Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday November 26, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Newbies & FAQs

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
Edog71
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 287195
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Poulsbo Wa.
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
DGM

Default Exhaust question?

I am getting ready to buy an exhaust for my 2011 wrx hatch. I would like exhaust to be loud but not obnoxious. Any suggestions out there. Thanks for your time.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Edog71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
luvless2620
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 190566
Join Date: Sep 2008
Default

All aftermarket exhausts are obnoxiously loud but my ears suggests Cobb's as being the least.
luvless2620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
HinshawWRX
Medium Frank
Moderator
 
Member#: 140114
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Common Sense, VA
Vehicle:
2014 Porsche
GT3 (Currently on Fire)

Default

SEARCH! There are a billion and a half exhaust threads on this site. It will all boil down to personal preference. Everyone's ears and thoughts/likes are different. check out youtube or a local subaru meet to get a good idea of what YOU like.

And fill out your profile so we can help more.
HinshawWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
eronenris
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 262992
Join Date: Nov 2010
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Utah
Vehicle:
2009 WRX - Stage 2
Satin White Pearl

Default

i have the nameless and i love it, it is very quiet at idle and cruising speeds. but when you go wot it is mean sounding no distortion or rattle like the cannon style exhausts, it's just a mean rumble that the subie motor is known for.
eronenris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
niko.v
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 322334
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: florida
Vehicle:
2012 subaru wrx

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
I am getting ready to buy an exhaust for my 2011 wrx hatch. I would like exhaust to be loud but not obnoxious. Any suggestions out there. Thanks for your time.
i have a invidia n1 race exhaust wich is loud but sounds great and gives that nice suby rumble it is for sale if want more info pm me
niko.v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 12:38 AM   #6
Navendra94
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 327495
Join Date: Jul 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Ozone Park, Queens, New York
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza WRX 5DR
Plasma Blue

Default

My greddy TI-C catback comes from Rallysportdirect this week! It's cheap, great reviews ( xluben has one on NASIOC ), and a single outlet. If you're interested, I'll let you know what it is like.
Navendra94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 02:59 AM   #7
JAMM0N
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 318736
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vehicle:
2013 WRX Hatch
CBS (BLCK)

Default

i think its sexy with a single outlet. i might do that instead of the quad but then the look of it looks like the civic hatches but still IMO beastly w that boxer rumble. like everyone else says personal preference.
JAMM0N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 03:03 AM   #8
jp09hatcher
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 333382
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
Vehicle:
2009 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

I got a borla exhaust sytem on my 09 hatch..definitely very moderate...even acceleration thru tunnels. Running 3" all the way with a single outlet.
jp09hatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 04:11 AM   #9
JSchell1309
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 321321
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: KC,MO
Vehicle:
'11 STI Hatchback
Dom 1.5XTR, E85

Default

2011 Subaru WRX/STI exhaust Compilation
^Link
(Not trying to be a dick, just the be all end all thread on 2011 exhausts) I looked through every page before I made my decision.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
I am getting ready to buy an exhaust for my 2011 wrx hatch. I would like exhaust to be loud but not obnoxious. Any suggestions out there. Thanks for your time.
Honestly did you not even attempt to search? There was exactly the same post earlier this month HERE.

I'll just copy and paste my response from that one to here.

Quote:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2119289

How about 65 pages of exhaust for 2011 wrx/sti. if you aren't willing to do some research you are literally throwing away money. Exhaust is an opinion, everyone here will have a different one.

As far as "loud but not too loud" I'd look into SPT, it's the first step up from stock. I roll with a COBB CBE and it is perfect for my taste, not obnoxiously loud.
JSchell1309 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 04:17 AM   #10
Napalm3nema
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 263954
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Vehicle:
2014 EVO Yes, EVO
Wicked White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
I am getting ready to buy an exhaust for my 2011 wrx hatch. I would like exhaust to be loud but not obnoxious. Any suggestions out there. Thanks for your time.
Borla

Thank me later.
Napalm3nema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #11
Decipher
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 262760
Join Date: Nov 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Lake in the Hills, ILLnoise
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch Limtd
Satin White Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSchell1309
2011 Subaru WRX/STI exhaust Compilation
^Link
(Not trying to be a dick, just the be all end all thread on 2011 exhausts) I looked through every page before I made my decision.

Honestly did you not even attempt to search? There was exactly the same post earlier this month HERE.

I'll just copy and paste my response from that one to here.
Baaaaaam!
Decipher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #12
nmlittlebigman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 321409
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Arrey, NM
Vehicle:
2015 WRX LTD
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
I am getting ready to buy an exhaust for my 2011 wrx hatch. I would like exhaust to be loud but not obnoxious. Any suggestions out there. Thanks for your time.
Well if all you want is to hear something that makes you "feel" like you have more power:


nmlittlebigman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #13
Edog71
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 287195
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Poulsbo Wa.
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HinshawWRX
SEARCH! There are a billion and a half exhaust threads on this site. It will all boil down to personal preference. Everyone's ears and thoughts/likes are different. check out youtube or a local subaru meet to get a good idea of what YOU like.

And fill out your profile so we can help more.
Thanks for you input. I have done a lot of searching, asking, etc.. I am mainly just picking everyones brain on the forums.

Point taken on the updating of my profile. My buddy set it up for me and I never really checked it out a whole lot till lately. Thanks.
Edog71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #14
Edog71
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 287195
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Poulsbo Wa.
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSchell1309
2011 Subaru WRX/STI exhaust Compilation
^Link
(Not trying to be a dick, just the be all end all thread on 2011 exhausts) I looked through every page before I made my decision.

Honestly did you not even attempt to search? There was exactly the same post earlier this month HERE.

