Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday September 17, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Reviews > Car Part Reviews

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-28-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
fastfood
Scooby Newbie
Member Sales Rating: (0)
 
Member#: 7202
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: In transition (Seattle, WA)
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
TrackWhore #09

Default MRT Turbo Back

So I finally decided to get an exhaust. I chose the MRT because I had heard that the fit was perfect, the sound was quiet but sporty, and the quality was top notch. Also, a big factor was it has CARB certification, so I shouldn't get hassled by the emissions people when I move to Cali. Oh, and the added horsepower of course. All this adds up to a $1100+ price tag, hense the reason it's taken me so long to actually buy the thing.

First I bought the kit from www.subaruxtras.com. I live close enough, so I just picked it up. They are in NH, so there is no sales tax .

Ahh, but my review of the exhaust...

1) quality - As expected the welds, the polish, everything is beautiful. I agree that the quality is second to none, and it looks better than the Cobb kit for instance. Also, I really like the bracket within the downpipe that mates up to the turbo...great design!

2) fit - hmmm. Not as good as I had hoped. If I had to do it again, it probably wouldn't be that hard, but everything didn't just line up perfectly. The good news is that I didn't have to modify anything to make it fit, it just took some muscle in places. One of the exhaust hangers was tough, and the last bracket on the downpipe didn't quite line up. Others have had this problem as well, but I was able to get it to fit. Now that it is all in, it looks perfect.

3) sound - This is a quiet exhaust. It is a bit louder than stock, but has a deep rumble. I love the sound, and I've been driving with the stereo much lower so that I can hear the throaty exhaust note. I have the single tip, and I've heard that the dual tip is even quieter. The exhaust does not drone at all on the highway. It's awesome.

4) performance - I don't know what the published numbers are, but I have heard that the MRT will give the biggest gain of all the turbo-backs out there. I also have no means of comparison. In any case the gains are drastic. The car just takes off and builds boost earlier and faster. I'm looking forward to passing even more BMWs on the track now!

All in all, it's a great product, and was worth ever dollar. And that's a lot of dollars!

Berndt
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
fastfood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 02:27 PM   #2
davearm
Scooby Newbie
Member Sales Rating: (1)
 
Member#: 18926
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Madison, WI
Vehicle:
2002 WRX wagon
Silver

Default

Nice review, very informative. What other mods do you have?
davearm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 03:36 PM   #3
pleue
Scooby Specialist
Member Sales Rating: (13)
 
Member#: 35469
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Bay Area/ LA
Vehicle:
2002 wrx wagon
mbp

Default

This is CARB certified meaning it has a CARB sticker/number on it?Is it exempt, because from what I know, replacing any functioning factory cat is illegal. I've heard it will pass sniffer but not visual smog etc. Can you post pics? Thanks
pleue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 10:13 PM   #4
STi-Nismo Dood
Scooby Specialist
Member Sales Rating: (4)
 
Member#: 4149
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Frisco/Diego/LosAngeles
Vehicle:
MY93 Impreza 6MT
GC8.6 Aspen White

Thumbs up

yeah, i have it bolted on to my my93, its sooooo quiet, and once you go into WOT, you will hear the turbo, then the wastegate, and then the deep rumble once the explosion power transfers down, its really good for Aussie stuff. Not even using the tip, the original exhaust end is sweet enough.
STi-Nismo Dood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2003, 08:15 PM   #5
Rocketcar
Scooby Newbie
Member Sales Rating: (1)
 
Member#: 12294
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Fullerton
Vehicle:
06 WRX Sea dan
Black

Default

I have the MRT Turbo Back as well. I've had it for close 1 1/2 years and still love it.. The only problem is I have one of the few cars the throws constant CE lights for low cat efficency. MRT has offered to pay for the fix at no charge but I've been too lazy or too busy to get it done. I love the fact that it is very understated just looks like a pretty normal muffler from the back.
Rocketcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: MRT Turbo Back, MRT UpPipe, Kartboy, Group N, Vishnu ProdriveRex NWIC Private Classifieds 25 05-22-2007 09:22 AM
Does any one know what axel back will fit an mrt turbo back? mrtrex Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 0 07-19-2002 09:23 PM
Question for MRT Turbo Back Owners lbk16 Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 3 08-28-2001 09:30 AM
Those with the MRT Turbo back exhaust jclick Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 6 08-20-2001 11:41 AM
MRT Turbo back exhaust install & impressions MikeWRX Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 9 08-13-2001 01:53 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.