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Old 03-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #26
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You should be able to find a suitable muffler on the used market for very cheap. Check flea markets/ebay/craigslist and places like that.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #27
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Just leave it stock please. If you absolutely must hillbilly it out just buy a universal straight thru muffler off of eBay for 40$ with free shipping.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:09 PM   #28
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thanks for your input. ******** like you make this board really unpleasant.
It was misinterpreted. quite easily. now that i see what he was saying, i get it. but it was easy to read it another way. you dont need to be a straight up dick about it
Wooo, I got personally called out as a dick for the first time! I'd like to know what nasty words you called me before it got censored.

So far about 20 of us have told you not to get a cherrybomb and I think a total of zero people have told you it's a good idea. Are you understanding this or is it another misinterpretation?
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #29
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They still make Cherry Bomb Mufflers?
Hey, somewhere out there, there is still a '77 Camaro driving around. That guy needs mufflers from time to time too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #30
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #31
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Don't get me wrong, after my Ranger muffler fell off from 4x4ing, I installed a $30 cherrybomb glasspack and it worked and sounded great until I sold the truck 2 years later.

BUT, they have no place on a Subaru.

Your car has equal length headers, so anything that resembles a fart can will sound like a rice burner. Which you said you don't want.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #32
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Don't get me wrong, after my Ranger muffler fell off from 4x4ing, I installed a $30 cherrybomb glasspack and it worked and sounded great until I sold the truck 2 years later.

BUT, they have no place on a Subaru.

Your car has equal length headers, so anything that resembles a fart can will sound like a rice burner. Which you said you don't want.
Also, exactly what i was looking for. Nice to see another former Ranger owner too! Thanks
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #33
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PM Vision.Dynamix

He had one on his car before he sold it
My car was a WRX. Turbo cars sound different.

Ask HinshawWRX. He had an NA with a Glasspack.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:02 PM   #34
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My car was a WRX. Turbo cars sound different.

Ask HinshawWRX. He had an NA with a Glasspack.
Actually, my tC had a cherry bomb I used as a resonator because my magnaflow sounded like crap when I put a header on it. But I sold it 2 weeks later.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #35
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They still make Cherry Bomb Mufflers?
I bought one for my Torino in 1978.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #36
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I bought one for my Torino in 1978.
Are you Dominic Torreto's father?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #37
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Don't put a glasspack on it.
If it was a WRX, I would still say don't do it, but it's pretty hard to make the turbo versions sound bad since they have UEL manifolds that give it that "Subaru rumble."
Your car has EL manifolds, so unless you get some UEL headers by adding any sort of loud muffler it will just sound like a Honda.
When I had my 2.5i I had a STi catback, and my buddy has a SPT catback on his 2.5RS. Both sounded/sound pretty good in my opinion, but neither are very loud.
I would highly advise you to try and find either an STi or SPT catback, if you don't want either of those or can't find one for the price you're looking for, at least try and stick with a (quiet) magnaflow or something similar.
This is only partially correct, your 2002 TS has Unequal Length Headers (UEL) they will allow for the boxer rumble... Subaru switched to Equal Length headers on the 06 Impreza, BUT word of caution, the turbo models have a cat pre and 2 post engine, which do a fair job at reducing noise just by the nature of the device, your 2.5 liter non-turbo is louder than you'll expect, louder than their turbo counterparts.
As I owned a 2004 TS, and went through about 15 exhausts, you're going to hate how loud it is with a loud exhaust after about 5 mins with a glasspack.

Your car has 3 cats, one attached to the headers, one in line and another that is part of the midpipe. My mother has an 02 TS as well and I just swapped on a catless RS midpipe and 05 WRX muffler and it added extra low end power and the rumble is awesome.

Cutting your stock muffler leaves about 3/4" of straight section, so you're going to have a hell of a time with clamps, and the piping is 1.75", It's not even worth clamping a straight pipe on.

Best bang for the buck is going to be header back exhaust and an intake.

