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Old 08-08-2011, 07:19 PM   #976
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Agreed, very glad I went with the 3.5". I should note that the stock hangers made the exhaust hang down a bit lower...I would recommend buying the hardened hangers. I bought 4 and per Jason's recommendation, put 1 on the midpipe, 1 on the driver's side and 2 on the passenger side. They sit a hair higher in the cutout and look better IMO. Plus they don't move around at all.
Awesome video! Thank you! Also, thank you for the advice on the hangers. I am going to have to order some!
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:30 PM   #977
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:12 AM   #978
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I'm sold after reading the first 6 pages. Gonna order one next month!
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:28 AM   #979
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Sick video! Your axleback sounds way louder than mine though. When you step on the throttle it sounds like your car is screaming. Maybe it's just the camera, but do you have any other exhaust mods?
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:01 AM   #980
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Sick video! Your axleback sounds way louder than mine though. When you step on the throttle it sounds like your car is screaming. Maybe it's just the camera, but do you have any other exhaust mods?
No, the screaming is a byproduct of the group n motor/transmission/crossmember mounts along with shifter bushings transferring more raw engine/transmission noise. That in-cabin growl was present with the stock exhaust too. I like it.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:26 AM   #981
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Sounds really nice. Thanks for the second video. The volume at highway speeds is very manageable and may almost sounds better that the stock exhaust.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:47 AM   #982
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It's on. Took about 1 hour to install. Sounds mean. Almost unnoticeable at light throttle, idle, and at cruising speed around 45mph in 5th gear. The deafening drone from the stock exhaust is completely gone. However, step on the gas and... oh my. It screams and growls and sounds menacing. Driving to work this morning, I was making a conscious effort to shift sooner and accelerate slower. I don't particularity like having to do that. In my opinion, it's too loud as is. I will definitely be getting the Nameless muffler to quiet things down.

I do love that the giant, ugly OEM mufflers are gone and that the huge back end of the car finally looks proper. The 3.5" tips really fill the void. As I expected, build quality of both pieces was very nice. I am not a fabricator, but the welds are very neat and tidy. I could not get the driver's and passenger's sides to sit the same distance from the bottom of the bumper. The passenger side is slightly lower than the driver. Perhaps I will be able to adjust the position of where the hangers sit. In addition to the axle back, I installed 5 new hanger bushings. They went on easily and hold everything in place nicely.

Overall, I'm pleased with Nameless' axle back, with the exception of it being a bit too loud for day-to-day commuting. It's nothing that can't be fixed, though. Looking forward to the release of the mid-pipe and muffler.

Planning on taking some more photos this evening.

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:37 AM   #983
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It's on. Took about 1 hour to install. Sounds mean. Almost unnoticeable at light throttle, idle, and at cruising speed around 45mph in 5th gear. The deafening drone from the stock exhaust is completely gone. However, step on the gas and... oh my. It screams and growls and sounds menacing. Driving to work this morning, I was making a conscious effort to shift sooner and accelerate slower. I don't particularity like having to do that. In my opinion, it's too loud as is. I will definitely be getting the Nameless muffler to quiet things down.

I do love that the giant, ugly OEM mufflers are gone and that the huge back end of the car finally looks proper. The 3.5" tips really fill the void. As I expected, build quality of both pieces was very nice. I am not a fabricator, but the welds are very neat and tidy. I could not get the driver's and passenger's sides to sit the same distance from the bottom of the bumper. The passenger side is slightly lower than the driver. Perhaps I will be able to adjust the position of where the hangers sit. In addition to the axle back, I installed 5 new hanger bushings. They went on easily and hold everything in place nicely.

Overall, I'm pleased with Nameless' axle back, with the exception of it being a bit too loud for day-to-day commuting. It's nothing that can't be fixed, though. Looking forward to the release of the mid-pipe and muffler.

Planning on taking some more photos this evening.
With the passenger side sitting slightly lower, I had the same problem until I started moving around hangers. I took a little longer getting mine to sit perfect, but I'm a perfectionist. My passenger side hung lower when I had 4 hardened on the mufflers. By taking the frontmost driver's hanger and putting OEM back on that one, and taking the hardened and putting that on the midpipe, mine ended up hanging evenly.

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edit: Just snagged a picture. For reference it looks like the passenger side is still a HAIR lower, but to compare, mine looked more like yours before I started playing with it, so yours should at least be able to improve to the difference mine shows.


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Old 08-10-2011, 10:44 AM   #984
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Good advice. I'll try that tonight. It was so humid here last night, I decided to keep things as they were. I did notice that by replacing the hanger on the mid pipe, the whole exhaust sat closer to the car, which was nice to see.

