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Old 03-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #26
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Mixed reviews in the thread, but I still think this would be my choice. Stockish look but slightly louder. Now the question is wait for a used one or find the cheapest vendor.....tough choice.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #27
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This is my first time posting here although I have been reading the posts for several months. It is really nice to be able to go one site and gather so much information. Hopefully , I will be able to contribute as well.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #28
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I went with the Maddad Whisper and have been enjoying the sound. No drone. Here's my thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2461182

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #29
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Just picked up my 13 a week ago with an SPT already installed. Came from a 08 with a full Turbo XS catback and catless Invidia DP. The SPT has a nice little burble to it, tamer then the Turbo XS/catless combo but still has the rumble and bass you expect from a Subaru. Drones(if you can call it that..) just a hair on the Interstate but it should be expected with a performance exhaust. Think I will go back to catless and stick with the SPT. FYI comparing an 08-10 SPT to the 11+ spt is like comparing apples and oranges. My 08 had an SPT and it sounded nothing like my 13 SPT.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:53 AM   #30
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If you get a good price on it... like say dealer cost for the SPT exhaust, and then if you get it as a port installed item, you save on install cost, it comes with the car so no hassle from the dealer and it's covered under a 3y/36K warranty.
This is why I got it.. I found the car I wanted and it had the SPT exhaust on it.. and with a "discount" it almost negated the price of it.
I wanted a better sounding exhaust without changing anything else.. I am really happy with it and in the parking garage at work.. everyone knows I'm there. It sounds good without being obnoxious.. I am in the "post 35" crowd.... I was worried my 6 yo would complain but she likes it as well... and its a hatch.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #31
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If the dealer hooks you up with a deal I would go for it. I know a bunch of people that got a lot of add ons included at no charge for their base wrx's (short shifter, all weather mats, boost gauge, spt exhaust etc) I know the Costco auto program had something to do with it....but it's still worth negotiating
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:38 PM   #32
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If the dealer hooks you up with a deal I would go for it. I know a bunch of people that got a lot of add ons included at no charge for their base wrx's (short shifter, all weather mats, boost gauge, spt exhaust etc) I know the Costco auto program had something to do with it....but it's still worth negotiating
Dang may be I should have mentioned the Costco program. I thought it was only for used cars for something.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:30 PM   #33
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I picked up my 2013 Sti sedan a week ago and it came with the SPT exhaust from the dealer.

It's noticebly loud but very throaty and has a nice rumble. (slight drone around town) You definitely won't be sneaking up on anyone. My work parking lot is directly under the building (but open on both sides) Eveyone tells me that my car vibrates the entire building.

Like a few poeple have said, just negotiate the price to include it. If you get it for $500 or so tacked on, I'd do it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:51 PM   #34
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Eveyone tells me that my car vibrates the entire building.
I will say that^. My GTP was WAY louder, but the WRX seems to shake my house more when running in the garage.

Different resonance. I think a lot of people translate that as "louder" (hence bass shakers lol).

I turned my phone's db meter on last night on the drive home. Windows up on the highway at about 70mph, it was settled in at like 75db. Outside the car, when I got home, it pegged the meter on a 4k rev at 1ft (only goes to 100db - boo Droid mic limitations).

I can't recall the idle numbers. I remember being unimpressed lol.

Edit - forgot to mention, I'm 32 with a wife and 2 kids. No one in my family thinks it's an intrusive exhaust.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:49 AM   #35
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Another thing to consider is the SPT exhaust is a 2.5" exhaust and most downpipes are 3". GrimmSpeed makes an adapter so that you can easily bolt on any exhaust.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:42 PM   #36
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hmm well im getting the sedan also they are giving me the exhaust,boost gauge, and short shifter at cost. so i feel like im getting a good deal. it is going to be around 27000 out the door. i will prolly go with SPT bc cops are pricks around here and love pulling over people for exhaust, and i can say it was a factory add so maybe that will help in my case. i test drove one the other day (2013 HATCH with spt exhaust) sounded very good but did drone but that doesnt bother me much. My old set up on my bugeye was 18g/td05h, TurboXS bellmouth, TurboXS stealthback exhaust, apexi 3" axle back, HKS up-pipe.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #37
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See my problem and partial solution here http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...6#post39351996
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:08 AM   #38
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For those who bought the spt afterwards, where's a good place to buy? I want to install to my 13' hatchback
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #39
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:35 AM   #40
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Sorry to get a little off topic here, but I have read a few posts that there is a fitment issue with the SPT exhaust and bigger rear sway bars. I have a 13 WRX hatch with a 22mm Whiteline Rear Sway.

Are there any fitment issues out there?

Also, I live with a steep decline into a parking garage. How much lower does the SPT sit than the stock (there is one connection of two bolts that I see from the back end hang down a bit).
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #41
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Can't answer on the sway bar, but that low point is in between the tires, pretty much. So, unless you are at a crazy angle, that shouldn't hit anything. Now, if you're running over speed bumps parallel, sure... but then you're doing it wrong.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #42
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From what I have heard the SPT exhust does sound very good in my opinon, but to each his own. I would recommend doing a dp as well so you get the extra boost in power. If you are looking to buy a new car try to work the exhuast in the price of the car to offset the cost. usually when you do that they will discount the part quite a bit to sell the car.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #43
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i have a 2013 sti and with the SPT exhaust and it is probably in my opinion the perfect noise level and sounds very boss
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #44
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i have a 2013 sti and with the SPT exhaust and it is probably in my opinion the perfect noise level and sounds very boss
The rumble turns heads!
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #45
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Several weeks ago , I purchased an spt exhaust from a 2012 wrx and put it on my 2013 sedan . Took the car to a muffler shop and had the pipe lengthened 1 1/2 inches ( 4 inches from muffler flange ) . This brought the tips of the muffler back to where the stock tips used to be And caused no with clearance .
I watched all the you tube exhaust videos I could find and none of them really give you an idea of how loud the exhaust actually is . You will never sneak up on anyone ever again . At lower rpms it is slightly loud , at high rpms it will turn heads . I love the sound but any louder would be obnoxious (IMO) The spt is a great looking exhaust , the rear of the muffler is highly visible from behind , it's loud but sounds great but you constantly hear the engine while driving at any speed.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #46
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Bringing this thread back up.
Wondering what is the difference between the wrx and sti spt cat back. I have a 2014 wrx sedan. Can I bolt up a 2011 sti spt catback?
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:04 PM   #47
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Bringing this thread back up. Wondering what is the difference between the wrx and sti spt cat back. I have a 2014 wrx sedan. Can I bolt up a 2011 sti spt catback?
Yes, there's no difference.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #48
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Bringing this thread back up.
Wondering what is the difference between the wrx and sti spt cat back. I have a 2014 wrx sedan. Can I bolt up a 2011 sti spt catback?
As long as the SPT catback came from a 2011 STI sedan, it will fit. If it came from a STI hatch, it wont.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:23 AM   #49
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As long as the SPT catback came from a 2011 STI sedan, it will fit. If it came from a STI hatch, it wont.
Okay cool thanks. Yea it's a sedan two cans on each side quad tips. Was just checking cause on genuinesubaruparts they show one for the sti and one for the wrx
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