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Old 04-27-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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Question MY 02-04 Borla Cat Back fit MY00 RS?

Does anyone know if a Borla Catback for a MY02- WRX will fit my MY00 RS? I know I have to modify the one hanger towards the front of the muffler, but as far as the mid pipe and hanger I am not sure. Also are the bends the same?
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Old 04-27-2004, 10:53 AM   #2
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im pretty sure that things piping is either 2.5 or 3" which is to big for n/a cars. well some people run 2.5 but i would never go above 2.25
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Old 04-27-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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I think the midpipe is a different length for the WRX's . It is different because it connects to the downpipe/cat on the WRX.
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Old 04-27-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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I never thought of that...I'll have to check the lenght out.
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:23 AM   #5
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I had the borla catback on my 04 RS. It sounded like a beast, but the piping was too big. I found better power out of 2.25" piping. Are you going for sound or performance? If you wanna sound mean, go with Borla headers and catback.
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:52 AM   #6
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What I want to achieve is a nice aggressive tone, but with out the annoying drone inside the car. I'd like it to sound off real nice, but when cruising the tone needs to be not too prominant. I think the WRX cat back's piping is too big for a NA car. A combination of performance and sound is what I am looking for. I'll save the super aggressive sound for when I get a WRX.

ttboy19: Was the Borla exhaust that you had made for the RS?
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:42 AM   #7
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The borla I had was meant for the WRX. If you want, I have a video clip up somewhere of my cobb headers/stromung catback. Just do a search under my screen name and for the topic "Cobb" or "Cobb Headers"
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:39 AM   #8
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One thing that I question is the exhaust routing. Does the piping take the same route on the MY00 as the MY02->?
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:12 PM   #9
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should be the same.
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:52 PM   #10
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Yeah. It's the same. Just the hanger is in a different place.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:12 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:17 PM   #12
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If you want a good rumble and good performance. Go with an equal length header (Cobb,Stromung,TWE) and I would suggest the Stromung Catback. Great gains, great sound, no drone.
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I think 2.5" piping may be a little too big for a N/A car.
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Old 04-29-2004, 09:52 PM   #15
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I think 2.5" piping may be a little too big for a N/A car.
it is. you'll lose power.
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what does a new exhaust do to preformance?
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:36 PM   #17
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nothing really
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just to make it sound really cool?
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thats my personal opinion i felt no difference when i put my exhaust on
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The right size exhausts frees up the flow so you gain some power. You should gain something because a little better flow is always better.

piker thinks that when installing an exhaust, you should get power like a turbo
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i hate you rob i did not say that but the power wont be that noticeable


dont be hatin cause i get out earlier than you!
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Does anyone know if a Borla Catback for a MY02- WRX will fit my MY00 RS? I know I have to modify the one hanger towards the front of the muffler, but as far as the mid pipe and hanger I am not sure. Also are the bends the same?
Has anyone said that the mid-pipe won't mate but the axle back will bolt right up? You will need to change the position of the rear hanger on the muffler though. The hanger points towards the pass. side on the WRX, but it points towards the driver side on the 00RS.
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