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Old 11-05-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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I was wondering. Will the axle backs for the 02-03 WRX fit the 02-03 2.5 RS? i only ask because my friend is having a birthday soon and i was thinking of getting him an exhaust for his 02 2.5 RS or something to that effect. Just a question.
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Old 11-05-2003, 09:53 AM   #2
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I don't believe so, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:12 AM   #3
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i believe that they are the same execpt the hanger before the muff. its flipped around.
Easy fix with a welder
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Old 11-05-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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That and the flange is twisted .
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If you want to fit a WRX muffler section to an RS or TS MY02+ you just have to get the flange rotated.

The hanger thing is for MY01-

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Before I had my exhaust system of current on we tried to bolt on a stock WRX exhaust system... and indeed the flange is twisted.
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kool. thanks. my buddy already has his flanges rotated, cuz he had the wrx muffler welded on. but i had no idea if it would fit or not. thanks for the help.
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they might have rotated the flange on the muffler, not the cat back, so he might still have to have it done.
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so all the flanges would have to be rotated if he got a catback system?? is that right? but are the piping bends the same as the WRX as in the 2.5 RS? it should be right?
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so all the flanges would have to be rotated if he got a catback system?? is that right? but are the piping bends the same as the WRX as in the 2.5 RS? it should be right?
I have one on my '01 RS right now. If anything, you may have to relocate a hanger and add a new flange. Meineke did it for $60 . Actually sounds decent too. I had a Stromung, but had some build issues with it, plus I work at night so I didn't want to roar into the neighborhood at 3am.
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I have one on my '01 RS right now. If anything, you may have to relocate a hanger and add a new flange. Meineke did it for $60 . Actually sounds decent too. I had a Stromung, but had some build issues with it, plus I work at night so I didn't want to roar into the neighborhood at 3am.
What kinda exhaust setup? Any loss in power between the stromung and the wrx muffler?
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What kinda exhaust setup? Any loss in power between the stromung and the wrx muffler?
I'd probably say no, though I think the axleback is a bit more more for sound than looks. The funny part is that I do get the occasional popping from the exhaust like I did on the Stromung. I am however thinking about adding a midpipe without a resonator since the WRX exhaust is pretty quiet and I don't see noise becoming a problem. I've also got a Ganzflow intake and K&N filter if it matters. I do find that the pull in third gear is very nice and linear so its great when I have to get around Farmer Bob on the backroads.

Seriously, I highly recommend the WRX catback setup. It is real world performance, just on a shoestring budget.
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