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Old 05-15-2008, 09:59 PM   #26
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i also bought an ebay cbe and it was the srs version also.it was good for a couple of months but when winter hit, the whole cbe started to rust.so what i did was i just painted the whole axelback flat black.it looks better now.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:03 PM   #27
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so i finally got replacement gaskets after a month passed since requesting this from the seller. I sandwiched 2 together using high temp copper rtv, let it dry for 1 hr and then 24 hrs for it to cure. i think the leak has been fixed for now. will post again if it comes back...
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:00 PM   #28
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i have srs catback + helix catted dp + apv1 ots stage II. i tested the sound level using a radioshack sound decibel level meter.

06 wrx exhaust sound level testing- Video

i placed the sound meter 45 inches away at 45 degrees from the tip.

results

rpms......dB
3k........85dB
5k........93dB
redline...102dB

its on the loud sound side, and personally a lil too loud for my ears. thinking of toning it down a bit with a different catback. although, i love how it sounds going under a bridge or through a tunnel. seriously its pure ecstacy
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:48 PM   #29
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anybody have this exhaust for at least a year and not rusted? and does it leak anywhere at all?

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:09 PM   #30
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Is this an angled exhaust or does it come straight out the back?
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:49 PM   #31
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It Angled exhaust....
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:33 PM   #32
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anybody have this exhaust for at least a year and not rusted? and does it leak anywhere at all?
I've had no leaks and fitment was no issue. Although I am disappointed that it's rusting after only 6 months And I wash my car pretty regularly (moreso in winter)
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:44 PM   #33
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I am planning on buying an ebay cat back with in the next few weeks. I purchased an ebay downpipe last night off of a fellow member. It had never been installed and i got it for 50 bucks. I am looking at catbacks now. Not sure which one to get. I have heard a lot of good things about the cobb knockoff exhaust from surewinproducts. It has a smaller diameter tip so not to draw so much attention from the law. I have been looking at the SR*S and other 4 inch tip pipes. I like the louder rumble that you get with the melon shooter exhaust's just not the some what ricer image that they give off. As far as rust i had an Apex'i N1 exhaust on my RS and it rusted after only 2 years. The rear of the muffler canister actually rusted clean through breaking free from the pipe.

After having a 550 dollar catback rust apart, and my borla header break at the weld, i plan on spending little less green on the next exhaust. I would rather get a year or two out of a 200 dollar exhaust than loosing 500+ on one.

I am already planning on getting Kartboy long hangers because that is the main complaint i have heard from others that have gotten ebay catbacks is that it fits too tight to the bumper with regular hangers.

When i get my exhaust and get it installed i will post up and give my 2 cents on it.

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Old 03-23-2009, 10:20 AM   #34
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I got my wife the SR*S 3" catback and catless downpipe for Xmas. Fitment was great except it rubbed against the rear diffuser. Got some longer hangers and all was good.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:11 PM   #35
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just copped the erz downpipe. hope it fits well with stock sti exhaust
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:09 AM   #36
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just a quick update. installed the downpipe. no lie, it does touch the a/c drain line. this isnt a problem if you cut/move the line or wrap the downpipe.

i mated it to my stock sti catback, no problems no leaks. came with the turbo gasket and also the exhaust flange gasket. still a great value for $119 shipped off ebay.

this downpipe isnt for you if you are anal about the a/c line. for me, not a problem i just heat wrapped the downpipe
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:11 PM   #37
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I am going to heatwrap and coat my eBay downpipe and uppipe too, and get some quality copper gaskets for added peace of mind.

Anyone consider doing any type of rubberized coating on the firewall around where the Dp will be, just for added noise reduction maybe? Just curious.

