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Old 11-20-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy +08 SPT Catbacks rare/discontinued?

After searching the FS topics and vendor classifieds, I'm getting the impression that not alot of people have the SPT catbacks on their +08's. Is there a reason for this?

I'm seeing tons of Invidia, Tsudo, TurboFX, and even Endless axlebacks, but for some reason, the SPT eludes me. Pretty sure it's not a performance issue and after reading throughout the forums, I think it was labeled too quiet.

Have these been discontinued? Looked around some local Subaru stealerships and they don't seem to have any either. I'm currently looking for an exhaust on the quieter side, but one that still gives "dat boxer" sound during WOT.

Thanks guys.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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they still sell them. they do have quality issues. do a google search man.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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Maddad quiet but a nice tone.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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What model do you have/talking about?

They aren't discontinued and still readily available.

08+wrx 5 doors have two different styles. 08-10 single exit, 11+ have quad tip dual exit.

All 08+ sti spt sedans and 5 doors should be the same through the years.

My guess is the price, stainless steel quality, sound, and pipe diameter all come in to play here. For a near 1k msrp you can get a far better exhaust for your money. The only pros are warranty related for people that would be nervous about running non factory performance parts. And a pretty quiet but sporty sound in my opinion. I run one and love it. It fits my needs and power goals just fine and would recommend one to someone else.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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What model do you have/talking about?
I'm referring to the 08+ WRX single tips (hatchback). I've been finding newer model quad tips for over $1k, but for my 08+/single tips, either no stock or... no stock. Even if someone carries them, I'm guessing the price will be somewhere around $700+. Trying to find one around the sub $400 range, so I guess SPT is out...

EDIT: ding ding ding. looks like they're in the $700+ range (which is funny because after doing some Googling, they were originally $300 when they were first brought to market. Now, a freaking +100% price hike? WTF Subaru... : https://www.flatironstuning.com/p-16...rx-5-door.aspx

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
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EDIT: ding ding ding. looks like they're in the $700+ range (which is funny because after doing some Googling, they were originally $300 when they were first brought to market. Now, a freaking +100% price hike? WTF Subaru... : https://www.flatironstuning.com/p-16...rx-5-door.aspx
my local dealership, heuberger, which is also the biggest subie dealership in the country, is selling them much cheaper:

5 door, single exit, $600:
http://heubergersubaruparts.com/eCat...iteid%3D215892

4 door, dual exit, $500:
http://heubergersubaruparts.com/eCat...iteid%3D215892
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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my local dealership, heuberger, which is also the biggest subie dealership in the country, is selling them much cheaper:

5 door, single exit, $600:
http://heubergersubaruparts.com/eCat...iteid%3D215892

4 door, dual exit, $500:
http://heubergersubaruparts.com/eCat...iteid%3D215892
Interesting... I was just on that same website and couldn't find any options on the 08+ models. Thanks for this!
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There is a vendor clearing out on the TurboXS exhaust for the 08-10 WRX right now. Not SPT, but an option ...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2419867
Yeah, I saw that vendor too. Got a decent price on a CBE, but at the same time, I'm thinking TurboXS might be too loud for my tastes.
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I run the Invidia Q300. It's very nice and not as loud as the N1.

Call Josh at IIR and tell him you are from NASIOC. He might be able to cut you a break on price vs the websites price
IIR sounded familiar so I went back to get my invoice on my previous Invidia N1 and bam! It's IIR. If I remember correctly, a year ago I opted with the N1 instead of the Q300 because of the price difference and not much difference in sound. Things may have changed, but if the the N1 is still alot cheaper, I'll probably go that route. I'll give IIR a call again and see if they can beat the price of a vendor I PM'ed.

Thanks for the help so far guys!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:36 AM   #8
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Much better exhausts out there than the SPT. Any specific reason you want the SPT over something else?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #9
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Much better exhausts out there than the SPT. Any specific reason you want the SPT over something else?
hm. I've done plenty of Youtube-ing about a year ago until I bought my first CBE (Invidia N1). Turned out to be great; no drone and awesome WOT. Unfortunately, the neighbors didn't appreciate my nocturnal livelihood and in order to avoid conflict, I decided to go back to stock and part with the Invidia. (Totally forgot to try out the silencer it came out with, but oh well... too late now)

Now that I've moved on, I'm thinking about going a different route; maybe something in between OEM --- Invidia? Seems like SPT is a good route.

I don't have an issue going back to the Invidia, but I just didn't want to splurge another $500+ on a new CBE. (Speaking of which, hopefully prices will drop with the incoming holiday season. Take note vendors!) I forgot how much I paid for mine a year ago, but I just remember it cost me a good chunk o' change. Hopefully prices are near the mid/low $400 range now. If not, I can wait.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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I run the Invidia Q300. It's very nice and not as loud as the N1.

Call Josh at IIR and tell him you are from NASIOC. He might be able to cut you a break on price vs the websites price
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #11
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Most people don't get them because they're too quiet for most tastes. It's always been a problem with SPT exhausts.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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I have yet to hear anything I would call a "quiet" exhaust for newer hatches, unless you go with a single exit. Everything else seems to range from "really loud" (which I include the SPT in) to "stupid loud"
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #13
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There is a vendor clearing out on the TurboXS exhaust for the 08-10 WRX right now. Not SPT, but an option ...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2419867
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #14
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I have yet to hear anything I would call a "quiet" exhaust for newer hatches, unless you go with a single exit. Everything else seems to range from "really loud" (which I include the SPT in) to "stupid loud"
i have the spt and it's not quiet nor is it loud.
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