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Old 11-26-2003, 11:28 AM   #1
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I just bought my 04 TS and my friend gave me his stock exhaust and the other night I took off the factory axle back and noticed that the pipe flanges are at different angles. So, how do I need to go about mounting the muffler. Will the WRX factory mid-pipe let it work and mount correct, or do I need to cut and reweld the axle back part to make the flanges mate up. Thanks for any advice. Andy
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Old 11-26-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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My method in life is if can't be bolted, Weld it...!! if your capable of welding this will be your best bet quick easy Fix......
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:11 PM   #3
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you would need to have a mid pipe fabricated to fit it...or u can weld
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:25 PM   #4
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I had a shop re-flange for me, it was pretty cheap. I don't think a wrx mid pipe would work, but I've got no expierence with it.
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:26 PM   #5
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I had a shop re-flange for me, it was pretty cheap. I don't think a wrx mid pipe would work, but I've got no expierence with it.
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wrx pipe wont work, the flange at the cat wouldnt line up
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:12 PM   #6
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plus, i think the wrx midpipe is shorter than the RS or the TS midpipes. i just got my flange rotated at a muffler shop for 60 bucks and got rid of my resonator while i was there. personally, i didnt like the muffler cuz it was too quiet and didnt notice much power gains. i got a 5 zigen instead. now i think thats too loud. it backfires lots too. eh... but wrx mufflers are cool

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Old 11-26-2003, 10:01 PM   #7
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Not to worry, it will work out fine.

Take the center pipe and muffler to a local shop. I had Meineke fix my catback setup for $60. They'll cut the existing flange off and add another and lengthen the center pipe about two or three inches. The system should have the same mounting points and the entire process took about 30 minutes.

Best part of the new system? No droning sounds with the wagon and it doesn't attract unnecessary attention. We've had it on our '02 OBS for about a year and its been great.

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