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Old 04-16-2001, 03:40 PM   #1
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Question Exhaust Experts.....what are my options?

Ok, here's the deal. I want a dual tip stainless steel muffler with a 2.25" midpipe. The only 2 that I've found are the Remus and the Stromung.

I emailed Remus and they said they do not have a dual tipped muffler for the 2.5RS. I guess I should have asked if they ever did make one. I know there are a few of you out there that have a Remus dual tipped muffler. Is this muffler for the Impreza? or was it for some other car and just put on the Impreza??

The problem with the Stromung is that I've heard that "it's too loud" or "too intrusive". Or other say it's "not loud at all.....nice burble".

Anyone want to drive to SC with their Stromung so I can hear it (lol)?
Or should I just go ahead and bite the bullet and order it? (sell it if I don't like it?) Either way, I can't stand the way the stock exhaust looks with that stupid welded on tip. And a couple ponies won't hurt either. Any intelligent input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2001, 03:58 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure the Remus dual tip was Impreza-specific, but was discontinued. And the Stromung looks pretty much like the stock tip, but 2 of them. And I don't mind the noise at all... but feel funny when I give rides to people, cause they think it's SO loud.
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Old 04-16-2001, 04:00 PM   #3
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I have the dual tip from Stromung. It is extremely nice. It sounds awesome. A nice aggressive "growl" from behind. Of course it is a little louder in the cabin, but not offensive or aggravating. If you want additional performance and a great "throaty" sound go Stromung. Tell Scott@Stromung you are from I-Club. This is a great investment.
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Old 04-16-2001, 06:34 PM   #4
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Aspen_2.5RS - Here's another option for you : Brullen!

link for info is here : http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/002067.html

Comes in either Dual 3", Dual 3.5" or Dual DTM styles As well, there's a choice between 2.25" or 2.5" and three "acoustic" preferences - "Quiet" - "Medium" - "Loud"

Here's a picture of the Brullen Dual 3" on a '00RS

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Edit to put in picture + more info



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Old 04-16-2001, 06:55 PM   #5
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What part of sc are you in?I might let you check mine out if your not to far away.
The stromung does sound good and looks good too.PM me if you like.
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:14 PM   #6
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Larry Ganz sells a nice single tip muffler on his website. www.imprezaRS.com I know you want a dual tip. But when I was in the market I wanted a dual tip too. I however had some problems with a vendor getting a dual tip Stromung from them. So I cancelled my order. Same day I was browsing through the Private Classafieds to see a group buy on this particular muffler from www.imprezaRS.com And I am very glad I cancelled my Dual Tip Stainless Steel Stromung. This one in my opinion looks better. And by far sounds better. And can be used for turbo or supercharger setup that you may go with in the future. It is 2.5" piping with a 4" single tip. Very nice. I love it. Makes me smile every time I fire up my Impreza. If you want pics I can send you some.
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Old 04-16-2001, 08:30 PM   #7
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randolph-rs: I pm'd you
Timcat: I talked to Larry a couple of weeks ago on aol and he showed me that style exhaust. Personally......I like the dual tip, just my preference.

GTBguy: I like the way the dual 3" tip looks. I will more than likely go with that, but do you have a pic of the dual 3.5" tip on an Impreza?(just like to see it, before I make my decision).

Also, I really wanted to have a setup that was polished stainless steel. I'm not real crazy about the high-temp black paint, though. Which version would be best for a good growl and non intrusive sound? quiet, medium, loud? (those the choices?) the medium?

And this is for a 2.25" catback for $475?
I'm sure I have more questions, but can't remember them at the moment.
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Old 04-16-2001, 09:00 PM   #8
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Aspen_2.5RS - Yes the 2.25" full stainless steel catback is $475USD +shipping (so it'll be around $529USD shipped to your door.

For what you're after, I'd recommend going with a "medium" set-up. And at this point in time, don't have a dual 3.5" picture, but I can tell you that the dual 3.5" tip set-up that it will completely fill up that little "notch" for the exhuast.

As well, for the "polished" muffler there's an extra $25USD charge. It will be done like the Greddy/Trust exhaust systems, where the pipe leading to the muffler and also the back of the muffler will still be coated with the hi-temp coating. The high temp coating is actually used to futher inhibit the possilabilty of surface corrosion.

I hope that helped answer you Q's!
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Old 04-16-2001, 10:36 PM   #9
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GTBGuy:

These systems come with a lifetime warranty, correct? So, any type of defects or corrosion will be covered?

