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Old 03-08-2007, 04:38 PM   #26
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That black sedan is the only one I've ever seen it look good on. Right components, clean install, etc.....it is certainly original in its quality of execution. I don't know that it wwould be worth the $ and weight, just for some looks.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:29 PM   #27
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very nice, but pretty much only for looks
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:38 PM   #28
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Anyone know who belongs to this car?
Im pretty sure the car belongs the the owner, not the other way around.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:43 PM   #29
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i remember when someone did this to an STi!! He got flamed right off the boards....never seen him again! Responses ranged from... to "Thanks for turning your STi into a Z28"! But that guy didnt do the matching exhause cut out on the pass side.

I wouldnt do it.
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:56 PM   #30
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well i will look into it somemore. I like the look, and I also like doing things different then everyone else. Its all about personal preference anyway. But I am still not sure about doing this.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:51 PM   #31
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its def for looks. But over all i think that a dual tip wouldnt be that bad as long as you dont over do it with like 2 blitz nur specs. That would look extremely stupid with 2 huge cans on the back side. Like that black rex the cans and tip were not over done and was at the right side to make it actually look pretty nice. id do it if there was a power gain, also for the rarity.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:26 PM   #32
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...I really don't care for it, but doesn't the Legacy GT have dual exhausts for its 4cyl turbo too?
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:35 PM   #33
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It looks tacky on a small car.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:17 AM   #34
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...I really don't care for it, but doesn't the Legacy GT have dual exhausts for its 4cyl turbo too?
yep it does
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:26 AM   #35
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It looks tacky on a small car.
you mean like an Audi A4? or a BMW M3? or a VW R32? or a 350Z/G35? or any of the Acuras or Lexus'? to each his own.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:38 AM   #36
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It doesn't really flow with the Impreza's body lines. On the M3's and 350/G35's, the rear of the cars are shaped to where you will only see the tip of the exhaust and not the mufflers, piping, and all the other guts of the exhaust. Thats why I think the best looking Subaru exhausts are the very subtle single tips that fit nice and snug in it's original location.

If you had a full body kit on an Impreza that made it look like the muffler isn't so exposed, I think it might look decent. Though it would only be for show, doing something like that on a track car wouldn't make any sense.

Only car that I can think of with a dual exhaust where you can see alot of the exhaust is the Z32 300z, even then the rear bumper is shaped to have it fit nicely.

Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:44 AM   #37
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To the OP why don't you check out the perrin dual tube exhaust, its not exactly a dual exhaust(2 mufflers) but it flows like a dual.
http://perrinperformance.com/product...ory=6&model=18
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:57 AM   #38
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To the OP why don't you check out the perrin dual tube exhaust, its not exactly a dual exhaust(2 mufflers) but it flows like a dual.
http://perrinperformance.com/product...ory=6&model=18
pointless
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:00 AM   #39
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i like the idea because it can *potentially* be efficient, and very quiet. the one thing the aftermarket hasn't figured out how to do yet (at least not for the wrx) is, get an exhaust to flow, but keep it as quiet as stock. that's what i'm trying to figure out right now. i currently run a bellmouth, catless 3" exhaust with 2 mufflers (one race, one borla) and a resonator (all straight through). though it's quieter than every aftermarket wrx exhaust i've heard, it's still a lot louder than stock. i think the next step would be dual 2-2.5" pipes with 4 mufflers, 2 resonators, no cats. but i'm probably the only one who wants a quiet exhaust with a good note that flows.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:44 PM   #40
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this is photoshopped but i wish i could put the other hks on the other side to
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:27 PM   #41
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this is photoshopped but i wish i could put the other hks on the other side to
the kang FTMFW!
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:02 PM   #42
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HAHA! where the heck did this thread come from? That is my wrx from when I originally put the exhaust on. My car has gone through a few changes since then.
Bump for current pic of the original dual exhaust wrx.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:02 AM   #43
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Do what you want man, don't let other people change your mind.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:33 AM   #44
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i like the idea because it can *potentially* be efficient, and very quiet. the one thing the aftermarket hasn't figured out how to do yet (at least not for the wrx) is, get an exhaust to flow, but keep it as quiet as stock. that's what i'm trying to figure out right now. i currently run a bellmouth, catless 3" exhaust with 2 mufflers (one race, one borla) and a resonator (all straight through). though it's quieter than every aftermarket wrx exhaust i've heard, it's still a lot louder than stock. i think the next step would be dual 2-2.5" pipes with 4 mufflers, 2 resonators, no cats. but i'm probably the only one who wants a quiet exhaust with a good note that flows.
You might be glad to know that the aftermarket has figured this out. For the WRX Fujitsubo has released the Legalis Viable exhaust in 2 different muffler styles. This exhaust on the WRX has a single muffler with two exhaust paths, straight through and through the muffler. Using an electronic controller which is connected to an actuator, you can choose how much of the exhaust flows through the straight section and how much is muffled. When on full silent it is about 1 db quieter than stock and on full open about 3 to 4db louder (perceived as about twice as loud). The great thing about this setup is that there is also an auto mode that keeps the exhaust silent at low boost and low rpm, but opens it up as higher boost and higher rpm are attained. It makes the car feel much faster as the volume difference between on and off boost becomes much more pronounced. Also, it allows you to drive around quietly or loudly based on what you choose at any given time.

