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Old 04-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Rocket rally exhaust 06 sti

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the TBE exhaust that RR makes and sell for the 04-07 STI's
i.e. is it made well, does it sound good, would you recommend it etc.
Also i looked up on other threads on here regarding this topic and on youtube but i couldn't find a good video of a sound clip or any info.
Just wondering if anyone has or knows of a sound clip or would be able to give me their 2 cents on this topic?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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No first hand experience but I can't imagine anything coming from RR being of poor quality. As for bang for bucks I can't say, but I'd trust em with my car that's for sure. My .02
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
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Yes it sounds good and is well made.
I had their WRX version (MY04) and my son had their STI version (MY05).
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:19 AM   #4
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The weld and pipe is top grade, muffler is a full 3" Magnaflow performace series. It sounds great and I regret selling mine...

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Old 04-03-2013, 06:29 AM   #5
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I have an older RR system ,with a vibrant muffler ! Not too loud , low and raspy but at high speeds it gets a bit annoying ! I recommend it .
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys. Not sure if I should go with the Cobb tbe or the RR version? Help!!

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #7
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Aps Ftw !!
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #8
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I've had both the APS and the RR turbo-back on an '04 STi. Love them both. Can't go wrong.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #9
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^^ that one posted in that vid sounds so nice. Sometimes I wish my SPT was a tad bit louder
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:43 AM   #10
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I think i'm steering more towards the Cobb. I looked at sound clips of the aps and maybe it was the video quality but it just didn't have the same throateness as the Cobb. Also correct me if i'm wrong but the APS just didn't seem as good quality from the pictures I saw of it? Just wondering if anyone had opinions on that (quality)?
Also for pretty much the same price as the RR tbe I can get a Cobb tbe with an AP.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #11
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All three are quite similar and you can't go wrong with any of them. Maybe try and go to a mini meet meet and hear in person. I like all three and find they all have a very similar mellow throatiness.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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I've had the RR turbo back exhaust on my 07 STI for almost 5 years now with around 60,000 miles. Sounds great and the quality is top notch.

Only issue that I have had is the Magnaflow muffler had a seam come apart but a quick weld took care of that issue.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #13
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I've had the RR turbo back exhaust on my 07 STI for almost 5 years now with around 60,000 miles. Sounds great and the quality is top notch.

Only issue that I have had is the Magnaflow muffler had a seam come apart but a quick weld took care of that issue.
You see that's one thing that I don't like about the RR tbe, the fact that they use a magnaflow muffler. It seems by doing that they cheaped out on the exhaust because let's face it after the muffler the only other really engineered item in a tbe is the down pipe. The mid pipe is a slightly bent tube. Correct me if i'm wrong but it doesn't seem like money well spent if they are using 3rd party parts.
I'm not bashing RR, I just want good valve for money and considering the price approx $1600 for a catted exhaust, it just seems better value for money with the Cobb?
Any thoughts?
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