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Old 06-26-2003, 11:52 PM   #1
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which acoustic did you guys choose. i can't make up my mind as to which one to go with (quiet/medium). i'm getting the headers as well as the hi-flow cat w/2.25" piping and the 4" tip.
How would you guys describe the quiet set up (too quiet or not that quiet at all, but tolerable). i just want something that has that deep throaty sound but yet not too obnoxiously loud.

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Old 06-27-2003, 12:22 AM   #2
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i would say go with the quiet set up if you are gonna be getting the headers too. i have the quiet setup on my 2.5" cat-back, which is supposed equivilent to the medium version 2.25", it was pretty quiet at first but now it has gotten noticeably louder from when i first put it on, and without any music on it can get loud inside the car while climbing hills and such. thats just me though, cause it will get louder as time goes on and with the headers i think it would be even more loud.

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Old 06-27-2003, 01:22 AM   #3
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hmm, I have an STi muffler with a custom mid-pipe, so I coudn't say. But for the record, mine is quite quiet at normal speeds, but sounds cool when starting the car, accelerating, and deccelerating. It's just loud enough to ovverride that annoying tinny sound that stock Subaru engines make.

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Old 06-27-2003, 03:25 AM   #4
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I'm running a Brullen catback medium setup. It's fairly loud, like a deep grumbling, but I'm running 3" piping. Headers will only make it louder.

It's defineately not as loud as when I had my Borla headers/exhuast, if you've ever heard that setup.
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Old 06-27-2003, 08:03 AM   #5
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VOLTIS5 - GOOD POINT!

Is there anyone in the MId-Atlantic/Tri-State area, or more specifically in Pennsylvania that has a Brullen set-up? Preferably a N/A soobie.

I'm waiting for a GB to start up and am struggling between medium and quiet. Although the sound clips tell me about the type of sound they'll make, I think most would agree you cannot differentiate between quiet and medium.

Anyway, if there's anyone one nearby, I'd really like to hear what I'm getting myself into.

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Old 06-27-2003, 11:00 AM   #6
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Allegedly I am running the quiet, but based on others' descriptions, I suspect I was shipped a medium. I personally like it. Cold it hardly sounds aftermarket. Once it warm up it barks when I stomp on it, drones like a hive of bees on the highway, and burbles and pops when I lift off the throttle. routinely chirps parked car alarms and fully set one off in a parking garage. I'm pretty happy with it sound-wise, but my passengers, especially those in the back, find it far too intrusive. Like I said, I really think it has to be the medium, so go for the quiet. All in all, that is the one I wish I had.
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Old 06-27-2003, 08:50 PM   #7
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is a Borla muff. As has been mentioned before, mine also pops and burbles when coming off the throttle.

Although in the morn, it sounds good (yes aftermarket) and when its warm, its even better. Higher in the RPM, the louder and more open it is.

Its got a deep bass sound to it when strolling around town.

Although, that should be out the door as of tomorrow morn. Got myself a MRT exhaust system. Headers all the way back. They claim its not obnoxious, but different and stands out. They say it emphasizes the 'Boxer' sound. We'll see.

subaruxtras.com set me up with it.

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Old 06-28-2003, 12:51 AM   #8
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A friend rolled up today to my store in his new BMW M5..ouch.
First thing I noticed was how from the rear it look a lot like MY00 Legacy Sedan, it was kinda odd. Well less those big ass 275's wrapped around some 18's. The second thing I noticed was how the car sounded. WOW!!!
It was like a old time muscle car with that V8 in it. I would like to know if these pipes are more like the Honda’s, or more like a car with some punch? This car if your eyes were closed sounds like a 70’s Ford Fastback, it was unreal when it pulled out and smoked the tires. I would love to get that sound of our engines.
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Old 06-28-2003, 12:15 PM   #9
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with the boxer layout and relatively large displacement, Soobs will never sound like hondas. The whole reason my system upsets parked car alarms is because the lower frequency resonations get to their shock sensors, like thunder.
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Old 06-28-2003, 03:40 PM   #10
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VOLTIS5 --

I would definitely suggest buying the quiet setup. I get so many compliments on my exhasut, as it sounds good, not like an aftermarket noise maker. The sound is very natural and fits the car perfectly. With no stereo and the windows open, you can hear the exhaust, but it's not obnoxious or obtrusive. With my stereo on, you can only hear it upon hard acceleration. I often have girls in the back seat and I've never gotten a complaint about the exhaust. You will not be unhappy with the quite set up (unless of course you have the fittament issues that I had wich were a MAJOR headach).

