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Old 11-13-2011, 11:27 PM   #176
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I just ordered my cat back and catless invidia dp today! Alan said he would get it shipped out first thing in the morning.. SWEET!

Quick question; From the research I have done it sounds as though a divorced dp is best suited for factory turbo but the non divorced dp will also work. I ordered the invidia catless bellmouth dp (not divorced). The only mods on my car at this time is the Cobb intake, will I be able to get away with running this dp or should I have ordered the divorced dp?

Second question; once I receive the exhaust I know that I can not install it and run it with out a tune. Sooo what is my second step? Should I buy a Cobb AP with a preloaded map or can I get away with installing the exhaust and heading straight to a tuner and have them do a pro tune?

IMO a pro tune would be better because it is more one on one with the car instead of somebody sitting down at a computer sending me a map they think is right for my mods. Although I do understand that the AP allows you to change maps on the fly. Once it is pro tuned thats all there is to it unless I go back to the tuner.

Just a newbie looking for some advice here. Of course saving money is a plus but I also want to go about this the "correct" way even if it means spending a little more up front.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #177
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I just ordered my cat back and catless invidia dp today! Alan said he would get it shipped out first thing in the morning.. SWEET!

Quick question; From the research I have done it sounds as though a divorced dp is best suited for factory turbo but the non divorced dp will also work. I ordered the invidia catless bellmouth dp (not divorced). The only mods on my car at this time is the Cobb intake, will I be able to get away with running this dp or should I have ordered the divorced dp?

Second question; once I receive the exhaust I know that I can not install it and run it with out a tune. Sooo what is my second step? Should I buy a Cobb AP with a preloaded map or can I get away with installing the exhaust and heading straight to a tuner and have them do a pro tune?

IMO a pro tune would be better because it is more one on one with the car instead of somebody sitting down at a computer sending me a map they think is right for my mods. Although I do understand that the AP allows you to change maps on the fly. Once it is pro tuned thats all there is to it unless I go back to the tuner.

Just a newbie looking for some advice here. Of course saving money is a plus but I also want to go about this the "correct" way even if it means spending a little more up front.
Thanks for choosing JNA!!

Shoot me an email w/ your phone number and Ill drop ya a line and help ya out.

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Old 12-05-2011, 07:40 PM   #178
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Best price shipped on a thermal coated CBE for a 05 wrx to 06825.

I know.. I'm stuck paying tax
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #179
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Over the weekend in between New Year's celebrations I installed the oval catback and an element tuning downpipe.

The had to leave the rear axleback hanger off and the midpipe hanger. The Kartboy extended hangers would not fit properly. The flange on the axle back was slightly crooked as was the midpipe to downpipe flange.

This was remedied with 2 gaskets on the axleback and doing some pull ups on the wrench to torque it. It was enough to bend the flange straighter. The midpipe to downpipe was solved the same way, using the cheap gasket included and a grimmspeed 2x 3" gasket.

If you are willing to deal with some fitment issues, then you will be rewarded on initial start-up with some great sound levels. It isn't quiet like stock, but isn't deafening. It gives just enough to know its there. Cruising is low noise, but get on the throttle and it makes music. I am running a cat-less setup with no resonators btw.

For the price it is hard to really fault it for fitment. I am overall happy with the purchase.

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #180
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Anyone have some extra tips for mating this up with the stock DP? I bought an extra donut gasket.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:00 PM   #181
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JNA,

Do you recommend getting the Cartboy XL hangers for this exhaust? If so, how many? And are the gaskets included in on the exhaust or no? How hard would this be to put on my 02 WRX Sedan? Any fitment issues that you guys know of? Car is stock.

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Old 08-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #182
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I see that this is offered as single tip, but do you also hav eone available for 09 WRX Sedan?
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #183
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Can anyone tell me what size bolts to use to bolt it to the stock downpipe ?