I'll just copy and paste my response from that one to here.
Obviously I searched and even watched all of these videos! I am merely picking peoples brains. Thats all. Thanks for your input.
Edog71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #15
Decipher
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 262760
Join Date: Nov 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Lake in the Hills, ILLnoise
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch Limtd
Satin White Pearl

Default

Well, there was nothing obvious about your supposed searching by your initial post. We see these threads a lot and there was nothing to suggest you did.

Back to your question. You're going to get such a wide range of suggestions that it simply won't help you out much. This is so subjective that my recommendation of the TurboXS GT series (I created the videos in the linked thread) may be horrible to others who think it sounds terrible. The best thing you can so is watch a ton of videos (understanding they do not accurately depict sound) or meet up with local guys using XYZ system to see what you think.
Decipher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #16
Argyle
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 183299
Join Date: Jun 2008
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Burbank, CA
Vehicle:
2010 Imprez WRX STI
World Rally Blue

Default

I have an hks turbo back. It's really not loud at all. Has the resonators in the dp, doesn't drone. Not much louder than my friends stock evo exhaust.
Argyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 01:28 AM   #17
Edog71
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 287195
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Poulsbo Wa.
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Decipher
Well, there was nothing obvious about your supposed searching by your initial post. We see these threads a lot and there was nothing to suggest you did.

Back to your question. You're going to get such a wide range of suggestions that it simply won't help you out much. This is so subjective that my recommendation of the TurboXS GT series (I created the videos in the linked thread) may be horrible to others who think it sounds terrible. The best thing you can so is watch a ton of videos (understanding they do not accurately depict sound) or meet up with local guys using XYZ system to see what you think.
Maybe you should not ASSUME that I didn't search the forums before. Just because I didn't give you every bit of information before I posted, does not mean I didn't search! This is why most people do not post questions!!!! Try to give helpful info rather than being difficult!
Edog71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 04:46 AM   #18
GrumpyPitbull
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 313311
Join Date: Mar 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
Maybe you should not ASSUME that I didn't search the forums before. Just because I didn't give you every bit of information before I posted, does not mean I didn't search! This is why most people do not post questions!!!! Try to give helpful info rather than being difficult!
Here is the issue with your question ....

Not everyone agrees what sounds good, and what does not. What is obnoxious to me, may sound great to you, and vice versa. That is why you get nasty responses to the ol' "what exhaust should I buy that sounds good?" threads. It's like asking what the best music is.

The only way to know if you like how something sounds is to listen for yourself. If you are looking at a few different exhaust systems, a simple search on this forum will net you reviews of pretty much every single exhaust ever made for these cars.
GrumpyPitbull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #19
Edog71
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 287195
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Poulsbo Wa.
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
DGM

Default

Here is the problem with your reply........

If you actually read what I asked, I want to know 'opinions'. I did not ask what sounds the best. I wanted to know loud but not obnoxious. OBVIOUSLY I knew I would get a lot of opinions. That is what I was looking for. I have listened to a lot of different types of exhausts, however, if someone drives by me, I can't actually stop them and ask what they are running. Try to give opinions instead of reflecting your 'frustrations'. No one cares!!
Edog71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #20
JSchell1309
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 321321
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: KC,MO
Vehicle:
'11 STI Hatchback
Dom 1.5XTR, E85

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
Here is the problem with your reply........

If you actually read what I asked, I want to know 'opinions'. I did not ask what sounds the best. I wanted to know loud but not obnoxious. OBVIOUSLY I knew I would get a lot of opinions. That is what I was looking for. I have listened to a lot of different types of exhausts, however, if someone drives by me, I can't actually stop them and ask what they are running. Try to give opinions instead of reflecting your 'frustrations'. No one cares!!

Here is my 'opinion'.

This is the best cat-back exhaust known to mankind. Get it or leave.
JSchell1309 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #21
sc00by4life
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 97135
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Bothell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
Here is the problem with your reply........

If you actually read what I asked, I want to know 'opinions'. I did not ask what sounds the best. I wanted to know loud but not obnoxious. OBVIOUSLY I knew I would get a lot of opinions. That is what I was looking for. I have listened to a lot of different types of exhausts, however, if someone drives by me, I can't actually stop them and ask what they are running. Try to give opinions instead of reflecting your 'frustrations'. No one cares!!
then you need to learn to search better.

we already have 1000 threads on this exact topic. if you couldn't find one of them, then your search skills (and basic KEYWORD comprehension) are absolutely horrible.

stop replying, and go read the threads everyone linked you.
sc00by4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #22
Edog71
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 287195
Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Poulsbo Wa.
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSchell1309

Here is my 'opinion'.

This is the best cat-back exhaust known to mankind. Get it or leave.
Thanks for your opinion! Get it or leave? Really. Your opinion must be the end all be all!! OK..............
Edog71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #23
STIGuy023
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324500
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Alcatraz, NJ
Vehicle:
11 Hyundai
Silver

Default

Depends on how much you wanna spend. Sure Cobb is well know but you could also go stg2 for the same price as their cbe. Nameless is the best bang for your buck and is getting very verypopular but again, depends on what you want.
STIGuy023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #24
JSchell1309
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 321321
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: KC,MO
Vehicle:
'11 STI Hatchback
Dom 1.5XTR, E85

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edog71 View Post
Thanks for your opinion! Get it or leave? Really. Your opinion must be the end all be all!! OK..............
o·pin·ion   [uh-pin-yuhn]
noun
1. A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
2. A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

"Get it or leave" is also my personal attitude. You asked for opinions, and now that you get them you are saying it's "the be all end all?" No, that's what an opinion is bud.
JSchell1309 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.