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Old 10-22-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Aftermarket Performance Exhaust for Wagon....Which One?

I have a 98 Legacy GT Wagon and am looking for a little more ooomph out of it. I have an intake and an Exedy clutch on it...but now it is time for an exhaust. What performance exhaust does everyone recommend? I am willing to have it louder, butI don't want it to sound like a honda rice boy car.
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Old 10-22-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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My friend, It's IMPOSSIBLE to make a Subaru Sound Like a HONDA. This is because Subaru uses a far more superior engine,......the Boxer Flat four

Now as for Exhaust, I myself went down to the local muffler shop and had them do up a custom bent 2.25" Piping, and then had them throw on a MAGNAFLOW muffler. It all cost me about $200 bucks. It sounds CRISP & DEEP, a LITTLE on the LOUD side, but nevertheless,...SOUNDS GOOD. Soooo, with the Intake, and Borla Headers I Definitely noticed more "PULL" around the High-End, plus I get a lot of heads turnin on the streets. . I know that a few other Fellas on this board also have a MAGNAFLOW on their Legs.

Did you try to do an "Exhaust"search within the Legacy forum, You'd probably be able to dig up some dirt that way.

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Old 10-22-2003, 11:50 AM   #3
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I got a custom cat back from local shop with 2.5 tubing and a mini dragster muffler and I also have a Borla header. It is loud but only when ur on the gas or slowing down and still have the clutch out. I like it alot it did have a small power increase but not much. I also get alot of peeps that like to stare

Crappy sound clip of me accelerating up hill

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Old 10-22-2003, 12:44 PM   #4
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I'm very happy with the sound and performance of my Brullen Quiet exhaust. But, I'd caution you about Brullen's build quality, as I had a very bad experience with mine. Based on sound alone, I don't think you can beat the Brullen. Cost is around $500-$600 for the cat-back plus muffler.

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Old 10-22-2003, 12:55 PM   #5
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I'm very happy with the sound and performance of my Brullen Quiet exhaust. But, I'd caution you about Brullen's build quality, as I had a very bad experience with mine. Based on sound alone, I don't think you can beat the Brullen. Cost is around $500-$600 for the cat-back plus muffler.

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What have been the build quality probs Jacob? IIRC I think it arrived to you damaged. Were there other probs after that?

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Old 10-22-2003, 12:57 PM   #6
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My favorite exhaust for big bucks would be Fujitsubo. Beautiful quality and beautiful sound.
For a little less money but still a nice system try Stromung or Scoobysport.
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Old 10-22-2003, 01:01 PM   #7
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subysouth - the problems that Jacob had were isolated one off problems. The 7 other guys who got theirs @ the sametime had no probs.
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Old 10-22-2003, 06:42 PM   #8
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I have borla headers and stromung everything after that.. love the deep mellow sound of boxer coming out of it.. no too loud.. not annoying at all like other "farting" exhausts. and the best part was that everything is direct fit, no mods needed.
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:00 PM   #9
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I love my Brullen.....

Excellent sound.

Excellent build.

They install well too
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:12 PM   #10
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My favorite exhaust for big bucks would be Fujitsubo. Beautiful quality and beautiful sound.
For a little less money but still a nice system try Stromung or Scoobysport.
One day I'll even get a sound clip for you guys on the Legalis R..
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:09 PM   #11
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http://www.fujitsubo.co.jp/mc-prod/

I suck at links but if that works there are sound clips of all Fujitsubo's exhausts there. Or you can trust me when I say they are beautiful.
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:27 PM   #12
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Where can I buy FUJITSOBO?
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:16 PM   #13
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In Japan... other than that, I don't know. I think I've heard of 1 or 2 stores that sell them in the states, but not sure. I heard there's an Autobacs in Cali now, and they might have them.
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Old 10-23-2003, 09:13 PM   #14
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You can buy them from me...I have access to fujitsubo exhausts. BUT, they are JDM exhaust systems so the lengths are not the same as the USDM parts that they match up to. For example, I have a customer that is getting a Fujitsubo Titanium exhaust on his Sti, however it will not bolt up to the stock, or after market USDM downpipes so he is getting a JDM downpipe to match it up to. Basically the JDM downpipes are 4 inches shorter than USDM so the exhaust system is longer to make up for that lost space.
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:39 PM   #15
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tora are the Legacy tail sections the same? Meaning just the muffler and pipe?

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Old 10-24-2003, 04:23 PM   #16
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Question Where is Cobb?

Out of all of this Exhaust talk i hear Scoobysport, Fujitsubo, and Brullen but no Cobb? Why is that? Is Cobb bad or are there products out there that are just plain better? I would imagine that a company that does ONLY Subaru's would be one of the best. I'm very satisfied with my Cobb Exhaust. Given i don't have the 2.5 (it still bolts up to the 2.2) that it was meant for so I'm not getting the most out of it yet but it's still really nice.
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Old 10-25-2003, 10:44 PM   #17
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Default I have a COBB

I have the COBB cat back and I am on the preorder list for their new equal length header and high flow cat.

The cat back is great (I was the Guinea pig for wagons) and they sent me a new tip that extends the length. You should get a good fitting cat back.

The headers are being produced, but won't ship for a bit.

Dyno plots are to be up on the site soon.

I have asked for a plot for stock vs new header vs Brullen vs TWE.

Don't know what we will get.

I will say COBB used to sell a relabeled Borla, but they have designed their own equal length header. It will mate to ANY cat back using a stock location.

Thus far I have been happy with the cat back.
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Old 10-26-2003, 12:30 PM   #18
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If you go here you can download an AVI of the Cobb exhuast on a '96 2.5GT.

I want this so badly! And KYB AGX struts, and some springs (undecided) and Evolution Autocross School and WRX seats and ...

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Old 10-26-2003, 06:47 PM   #19
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You can buy them from me...I have access to fujitsubo exhausts. BUT, they are JDM exhaust systems so the lengths are not the same as the USDM parts that they match up to. For example, I have a customer that is getting a Fujitsubo Titanium exhaust on his Sti, however it will not bolt up to the stock, or after market USDM downpipes so he is getting a JDM downpipe to match it up to. Basically the JDM downpipes are 4 inches shorter than USDM so the exhaust system is longer to make up for that lost space.
The Legalis R for a BF Legacy turbo fits a BG Legacy perfectly, less one minor problem.

It hangs nicely, sticks out the rear a bit(maybe .5"), but the mating was a minor issue. It was .5-.75" too short, and far too large. I did my own custom job to get it to fit, and it works nicely now. Any decent exhaust shop that does custom work should be able to fix you up with the fitment pretty easily.
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Old 10-26-2003, 10:44 PM   #20
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Back in August, I ordered a MRT headerback system for my wagon. They said they could make me one that fit, but I'm still getting the run-around from my importer, Irvine Subaru after 3 months.
The MRT system is supposed to give the greatest power gains of any EJ25 exhaust (~14 hp/tq) and it's only $700 for the whole system.
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