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Old 02-12-2003, 11:23 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Scoobysport Axle-back

I installed a Scoobysport Axle-back exhaust on my car last night. The engine and drivetrain is stock except for this exhaust. I'm very happy with the results. I don't know if I get any more horsepower (maybe quicker spool up) but what I do know is that I love the way this things sounds. I think this is what the car is supposed to sound like. Nice burble at idle, great sound when I'm gettin' on it (which has been constantly this morning!) and no droning at highway speeds.

The exhaust fit very well and I used Kartboy exhaust hangers with it and they also fit very well. The single tip is large without being obnoxious. I'm very happy with this exhaust.
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Old 02-12-2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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I think damned near everyone loves ScoobySport's exhausts.
Wish I could afford one!

I've got the KB hangers too, though (on my OEM/Brospeed muffler exhaust). They're very nice, but man what a pain to install. I wish I had a lift to install those things with.
I had to use about 1/2 pound of white lithium grease!

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Old 02-12-2003, 06:44 PM   #3
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Default Interesting...

We had my car up on jack stands last night to install the exhaust.
The Kartboy hangers really didn't seem all that hard to install.
I think we were done with the axle-back and all 4 hangers in
about 1/2 an hour.

To set the record straight, I was at a friends house who has a
heated garage, every tool known to man, and is a pretty good
mechanic. All the credit for the install of the exhaust and my
STI shifter goes to my buddy Steve. In other words, I'm not
bragging about being able to install this stuff...for the exhaust,
I basically had a good front-row seat!
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Old 02-13-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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Do you (or anyone) have a sound clip of just the muffler and no other mods? Thanks

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Old 02-13-2003, 04:43 PM   #5
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Default No sound...

I don't have a sound clip. I just got this thing put on on Tuesday.
I can tell you that it sounds really really cool :-).
Anyone else reading this have a sound clip available?
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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i had a scoobysport axleback modified to fit my02 rs. Wow does this thing sound increadible. At first i wasnt sure if i liked it because it is increadibly bassy.
but now,, sweet sweet music! my girlfriend and friends are not very fond of the new no music-heat crankin-windows down in winter rule that i have put into effect.

it has a nice burble between shifts, and when on the gass sounds completely different then all the other cars that you pass on the road with modified exhausts. no tin can sound here, only rally goodness.

i notice that the exhaust gets louder the more i drive, by the end of the night when im taking it home its boooombing and popping, gurgling, like im on a wrc stage. but when i havent been driving it for a while its quieter.
I definately notice a small improvement in flow, the power feels smoother and feels like it pulls more, however small it is on the top end. loving it!
Pat

edit : if you send an email to patprovidence@msn.com i will try to send you a few sound clips of the exhaust on a wrx. When i was researching the exhaust i found a couple. some are videos too. i am trying to get my lazy ass friend to take out his camera to film my car but the weather here in ny has been so crappy.
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Old 02-25-2003, 07:00 PM   #7
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Default whered u get the scoobysport

where did you get the scooby sport and how much was it. do they have a model for the gc8 2.5 rs?
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:56 PM   #8
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Hi guys!

Saw the thread, and had to chime in here...

ScoobySport has been the primary competitor to Prodrive in the UK for years now. Prodrive really has the reputation with rallying, and ScoobySport more dominates the street / track market. We're the North American distributors for them and are located in PA. You can visit the website at www.rallyperformance.com, and soon at scoobysport.us

There are two things that the ScoobySport is known for in particular - low and midrange torque, and that really sweet, unique sound. Bassy, like you say, but not too loud when you are cruising. The original ScoobySport system is made in the UK by a shop called Hayward and Scott- that's what we are carrying.

As far as HP, we've seen between 7 and 10 hp, with reports of 11 or 12 but they are not substantiated (cat back). The real power comes in the downpipe and uppipe. Check out our stage kits - we also have ECUs remapped to compliment the system.

We do make mufflers for the GC8 2.5 RS, and have some on order now. We will be restocked on them in about three to four weeks, but if you want one for the GC8 they are getting a bit more specialized than the WRX.

If you really want a sweet sound, try engine braking down from around 4500 rpms, or 5k. Say you are decelerating from fourth, downshift to third and the revs come up to 4500? The car just snarls as one customer put it, with all kinds of sweet pitches.

Heck, we import the stuff, and I still turn off the CD player to listen and it makes me grin.

