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Old 04-01-2002, 10:02 PM   #1
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I'm getting a prodrive exhaust this weekend and will eventually be doing the whole exhaust. Should I get some new hangers? Who sells them and how much? What's the install like? TIA
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Old 04-01-2002, 11:21 PM   #2
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Aftermarket hangers tend to make the exhaust system sit higher since they don't sag as much as the stock ones. That being said it's usually best to confirm with your vendor that stiffer hangers won't cause any fitment issues.

I bought Cusco hangers from Irvine Subaru.. although a few vendors sell them, and you should also remember Kartboy has developed some as well.

They tend to sell for about $10 a piece.. although you generally get a slight discount for buying 4 at a time.
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Old 04-02-2002, 12:03 AM   #3
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I used Kartboys exhaust hangars and they suck . I'm just pissed cause like the last person said they ride too high. I almost rubbed a hole in my exhaust system with my axles.
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Old 04-02-2002, 10:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. I should be getting the prodrive from Irvine Subaru this week. After I receive it, I will call back and ask about the hangers. I eventually will be doing scoobysport turbo back (leaving in the 3rd cat). Just need the cash to do it....
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Old 04-02-2002, 10:42 AM   #5
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Does anyone know of hangers that hang lower than stock... My exhaust sits too high as it is...
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Old 04-02-2002, 06:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tips. I should be getting the prodrive from Irvine Subaru this week. After I receive it, I will call back and ask about the hangers. I eventually will be doing scoobysport turbo back (leaving in the 3rd cat). Just need the cash to do it....
-Scott
Just to let you know.. I had to modify the *mounting arms* (for lack of a better word) of my scoobysport to get it to sit right with the cusco hangers.

Ken recommends against aftermarket hangers altogether. I like them.. just need to modify a little to accomodate them.
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Old 04-04-2002, 08:59 AM   #7
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Lenyx, can you clarify on the modification you had to do.
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Old 04-04-2002, 10:13 AM   #8
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blkntz74,
The installation is a snap, you just unhook them and replace. I am thinking of getting some aftermarket hangers too but I'm hesitant now after hearing these problems. I have the Tanabe SRM and didn't feel the need for new hangers, but I have some vibration noises I'm hoping stiffer hangers will get rid of.
If anyone knows of any stiffer hangers that let the exhaust sit lower, please post.

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Old 04-04-2002, 02:21 PM   #9
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I use the Cuscos on my BPM. With only two of the four in place, it fits where it should. I need all four in there for security, but as others have said, that will require me to bend some of the mounting hardware a bit. This is not terribly hard Probably alot easier than trying to source special off-length hangers (exhaust hangers are nearly universal...mine weren't even "for" the impreza, they just happen to be identical to about three other brands of car ).
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Old 04-04-2002, 03:43 PM   #10
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Cusco hangars for WRX exhaust are a waste of money. totally not necessary and a total bitch to install. anybody want a set of 4? I'll sell 'em all for $25.00 shipping included.
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Old 04-04-2002, 08:46 PM   #11
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I'm wondering if they wouldnt help me out, my TXS rearsection is just barely touching the frontmost diff protector bolt. I dont hear it vibrating while running but I notice a slight clank when I shut off the engine or shake the car or the exhaust. If they picked up the exhaust about a 1/2" it might be worth a try. I will PM you
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Old 04-04-2002, 09:52 PM   #12
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The Cusco hangers were a bit of a pain to install. I just used some WD-40, sprayed the mount and the inside of the hanger and they went on pretty easily after that.

I have all four on my car. I would definately recomend them to anyone with the HKS Car/Ti. I know with mine, the exhaust hung a bit low and would "wobble" around with the factory hangers.

Once replaced the exhaust sits a little bit higher (looks better IMHO) and is very stable.

I checked to see if the exhaust was hitting anything, but it still clears with ease. Also with the HKS there were no modifications necesary to use the Cusco hangers.

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Old 04-05-2002, 08:37 AM   #13
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Used 1 day. $30 shipping inc. Black color.
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Old 07-24-2002, 02:58 PM   #14
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I installed all four Kartboy exhaust hangers and I couldn't be happier. They fixed all the vibration problems I had, and my Tanabe SRM doesn't sit too high. It sits perfectly and is very stable now, I definitely recommend them to anyone with the Tanabe SRM.

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Old 07-24-2002, 05:20 PM   #15
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...for a cheap and easy fix (maybe a little ghetto :P), try wrapping a hose clamp around the hanger and tighten to get rid of vibration or to raise the exhaust a little....it works.

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Old 07-24-2002, 06:02 PM   #16
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Here is a page with pics of the Kartboy hangers:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...hlight=hangers

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