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Old 01-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #26
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Oh wait, I think I was thinking of Greddy... Look for xluben's build thread - hes covered them all lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #27
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If your going to AutoX pick your class then decide on mods. Modding before you do that is wasteful.
I am not building the car for Auto X, its just something I might do for fun someday. I am building the car for DD and street driving.

I do think you are correct though, which is why I will hold off on chasis bracing and suspension work.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #28
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Oh wait, I think I was thinking of Greddy... Look for xluben's build thread - hes covered them all lol
Greddy and HKS, stuff like that I would not question quality at all. The Invidia, I hear good things about the fit and quality but it is China made, and lets face it most of China made stuff is crap.

Perrin I believe is made right here in the good 'ol USA so that means it is probably crap too haha but really I hear Perrin is even a step above Invidia in quality and from what I have been told Invidia is very nice.

I am meeting up with someone next week in Somerville to check out the Q300 on an '11 sedan.

Anyone out there rocking the Perrin? Someone has to be! I know it is more expensive, so many that sends most people to the Q300.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #29
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Too loud, I work at an office don't the whole building to know when I am coming and going. Not to mention I go to customer sites, etc.

I want something louder than stock, but not obnoxious. Which I hear the Q300 is real loud.

WRONG!! Reason why I got the q300 on my 13 wrx because i live in a condominium area and wanted something quiet. If you want to hear a q300 we can arrange a meet up and ill deff take you up on that beer offer
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #30
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Be weary of the SPT. The flange to the muffler on the 08-10 sedan rotted out prematurely on a good amount of them. I don't know if the 11+ sedan has the same issue but the setup is similar.
This happened twice on mine already.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #31
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This happened twice on mine already.
Ouch...that is no good. Just another reason to stay away from the SPT
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #32
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My love my Q300. Once it warmed up, you can barely hear it on idle.

My vote goes to the N1.. lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #33
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My love my Q300. Once it warmed up, you can barely hear it on idle.

My vote goes to the N1.. lol
Yeah the N1 is obnoxious is how it was described to me haha

No or little cabin drone? I know our will be louder but i still want to be able to carry on a conversation without yelling.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #34
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No drone on the highway really... But it's different for everyone. Mine's a hatch, too, which is generally louder than the sedan.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:13 PM   #35
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I have the nameless if you would like to hear it
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #36
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I have an MXP quad exhaust for sale i took it off because it was too quiet for my taste pm me if interested
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #37
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Honestly you are a perfect candidate for maddad to make a sedan exhaust. I had it on my 08 then on my 12 till some douche rear ended me. Now have the q300 and holy **** it's loud. I turned down the spt because the maddad was perfect. I really think if they made a sedan exhaust it would sell like crazy.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #38
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Anyone local to the Lawrence, MA/Salem, NH area with a '08+ SPT exhaust? I am considering getting this and would really love to hear one before I make the decision. Beers are on me!

Next Thursday Surbaru of Keene is doing a new owners appreciation night and I have a few items on my shopping list, they are telling me 15% off parts for sure, some with free install...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1#post38921991
I have the ark exhaust on my 2012 sti and it sounds great, not too loud if you just do the cat back.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:10 PM   #39
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Ark is awesome but also 1400 for a catback.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:09 AM   #40
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I have an SPT (Borla) exhaust on my '11 STi. The exhaust is loud, even at idle, and while driving, it is loud enough to set off car alarms when driving down a side street or in a parking garage. I would prefer if it were quieter, but I like the rumble. quote]

So you have the SPT or the Borla? Guess by your description it must be the Borla?

The Borla is a 3" single, into 2.5" dual, into 2" quad, their tips are 4.5", that is pretty huge. I want to try and find the same specs for the other exhausts. I do believe the SPT is 2.5" all the way, so the single is 2.5" versus the 3" on the Borla. Invidia just says they are 3", so I guess the pipe is 3" all the way through.

Anyone know the specs on the Perrin? Edit - Just checked, they are 3" straight through to 3.5" tips. Tiny compaired to the Borla

MaSTi - Why would you not touch Borla? Does the brand have a problem? ie rust or something?
Borla OEMs the SPT exhaust for Subaru. I have the SPT exhaust on my '11. It isn't 2.5 all the way.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:20 AM   #41
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Just got off with Kinetic, those guys are really helpful.