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Old 02-27-2003, 01:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input Ken. I bought my SS axle-back used but I visited your web site quite a few times trying to make up my mind. I'm saving up some cash now for the SS downpipe that I intend to buy new from Rally Performance. I really look forward to getting more gains from an easily bolted on product like the down pipe.
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Old 03-01-2003, 07:59 PM   #10
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Question Hey Ken C

How much do the SS exhaust cost for the GC8 2.5 RS? I am very interested in one if the price is right.
Thanks
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Old 03-04-2003, 11:09 AM   #11
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They are $510.00 for the 2.5 RS... it may seem pricey, but remember that they are fully stainless and carry a 25 year warranty, even from rust through.

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Old 03-05-2003, 10:14 PM   #12
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Yeah $500+ does seem pricey, but once you go to a muffler shop to price out a custom stainless model, that's probably ballpark anyway. *shrug*
Maybe not, but yes that's a heck of a warrantee!!

To whoever wants sound clips, Ken and RallyPerformance have some on the website. If you go to the exhaust page it ought to play automatically. I have it saved as my startup music on my PC when Windows boots.

-Chris
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Old 03-06-2003, 12:14 AM   #13
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hey Ken, what's the difference between the regular Scoobysport and grp N muffler. The regular scoobysport looks like polished stainless steel, but the one you sent me (grp N) is dull. It also carries the 25 year warranty correct?
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Old 03-06-2003, 04:13 AM   #14
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Is this going to be available for thr 02rs anytime?
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Old 05-09-2003, 02:35 AM   #15
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Old 05-09-2003, 05:45 PM   #16
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this is the best site i have found for exhaust sounds http://chrislehr.com/garage/WRX/sounds/
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:09 AM   #17
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I picked up a Scoobysport (Hayward & Scott) rear section recently and I just installed it this morning. I have a little over 30k miles on my car and the engine/exhaust were stock other than a silicone i/c y-hose. I've had the car out on a couple of short drives so far and I'm very happy with the Scoobysport.

I'm an old guy (of 36) and I wanted an exhaust that was fairly subtle - I'm not interested in making my neighbors hate me or setting off car alarms, etc.. I did a lot of searching through old threads and read conflicting opinions as to the loudness of this exhaust. I have to tell you so far that I don't find the exhaust loud at all. It is very bassy and deep with a sweet tone like other people have said, but I don't think it is obnoxious. With the windows rolled up and at lower RPMs it is barely noticeable. I still have to do some highway driving, but I will be surprised if noise is an issue.

As far as performance, I notice that the engine revs a bit more freely than before. As far as power increase I can't honestly say I've detected any but I haven't driven the car much yet, and the power/torque gains are supposedly minimal anyway.
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Old 09-14-2003, 04:38 PM   #18
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hey Ken, what's the difference between the regular Scoobysport and grp N muffler. The regular scoobysport looks like polished stainless steel, but the one you sent me (grp N) is dull. It also carries the 25 year warranty correct?
I'm also interested in the answer to this question. Aside from the polish are there any connector differences (quick connects etc.), or fitment changes (to clear rear diff protectors). Is there any extra protection to the areas that get abused by gravel rash?
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:50 PM   #19
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Hey Ken C, I tried to PM you but it wouldn't go through. I too am interested in an exhaust for my GC, but im looking for a dual tip. Does ScoobySport even make a dual tip? I've heard yes and no from different people... If so, how much would I be looking at for a cat-back SS, 2.25" w/dual tip? Thanks!

~Steve

edit: Do you have pics of the dual tip you can send me? I couldn't find any on the web site...
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Old 09-19-2003, 01:56 PM   #20
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Hi folks,

We do now have a dual tip version available, photos will be posted soon. We introduced this at the W&L Subaru East Coast Subaru shootout...

The dual tips are still a bit of a special order, as there is about a three week delivery time on them. They come in at 30 bucks more, but are quite sharp.

There is no difference in the muffler internals between the group N system and the standard system, truthfully - but a system for a true GpN car will have slip fitted pipes and quick releases so that it can be removed quickly. It can be specified that you get slightly more or less packing in a custom build of course.

As far as polish, only the tips are polished on our systems; we can custom polished the muffler or any part if you wish for an additional thirty bucks.

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I LOVE MY SCOOBYSPORT. IT WAS WORTH A 5 MONTH WAIT AND I WOULDNT TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING. Sorry, i got that out of my system. Now i just need the 3rd cat eliminator and midpipe. By the way i have the stage 1+. And the Forge atmo adds a nice touch.
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