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Old 02-18-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Well, I finally got my final set up on my exhaust. I've gone through a lot of bullsh exhausts, custom wise, and never had a great one, but never spent the money. So I decided I would suck it up and spend the money, and now I have:


Header: borla replicas
Cat: stock STi
Catback: STi non resonated midpipe, eBay special muffler!




Let me know what ya'll think. I love it

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Old 02-18-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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Looks pretty.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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^Thanks. How bout the sound?
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:31 PM   #4
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It sounds nice. A little "tinny" though and I think that comesfrom the eBay exhaust. Seems like it's pretty thinly walled.

It's loud though. If you like it loud than keep it. I prefer a subtle deep rumble, but that's my opinion. Keep it up!
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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Sounds good man. I have a friend who owns an STI who also got one of the eBay special mufflers... it ended up sounding f***ing nice on his (so much so he got a ticket for it) but they def. sound good IRL.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:55 PM   #6
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Thanks. Yeah... supposedly it sounds a little "tinny" like skribblez said until it gets some carbon build up and the fiberglass settles.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:56 PM   #7
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hehe.... here's with no axleback before the muffler:

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #8
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pretty good for what it probly cost u...
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:00 PM   #9
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^Thanks. How bout the sound?
Sounds mean. I miss that sound lol.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:50 PM   #10
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so you "sucked it up and spent the money" on knock-offs?
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:51 PM   #11
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^are you serious? what kind of person comes on a thread just to say that? I mean seriously. that was one of the most d$#% comments i've ever read on nasioc.

Yeah... I SUCKED it up and SPENT money on mods that I previously didn't have the funds to do. Is that seriously that hard to empathize with? Or do you never have problems with money for mods for your 95 L?

So back to CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... Anyone have anything they'd rather hear? Or have I finally hit the jackpot with the sound?

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:05 PM   #12
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so you "sucked it up and spent the money" on knock-offs?
these are the kind of comments that make me not want to post on the forums anymore.

I say hey it sounds good its not the greatest but it is also not makeing your car sound like a honda.

Hell i have gone threw 3 exhausts to find the right one for my car.

Stock (its stock)
Borla Hush (Small Rumble but otherwise stock sounding)
Custom (Nice rumble but above 5000 RPM it sounding like a honda)
3" Blitz Nur Spec R (Loud but very mean sounding) (thats right 3" on an NA car so what you want to fight about it)
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:46 PM   #13
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^^ +1

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Old 02-18-2008, 10:55 PM   #14
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^are you serious? what kind of person comes on a thread just to say that? I mean seriously. that was one of the most d$#% comments i've ever read on nasioc.

Yeah... I SUCKED it up and SPENT money on mods that I previously didn't have the funds to do. Is that seriously that hard to empathize with? Or do you never have problems with money for mods for your 95 L?

So back to CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... Anyone have anything they'd rather hear? Or have I finally hit the jackpot with the sound?

Kevin
ok well i agree w/ the post "you stepped up and spent the money on knock offs" i would honestly say knock offs are hardly stepping up and spending money. im by no means saying its a bad route to take...as long as you like the way it sounds and performs then thats the way to go. maybe change the statement to "who needs to spend stupid money when you can get a kick ass exhaust for a better price" any way deifnately sounds much better than the previous setup man, good choice....now just throw a random tech on there and it will be money
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:03 PM   #15
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so you "sucked it up and spent the money" on knock-offs?
Just FYI, the knock-offs have been repeatedly proven to be of better quality and cost less than the *real* Borla's, which means he clearly made a correct, informed decision.

As far as your exhaust, I too thinks it sound a tad tinny but otherwise its great! The tone is just right. I have question about your set-up though. You have the header, then a single STi Cat, and then the cat-back? Do you have the stock cat from an STi downpipe welded into a custom cat-pipe to the custom cat-back? I've never heard of/ seen that before.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:16 PM   #16
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legacy,

what I meant was (and sorry i assumed people knew) that I am in college and paying for it myself and my car at 19 years old. Which means I have virtually no money for mods. Whereas I used to just do homemade DIY stuff and made a ricey 2.5rs, I finally saved up the money on the side and got what I needed to make a respectable car (i've done more then just exhaust).


