is being about to fight tickets.. so that being said, does the 2.5" exhaust compromise performance in the 350-375 whp range? (that's my overall target HP)
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:45 AM   #10
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:32 PM   #11
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so having a 3" (COBB) DP to 2.5" (SPT) CBE would be a practical start on my quest for 350 WHP? after engine management of course.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
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so having a 3" (COBB) DP to 2.5" (SPT) CBE would be a practical start on my quest for 350 WHP? after engine management of course.
i'd go with something like the 3" catless cobb and a 3" magnaflow system...and several more mods if you are planning on hitting 350whp....

now...if you are looking at buying an 09...and they are throwing in the spt..it retails for $800-1200 depending on where you get it... (plus install)

If it's free take it...tell them you want the stock exhaust too...sell the spt (%
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:33 AM   #13
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i did some more reading and decided against the SPT. they wanted to tack $750 on to the MSRP to add the exhaust. i'll be going stage 2 around tax time, we'll see what kind of products come out by then and what gives the best results. link to my other post about the purchase...

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:23 PM   #14
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Any thing but "factory exhaust" including accessories like the spt are illegal in NY. I had the spt and though it sounded very nice it didnt last. Baffles blew out and it rattled. very poor quality. Go with cobb.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:45 PM   #15
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I have one for sale, and I pm'ed you.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:50 PM   #16
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Out of the choices that were out there for the sedan, I thought the SPT exhaust was the winner.

Check out the article talking about SPT's R&D:
http://driveperformance.subaru.com/v...reza_parts.asp

Here are the pics:

Old Mid-pipe:


New Mid-pipe:


Old Cans:


New Cans:

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Old 01-02-2009, 04:32 PM   #17
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Just curious, are the GR STi exhausts SPT pieces or no?
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Just to revive an old thread, after five years on the car it appears my SPT is terminal. It broke and was welded once, don't think it's going to be repairable this time.

I considered it a good balance between too little noise and too much. Waiting to hear from the shop about whether it can be patched together again.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #19
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Just to revive an old thread, after five years on the car it appears my SPT is terminal. It broke and was welded once, don't think it's going to be repairable this time.

I considered it a good balance between too little noise and too much. Waiting to hear from the shop about whether it can be patched together again.
Are you sure the exhaust was installed properly? Where did it break?

I have the SPT on my '13 sedan from the factory and I love it, seems to be really high quality from underneath, sound is awesome. The fitment is perfect. I'd be really surprised if a factory Subaru exhaust broke after 5 years like that.
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Are you sure the exhaust was installed properly? Where did it break?

I have the SPT on my '13 sedan from the factory and I love it, seems to be really high quality from underneath, sound is awesome. The fitment is perfect. I'd be really surprised if a factory Subaru exhaust broke after 5 years like that.
78,000 miles on New England road year-round. Not at all surprising.
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