Skip the glasspack headache and save your pennies.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #38
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That doesnt sound like a realistic option. Like i said, i wanted to spend like $75 or less. What you listed will get expensive quick.
Sidenote...3 cats?? Coulda sworn there was only two. Not doubting you...just looking at exhaust systems it looked like there were only 2....and idk if ive ever heard of more than 2! Seems like overkill to have 3!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #39
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That doesnt sound like a realistic option. Like i said, i wanted to spend like $75 or less. What you listed will get expensive quick.
Sidenote...3 cats?? Coulda sworn there was only two. Not doubting you...just looking at exhaust systems it looked like there were only 2....and idk if ive ever heard of more than 2! Seems like overkill to have 3!
The third (on the midpipe, about the size of a coke can) is overkill, I removed it, and took my mom's car for emissions, no issues. Same deal with my 04.

Find someone who is giving away an 02-07 WRX midpipe and muffler, cut in a 6" section of pipe, rotate the flange 30 degrees, u can use clamps to do this too, but It's best to have it welded in. It bolts up otherwise.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:33 PM   #40
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Fun car. Mine in its prime with a donated 04 WRX exhaust

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #41
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Get a whole bunch of washers and stick it between the mid pipe and axle back then if you want to half ass mod things just for sound.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #42
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This is only partially correct, your 2002 TS has Unequal Length Headers (UEL) they will allow for the boxer rumble... Subaru switched to Equal Length headers on the 06 Impreza, BUT word of caution, the turbo models have a cat pre and 2 post engine, which do a fair job at reducing noise just by the nature of the device, your 2.5 liter non-turbo is louder than you'll expect, louder than their turbo counterparts.
As I owned a 2004 TS, and went through about 15 exhausts, you're going to hate how loud it is with a loud exhaust after about 5 mins with a glasspack.

Your car has 3 cats, one attached to the headers, one in line and another that is part of the midpipe. My mother has an 02 TS as well and I just swapped on a catless RS midpipe and 05 WRX muffler and it added extra low end power and the rumble is awesome.

Cutting your stock muffler leaves about 3/4" of straight section, so you're going to have a hell of a time with clamps, and the piping is 1.75", It's not even worth clamping a straight pipe on.

Best bang for the buck is going to be header back exhaust and an intake.

Skip the glasspack headache and save your pennies.
I don't remember what years Subaru changed names with ts, rs, I, and whatever else, but what I do know is that my buddies 02 OBS (I thought it was the same as an RS?) and my old 06 2.5i wagon both have EL manifolds.
I'm assuming the OPs is the same.
I was under the impression non turbo Subarus had EL manifolds and turbo Subarus had UEL manifolds. At least for 02+ Imprezas.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #43
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I don't remember what years Subaru changed names with ts, rs, I, and whatever else, but what I do know is that my buddies 02 OBS (I thought it was the same as an RS?) and my old 06 2.5i wagon both have EL manifolds.
I'm assuming the OPs is the same.
I was under the impression non turbo Subarus had EL manifolds and turbo Subarus had UEL manifolds. At least for 02+ Imprezas.
That is absolutely incorrect, the 06 was the first year Subaru began putting EL headers which were incorporated with their i-active valve system on the Impreza and Forester. Previous models were the simple Y pipe configuration.
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Fun car. Mine in its prime with a donated 04 WRX exhaust
very very nice.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:42 PM   #45
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The third (on the midpipe, about the size of a coke can) is overkill, I removed it, and took my mom's car for emissions, no issues. Same deal with my 04.

Find someone who is giving away an 02-07 WRX midpipe and muffler, cut in a 6" section of pipe, rotate the flange 30 degrees, u can use clamps to do this too, but It's best to have it welded in. It bolts up otherwise.
Thanks a lot for the help man, ill keep my eyes peeled on here and craigslist
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:32 PM   #46
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Thanks a lot for the help man, ill keep my eyes peeled on here and craigslist
Sorry, I should have said a stock exhaust system from an 02-07 WRX
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #47
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Are you Dominic Torreto's father?


I had a Gran Torino Broham.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #48
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If you can't afford to mod the car properly leave it the **** alone.

Swear to god this place is turning into ****ing Honda-tech
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #49
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I say go for the glasspacks. I had em on m 1979 GL. True dual exhaust the let out right before the rear tires.







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Old 03-04-2013, 08:09 AM   #50
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I saw an OE sti catback, wrx catback, and a 99 rs catback for sale local on Craigslist all for less than $30. And considering you can get your work done for free by your buddy, I dont see why you cant get an OEM quality muffler for cheap on your local market. If you search hard and be patient, you'll be happy for longer. Its hard to beat OEM quality...especially at sub $75.
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