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As far as your exhaust, I too thinks it sound a tad tinny but otherwise its great! The tone is just right. I have question about your set-up though. You have the header, then a single STi Cat, and then the cat-back? Do you have the stock cat from an STi downpipe welded into a custom cat-pipe to the custom cat-back? I've never heard of/ seen that before.
I am hearing that tin sound you all are talking about. I'm HOPING that it's just because the muffler doesn't even have 15 miles on it yet, and that once that fiberglass packs in and the carbon builds up in it and in my new headers it won't sound as much like that.

As for the cat back... I had an 05 STi cb including dp. As I've been told, there are two cats on such a cb: one on the dp and one on the midpipe. Correct me if I'm misinformed.

So when I got the cb, I had the shop take off the cat from the dp and weld it onto the midpipe. This cat had an o2 sensor bung that hooked right up to my o2 sensor. That left me with 2 cats after the headers. the first one with an o2 sensor and the second one.. was just there. So I had the shop today cut off my second one and just put a pipe there in it's place. Worked out fine.

So yes, essencially I have a custome cat pipe welded onto a custom catback. For this WHOLE setup, headers, cats, resonator delete, and custom ab with the muffler, I've spent a total of somewhere around $340 MAYBE, and that's rounding up.

HOWEVER... as far as performance goes... I'm sad to say it FEELS like I lost a bit of low end actually. There are a lot of factors that coud be making me "feel" like this though, for instance it was a hot day today, or it really gave me gains up higher and kept low end the same, making it feel more weak downstairs. Who knows. All I can say is that everyone here at school is thanking me for buying a quieter exhaust that actually sounds mellow, yet mean at the same time.

Keep the comments comin'!

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Old 02-18-2008, 11:20 PM   #17
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The ECU may not have re-learned properly. Otherwise it could just be something you think you feel but it may not exist...who knows. I don't think you have anything to worry about and we'll just have to see how the sound gets after you drive it around for a bit.

A+ for having a full header-back exhaust that sounds good for less than 350 bucks! My borla header brand new cost 325 I think
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:30 PM   #18
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Thanks man

Yeah, now that I think about it, I haven't reset my ecu... didn't think I would need to after small changes like that. I'll just reset it with my scangauge tomorrow

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Old 02-19-2008, 12:15 AM   #19
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^are you serious? what kind of person comes on a thread just to say that? I mean seriously. that was one of the most d$#% comments i've ever read on nasioc.

Yeah... I SUCKED it up and SPENT money on mods that I previously didn't have the funds to do. Is that seriously that hard to empathize with? Or do you never have problems with money for mods for your 95 L?

So back to CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... Anyone have anything they'd rather hear? Or have I finally hit the jackpot with the sound?

Kevin
I'm not defending what the guy said earlier, it sounds pretty good to me, but don't expect open arms here all the time. You been here awhile and know how it goes, but its nasioc man.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:04 AM   #20
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someone needs to get a thicker skin...

Anyway, is your car an automatic? It kinda takes a while for it to rev down, even in neutral...
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:43 AM   #21
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Sounds good, interesting setup.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:03 AM   #22
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Don't let other people's opinion get to ya man. If you're happy with the sound of your exhaust and you spent your hard earn money on it, be proud of it.

It took me a while for me to get my sound how I liked it and I still think I need a HFC to make it better, but it'll probably be too loud.

Let us know after a couple hundred miles if the sound changes at all.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:51 AM   #23
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Yep, its auto and I love it.

I heard the exhaust at wot yesterday, had a friend drive it. Sounded a tiny bit raspy actually, which worries me about getting a hfc.

As for the other comments... its not that I'm thin skinned or thought that everyone is nice and kind on nasioc. I just don't like people bashing others for things like buying "knock-offs" and stuff. I have always defended other people if they were being bashed because such an issue. On the flip side of the same coin, if anyone doesn't like the sound or look of my setup or anything like that, fine. THAT I am thick skinned about lol. Its based on personal taste and not everyone can agree on issues of personal taste.

That's why I seemed like a snapped. I didn't, but you all can't see me in front of my computer screen for all you know, I could be a big fat hairy lady, not a scrawny white kid.

Btw- I will also have flyby vid later today that I will post up.

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Old 02-19-2008, 10:49 AM   #24
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All you gotta remember is: to each his own.

What are your next mods subikid?
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:40 PM   #25
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All you gotta remember is: to each his own.

What are your next mods subikid?
I'm happy with it for now. Hopefully soon I'll be cammed and maybe look at getting a nice setup 75 shot with a good tune. But that's when I can save up the money to do things right. I'm not just gonna throw a 75 shot on and call it a day

I got some more video up.. maybe it will help everyone get a better sound impression.







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