And also, with the AC line... anyone consider putting some of this on the firewall between the AC line and the wall and the dp?

http://www.jscspeed.com/universal/thermotec/mats.htm

What do you think?
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:28 PM   #38
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^meh. it wasnt much louder with just downpipe for me to justify using a coating on the firewall... a thermotec hose jacket might do the trick for the a/c line, but i had extra exhaust wrap laying around so i went with that.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:18 PM   #39
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^meh. it wasnt much louder with just downpipe for me to justify using a coating on the firewall... a thermotec hose jacket might do the trick for the a/c line, but i had extra exhaust wrap laying around so i went with that.
Did you wrap the AC line with exhaust wrap? Lol that sounds like a good idea I guess. How much exhaust wrap do you typically need for a downpipe, do you guys think? I ordered a roll of 2in by 50ft. Hope that's enough for the DP, if not have some left over for the UP and maybe the AC line lol.

And what about some rubberized coating from like 3M on the firewall before you put the new DP on? Anyone try this? I think I just might...
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:22 PM   #40
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^ no i wrapped the downpipe fully. so when the a/c line is touching.. its just touching the fiberglass cloth not the bare metal
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #41
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Right on. I got my ERZ pipe just now... feels kinda cheap and "tinny", but I have nothing to compare it to really. I ordered a roll of 2in by 50ft wrap, do you think that will be enough, or do I need two rolls?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:58 PM   #42
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50 ft should be more than enough
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:33 PM   #43
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50 ft should be more than enough
Thanks man, just got my wrap and coating in the mail today, gonna go give this a shot.... gonna use some tie-wire also to maybe hold the wrap on the pipe better...
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:44 PM   #44
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I just got finished installing my ERZ downpipe and some other eBay brand Uppipe mated to my Greddy cat-back, and I love it! I ceramic coated it, then wrapped it, then coating over top of the wrap. I didn't have hose clamps, so I used tie-wire. I was actually REALLY SURPRISED at how well it fit. The uppipe and downpipe fit PERFECT I'm not even kidding, I didn't have to mess with anything. I put a little wrap over the AC drain line thing there too, just in case. So far so good, just a lot of smoke as the wrap cures. Can't wait to open 'er up on the highway with my Stage 2 map. For an $80 downpipe and a $20 uppipe I'm sorry but you can't go wrong.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:11 PM   #45
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yea it does but i hear its a p.i.t.a to take it off. just skip the hassle and have them remove it for you
2 bolts and pull, easier than taking the CBE out of the box...
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:23 PM   #46
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i just installed by sr*s catback and its my 4th exhaust. my first cbe, spt, was too raspy, too quiet, and hung too low to the ground. i wanted something deeper and smoother. my second cbe, tsudo n1, sounded good but was just too loud for my taste. it was hard to let go but for the sake of not getting tickets, i sold it. my third exhaust, turbo xs, had a good volume but didnt have that low and deep tone that i wanted. i liked how it looked kinda stock but it sounded kinda "dry." this lead me to my current cbe, sr*s, and i love it. it fits the description that the op made in the first post. deep, smooth, and loud. i'd like it a little more if it was a tad softer and if it wasn't n1 style, but the awesome tone just makes up for it all. i can't tell if the quality is that great just yet, but like the op said, its just metal piping right? since i live in socal, i figure i dont have to worry about snow and poor weather. got it off the guy from ebay and bought it directly through paypal, which made it cheaper. super fast shipping too. so far, the sr*s is pretty dang good.

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:11 PM   #47
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nice clips howard, glad you are digging it!

( now whats your next mod gonna be? )
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:19 PM   #48
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nice clips howard, glad you are digging it!

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ha. brakes and seats...
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:14 AM   #49
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i just finished installing an ebay downpipe, and i love it. i can hear the turbo spool up real nice, i got it coupled with the blitz nur spec cbe. it's pretty loud, almost an obnoxious loud. it fit really well and wasn't difficult at all to install, can't beat 80 bucks for a "3.0 inch Bellmonth" lol,

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:56 PM   #50
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I bought srs cat back. whole thing was covered in rust in 3 months. rust ate a hole in flex pipe too. junk! I now have cobb turbo back, no rust. you get what you pay for.
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