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Old 03-07-2002, 02:14 AM   #1
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what are your thoughts on the Tanabe Racing Medalion cat back for the WRX? i really like this exhaust because of the price, looks and how it has a silencer option. i was thinking of a turbo back exhaust, but with all the talk about our dealer, i'm afraid of what they'd say when they see the turbo back.
hows this exhaust set up sound: tanabe Racing medalion exhaust, third cat eliminator and up pipe?
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Old 03-07-2002, 02:34 AM   #2
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judging from the picture...all u would need is the down pipe and up pipe...if ur going to worry about the dealer, then don't mod ur car!
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Old 03-07-2002, 02:43 AM   #3
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i'm not too worried about them, as long as its easy to swap back to stock, i'll do it
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Old 03-07-2002, 03:57 AM   #4
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Mike, some dealers are installing turbo back exhaust and uppipes. As for swapping back to stock, to swap the downpipe isn't any harder than doing the rest of the exhaust. The uppipe on the other hand is not.

Tanabe Racing Medallion has that ricey sound. Too high pitch for me.

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Old 03-07-2002, 02:48 PM   #5
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Tanabe Racing Medallion has that ricey sound. Too high pitch for me.
even with the flat 4 engine?
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Old 03-07-2002, 05:08 PM   #6
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I think you should get a Brullen exhaust. It's probably a little more expensive than the Tanabe, but listen to these sound clips: http://www.imprezars.com/images/brul...ullensound.zip

http://www.imprezars.com/brullen.htm#brullen
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Old 03-07-2002, 05:37 PM   #7
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My MRT Sounds pretty nice, sporty sound , but not as obtrusive (loud) as Winslow's . Although it's also not quite as deep either. Don't know what it would sound like on the WRX though. (2.0T vs 2.5)

Regarding the dealer, so far they haven't mentioned anything, or refused to work on anything. I have yet to be in there with the exhaust, but I still had the Kartboy and a CAI installed the last 2 times.
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Old 03-07-2002, 07:41 PM   #8
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even with the flat 4 engine?
Was the flat four supposed to change the sound of a four cylinder? I say you get one and we'll be the judge of the sound. I like the deep rumble of my exhaust and the MRT on the WRX is sporty and subtle. I'd like to hear some mufflers like Borla, Brullen and others.

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Old 03-07-2002, 07:45 PM   #9
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A flat four engine, sounds NOTHING like a inline or V four engine. Our have nice little blurbles and sound manly, compared to Hondas and other cars. But the Tanabe I have heard is loud and sometimes buzzy.

I suggest brullen personally... They have to have some good quality stuffs with your choice of noise levels.

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Old 03-07-2002, 07:58 PM   #10
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With the Tanabe, I don't think it is going to matter which four you have.

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Old 03-07-2002, 08:06 PM   #11
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just get the HKS exhaust like mine if you want the real boxer sound hehe!!
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Old 03-07-2002, 08:20 PM   #12
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just get the HKS exhaust like mine if you want the real boxer sound hehe!!
i'd get that one, but its kinda funny looking, I like the all stainless look
the tanabe also comes out at an angle like yours.
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Old 03-07-2002, 08:36 PM   #13
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Talking hks carbon/ti N1 style

It's angled and it may look funny to you but there's a purpose for that angle,less bend on the pipe and straight as possible for more performance.Well maybe not to much performance cause it's only a catback but then again,i haven't installed my zerosports downpipe (full turbo back soon)yeah!!!
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Old 03-07-2002, 09:30 PM   #14
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no wonder they come out at an angle what kind things did you notice after you installed your exhaust? i also plan on getting a down pipe too.
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Old 03-08-2002, 12:46 AM   #15
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Rob, I'd like to check out that downpipe.

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winslow...still need the stromung mid pipe and muffler...twin tip!
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Old 03-08-2002, 01:49 AM   #17
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I dont have it yet Winslow but it's on my list of what to get this summer!!
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Wow, that's pretty! Looks long. It looks like it has a similar design as the TurboXS downpipe except the HKS has a cat in it.

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Old 03-09-2002, 03:33 AM   #19
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The exhaust w/o the silencer is pretty loud, but not a cheapo sounding rice loud, a really good boxer engine loud...but still loud. With the silencer it still sounds good and will keep me on the good side of the cops.
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Old 03-09-2002, 12:28 PM   #20
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Thats the worst part about exhausts, is that unless someone else has posted sound clips, you usually do not get to hear what it sounds like on your car.

I have still not decided on which exhaust I am going for with my WRX, but I am still waiting to hear a few.

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Old 03-09-2002, 03:48 PM   #21
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Mike, that's why you need to buy the Tanabe and show us what it sounds like. Out of all the exhausts I've seen and heard, the BPM has the best quality, sound, and price. I'm still waiting to see and hear the GReddy. Why doesn't anyone buy that too? If you don't like it then sell it. I think Kris told me that money is no object.

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Money of course is no object, when you are spending someone else's money!

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Mike, that's why you need to buy the Tanabe and show us what it sounds like
don't worry, i'll be ordering one, it will come after i get my BOV or intake.
winslow, are you able to order that anywhere? and for how much?
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Order what? The intake, BOV, or Exhaust?

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can u PM me some pricing info on those 3: RFL bov, aem or injen intake, and the tanabe racing medalion.
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