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Old 06-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #176
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Just installed mine today and it fits and sounds great! This exhaust plus my invidia catless dp gave the car an awesome deep rumble. Ill try and get some pics when it stops raining.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:05 AM   #177
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so everyone who installed the type-RE catback is yours slightly off/tilted? i dont want to take my chances and have to spend another $50 for someone to weld it perfectly...
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:30 AM   #178
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Mine had such a little bit of tilt that you can't really notice unless you are specifically looking for it. Nobody has ever noticed.
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #179
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Brand new to the forum, so hope I'm not posting in the wrong place...

I just ordered this exhaust off ebay, I put in an offer to catbackking for $200, he countered with $249 saying that costs have gone up. When I checked his counter offer, apparently overnight he, and nissangtrpower have upped their prices to $900! Anyone know why?
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #180
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The only thing I have to say to that is...HOLY ****! I've noticed they have been the only two sellers on ebay pushing this exhaust kit for quite some time (unless that has changed recently). Perhaps they finally realized they had the market on ebay and collectively decided to mark the price up. Or maybe catbackking IS nissangtrpower??? Regardless, that price is retarded. If they are going to try to sell it for that price, it will make the Cobb Tuning equivalent affordable.....HAHAHA!
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:27 PM   #181
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I just felt lucky I had my offer window for 249 still open!
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #182
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Sorry to bump a month old thread but I just traded my friend for this cat back. First off it was very tilted however, I put the left side hanger in the middle setting where their are two holes instead of the standard hole at the bottom of the hanger. This helped a lot. Second I' am coming from an invidia n1 street. I never hit stage 2 target boost with the invidia with this it is right on point. Despite the boost target, it seems almost like I may have lost a little power? Maybe it is because there is more back pressure? Maybe it is in my head since it is not as beastly sounding as the invidia at WOT?
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #183
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Sorry to bump a month old thread but I just traded my friend for this cat back. First off it was very tilted however, I put the left side hanger in the middle setting where their are two holes instead of the standard hole at the bottom of the hanger. This helped a lot. Second I' am coming from an invidia n1 street. I never hit stage 2 target boost with the invidia with this it is right on point. Despite the boost target, it seems almost like I may have lost a little power? Maybe it is because there is more back pressure? Maybe it is in my head since it is not as beastly sounding as the invidia at WOT?
Cat-backs affect nothing besides the sound your car makes. The Invidia sounded better because it's a quality exhaust, not a knock-off.

Regardless of you've read on the internet, you absolutely get what you pay for. No two ways about it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #184
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Cat-backs affect nothing besides the sound your car makes. The Invidia sounded better because it's a quality exhaust, not a knock-off.

Regardless of you've read on the internet, you absolutely get what you pay for. No two ways about it.
Right I have always known that but I' am talking in terms of back pressure not sound. The srs type re sounds really good actually. Almost like the Invidia but turned down. I only referenced sound as in maybe since it is not as loud it doesn't seem as fast. There are different designs, Straight through and chambered. I' am wondering if this catback design might have made me gain more back pressure resulting in a loss of power? Not much but just a little. Again this might just be in my head.. Also you just said "Cat-backs affect nothing besides the sound your car makes" so why spend 800-1,000 bucks on piping that makes noise? For cat backs I disagree with "you get what you pay for".

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #185
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Update^ There is definitely more back pressure with this catback. If there was a power loss I don't think it is enough to make a difference but the butt dyno feels different. When I shift now it picks up with less gas where as the invidia needed a lot of more effort in picking up in between shifts when coming off the clutch.. Not sure if this will be bad or good for performance but they say you don't want any back pressure. Doesn't feel bad though I kind of like it. I do want the most out of my set up though so will see how it does next time one of the V8 guys try to race me...
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #186
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Installed mine. Sits nicely horizontal, is not tilted and got it for 236+ shipping.
This has 3" OD, the ID is roughly 2.75-2.8", except the pipe that goes into the axleback is 3" ID (that's rare).
However, the axleback tip has a cone that is welded into the muffler can and that cone necks inside the can to lower than 2.75", I'd say 2.65-2.7".

An axleback that is completely 3" inner diameter would flow more, but would be louder.
I wish they trimmed that cone to where it was at 2.75" ID, to have everything even, but maybe it was too loud that way.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #187
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my Srs type RE with equal length headers and grimmspeed uppipe
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:58 AM   #188
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Anybody purchase one of these CBE lately? Got a good deal from an eBay seller. Just wanting to see if they've changed the design since a few years ago. I have noticed the tip has been changed a little since the OP. Any input? Trash or treasure?
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:08 AM   #189
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^ how much did it cost you? Apparently the longtime price of $200 or a little more was raised to $900?

Who did you order it from and did u submit an offer or buy it now?
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:18 PM   #190
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Default SR*S 3" Catback "Burnt Tip" Review

Greetings,
Sorry for the necro post, but I though that I should continue the SR*S exhaust review here rather than create a new thread.

