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Old 02-27-2001, 09:12 AM   #1
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Post Midpipe for Stromung...stock or custom?

I didn't turn up a definitve answer in my searches, except that it's a simple bit of tubing that a quality muffler shop can do.

I'm presuming that there's no special sort of mojo with the Stromung midpipe (don't see how there could be....)? I live very close to a highly recommended performance muffler shop, hence the question. It's bound to be less expensive than what Stromung would charge.

On the other hand, Stromung is extending my tip for a staggeringly low price, so the cool thing to do might be to toss them some business.

Is there a consensus on the midpipe issue?

Kevin
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Old 02-27-2001, 09:17 AM   #2
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gtguy - why don't you get a Brullen midpipe?
Or are you planning on keeping your Stromung? (is your stainless?)
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Old 02-27-2001, 10:29 AM   #3
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will the strumong midpipe fit with the rear diff protector?
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Old 02-27-2001, 06:05 PM   #4
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I'm keeping the Stromung yes. Scott at Stromung can easily modify the tip, so that it's perfect for my wagon. It needs to grow exactly 3.5" to be even with the valence, which is what I want.

He's doing the midpipe for the Impreza price, if he can find the jig that he uses. He's pretty sure that he's made a few Legacy midpipes, but he said there wasn't much demand for 'em.

Are we Legacy guys tamer or what? Are there only a few of us crazies?

I'm choosing to deal with Stromung, just because they've been so cool about altering the muffler and all that. I think it's the right thing to do, and I don't know that a local muffler shop would do a custom stainless midpipe for much less anyhow.

The Brullen stuff sounds cool, but one of the appealing things about Stromung is the fact that it is designed to bolt right up. I'm sure the Brullen will fit nicely as well, but Stromung has tenure.

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Old 02-27-2001, 08:51 PM   #5
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If you have a custom fittted exhaust you need to have a local shop do it. My Stromung on my stock midpipe was pressed back towards the rear lip on the underside of the bumper and rattled occasionally. If the midpipe had been 1/4" longer it would have made contact with the lip all the time. When I had custom midpipes made the muffler guy cut them so that the muffler hung straight down from the hangers. You need a custom fit.

It doesn't have to be stainless. Just paint the welds and it will last for a long time. The resonator will be toast long before the pipe rusts through. Anyway, you might not want to sink too much dough into a midpipe since it might take some tweaking to get the noise level where you want it.

I've had two midpipes made up and I'd advise using 2" from the cat to the resonator, a 14" resonator, and 2.25" after the resonator.
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Old 02-28-2001, 04:51 AM   #6
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The muffler is a Stromung, PK, and I didn't have a lick of fitment issues with the stock midpipe. Thanks for the heads up on the diameter. The 2" makes sense with the cat diameter. I'll see if Scott can do that, since he's making one up for my Legacy anyhow.

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