And is this a "love it or leave it" deal? If I'm paying this much of my hard earned money, I want to love it.

I know you may not have any numbers for gains but do you have any testimonials from i-clubbers/scooby owners? Sorry for all the questions, I just like to be totally informed before I make a purchase. Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2001, 08:40 AM   #10
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Also...from the pics on the Brullen website it appears that the 3" dual tip muffler is universal? Is this right? I thought it was specifically made for our cars.

And there is also something in there about the midpipe and muffler needing to be welded, not bolted. (I may have read it wrong). Do they not come assembled together??

Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2001, 11:29 AM   #11
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I am in SC too and will hopefully have a stromung single-tip before the end of next month. I'd be glad to let you hear it, hehe.

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Old 04-17-2001, 11:44 AM   #12
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Aspen_2.5RS - Yes these exhaust systems come with a limited lifetime warranty that's non-transferrable. What's covered is manufacturer's defect. If the system was modified in anyway, shape or form, either before, during or after installation, it will not be covered under warranty.

Dyno results will be available as soon as the shipment of N/A (2.25 ID) systems arrive at JC Sports (we will be dyno'ing them there).

The pics on the Brullen site is just a representative of how the tips look on the muffler, the systems DO NOT use the universal muffler, and are soley designed for the Subarus.

As for the mid-pipe and muffler needing to be welded, that's IS NOT TRUE for this system. Everything is 100% bolt on. Just spray some WD40 on the bolts, let the stock system cool down, unbolt, and bolt on the new one and you're done! These systems are 2-piece systems, and will require you to bolt-on the rear section to the midpipe via bolts and not welding.

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Old 04-17-2001, 01:20 PM   #13
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go scooby sport
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Old 04-17-2001, 07:27 PM   #14
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remarcable: let me know when you get the stromung, I'm really interested in hearing it.

GTBguy: Thanks for the info. I'm closing in on a decision. I'll let you know if I decide to order the Brullen system.

As for the Scooby Sport.... When I first started looking at exhaust I heard the scooby sport sound clip and I was sold, but over $500 for just a muffler is a little ridiculous and I'm just not into the single tip. (personal preference)

thanks for all the input and opinions
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Old 04-17-2001, 08:34 PM   #15
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Aspen2.5

Hi There,

I can vouch for the quality of the Brullen Exhaust. They used my 2000 Legacy GT for the template to make the exhaust for the new Legacy models, and we had a group buy here recently in Toronto where they used various 2.5 RS's as the template to manufacture the exhaust for the Impreza's.

They are 100% bolt on, great quality, etc. Their exhaust systems are second 2 none.

The sound on my Legacy GT is deep, not intrusive. He actually experimented on my car using various sizes of resonators to come up with a classy deep tone (for the Legacy).

For the 2.5 RS's without the resonator and using the Quiet muffler setup, the sound is awsome, rich deep tone, burbles on deceleration, quite cool.

You can't go wrong.
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Old 04-18-2001, 10:32 AM   #16
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Old 04-18-2001, 02:18 PM   #17
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Aspen,did you get my pm?
Well,I pm'd ya.

<FONT COLOR="Blue">Text</FONT c><FONT size="5">Hey Aspen,sent the pm back at cha.</FONT s><FONT size="6">Text</FONT s>

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Old 04-18-2001, 07:28 PM   #18
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randolph-rs: sorry, I never got a pm...please try again.
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Old 04-19-2001, 09:23 PM   #19
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Aspen,
You might want to give the guys at Rallispec a call, they're in the process of welding up full stainless catback systems as we speak and they would most likely be able to do one up using a DT magnaflow with a 2.25" midpipe and resonator if you ask them. They're great (albeit very busy) guys. Rallispec Website
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Old 04-19-2001, 11:57 PM   #20
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havent read everything, but saw that you are asking about the loudness of the stromung.... to me its super quiet. louder than stock, of course.... if you are into v8 rumble then stromung will be quiet for you. but this is coming from a guy who used to drive around with a 2.25" straight flow on a N/A 2.5RS and someone who ran no headers for 5 seocnds


edit: oh yeah, stay wiht the dual tip mufflers. dual tip fits the car sooooo much better than these huge grapefruit shooters.

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Old 04-20-2001, 07:58 PM   #21
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I should be buying my cat-back within the next month. I like the rumble of a v-8....so it looks like I'm going to give the Stromung a try. Thanks guys.
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