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Old 01-10-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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I am going to eventually pick up this exhaust and have a few questions...

1.) Will I need to get longer exhaust hangers? I want to replace the ones I have on now so im fine with it if I need to fir fitment.

2.) I haven't picked out a DP yet so im wondering if ill run into any kind of matting issues with certain DP's

3.) Anyone with this exhaust...can you give me info on what DP you used? Im not looking for a certain one since I don't have huge plans for this car just want something that people have been happy with.

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Old 01-10-2015, 09:02 PM   #2
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I currently have a MadDad 3" catback...I love it and it was connected to a Cobb downpipe with a modified 3" outlet initially, but now I have a MadDad downpipe...exhaust hangers are a mixture of group n and factory hangers...I like that it's hugged up against the rear bumper and looks factory but now some years later I realize it's probably too close to the rear bumper because of burn marks. I will remove the group n hangers at the rear and put the factory hangers back once it gets warmer. I had extended kart boy hangers initially but they were too long.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for the feedback, I guess I will get OEM size and longer ones and see what works best. What do you think of the MadDad DP?
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:02 PM   #4
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I am using OEM wrx hangers with my maddad whisper catback and Erz downpipe. as others have said... once of the best exhausts out there!
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:08 PM   #5
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Hey thanks for the feedback, I guess I will get OEM size and longer ones and see what works best. What do you think of the MadDad DP?
I have the last version of the two piece downpipe from MadDad...I like the new single piece design but I wanted the option of connecting the factory exhaust and the two piece design allows me to do that since I have both the 2.5" donut section and the 3" sections so I can swap either in. The build quality of MadDad parts is great as well. I think my Cobb had beefier welds on the bracket of the downpipe and the bracket itself was beefier...but I think the MadDad bracket is fine and the newer design may be improved but I don't know. Either way its a solid piece and sounds great, it may be my imagination but the exhaust seemed to sound a little more refined even if only the slightest bit with the MadDad downpipe.

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Old 01-10-2015, 11:57 PM   #6
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Gotcha, I don't think im gonna be too picky on which DP I get but I will definitely shoot for the MadDad... and what do you mean by refined? Anyway you could shoot me a quick video of how it sounds for comparison purposes?!
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #7
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It seemed a little louder during just normal driving with the Cobb, but as I said it could be my imagination but especially when cruising on the highway there seems to be less drone...Overall just seems to sound a little better with the MadDad setup. I don't know if this is due to a difference in design or because my Cobb DP was also modified by the previous owner to a 3" outlet. I could take a recording but I'd say most don't give you a very good idea of what most exhausts sound like IMO...and all I'd have is my cellphone or SLR to record with.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:28 PM   #8
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I am coming from a completely stock setup and don't wanna anger the old neighbors or draw attention form the local cops who like to harass my dad and I about the cars we drive so I think a full MadDad setup will be perfect.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:52 PM   #9
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Well, please don't get me wrong. It's louder than stock...your neighbors will hear you coming...however I previously had an HKS exhaust before the MadDad and I know it's quieter than that...even my neighbor who is an older car and motorcycle guy in his 60s recognized the sound had changed and said he liked the HKS because it was louder...However that's what I was trying to get away from so I am happy with the lower sound. Still don't let all the talk of quiet aftermarket exhausts fool you...I was expecting more when I switched from the HKS to the MadDad because of all the stories I read. Everyone still knows you're coming. LOL

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Old 01-11-2015, 09:49 PM   #10
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haha oh no I definitely want a louder noise just nothing that will severely anger anyone haha. I have heard that the MadDad gives you subtleness at low/cruising speeds and a very pleasing "roar" when you push it a little and that's what im after.
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