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Old 11-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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ARK GRiP Exhaust Review (08+ STI and 11+ WRX Hatchback)

I just installed this system onto my car last night. Here are some photos and video. I will have more info up soon!



















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Old 11-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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And here's a quick video:


You can see that nearly all of the exhaust flows out of the passenger side at idle. But under load, exhaust does flow out of both sides (but probably not quite equally). The exhaust uses dual Helmholtz resonators and they really do seem to work. The exhaust is very quiet at idle and low RPM's but has a good tone at WOT. I will have more info up later.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Exhaust is gone. I'll still try to update this thread sometime.

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Old 11-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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I like the blue tips

I hear geese!
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #6
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I love the sound, but why didn't they do a better job at the "Y" section? Its seems that the driver side isn't even being used with that 90 degree bend in the tubing. Its kinda comical that the same theory they applied to the secondary mufflers was almost accidentally applied to the driver side "main" muffler.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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The Y was designed to sit exactly in the center of the car. Because of this it is a T joint. There really isn't any reason that it's really hurting anything though. Even if the exhaust is only going out the passenger side, it's still basically like a 3" straight through exhaust (like an N1). It's not like it's going into a large single muffler, and then only coming out one side. I do agree that it would be nicer to have equal flow, but that would have added extra bends and more piping into the system. Probably not worth it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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Looks great on there
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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Looks great on there
Thanks! I like it a lot so far!
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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Any chance of a WOT drive by clip of this nearly 500whp beast and it's shiny new exhaust?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #11
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Yeah. I could try that. I usually don't get much value out of those videos but some people seem to like them.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #12
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Yeah. I could try that. I usually don't get much value out of those videos but some people seem to like them.
Well, mostly just to hear it under load from outside the car.
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you've had 72 exhausts on your car.
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What happened to the Greddy? Too loud?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:02 AM   #15
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you've had 72 exhausts on your car.
Yeah, probably close to that.

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What happened to the Greddy? Too loud?
Yes, it was a bit loud, so I swapped it for this one.
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Exhaust is gone. I'll still try to update this thread sometime.

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Why did you get rid of it?
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In your opinion which exhaust had the most drone and which sounded the best all around so far?
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I just got the ARK GRiP exhaust on my, otherwise stock, hatch wrx. Beautiful exhaust. Not too loud but just right. I havent heard any drone from it.
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In your opinion which exhaust had the most drone and which sounded the best all around so far?
I think the Q300 was probably the most annoying. The GReddy Ti-C was louder, but I didn't think the drone was as bothersome. The ARK and SPT have very little to no drone. The GReddy SP Elite has even less.

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I just got the ARK GRiP exhaust on my, otherwise stock, hatch wrx. Beautiful exhaust. Not too loud but just right. I havent heard any drone from it.
Great!
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Great!
Yea man i love it. Worth the money once the thanksgiving day sale kicked in
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I didn't know about that. Good deal!
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I just got the ARK GRiP exhaust on my, otherwise stock, hatch wrx. Beautiful exhaust. Not too loud but just right. I havent heard any drone from it.
Cool, good to know.
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