I've recently purchased an 04 WRX with 129k miles with an STi up pipe, Perrin down pipe and STi catback. The previous owner left the flange nearest to the muffler partly opened for the "Subie Rumble," but I wanted a daily driver and didn't want to induce hearing loss for my kids or wake the neighbors so installed a 2.5" gasket that quieted things down a bit. Tt still had a nice rumble, burble, but also some some annoying rattles with rev matched downshifts. And one more thing... the car came with a 91 octane Cobb access port tune, but after filling up with some quality Shell V-Power, I swapped it to the 93 octane tune with noticeable increase in boost response... however, after a day or so, it threw a CEL code.

I knew that I would modify the car with a bigger turbo/injector/fuel pump/TMIC, so I wanted a 3" flow throughout. But since this is my daily driver, I wanted a quieter exhaust. Interestingly, the quieter exhaust from Flomaster or Borla costs more than the louder ones so I searched NASIOC and found this useful post. Since the exhaust is not a high precision piece and for 40% of the cost of the name brand exhausts, I thought that I'd give SR*S from FleaBay a shot. I liked the fact that the pipes were fully stainless and the muffler seemed larger than the N1 cans.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SR-S-SUBARU-...RRyhYt&vxp=mtr

The SR*S Burnt Tip came the following week on a beautiful fall day. Even with significant rust, PB Blaster and a torque wrench made quick work of the old bolts. The downpipes had a 3" to 2.5" flange and conical gasket along with a resonator restricting flow. The SR*S Burnt Tip had minimal bends for optimized flow but medium quality welds and materials. Some machining marks and burrs, but this isn't a jeweled bolt off of a bolt action rifle and all of that will be covered by road grime or soot soon enough. One reservation I had with the Burnt Tip was that it did not have an exhaust tip plug to quiet thing up for longer road trips but I figured if it bothered me that much, I could get one for $20 and fabricate a solution.

Install took longer than expected because the 4.5" exhaust tip didn't fit on my WRX with a hitch. The hitch bolts were rust welded and I broke a cheap socket extension and roughed up an angled connector quite a bit while getting the 25 lb anchor off. The SR*S Burnt Tip fitment with the hitch off was perfect! I didn't need to bend the hangars and to my eyes, the pipe is level. The tight spot on the install occurs near the last flange and the rear differential. There is about 1/2" of clearance, but I could not move or shake the exhaust enough to make it touch.

With eager anticipation, I cold started the car. The initial rev up was more rapid and pronounced than the STi exhaust but within 10 seconds it settled into a nice rumble. When I placed my hands near the exhaust tip, I could definitely feel more air movement compared to the STi exhaust. I let her warm up for ~10 minutes to burn off any PB Blaster and manufacturing residue then took her for a spin. While backing up, there was a few puffs of white smoke, but it was gone before I reached the end of my 25 yard driveway. Even with the steep departure angle, the bottom of the can nor the tip scraped.

My observations:
1. Throttle response: not as crisp in the low end, improved from 2.5k up (possibly due to less back pressure initially, then better flow up top?)
2. Power: boost feels like being released from a compound bow with a short build up followed by hard acceleration once boost is on
3. Volume: idle ~10-15% louder, ~15-20% louder on full acceleration, SAME during cruise, QUIETER when rev matching since there is no rattle
4. Sound quality: more pronounced Subaru burble, NO RASP, NO DRONE, and I don't know how best to describe it, but NO CLIPPING (like the noise you get with poor sound sampling, especially with windows media files).

Overall, an excellent product at an excellent price. I realize that I've only driven it around for 1 night, but so far I am very happy with it. We'll see how it hold up with the salt and winter here in the Rust Belt.

11/06/2015: 4 of 5 stars.

BONUS: the CEL light for the Cobb access port Stage 2, 93 octane tune is gone!

Hope that helps someone out!
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:56 AM   #191
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Thread revival.

Been looking for a new exhaust that had a nice deep non raspy rumble to replace my old m2 cobb replica catback with one that also has an oval muffler. I've been looking at the type re for a while now and finally pulled the trigger since they dropped price.

Fitment is great when mated to my godspeed catted downpipe. All the hanger posts lined up nicely. There isn't any contact or rubbing with kart boy long hangers.
NOTE- once the exhaust was installed i noticed the muffler was slightly crooked/off center if you looked at it from behind or above. So i swapped the long kart boy hanger on the left of the muffler with a normal length kart boy hanger and it centered perfectly. I noticed many also have a similar issue, try this if yours is not centered.

Appearance is fantastic. I dig the oval looking mufflers and this looks like it would be a high quality factory upgrade option. The tip is 4.5 in diameter quite large but looks great.

Sound is actually really good imo, my friend said it sounds like a more refined burbley version of the m2. My girlfriend noticed and mentioned it sounds like my other exhaust(blitz nur spec r) just not as loud, which is what I was looking for. There is also zero drone even at 80+ mph on freeway. Driving around town it has a smooth pur from in cabin but outside of car it's actually quite bassy, far less rasp than the m2 if any at all. Thinking about it, it does remind me of the blitz obviously with less volume. Here's a little clip my friend & I made, there's also a clip of the m2 on his yt to compare with. Anyone looking for a nice sounding stock looking exhaust I highly recommend the type re, just remember to try the short hanger if you're using all long ones to center the muffler.

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