Condensed list:

CBE and DP: Either Invidia Q300 or Perrin (DP will be the same manufactorer as the CBE)
*Anyone local with either of those setups?

Short Shift: Kart Boy or SPT (leaning towards Kart Boy) this will include the front and rear bushings by Cobb

Transmission Mount: Either Group N or Super Pro, this will be done the same time as the short shift.

Still maybe considering the STI engine mounts and pitch stop, unsure on these though. I believe they will greatly increase the engine and transmission noise, but might be worth it for the feel.

Also maybe considering the SPT lower chassis brace and the SPT strut tower bar, these would be more for looks as on the street probably won't notice much of a difference, may wait until I get into the AutoX and then make a call on those.

I have rulled out the SPT exhuast, I am sold on a 3" through design. Anything else I might consider will just be dress up and can be addressed at any time.
You don't need the pitch stop. The part that you will receive will be identical to the existing part on your car. Front-to-back bracing and mounts are essential to responsiveness. Get the N mounts, rear sub frame chassis bushings, roll caster kit, anti-lift, differential mounts, and maybe even a $35.00 drive shaft bushing. Don't worry about horizontal bracing, except sway bars, shocks and struts, springs, AVO rear sway bar braces, etc. Strut bars, etc., are a waste of money. Put the money into WL 27mm front and rear sways, Kart Boy endlnks, RCE yellows, Billstein struts and shocks, and you won't have any issue with horizontal flex. The Kart Boy short throw with upper and lower bushings is very nice.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #42
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Forget the lower brace, too. Waste of money.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #43
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I have an 08 hatch with the Perrin Quad tip. It is not very quiet outside the car. If I back in my driveway the screen door on my house vibrates. You can tell when i am coming home. Inside the car is not too loud though. Fair trade off in levels.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:01 AM   #44
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It seems to be a pretty common theme that the hatches are louder than the sedans.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #45
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Straight pipes the whole way!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:02 AM   #46
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Straight pipes the whole way!!!!!
Mufflers and cats? Ain't no body got time for that!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #47
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Finalized list for the NOA night tomorrow:

1) SPT Heat Sheild - W771SFG500 - Normally $75, $63.75 with NOA Discount

2) Vortex Generator - E751SFG300 - Normally $79, $67.15 with NOA Discount

3) Footwell Illumination - H201SSC000 (Blue) or H201SSC100 (Red) - Normally $47, $40 with NOA Discount

4) Transmission Mount - D1010FE020 - $73.91, no discount - not part of brochure so I assume no on installation

These items above are the ones I would want to see if installation could or would be included with.

The items below I am also interested in, but they will not require installation.

5) All Weather Floor Mats - J501SFG200 - Normally $70, $59.46 with NOA Discount

6) Side Window Deflectors - E3610FFG200 - Normally $100, $84.96 with NOA Discount

The Trans Mount will have no discount and no chance of install, but I am going to pick it up anyway for when I do the short shift.

Anyone have the illumination kit? Is it annoying/distracting/ricer? Not sure if it stays on all the time, or is tied into the dome light.

I am still going to do the Q300/Perrin CBE and DP, Kart Boy short shift and bushings (install trans mount at same time), but these items will come a little later this spring.

Approximate savings is $55, it will cost me at least $30 in gas to get to Keene and back, not sure if it makes sense to give up my Thursday night for it...

Door prize is a Kindle Fire HD, but I think there are 30-50 people in attendance usually, so chances are slim on that. I am leaning towards it not being worth it, unless they will toss in install on everything I buy...the four hours of driving will be a lot easier than four hours of me installing the stuff myself haha
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #48
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Forget the lower brace, too. Waste of money.
If you are talking about the lower brace between the lower A arms, you are SO wrong. It's the upper strut bar that does nothing.

From day one, my front end felt stiffer in a curve after installing my Cusco.




This helps as well...

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #49
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What exactly is that? Steering linkage brace?
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #50
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What exactly is that? Steering linkage brace?
I second that question...what is that and where did you get it?
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