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Old 04-09-2008, 07:34 PM   #51
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Hey Bluefoton,

just wondering do you have sound clip (rear/in car) of ur borla/sti catback setup? I got borla already and thinking of going sti catback. I'm wondering how it will turn out.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:33 AM   #52
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Will get it this weekend. Still very happy with it. Very little noise increase in freeway coasting (which for me was important), but idle and city driving are just perfect.

here are two videos of the same setup though - they were the very reason I went for the sti catback!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOoLxePwvU8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAMwNseJ-58
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #53
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thanks bluefoton! It sounds awesome =D

I wasn't able to find a sti catback locally but i was able to find the axleback. Do you think the sound will be any different?
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:28 PM   #54
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Probably not difference in the sound. go for the axelback! Changing the catalyctic converter will make it significantly louder, though it wasn't something I looked for.

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #55
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currently boxer4racing offer $1500+ to get full stromung cat and borla headers +shipping.
If you want to pay for approximately $2000 for the "rumble" sound...

For me, I just use that money to exchange for a real wrx (may be older version) but it's not quite neccessary right now...

Good luck on finding the "rumble" bro
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:53 PM   #56
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gotta spray em so they don't turn into a wick...i got my wrap in a kit with spray and metal bands...also putting a skidplate under em, so hopefully that will keep alot of the salt and **** off
Did the header fit with the skidplate? I have an 02' wagon w/ the Primitive skids & was wondering if a uel header would fit with them. Also what brand header do you have? Regards
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:27 AM   #57
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Yes it does. I got a primitive skidplate with Borla knock-off UELs. However, I believe that longer spacers when bolting on the plate are required to accomodate the headers (I specified I have aftermarket headers when getting the skidplate, and I was told that it affects the spacer lengths)
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #58
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Thumbs up skid + header

Thanks a lot Bluefoton! you've probably saved me from some frustration!
What height are the spacers approximately?
I could probably fab up some from round stock & get longer bolts.
Your whip sounds great, I definitely look forward to getting the header now
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:11 PM   #59
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I'll check when I get home, should have their emails somewhere. Something around 2" in front and 1" in the back, or less? The spacers are just aluminum cylinders stuck between the plate and the car,so nothing fancy. Also - in my opinion - the spacers they gave me are a bit too long in front, so if you have any shop capabilities, the best is to try it yourself.

It's not a too good photo for this purpose, but if you look at the front underneath the bumper you can kind of see the skidplate's line along with the three bolts/spacers. it's slightly bent upwards in front so that you dont decapitate anything too I have rubbed against roks and mud with the plate, and hit curbs more than once when parking perpedincularly to a sidewalk. Horrendous screeching noise of the metal against concrete, and never damaged anything. Solid stuff!

While you're at it, get an STI catback. Cheapest exhaust option by FAR for our cars, and while being much more quiet than any aftermarket solution, it sounds much better than stock exhaust + UEL headers.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:41 PM   #60
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Outback Sport skid+header

I see the plate hangs significantly lower than mine, I'll just have to make some 2" ones and cut down to a reasonable height after I put the header on. I did cut the factory plastic cover with a dremmel & put this one over it which keeps the sides closed up.
Also I do have an STI catbk. on it already & I definitely don't want it to be loud, just "sporty".
I love what you did with the headlights, Great job & Thanks again! ++


6/2010'
Just did my clutch recently and I added a fiberglass wrapped UEL Borla type header which I had to bend because it was hitting the chassis (not fun) but it sounds good now & just a shade quiet w/ the sti catbk.. Also on the skid plate the front spacers are 1 3/4" (Primitive's) & the rear are 1 7/8" ( I added) leaving about 3/8" between the header. 77mm for all 5 bolts + thick 3/4" washers.
Happy the way it all came together : )

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Old 02-11-2010, 06:12 PM   #61
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Running an STi rear section, with a straight through midpipe, and the Borlas on a 2.2L.

A bit LOUD when you get on it, but pretty much silent at cruise. Though there is a nasty ricer rasp between 2-3K if you're in a higher gear and get on it. Backfires like crazy engine braking.

Only real downside is the amount of heat escaping makes the engine take forever to get up to operating temperature, and the car runs a touch rich.
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