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Old 01-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default How feasible is a 2009 2.5i UEL exhaust build?

No matter how much I convince myself, I don't need it, I really am craving a nice boxer rumble. I've seen a few videos on youtube, so I know it's possible. I don't know a ton about exhausts, so I was thinking about talking to a shop about custom fabricated some parts. This is what I want:


Where exactly does the problem occur here? What part of the entire exhaust system is the problem, and would I be able to (affordably) have a part fabricated that would fix the issue? I've seen quite a few posts about the same topic, but I have yet to find a definitive answer. If I could do it for around $500-$600, I'd consider it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Soooo, why would you 'build' a header for $500-600 when you can get them for $150-250 shipped? Or am I reading wrong?

Even a header and axleback to amplify the sound would only be about $500 total if you did it right.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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Sorry, I may have got the wording on that wrong. I planned on using UEL Borla rep headers. I've been told that, since not all the parts fit together, parts have to be mixed and matched with some additional piping in the middle. It's not as cut and dry as it was on the older Imprezas. In the description of that video, he says all the parts he used. I'm just wondering if there is some way I can get a Borla rep header, have a pipe custom made to go from it to the stock cat, then get an axleback to put on the stock cat.
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a few users on the forum have the setup working for the 08+. I would suggest doing a (more) thorough search. keep in mind if you have the sedan and you want to get mufflers, you will be purchasing 2 of them and paying for the labour to weld 2 of them.

you may be able to have your goal accomplished within your price range if you're a good shopper and/or are fine with some used parts.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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Sorry, I may have got the wording on that wrong. I planned on using UEL Borla rep headers. I've been told that, since not all the parts fit together, parts have to be mixed and matched with some additional piping in the middle. It's not as cut and dry as it was on the older Imprezas. In the description of that video, he says all the parts he used. I'm just wondering if there is some way I can get a Borla rep header, have a pipe custom made to go from it to the stock cat, then get an axleback to put on the stock cat.
YES. And if you were about 7 months earlier you could simply buy this part from a vendor that used to sell them but has now gone extinct.

You need this:
http://rallisportracing.com/Products.html
Scroll to the catted version this will tie the UEL headers to the stock or any WRX SEDAN cat-back exhaust.

Since these are no longer made you can have this very pipe made for under $100 at any exhaust shop. Problem Solved
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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YES. And if you were about 7 months earlier you could simply buy this part from a vendor that used to sell them but has now gone extinct.

You need this:
http://rallisportracing.com/Products.html
Scroll to the catted version this will tie the UEL headers to the stock or any WRX SEDAN cat-back exhaust.

Since these are no longer made you can have this very pipe made for under $100 at any exhaust shop. Problem Solved
Wait, would the shop just use my stock cat and modify it to fit the headers to the axleback? Also, how exactly do I go about getting pipes made at an exhaust shop? Do I just bring a set of UEL headers and my car and say that I want the headers to meet up with my exhaust system?
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You could do that very thing and it will work. Exhaust shops build exhaust systems so they would have no problem making a simple pipe as this
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the help guys. I'm going to give some exhausts shops a call and see what they can do for me. Hopefully I'll get that done, then do a hogzaust mod until i can afford an axleback.
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