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Old 09-21-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default 2.5RS wants prodrive axleback sound??

I know lots of ppl up prodrive axle back onto there WRX and it sounds excellent. Not loud, deep sound!

What is the best step up for my 03RS if i want to my exhaust sounds like that?

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Old 09-21-2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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Get the same part?
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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yeah nothing's going to sound exactly like it but if you get the prodrive axelback for the wrx and have a good shop make you another midpipe you'll be as close as possible. the wrx one won't just bolt up without rotating the flange, but have another midpipe made and you'll be golden.
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:30 AM   #4
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as fas as i know, the prodrive axleback bolt onto the WRX directly but this doesn't happen to mine RS because mine exhaust is about <2" diameter. I don't want to mod my exhaust ideally.

made a midpipe? that means go catless? would you please explain a bit more in detail?

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Old 09-22-2006, 01:07 AM   #5
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Um, the midpipe comes AFTER the cat. Hence the name of midpipe.

If you don't want to mod the exhaust, you can't use the Prodrive axleback. That simple. They don't make a bolt-on for the RS exhaust.

The only option is to make a slight change. Basically you put the larger WRX/Prodrive flange onto the stock exhaust so they can bolt up. Very easy, and not much damage to the system.
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:12 AM   #6
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you will not get the same sound as a wrx with a axle back. I have a cat back on my rs and it does sound good but not just like a wrx. Add some borla headers and high flow cat and u will sound like a wrx but not as much with just a axle or catback. I would recomend a stromung catback
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:46 AM   #7
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Is it possible to change only axleback or upto catback to have that prodrive sound??

I don't want to mod my header, uppipe and midpipe
The stromung catback sounds......not deep......

sorry for my picky, but any other suggestion?
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:57 PM   #8
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since you have a rs you dont have a upipe so thts easy

bro a catback is simple it doesnt mess with headers(will help with that sound you like though) or your cats

basically to get what you want you need
borla headers- prodrive axleback- either a custom midpipe to make the axleback work or get one for your car and have the rear flange rotated
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:09 PM   #9
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forget the headers.

the midpipe connects the cat to the muffler section, it has a resonator in it but no cats. the shop may tell you it has a small cat but it's just a resonator, you can tell them to cut it open if they want, the small thing in the midpipe is a resonator.

if you get a 2.25" custom midpipe and a prodrive axelback your car will sound good.

borla headers will increase the low tone and growl but that's another $250 and that's not worth it if you haven't already heard the prodrie axelback on your car.
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:21 PM   #10
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actually its uner 200 if you get the ones from ebay which are replicas but as many say are better than the originals

and it actually helps to hear the pulses which is what im assuming he likes
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:33 PM   #11
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So...all i need is a prodrive axleback
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a 2.25" custom midpipe?
= sound like WRX with prodrive axleback?
I always have a feelings that my 2.5L with 165hp has less flow than WRX, so the sound(db) might be lower??

Who has this set up can shoot me a video??

P.S. thanks for all of your information
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:08 PM   #12
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i did have it but i also had it with the headers

im not positive you understand so i wanna make it clear to you man, your car will never sound EXACTLY like a wrx or sti, it just wont you can try to make it close but never the same
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:08 PM   #13
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right, i understand that, all i want is some deep hallow sound(not loud). I want my RS has better character of boxer engine.

How your ride sounds??
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #14
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ill upload a couple videos of how it sounded but as i said its with the headers soo wont be exactly what you hear

the oval tip is loud so im not sure what your aimin for
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