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Old 02-23-2011, 06:48 AM   #26
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^^sounds great
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:15 AM   #27
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It looks kinda like a Tanabe Touring Medalion.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:50 PM   #28
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wait till you break it in becomes lower... but louder its a nice tone.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:23 PM   #29
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Would you be you able to make an update video? Just to hear what it sounds like once it's broken in.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #30
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I just purchased this same cat back. Thanks for the vids...
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:07 PM   #31
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I have one of their grapefruit canon exhausts, I bought them when SR*S was pretty new and the catback was only $180 shipped.

It's a great piece for $180, well worth it. Fittment was decent, the midpipe hangs a little lower but that's the only issue with the exhaust. The welds did not crack, and it does not rust any quicker than my buddy's Invidia exhaust. When it does, it's all surface rust. A little metal polish and it looks great again. The sound is also much deeper than the N1, but slightly louder as well and I get compliments on the sound all the time.

$300 might be pushing it, but it's still a decent exhaust for the money. I did not regret this purchase at all.
I like to add that a few weeks ago I went and purchased some normal length hardened hangers and reinstalled the exhaust. No rubbing / touching, everything fits up perfectly. almost 60k miles on this exhaust and counting.

There are somethings I will NEVER purchase on eBay, like turbochargers, computer hard disks, and the like. However, this exhaust is about as good a deal as it gets. Highly recommended.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:02 PM   #32
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so this newer "type RE" does not require the XL long hangers?
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:06 AM   #33
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^^ That's correct. I have it installed with regular hangers and it's fine.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:12 AM   #34
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Me too, I just put mine on today, even "fit" my stock DP flange with a little convincing and use of the stock spring bolts. I ordered the DP also, it should be in next week.

So far I'm very impressed with the quality and fitment of this catback, it sounds really nice, actually a little quieter then I thought it would be.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:19 PM   #35
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Me too, I just put mine on today, even "fit" my stock DP flange with a little convincing and use of the stock spring bolts. I ordered the DP also, it should be in next week.

So far I'm very impressed with the quality and fitment of this catback, it sounds really nice, actually a little quieter then I thought it would be.
So would you say that the attachment at the downpipe is made for a doughnut gasket or will the midpipe bolt up to a 3" flat flange downpipe?
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:21 PM   #36
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So would you say that the attachment at the downpipe is made for a doughnut gasket or will the midpipe bolt up to a 3" flat flange downpipe?
The exhaust is a 3" flat but the stock DP is the 2.5" doughnut. It took a little convincing for them to mate up but once I torqued the bolts the doughnut "fits" inside the 3" tubing and mine sealed. It's only temporary as my downpipe should bere here next week, which is a 3" flat flange also, which is what this was really made to bolt up to.

I wouldn't call it 100% bolt on like they are saying unless you do the full TBE all at once, even though it can fit a stock flange. Small detail I don't mind as I wasn't planning on staying stock DP, I want stage 2! Stock hangers and it fits perfectly, doesn't hit anything and took me just over 30 minutes to do with hand tools and some jackstands in the garage.
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:48 AM   #37
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Just put this on my STI. Catless. It's pretty tame. Hope it livens up once broken in.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:58 AM   #38
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^^not sure what you consider tame but I can tell you I have it on my STI as well (catless) and its pretty loud now after getting some miles on it. It sounds great. It's deep and not raspy like my previous un-resonated CBE.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:26 PM   #39
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I hope it opens up. I was srs n1 that I gutted the muffler. So I was pretty loud. Kept the exhaust. This is to please the wife.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #40
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OP here, I have about 2k miles on mine now. Yes, she sounds throaty. Drove under an overpass and blipped the throttle, dang, she was almost too loud. To the point of "hey look at me" exhaust. Still nice though.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:51 AM   #41
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I am not digging the exhaust. Too quiet. I will probably just sell it off and put other exhaust back on.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #42
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Just ordered one the other day, waiting for it to arrive
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #43
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I've been looking at this exhaust. Seems like a decent piece for the money. Can anyone comment on exhaust note volume when compared to the Invidia N1 street?
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:32 PM   #44
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I've been looking at this exhaust. Seems like a decent piece for the money. Can anyone comment on exhaust note volume when compared to the Invidia N1 street?
OP here.

I had the N1 on my car before the SRS.

The N1 was just way WAY too loud and drony IMO.

The SRS was just right. It has a nice growl when you WOT, but was more docile/civil @ highway speeds or when you drove like a sane person. Which can probably all be attributed to the resonator that SRS throws in the midpipe.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:14 PM   #45
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OP here.

I had the N1 on my car before the SRS.

The N1 was just way WAY too loud and drony IMO.

The SRS was just right. It has a nice growl when you WOT, but was more docile/civil @ highway speeds or when you drove like a sane person. Which can probably all be attributed to the resonator that SRS throws in the midpipe.
Cool thanks for the feedback. When you installed yours did you need to use Kartboy extra-long hangers?
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #46
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No kartboys, I just re-used the stock hangers.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #47
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Did you ever do any better videos? like driving, drive by's or NOT in the garage?
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:34 PM   #48
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Nope, sorry.

FWIW I'd buy it again in a heart beat.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #49
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PM a2_power, he has the car now
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:34 PM   #50
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Default SRS CBE "Type-RE" - Good Buy for the Price, Decent Quality

Hello All,

I purchased the SRS CBE "Type-RE" about four months ago. I've got about 3,000 miles on the exhaust. The quality of the exhaust is great and I haven't noticed any rust issues with the exhaust. I did have a few issues with the installation. First, I had to drill the bolt holes on the Midpipe flange in order to use the Bolts provided by SRS because they were too large to fit. The Bolts worked fine with the stock Downpipe. The exhaust gasket they supply for the mid-pipe to downpipe connection is next to useless. The midpipe will not slip over the donut gasket for the Stock Down-Pipe. I did purchase a higher quality gasket to seal the pipe to the downpipe. (Remember to Torque the bolts!) I also ran into clearance Issues. With the stock Hangers I am no more than an inch from the frame near the Rear differential. I will post pictures a bit later. The mid-pipe Hanger also rubbed on the Heatshield bracket. I ordered a set of the XL Kartboy hangers. Hoping this will resolve the issue. I was able to make an exhaust hanger temporarily to keep the exhaust from rubbing on the frame. I will post pictures later with stock hangers and Kartboy hangers.

All in all I think it's a great sounding exhaust. Nice low tone, not raspy. Great CBE for the price. I would figure in a higher quality gasket for the down pipe to midpipe and possibly some XL Hangers. I noticed other members did not have any clearance issues. The hangers on my exhaust may be bent from shipping (Had one Poking out of the box when I received it). I will update when I have the hangers on and provide before and after photos if anyone would like them. I can also post a sound clip if you would like.

This is my first post guys. Sorry if it's a bit rough! I love the exhaust.
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