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Old 06-01-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U An exhaust idea of mine...let me know what you think

I'm getting ready to buy my WRX soon. It will have the stock exhaust but instead of me paying $$$ for an HKS or something of that nature. How about I go to the local exhaust shop and have them custom mold me a 3'' straight pipe that will go all the way back. I hear this will sound very good. Of course there might have to be a slight bend somewhere but I'm sure that's better then any other $700 exhaust system. I will also go to AutoZone and buy a chrome tip just for looks.

What does everyone think? I hear this is what the Rally WRX's use
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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Let me reiterate...it's my friend Joe's idea but I plan to implement it

Thanks joe!
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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good idea on the 3 inch custom straight pipe, it's the same thing I did...but as far as an autozone muffler tip??? I wouldn't do that, it will look like ****e IMO. Buy a muffler, like an hks muffler, txs muffler, somethin like that, thats what I did.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:01 PM   #4
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Bring it ricers!... don't forget the AutoZone stickers while you're at it. Oh and buy yourself some of those Mechanic's Gloves for when you have to slide that bitch in the Drift Warz yo!
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:15 PM   #5
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just buy the ebay stuff. itll prob turn out better in the long run for you unless you can get it done for like 100bucks. i doubt you will tho unless you know somebody that knows somebody
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:17 PM   #6
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i have a local exhaust guy that has done a few of these for our local subaru club. they have been turning out great. he just puts in a cheap muffler on, kinda looks like the hks one.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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How about you just gut your stock dp/mp.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:24 PM   #8
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I did the exact same thing in my VW before I got the Rex, it turned out ok I guess. But nothing can compare to a product that was designed for your car, and remember you get what you pay for.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:30 PM   #9
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Buy into a $30 ebay muffler tip[ then get your custom exhuast done for cheap it will sound great.

One of the locals has done just that his STI really really sounds great.



Me im dumping my Evo2 for the loudness of a ERZ catback $235 shipped.





AutoZone WHO ???
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:34 PM   #10
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Make sure you find a shop that can due good mandrel bends without any kinks. Having pipes that don't taper in the bends is as bad (if not worse) than a restrictive muffler or cat.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:36 PM   #11
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Gonna be loud!
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:39 PM   #12
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I did the exact same thing in my VW before I got the Rex, it turned out ok I guess. But nothing can compare to a product that was designed for your car, and remember you get what you pay for.
A custom exhaust will be designed for your car instead of off a jig for someone else's. And as far as our catback is concerned, "you get what you pay for" is total BS. Buy a major name brand catback and you sure as hell don't get what you pay for. It's 7 feet of stainless pipe and a muffler.

If you can get a custom exhaust made cheap ($300ish would be fair), that would be awesome. Just make sure it's mandrel bent. Stainless if you want. Don't be concerned about aluminized steel holding up -- it'll cost less to repair it a couple times 100k miles later than to make it from stainless to begin with. Stainless probably will give you a better sound, though. You can also avoid bends all together with kinks by just cutting the pipe at an angle.

I personally have an Injen catback, but only because I got it for dirt cheap used. Turns out I love the sound. Resonators are your friend.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:40 PM   #13
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Gonna be loud!
Most likely for him with just a straight pipe.



One other thing you should consider when you find the shop to do this at. Have them put a resonator on the straight pipe weve a shop round here that does SS catbacks when they make stuff like this so they do a pretty decent job. I just didnt want something to quiet or to loud so i went ebay.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:42 PM   #14
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beat me to it. ^^^

get a resonator.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:43 PM   #15
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This has been done with success by someone on the site who documented it fairly well. Look for the "mattspec exhaust" or something like that. The guys SN is matt762.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:44 PM   #16
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Gonna be beautifully LOUD!
F I X O R E D
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Old 06-01-2006, 06:56 PM   #17
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Dont forget teh GTR emblem
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:12 PM   #18
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There are plenty of exhausts for under $700 and a custom exhaust may put you in excess of that.
If you really want to save money and get a custom exhaust go to Home Depot and get 3" galvanized threaded pipe and couplers and just screw it together. ( Only joking dont take it serious)
Shop around here on the site.
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:59 PM   #19
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Having a straight 3" system built up is gonna be cheap dude, especially if he doesn't have a muffler on it. Cheaper than an AM catback for sure.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:11 PM   #20
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I have had two WRX's and had custom exhausts done both times. Both times I used a Magnaflow muffler, and both times I have loved it! I have a nice rich beautiful tone, excellent performance, and it didnt cost much (about $325 catless or about $500 w/highflow cat). You just have to make sure that you have a good shop do it.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:15 PM   #21
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There are plenty of exhausts for under $700 and a custom exhaust may put you in excess of that.
You're on crack. Any joe-billy-bob's muffler shop can do a 3in crap-tastic cat-back for like ~200 buckeroos.

As long as the bitch fits and doesn't leak, you're golden. Buy a cheap HKS/TXS/etc. ripoff muffler from eBay and you've got your exhaust for cheap.

Me? I got an HKS Carbon Ti for a mere $175 used, so I couldn't exactly pass that up. Plus it sounds great.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:16 PM   #22
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better off buying a Ebay Downpipe and getting a cutout.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:24 PM   #23
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You are right if you are talking crap. However if you go to a normal everyday shop that custom makes SS exhausts it will cost you a lot more than you can buy a nice SS exhaust here or anywhere else.
Most WRX's run SS exhausts, you dont find many companys selling steel exhausts for our cars
Thats why I said it would cost more. The big companies here mass produce, a small town shop will hand make, hand cut the bends ect.

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You're on crack. Any joe-billy-bob's muffler shop can do a 3in crap-tastic cat-back for like ~200 buckeroos.

As long as the bitch fits and doesn't leak, you're golden. Buy a cheap HKS/TXS/etc. ripoff muffler from eBay and you've got your exhaust for cheap.

Me? I got an HKS Carbon Ti for a mere $175 used, so I couldn't exactly pass that up. Plus it sounds great.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:25 AM   #24
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You can buy the ANSA catback exhaust for $267.87 shipped. Full 3" 304 stainless steel. Perfect fit, perfect sound (Loud and deep), and looks awesome! Mandrel bends and beautiful welds. You will NOT be disappointed. Check out this site:

autopartsworld and search ANSA

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Old 06-02-2006, 02:12 AM   #25
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I have put together a few custom exhaust from Flowmaster kits before and fitting one to a subby shouldn't be that hard. The only hard part is the downpipe and for that go with an off the shelf piece. The rest is easy. If you are taking it to a shop it will probly run you $300 including the resonator. Go for it and don't worry about the bling factor.
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