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Old 04-25-2002, 02:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Scoobysport catback

Purchased from rallyperformance.com
Purchased hangers/gaskets/bolts by calling Exeter (subaruwrxparts.com)
Purchased 3 ton jack and 3 ton stands from Sears

This was going to be my first real mechanical modification that I've done to any car. Most I did before this was add a boost gauge, everything else was electronical in nature.

The exhaust was excellent quality and construction. Install was pretty easy, just unbolt, wiggle and install in opposite order. Definitely purchase the gaskets. Most difficult part was taking off the old exhaust, probably took 3x as long pulling off the old than putting the new one on. The tools I had worked faster with the new piping because of the extra room. Install probably took 2 hrs start to finish, very easy. Fitment was perfect, everything went into the stock locations. I tested to see the weight difference between the pieces and althrough I didn't use a scale I could tell the Scoobysport was lighter.

Sound is just awesome. For me it is perfect. I heard soundclips online and couldn't believe that my engine could sound like that. So I knew I was depriving myself if I didn't get an exhaust on there soon. And boy was I right, I was really missing out. My oringinal concerns when I started shopping for an exhaust was sound levels. In Mass we have laws now about 'exhaust most not be any louder than stock.' The exhaust is a bit louder than stock, definitely deeper, but absolutely no reason for concern. The note it produces is very nice. If you didn't install the resonator section and only got axleback exhaust the volume would be reduced even more. You can really hear the exhaust if you smash the pedal. But rolling around it's very quiet. On the highway it's not even noticable. I couldn't be more happy with it.

edit: Noticed some rattling, went under this weekend and noticed that the resonator replaced section is close to the heat shield that's near the gas tank. Not sure if it should be removed, but I did the best I could to bend most of it out of the way. So far so good. Note to self-installers, when you take the old exhaust off it'd be easier to take the heat sheild off and bend it before putting the new one on.
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Old 04-25-2002, 10:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for the post. Was thinking about doing this myself. Question on the "cat-back" , this means the center-rear section and the muffler as on the rallyperformance page? Sorry...don't know where the resonator is And didn't realize the center-rear took anything out.

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Old 04-26-2002, 09:19 AM   #3
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The Scoobysport "catback" means the center-rear section and the muffler as you say. The center-rear section on the stock exhaust is the resonator.

If you're doing this, I suggest you shell out for the center-front section that replaces the rear (3rd) cat. You'll get a significant increase in performance, a minor increase in noise, and no CELs. You'll certainly pass an emmissions test, and probably pass a visual unless you are very unlucky and find an expert on WRXs.

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Old 04-27-2002, 05:12 PM   #4
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That's right it's two pieces. I replaced the muffler section AND I replaced the resonator section. Replacing cats will provide performance increase and will increase exhaust sound. In Mass it's illegal to remove ANY cats. Although there are three and most will not notice, I decided to avoid any warranty concerns or hassles down the road and left them intact. What's nice is that everything bolts into factor locations, so later down the road if I wanted to replace that third cat, I can just get that one piece and do it no problem.
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Old 03-15-2003, 11:25 AM   #5
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Default Thanks for the post

I'm looking at exactly the same install. I've been looking at the ScoobySport Cat-back for some time now; really just waiting for the cash to build up.

I live just outside of Bawhstin myself. Mind giving me a few revs some time so I can hear it first hand?
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Old 03-18-2003, 02:37 AM   #6
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hey 6pack,

now is this the new "janspeed" scoobysport exhaust or the old "hayward and scott" scoobysport exhaust? inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 01-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 6Pack View Post
Purchased from rallyperformance.com
Purchased hangers/gaskets/bolts by calling Exeter (subaruwrxparts.com)
Purchased 3 ton jack and 3 ton stands from Sears

This was going to be my first real mechanical modification that I've done to any car. Most I did before this was add a boost gauge, everything else was electronical in nature.

The exhaust was excellent quality and construction. Install was pretty easy, just unbolt, wiggle and install in opposite order. Definitely purchase the gaskets. Most difficult part was taking off the old exhaust, probably took 3x as long pulling off the old than putting the new one on. The tools I had worked faster with the new piping because of the extra room. Install probably took 2 hrs start to finish, very easy. Fitment was perfect, everything went into the stock locations. I tested to see the weight difference between the pieces and althrough I didn't use a scale I could tell the Scoobysport was lighter.

Sound is just awesome. For me it is perfect. I heard soundclips online and couldn't believe that my engine could sound like that. So I knew I was depriving myself if I didn't get an exhaust on there soon. And boy was I right, I was really missing out. My oringinal concerns when I started shopping for an exhaust was sound levels. In Mass we have laws now about 'exhaust most not be any louder than stock.' The exhaust is a bit louder than stock, definitely deeper, but absolutely no reason for concern. The note it produces is very nice. If you didn't install the resonator section and only got axleback exhaust the volume would be reduced even more. You can really hear the exhaust if you smash the pedal. But rolling around it's very quiet. On the highway it's not even noticable. I couldn't be more happy with it.

edit: Noticed some rattling, went under this weekend and noticed that the resonator replaced section is close to the heat shield that's near the gas tank. Not sure if it should be removed, but I did the best I could to bend most of it out of the way. So far so good. Note to self-installers, when you take the old exhaust off it'd be easier to take the heat sheild off and bend it before putting the new one on.
Where can u hear this exhaust sound clip online? direct me plz.
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