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Old 04-20-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default I need some serious exhaust help

So I have an '02 OBS with a 2.5L. The car has a DIY intake, and a LW Perrin pulley.
I don't plan on doing anything else for engine mods. I want a nice boxer sound while keeping a reasonable volume since it's a wagon and I hate drone.

I have a stock WRX exhaust on it right now, but I kind of cobbed up the flange of the midpipe because I had to modify it to fit my OBS. So now it leaks, and there's a bunch of adapters on it. It doesn't sound any louder really than the stock one.

I want to either bring it to a muffler shop and have the midpipe fixed, and possibly have them weld in a muffler.

I want to do this as cheap as possible, but I'm willing to spend around $200 for muffler and labor.

Does anyone have any input on mufflers?

What about the OBX system? I don't know how loud it is though. I can get that for $270 plus shipping on the 'net.

Gimme some advice...
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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From my experience, OBX mufflers are cheap and blow out prematurely. You can save a couple bucks by taking the exhaust off and bringing it to them off of your car.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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stromung from boxer4racing.com or borla are decently popular. i have and love the stromung on my car, but it may be too expensive for ur budget.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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ebay borla reps-200
ms3 trackpipe-200
tsudo n1 catback-250ish?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #5
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You're only limited to $200?

Is it possible to wait a little longer until more money comes along?

My suggestion is wait until more money comes along then you can get what you really want that's worth the money, rather than compromise and want to change a month later.

STI muffler ftw.

Don't mean to thread jack, but if a cheap exhaust like OBX will burn out and become loud, are Megan N1s that way too?
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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sti cat-back's the way to go
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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i have an 05 wrx catback with some holes drilled underneath in the chambers for some rumble. Sounds great i swear. If your interested in it you can have it for $150
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #8
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I'm currently looking at some STI setups online. I think that may be the way to go for a little bit more sound, and a good quality exhaust.
Thank you for the input, keep it coming.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #9
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From my experience, OBX mufflers are cheap and blow out prematurely. You can save a couple bucks by taking the exhaust off and bringing it to them off of your car.
I hate premature blow outs
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #10
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What are you running for headers? That's where the sweet sound is found. If you keep the stock WRX can for the stealth look, get a decent 2.25" non-resonated midpipe fabbed up at your local exhaust shop, and run a set of headers you'll be way more happy and you'll be making more power.
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