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Old 10-29-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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I can't take it anymore! The 15 stock exhaust is too quiet! So I have been looking into cost effective options to give the exhaust a bit more bark and the Nameless muffler delete fits the bill. Now I know there are plenty of videos out there but depending on the video quality, mic quality and upload quality, not to mention how sensitive the microphone is can all effect how the sound is represented in a recording. So I, in a sense, want to try before I buy.

What I mean by this is could I theoretically remove my mufflers and get the same result in sound as I would with the Nameless delete since all it is is a pipe? Of course I would not leave it like this, just do it for a quick drive around to see how it sounds.

The only thing I would be concerned about is what the hot exhaust gasses would do to the undercarriage where the axle back portion unbolts. Also, are there gaskets on those joints that would have to be replaced?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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Of course you can remove the axle back and get the same affect. Sound my vary slightly due to it exiting under the car. Of course if you only want to try it for maybe a drive or so, you won't have to worry about exhaust gas.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:20 PM   #3
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I actually did this in my 2010. The sound was a lot louder without the axleback muffler delete because the end of the pipes were closer to me under the car. Once the axle back muffler delete was on, the tone remained the same, but was less loud as the sound moved further away from me and out from underneath the car. Also, I wouldn't drive it that way for too long, the gases found their way inside my car pretty quickly.

For reference this was on a 2010 sedan, dual exit. And, I couldn't be happier with my nameless axleback.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:32 PM   #4
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I did this on my 11 still sedan and without any mufflers I couldn't tell any difference from stock. I've now had the nameless for 6 months and its nice. Big difference and over here in the DC area for some reason all the M3 owners love the sound of my car.

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Old 10-31-2014, 07:11 AM   #5
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On my '13 WRX sedan, I removed the OEM muffler and drove it around for few days before installing the Nameless muffler delete. It tones down the shaking/raspy noise without proper axle back (as the Y-Pipe was facing upwards) and gave it a nice deep tone. It got rid of the hesitation on higher gears also.

Most YouTube videos don't do justice; it's always missing that deep tone (probably need a really good headset to even hear it).

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Old 10-31-2014, 04:04 PM   #6
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Before installing my Nameless axleback, I gave the car a few revs to see what it would sound like with no mufflers. I actually think the car sounds better with the stock axleback than with no mufflers. I've heard the car with the Nameless muffler delete and I think it sounds nothing like the car with no mufflers. I think your best bet would to be find someone local with a muffler delete and hear what it sounds like in person. Local meets are a place for this as well.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:07 PM   #7
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Also, are there gaskets on those joints that would have to be replaced?
Yes, the gaskets would need to be replaced, but Nameless provides new gaskets for you. I recommend getting 2 or 4 hanger bushings as well.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:16 AM   #8
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I ended up not replacing my gaskets as they weren't in a horrible shape although it probably won't hurt as they are cheap.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:31 AM   #9
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If you take the mufflers off, be mindful of where the exhaust is exiting.

I know on the 08-14 WRX and STI the exhaust actually blows directly at the rear subframe bushings at very close range.

You don't want to melt or degrade something like that.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:13 AM   #10
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1. Fill out http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/usercp.php? with your Chapter/Region info.
2. Go to Chapter/Region and post, "Who here has XXXX exhaust on a 2015 WRX that I can meet up with to hear it?"
3. Meet up with them, hear the exhaust, make a friend.

If 2 doesn't work, but a used one that way you can resell it with less of a money loss.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:15 PM   #11
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tbh the nameless axleback muffler DELETE is not quiet at all.
If youre looking for a just a little louder than stock id recommend their axleback with 5 inch mufflers. Ive heard the next step louder (4 inch muffler) also is tame enough for long daily driving.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:31 PM   #12
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Wait just a minute here. You mean to tell me that removing the muffler results in the engine noises no longer being muffled?

Color me surprised!
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