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Old 03-02-2003, 10:26 PM   #1
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Question MRT Exhaust

On vivid racing's website they have an MRT full exhaust for the RS. I was just wondering if anyone has ever used this setup? If so, how does it compare to other setups power wise? Because it seems like it is a pretty good price for full exhaust at $699.99. Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2003, 10:46 PM   #2
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On vivid racing's website they have an MRT full exhaust for the RS. I was just wondering if anyone has ever used this setup? If so, how does it compare to other setups power wise? Because it seems like it is a pretty good price for full exhaust at $699.99. Thanks.
Best dyno proven exhaust out there for the RS... I have had it for about 2 weeks and can tell you it makes a huge difference. The dyno had it at 14hp / 16 ft/lb. iirc...
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Old 03-02-2003, 11:14 PM   #3
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How is the sound? Is it deep or more buzzy? I want it to sound good too...
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Old 03-02-2003, 11:21 PM   #4
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search for MY name
i have a clip of my headerback posted
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Old 03-03-2003, 02:43 AM   #5
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I think Langston Subaru sells the MRT full system for less...

However, I recommend getting the MRT header/cat/midpipe and a different muffler. Folks compain aobut the sound and restrictive nature of the MRT muffler... But its pretty cheap.
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Old 03-03-2003, 08:04 AM   #6
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How is the sound? Is it deep or more buzzy? I want it to sound good too...
More raspy than borla (still deep though), but i thought you said you wanted the most power... Can't always have it all...
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Old 03-03-2003, 11:16 AM   #7
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i thought you said you wanted the most power... Can't always have it all...
Yes, I do want the most power. But if it sounds like total crap I wouldn't want it. But it sounds like I will be getting it.
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Old 03-03-2003, 10:52 PM   #8
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Well, I'm certain that Borla Headers, Random Tech Cat, and a Stromung Catback woold provide the same gains as the MRT Headerback. It will cost more, but its also not made of mild steel. It also sounds and looks alot better.
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Old 03-04-2003, 12:16 AM   #9
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Well, I'm certain that Borla Headers, Random Tech Cat, and a Stromung Catback woold provide the same gains as the MRT Headerback. It will cost more, but its also not made of mild steel. It also sounds and looks alot better.
I dont agree. I do think that that combination plus a TWE header instead of the Borla header will show simular gains, combined with a 2.5" catback system... High end gains of course. The Borla's are just not good for power increases even with high-flow cats.

And mild steel? Who cares, if it rusts just use some rust remover and then re-paint it. It will last several years at a time like that.
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Well, I'm certain that Borla Headers, Random Tech Cat, and a Stromung Catback woold provide the same gains as the MRT Headerback. It will cost more, but its also not made of mild steel. It also sounds and looks alot better.
No chance...



Ridden in both... MRT gives the low end torque back and pulls like a beast towards redline... The borla setup just doesn't give you the same... Also coated mild steel like the MRT retains heat better, which is better for power... Down south it's not a big deal to have mild steel, and up north you have it ceramic coated...
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Old 03-04-2003, 12:07 PM   #11
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So I guess Cobbs stage 2 dyno is a crock of ****?
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So I guess Cobbs stage 2 dyno is a crock of ****?
That includes a pulley as well... Which will make a difference...

My car feels faster than a stage 2, and I don't even have the pulleys...
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Old 03-05-2003, 12:37 AM   #13
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i have teh MRT headers back. the muffelr sounsd throaty, and is undercover. i love the dual ti[p, which i have, but i eblieve it is restrivtive. for the price, it's amazing--but if i weren't a po' college student, i'd have me a sweet brullen or stromung plus i like langston subaru. customer service is great-- can't beat that. :
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I have the header back system with the execption of the muffler. As far as power I doubt other systems can match it. The sound is very stealthy, since I don't like loud fart cans, I went with the the performance option muffler made by Brospeed. I'm running all 2.25" Everything bolts on so you don't have to worry about custom fitting or dealing with leakey seals. The idle tone is very mellow, but once you hit 4k rpms and up, it growls like a true boxer. The only downfall or set back I find with the setup is the CEL code P0420. But there is always a fix or may I say, cheat.
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