Now, there is something even more interesting to say about this, the legacy also has a legalis viable exhaust available as well, but instead of muffled vs. unmuffled, it controls the flow to each of the exhausts. If you wanted to copy this design, it is very easy to make a DIY version with most of the functionality, but if you wanted to copy the design of the WRX legalis viable it would cost more than just buying the product.

If one wanted to make a functional dual exhaust on their WRX that both increased performance and improved sound, you could run something like the QTP exhaust cutout, running to a straigh through exhaust on one side, with a heavily muffled exhaust running in the original location. This would increase power and keep volume in check, when you want to. This also resolves some of the other problems with QTP cutouts, such as exhaust smell and volume that is just way too loud.

Finally, I must mention something else, people mention about 3 inch being enough, some people prefer dual 2.5 inch exhausts to one 3 inch, with the front pipe (downpipe) section being 3 inch, but the rear section splitting into two 2.5 or 2.25 inch exhaust. Someone at the same shop where I modify my car (in mainland China), has done this to his Misubishi EVO6.

I hope that someone here thinking of dual exhaust tries one of the three options that I have mentioned, as they all show where the advantage of dual exhausts are.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:19 AM   #45
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IMO, i dont see the reason for a 4 cylinder to have dual exhaust. I think its pointless, I see you just want this for cosmetic reasons though.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:23 AM   #46
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i always wanted to do a dual exhaust, but i think its worthless unless you have two turbos. I would like to get two stock td04's and the the dual exhaust. That way i would tune for 18psi on both turbos, i think it would be a fun project and then the dual exhaust has a purpose.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:56 AM   #47
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i always wanted to do a dual exhaust, but i think its worthless unless you have two turbos.
Or if you have a V-engine. Although boxer is kinda like a V engine ironed flat lol j/k.........
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:53 PM   #48
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Those mufflers on that Photoshopped picture look like a a dachshund's balls...too big and dangerously close to the ground.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #49
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I should of just went to the R6 forums today because this is too much if you want to look pretty go buy a civic.

One time saw a guy on the dyno with a dual exhaust setup. It didnt gain much power until he installed his new personalized plate that said duals. Im not sure but he might of had some stickers bolted on under the hood as well to help enhance the new found power!

Unless you have something like a 500+awhp turbo It probably isnt going to do anything but weigh down your car.

Sorry to be a jerk but save your money for some real mods.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:44 PM   #50
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I should of just went to the R6 forums today because this is too much if you want to look pretty go buy a civic.
Yeah you should've gone to R6 forum and check out some rides with Devil Shotgun high mount in green to black degrading carbon fibre canister J/K.

I wouldn't do dual exhaust on a wrx but to be honest if he wants to do it and manages to pull this project in a tasteful way then we shouldn't flame him. WRX rear end unlike some other cars has plenty of room and design opportunity for dual set up imo.
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