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Old 03-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #51
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Nice write up Eric, thought it was more difficult then that, my only issue would be getting it to pass smog out here in CA. Might be worth looking into after my first smog. Thanks again. Another thing to add to the list
You'll pass the smog but not the visual.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #52
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You'll pass the smog but not the visual.
Oh ok, yeah I got a shop that bypasses some stuff as long as I pass..so we shall see
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #53
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Just making sure to thoroughly test the UEL

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:16 PM   #54
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Wow, I wish I had the money at this time
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:35 PM   #55
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when you do, it is well worth the wait!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #56
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when you do, it is well worth the wait!
Yaaa ! But since my car is still on warranty so I don't wanna skrew it up
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #57
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So I my changed oil the other day and am just reporting back that:

1. the headers are still awesome

2. the coating has held up great throughout the salt bombardment this winter (although their shine has dulled, probably due the all the salt and it being baked on)

3. the oil filter is WAY easier to remove with the abundance of room this header provides vs the surgical skills required with the stock header

4. the rumble is still music to my ears

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #58
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Dyno results from Mike @ rallisport racing. (not my car)

link here for future reference:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2493992
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:38 PM   #59
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just saying i wish i had a giant frozen pond i could do some serious snow drifting on, its always a battle where i live to find an unplowed parking lot thats not being watched by cops =/ its hard to have some subie fun.

i believe the question has been asked about passing CA emmisons i know its really strict there. I live in MA and its pretty strict too, i hope i wont fail emmisions when i go to get a sticker....
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #60
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has anyone tried these on a completely stock 2.5i with the peashooter??

most clips i've seen are with people who've already upgraded to various catback or angleback systems already.

i'm wondering how it'll sound but i don't want to spring for UEL headers if it won't make much difference without a complete upgrade. if anyone has links to clips or has personal experience with this as their first exhaust upgrade, i'd appreciate it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #61
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I too had a Cat-back before the header, I would guess that you would have similar, if not, ever so slightly louder than your current exhaust volume (which being all stock is almost non-existent lol) and of course it will have the rumble/burble, vs just a solid tone.

A simple axle-back can make a big difference and your profile says you have a 2006, so I'm sure there's lots of 2nd hand ones kicking around
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:17 PM   #62
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So as some of you may or may not know I am getting a 2nd cat-pipe delete fabricated. In order to accomplish this I need to send out the factory pipe in order for Mike at Rallisport Racing to have the proper point of reference to make the new piece. The planed piece will delete the cat and in it's place host a small vibrant bottle resonator (keep the rasp/drone away).

So with that being said here is the porn: Header on it's own



you can't listen to that and tell me that Mike doesn't know what he's doing!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #63
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So all the exhaust is now back together and a tune to top it off!





Night and day difference in the feel of the car with all that newly gained low end torque!

So I was tuned for a full engine-back exhaust, hybrid intake, and 91 octane.

rallisport racing v.2 uel's to a custom rallisport racing 2nd cat delete to an obx catback

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #64
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Hear is a little update, doing an oil change and decided to snap a pic. the headers and their Cerma Krome coating are still holding up great! Still the great amazing rumble which brings a smile to my face every time I start the car

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:03 PM   #65
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And here is a relevant "under load" sound clip from a recent Auto X race

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Old 09-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #66
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Great thread...awesome vids...thank you!

Here's hoping my '12 Impreza sounds just as good when Mike gets around to us!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #67
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A Duvanator vid without snow? It's a fake!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #68
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Haha that comment made my day!
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #69
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any idea of when the headers would be available for the 2.0i sedans? also, and maybe i'm misreading posts, but what's the pipe diameter for the '12 2.0i sedan for the catback exhaust? is it 2.5"? is it worth trying to find an aftermarket 2.5" catback or just go axle back?
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #70
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any idea of when the headers would be available for the 2.0i sedans? also, and maybe i'm misreading posts, but what's the pipe diameter for the '12 2.0i sedan for the catback exhaust? is it 2.5"? is it worth trying to find an aftermarket 2.5" catback or just go axle back?
UEL headers for the 2.0i are available for purchase now: http://rallisportracing.com/2.php

The factory 2.0i catback starts around 2.5" then narrows down to about 2" after the mid pipe resonator. I'm coming out with more axleback/catbacks this winter.

An axleback is fine if you are just going for sound, a full catback would be more for performance (if it was the bottle neck in the system). You can email me for more details: info@RalliSportRacing.com
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:31 AM   #71
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since no one has mentioned it, or maybe i skipped over it. how is the gas mileage compared to the OEM headers? obviously the EL headers should perform better, but my DD Forester i wanted to try and retain as much fuel economy as possible.

since the cars ive had have always made more noise than stock, its getting difficult to drive this thing around completely silent haha.
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #72
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For the 6-8 months while I hade only the header and catback I noticed zero difference in fuel economy. The temperature, highway speed, gas quality all have bigger effects than the negligible difference from the uel header. I was logging my mileage during that period which is why I can confidently say in my case there was no difference as a direct result of the header . Only the result of you pushing the happy pedal more to hear that sweet sweet rumble lol
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #73
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How's the header and OBX catback holding up to those Canada winters? That is a true test of durability there!
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #74
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well what remains of the OBX is holding up well. I recently replaced the muffler because I wanted even more volume




all the piping is holding up great, no issues at all. and of course the header with the Cerma Krome coating looks every bit as perfect as the day I installed it, zero complaints!
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #75
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heres some audio to show just how much temperature effects the bass.

She gets downright angry the colder it gets lol

I hope you have a subwoofer if you choose to listen


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