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Old 04-08-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
tytyblair
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let the flaming commence:

I just bought a nameless catback on ebay for my bugeye wrx, and went to a friend's to install it this afternoon. after some finagling around, notching the rear diff cover plate, and slightly bending the hangers, it's fitting. except it's pointing down. It's not on upside-down, but it's definitely pointing down, rather than that typical graceful upward swoop.

It sounds pretty awesome when it's idling or revving, but when I'm cruising, it drones like a mother, and I can actually FEEL the drone vibrating parts of the cabin.

I know, I know "you get what you paid for" and I didn't shell out much cash, but was wondering a couple things:
1. Has anyone ever even heard of a downward-pointing exhaust?
2. Will the drone go away over time, or am I stuck with it?

Please help me not be a sad banana anymore.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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i had an ebay catback donated to me after i swapped my rs and that mofo was loud especially with a catless dp. i would say it might tone down a little after breaking in? but if you're local law enforcement doesnt care for it then keep using it lol.

I've seen custom exhaust pointing down unless you mean a fart cannon that angles downward? mine was angled up and hugging on my bumper
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:44 AM   #3
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let the flaming commence:

I just bought a nameless catback on ebay for my bugeye wrx, and went to a friend's to install it this afternoon. after some finagling around, notching the rear diff cover plate, and slightly bending the hangers, it's fitting. except it's pointing down. It's not on upside-down, but it's definitely pointing down, rather than that typical graceful upward swoop.

It sounds pretty awesome when it's idling or revving, but when I'm cruising, it drones like a mother, and I can actually FEEL the drone vibrating parts of the cabin.

I know, I know "you get what you paid for" and I didn't shell out much cash, but was wondering a couple things:
1. Has anyone ever even heard of a downward-pointing exhaust?
2. Will the drone go away over time, or am I stuck with it?

Please help me not be a sad banana anymore.
it will get LOUDER.....you will go deaf

get rid of it
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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And it will go ka-boom,.... should of purchased a used catback on nasioc, recycled an exhaust system vs, nameless.give it.back say it doesn't fit.correctly makes car run.like **** do w.e to get $ back..... buy used.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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If you want a cheap exhaust get the m2 one on eBay. I have had it for over a year and its great. Sounds like the cobb one and the fitment is spot on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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I have a Surewin catback which was $185 off ebay and its one of the quietest exhausts I've heard on a suby. I did my research and it paid off. Full 3" turbo back no cats or resonators and it doesnt drone. All my exhaust is ebay stuff, and im very satisfied I paid under $500 for a full turboback and up pipe where name brand **** would have put me over $1,500. my 2 cents. The exuast tip is also only 4" so it doesn't even look big. A lot of guys go with aftermarket hangers but I like the way mine sits right under my bumbper. I've had it on there for over 2 years now and I've never even had black sut build up on my bumper and I dont wash it nearly as often as I should.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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If you had done a little research before ordering you would have found a few ebay exhausts that fit fine and sound good. Two are listed above and another is the SRS Type RE.


If it's something you can't live with on a DD I suggest getting a new one. If not you will just hate your car more and more each day.

P.S. took me a month of research to find the right exhaust for my Durango and I'm so glad I took the time because it sounds amazing.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:17 AM   #8
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i know several guys who have bought cheap ebay exhaust that have been great for them.....one guy got the whole thing including a catless up pipe for $280 iirc and it was a great buy....he didnt use the up pipe but sold it for $50 and the guy who bought it didnt have any problems with it

ya just gotta buy the right stuff and the quality can be a lil hit or miss but....id rather pay $300 for exhaust and laugh at the genius that paid $1k for the same damned thing
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #9
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Agreed. I wish they came with two resonators like the JDM exhausts
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:46 PM   #10
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Do your research next time
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:47 PM   #11
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Agreed. I wish they came with two resonators like the JDM exhausts
Why bump a year old thread?
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:15 PM   #12
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Why bump a year old thread?
Oh wow. I didnt even notice that.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:50 PM   #13
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Oh wow. I didnt even notice that.
Gotta love ebay... Many cheap parts, "direct fit" they say...
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