Finally figured out what to use , if anyone is having trouble finding what bolts to use to mate a 3" Catback to a OEM Downpipe use M8-1.25x45 , M8-1.25x45 , with 10mm Washers

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #184
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Hows the volume on it? Like compared to a borla xr1 (my first choice but hella expensive)? Id say on a scale of 1-10, the borla is like a 8 or 9, how is the jna? I love the tone, but where I live, the cops dont care about sound. My friend ran a HKS catless open downpipe for a year, no problems. So id rather have loud rumble, than city legal rumble lol
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #185
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Just got mine in the mail today! Great looking exhaust, altho the axelback has one 1" section of weld thats a little odd and has a small dent above the tip, and has a hole in the muffler... NOT a fan of that. The packaging for shipping was awesome, wrapped in bubble wrap, then in a huge box with peanuts, means this axelback had these 3 demerits from the factory, and should have been noticed before being shipped. The weld looks odd, but is sealed and will work ok, the dent is hardly noticeable, im just fussy, those 2 thinks are ok, but the small hole im not pleased with. Good thing my friend can TIG weld that spot, or id be right pissed. I just hope it sounds good and fits well. Ill know more in the AM, but heres a pic of the hole, not big, but deff leaks, i can blow right into it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #186
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i had my exhaust for 3 months now and i love it. have not been pulled over once. have been followed a couple times but if you drop rpm or engine load it quiets up.
CNT catted downpipe and grimm speed flex uppipe. i love this catback.
wish i went with the black axle back one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #187
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I just want to give Dave over at JNA a shout-out for helping me out this afternoon! I called with some questions about the catback, and they made the FedEX guy sit there and wait for my order to come through! Most places would just send it out the next day. Very quick responses, and super helpful! Can't wait to get this thing and get it installed!

Thanks Dave!
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #188
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No problem buddy! Like I said if you ever need anything don't hesitate to contact us as we are always here to help our customers. Even if it means making fed-ex drivers mad haha. He'l get over it.

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Old 09-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #189
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Bump for this exhaust. It's a great quality exhaust. I just installed mine and the fitment is perfect. Like mentioned from others, you'll need different bolts to mate up to the stock downpipe (as mentioned above, but I went with M8-1.25x40).

Zero issues during the install. I used the gaskets I was given and they appear to seal everything up perfectly. I'll find out tomorrow when I leave the house...but I'm sure all is good.

The install felt like I was installing quality exhausts like skunk, full race, greddy, etc.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #190
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Had one issue...but easy fix...for anyone that gets this with the stock downpipe, get the grimmspeed adapter.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #191
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Pics of mine:







Side profile shot...I have the grimmspeed adapter for the downpipe (stock) to exhaust:
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:32 PM   #192
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Sweet ride battlemike! I'm going to go ahead and give this cbe a shot on my 05' Fxt and hope it all works out. Looks like a great quality product!
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #193
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Yeah, I honestly have no complaints. Just make sure you have that adapter if you don't have a 3" downpipe. I got it from grimmspeed with the 2x thick 3" gasket. Works great. I used the bolts and other gasket the exhaust came with at the midpipe to muffler and it seals great, no leaks there.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:30 AM   #194
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I had this exhaust since spring. Couple weeks ago the welds decided to give.

I was using 2 extended hangers in the back. Those 2 hangers welds broke. No rust or anything. Just gave.

Other than that. I don't have any complaints.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #195
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so, if they were extended hangers, then that was not from the exhaust..that was something you had done at a muffler shop?
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:00 PM   #196
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My buddy had one of these on his 04 STi and it sounded really good (very similar to cobb). I have the Maddad whisper and love it for me but the wife wants alittle more grunt from her 04 forester xt, so this will fit the bill nicely.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #197
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I just installed it on my 05' FXT with catted down pipe it's loud. It's all what your used too, I'm selling it within a week or so and putting my Sti CBE back on...even with jnas 2x hangers, not long enough, it still touches my bumper..I have some from napa that are longer. If you want a brand new jna cbe I'll be selling mine asap

Quality exhaust, just not for my old ass ears
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #198
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More like jnebay
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #199
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Seems like it..but the quality still seems really good and although its loud for me it def has that classic Subaru boxer rumble! The more I drive it the more I like it
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As JNA Performance goes, they are a great company to work with and are very responsive. As this catback goes though, it wasnt the greatest for me. While the sound was good, the fitment was just ok. It would rattle as I think the exhaust came to close to the heat shields underneath my car. I will say though that it did not rust like everyone else says, but somehow some water got into the muffler part which wouldnt come out and ended up ruining the inside of it. the exhaust became pretty heavy after that and the sound was not appealing.

Was that my fault that water got inside? Im not sure, but it did cause me to buy a invidia q300 which I have no issues with.
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