If you want loud, "hey look at that car with the loud exhaust" sound, go for medium or loud, but if you want a nice, sporty, refined sound, go for the quiet. It totally compliments the "boxer" sound.

Drop me an email if you've got any other questions.

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Old 06-28-2003, 05:26 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I often have girls in the back seat and I've never gotten a complaint about the exhaust.
"GIRLS" huh, how'd you manage that. i've only been able to have em in there one at a time

j/k Jacob

Thanks for the input guys.

I've decided to go with the quiet setup and hopefuly this setup would even out the loudness of my Injen CAI, which btw makes my car sounds like as if it was a freakin' V8 at WOT.
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Old 06-28-2003, 06:30 PM   #12
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Your Injen CAI makes that much noise on the car, and can you realy see that much of a difference? I was thinking about getting that on MY00 BE. They are like the only one that makes something for my car.
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Old 06-28-2003, 09:24 PM   #13
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The car gets loud when it get reaches about 3k. But when at idle or on just normal driving it sounds stock. As for performance wise i think i loss some low end but the the car seems to pull really hard when on WOT on the line. On the highway i could feel the car pull even harder then before, so i'm assuming that i did gain a few ponies. Plus i like the looks and the sound.
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Old 06-30-2003, 01:30 PM   #14
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"GIRLS" huh, how'd you manage that. i've only been able to have em in there one at a time

j/k Jacob
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Naw, just one of the perks of having a girlfriend with lots of hot friends.

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Old 06-30-2003, 11:09 PM   #15
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girl friends w/HOT friends (with benifits )

BTW Jacob, how long was the installation? i was thinking of having my cuz help me out since everything look like its a direct bolt on. Notice any gains? i'm hoping i'll even out on hp/trq.

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Old 07-01-2003, 12:05 AM   #16
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VOLTIS5 - jacob has the cat-back only. you should PM Ken he has the full header-back
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Old 07-01-2003, 12:27 AM   #17
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So does anyone have a suggestion of BORLA or Brullen packages? I like the deep sound, and am looking at a medium sound after reading what some of you say. I am looking at the sound issue like my friends wife did with here new tits. She was saying that better to go to large after going through the surgery and being happy, rather than not getting big enough and wishing she had.
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Old 07-01-2003, 02:12 AM   #18
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BTW where's CRAZY? i haven't seen him post anything up since his accident. Hopefuly he didn't go into depression.......
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Old 07-02-2003, 08:07 AM   #19
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We've got the Brullen 2.25" quiet version on our '02 Legacy. It sounds very good. Seems to backfire a bit more than it did at first, but nothing annoying. I would think the quiet version with the Borla headers would do the trick!

Good luck in your decision, it can be a tough one.

If you want pictures of how it looks on our car, go to http://gallery.nebraska-subaru.com & you'll see the silver '02 Legacy on the first row.

Thanks - Jon

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Old 07-02-2003, 08:47 PM   #20
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i bought the medium, and though i love it, i would have got the quiet if i did it again. the mediium is fun loud, but it would be nice to have a quieter muffler.

oh yeah i have the cat back sys, without headers.
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Old 07-28-2003, 02:52 PM   #21
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Any vendors that you guys know of that sell Brullen? I am thinking of getting the Cat Back setup. Also what did these set you back in cash?
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Old 07-28-2003, 03:00 PM   #22
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Just PM GTBGuy.
He is THE vendor.
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Old 07-28-2003, 11:20 PM   #23
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Finally got the whole set up installed but i'm having some exhaust leak coming out form the cat. Seems like the fitment from the header-->cat-->mid pipe is a bit tricky. I'm gonna take it to a local muffler shop and see if they can do anything about it. Other than that everything looks good and sounded good (before the leak came around).
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:15 AM   #24
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GTBGuy is full. How much did you guys pay for your setup, and should I just get the Cat Back solution in quite?
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:48 AM   #25
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Solomon - are you staying N/A? or still planning on turbo?
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