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Great comparison. Same car, same exhaust. You can really see how well made these things are.

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Old 08-11-2011, 07:09 PM   #985
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:19 PM   #986
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Roger that.

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:31 PM   #987
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Can't wait to get one for mine. I was going to go the Invidia Q300 route but the Nameless is more than half the price and is obviously better manufactured. Just one question from guys (or girls) who have already taken delivery of their Nameless axlebacks. How long did it take to reach your door after you ordered it. I know the Jason & the guys build to order and was just looking for a time window.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #988
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1-2 days to build. 5 days to ship from WA to NJ. Less if you live closer.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:56 PM   #989
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Mine was almost two weeks and I'm in california. Just a heads up, if your looking for the sound if the q300 it doesn't asking anything like the nameless. I know because I've had both on my 11 sedan. I am sticking with the q300. The np was too loud for me. I didn't like the rasp either. It was only outside the car though. The np was very well made but so is the q300. The np is a great bang for the buck but not for me. If you have no way of saving the money for the q300 then get the np. If you can save and want the q300 sound then dont do what I did. I lost a $150 selling my np.
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Thanks for the replies and advice 06AWD & PearlRex11. I live in Savannah, GA so hopefully i'll be looking at a timeframe similar you you, 06AWD. I was thinking it might be in excess of 3-4 weeks to get the exhaust but this seems quite quick considering they're a small outfit. I work offshore just off the coast of Brunei at the minute and i'm not back home for 2 weeks anyway so if i order it now it might come just after i get back home.

Your right PearlRex11 the Q300 does look like a great set up but i also like the manufacturing & engineering processes that go into the Nameless, being a mechanic/engineer (i like to think!) myself. Also the cost has a lot to do with it. I've just about convinced my wife to let me spend my own money on the Nameless. I wouldn't have a snowball in hell's chance of being able to slip the Q300 past her without noticing the price . Plus we're about to have a baby next month so it's a fair deal to me!
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AMAZING!! I keep watching it over and over again I should really get back to work
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:40 AM   #992
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Congrats on the baby! That is totally understandable. I hope your happy with your purchase, it is a well made product and they are a great company.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:52 AM   #993
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Thanks man! I ordered the axleback earlier today from Jason @ Nameless. As soon as i get it i'll post some pics of the install in case anyone is interested.
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #994
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Debating grabbing one of these for my 2011 WRX....I am coming from a GTO with headers, an x pipe, no resonator and spintech mufflers.

I am not sure if the word loud is the same across all car communities.

Ill have to find one in person.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:07 PM   #995
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Haha, yeah coming from a GTO, the WRX even with an axleback will sound like a Rolls Royce

Got shipping notification from UPS a couple hours ago and it'll be at the door on the 22nd. Thats a pretty quick turn around considering they're made to order.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:57 AM   #996
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Remember, Pearl and Joe, the axleback versions of the sedan and hatch are very different; hatch uses a magnaflow muffler and the sedan uses pure straight pipes.

I ordered the catback for the hatch, without a resonator in the midpipe, and it is not raspy or loud at all. It's barely louder than stock. I've prbly put a couple hundred miles on my setup, so it should be broken in by now. I actually want it to be a bit louder. I will probably be talking with Jason to discuss options like a programmable cutout or one of their spacey custom mufflers. I'm sure if I went with a downpipe I'd get a great sound, but I'm trying to stay under warranty while I can.

I'll also consider getting those hangers others have mentioned, It does sit a bit low.
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Yeah I'm aware that the hatch has a muffler. I'm sure if it was available for the sedan I would have purchased that one and kept it. I love magnaflows products. The muffler should take the rasp out of it. I didn't notice much rasp while driving it myself but I did from the outside when someone else was driving my car and I was outside.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:39 AM   #998
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I haven't heard any rasp, I'll have to have someone else drive or make another video to see if it's audible from the outside.
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Yeah well pointed out honestable. I watched a few youtube videos of 2011 WRX hatches and thought it sounded just right for what i want, quiet at idle, nice bark when you 'give it the message' and no drone on the highway.

Scooby24, there's always an excuse to make another video!
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Almost 2 weeks on and I'm pretty much in love with the axle back. It can be a little distrubing when having to dip low in the rpm range on a higher gear (2k=<), like trying to have a relaxing cruise home with the wife, but when driven normally on an ordinary day its just bad ass. Perfect for driving home from work and around town. I get lots of looks from all the car guys in the area. Passed a few cops on patrol under moderate throttle input and had no issues so far.
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