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Old 03-16-2015, 10:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Fujitsubo RM-01A 2-Piece Cat Back Exhaust (02-07 WRX/STI)

I picked up a Fujitsubo RM-01A cat back for my 05 STI a month ago. Install was very straight forward like most cat-backs. The quality in the welds and overall fitment is excellent. The sheer weight of entire system is much lighter then the stock cat-back.

Originally I didn't have my eyes set out on a exhaust from Fujitsubo, but randomly I came across a shop locally who had this one brand new still in the original boxing. They must of had it for at least a couple years as Im pretty sure this exhaust is discontinued now.

Description of the cat-back from Fujitsubo:

The RM-01A was developed for gymkhana, dirt trial, and other competition spec vehicles where mid to high RPM power is crucial. Especially for race classes with strict modification restrictions; the lightweight benefits of the RM-01A can truly be realized. Improved acceleration, response, braking, cornering, reduced tire wear, and all other vehicle behaviors are influenced by weight reduction. Due to all the light weight materials and advanced construction the RM-01A is 50% lighter than OE for most applications. The RM-01A will decrease lap times with improved power and reduced weight.

Exhaust is a 2 piece system and tapers for an OEM doughnut style connection to the downpipe.

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Initial impressions are how quiet the exhaust is, but it still retains some pops and rumble when you get on it. It doesn't draw a lot of attention which is nice, but the sound it creates is very smooth....and in a way the noise it makes feels mature you could say.

Once I put on my catless downpipe, headers, and up pipe the sound should change as well....when that comes time I will add to this review.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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Very nice. Here's mine. I have the 1 piece design. So light I've installed and uninstalled multiple times completely by my self (which is crazy in 1 piece form).
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Very nice. Here's mine. I have the 1 piece design. So light I've installed and uninstalled multiple times completely by my self (which is crazy in 1 piece form).

Nice! How do you like it?
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:50 AM   #4
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I absolutely love it!

Like you said it's on the quieter side compared to most but then when you get on it, it gives a nice tone. I also have EL headers so that also tones it down a bit from the rumble.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:33 PM   #5
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Where did you guys order these from? I've been shopping around for one.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:50 PM   #6
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Not easy.
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