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Old 05-06-2003, 05:51 PM   #1
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Question MRT exhaust, boxer sound ?

Do the MRT headers enhance or take away the typical boxer sound ? Or is it the muffler that makes that lovely burble ?
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Old 05-06-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
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The MRTs sound great, but Borlas sound better on a Subaru. The extra bendiness of the Borlas are the source of the burbly sound. MRT header-back is the top of the line for power though.
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Old 05-06-2003, 07:09 PM   #3
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Hmmm, how do I get a MRT headerback and still pass CARB?????
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Old 05-06-2003, 07:58 PM   #4
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What's this CARB you guys are always worried about ?
Is a mandatory annual checkup ?
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:33 PM   #5
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I have an MRT header system w/ a straight through muffler (similar to Magnaflow's), and my car sounds quiet at partial throttle, but sounds mean at WOT. There's no raspy sounds at all. The grumble sounds like a V8, but more racier... not ricier. (are those words?)
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:12 PM   #6
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My MRT headerback w/ a Magnaflow muffler really only sounds raspy at high rpm. Up until about 4k rpm it sounds amazingly growly.
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:32 AM   #7
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What's this CARB you guys are always worried about ?
Is a mandatory annual checkup ?
CARB stands for California Air Resources Board.

They basically say what's ok as far as emissions for cars, boats, etc, etc.

Typically, California has some of the strictest emission laws.
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Old 05-07-2003, 09:40 AM   #8
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thanx legacy777,
anybody have a link on that magnaflow muffler ? I do a lot of city travel so I don't go over 4000rpm that much
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:38 AM   #9
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legacy777,

you forgot to mention that they are also a great money making scam.

or is it just an amazing coincidence that the expensive upgrades (like HKS and Jackson Racing) are all CARB legal, but the affordable stuff usually isnt.
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Old 05-07-2003, 01:44 PM   #10
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legacy777,

you forgot to mention that they are also a great money making scam.

or is it just an amazing coincidence that the expensive upgrades (like HKS and Jackson Racing) are all CARB legal, but the affordable stuff usually isnt.
Yup....that too
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Old 05-07-2003, 01:54 PM   #11
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legacy777,

you forgot to mention that they are also a great money making scam.

or is it just an amazing coincidence that the expensive upgrades (like HKS and Jackson Racing) are all CARB legal, but the affordable stuff usually isnt.
Yes, it makes them money in the end, but getting the initial CARB legal stuff is expensive for any manufacturer.

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Yes, it makes them money in the end, but getting the initial CARB legal stuff is expensive for any manufacturer.

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Yes, that is exactly my point. They are buying the exemption and passing along that cost to the consumer.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:20 PM   #13
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But isn't CARB all about the environment ?

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But isn't CARB all about the environment ?

In theory yes........in actuality......yes & no....
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legacy777,

you forgot to mention that they are also a great money making scam.

or is it just an amazing coincidence that the expensive upgrades (like HKS and Jackson Racing) are all CARB legal, but the affordable stuff usually isnt.
The reason for that is the insane fees CARB charges for certification testing, along with the fact that they take an example of what you want tested and never give it back. (Hence no Subaru turbo kits certified- none of the builders can eat the cost of one.) Larger companies can afford this.
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Like I said.

Scam.
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Old 05-09-2003, 04:45 PM   #17
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I already have the MRT exhaust fitted actually
But I haven't had a 'real' muffler fitted, I went from
the standard Subaru muffler to the MRT muffler.
Bit disappointed with the MRT muffler, it isn't loud
enough and after a couple of weeks it already
started rusting . If I knew that, I would have kept
the original and gone for a stainless steel muffler.
Magnaflow is fine if you live in the US....
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Old 05-09-2003, 07:45 PM   #18
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I still love the sound of my Borlas, super high flow cat and Stromung Catback..
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