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Old 07-25-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
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Post WRX axleback on GC8

From what I already read it seems that all that has to be done is rotate the flange and have the hanger relocated. What Im wondering is if the axleback has to be from a certain year WRX 02-03 or 04-05. Or are they all interchangable? Thanks.
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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Interchangeable. Get a WRX midpipe while youre at it: I paid $20 for mine. Axleback was free. It is that simple. If you get the midpipe, cut and rotate the midpipe flange.

Nice upgrade, quiet but deep, feels faster.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:42 PM   #3
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How wide's the WRX midpipe?
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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RS/TS is 1.75. WRX midpipe is 2.25, which most people recommend. The welder will need to cut the cat pipe end of the WRX midpipe and weld a piece that flares from 1.75 to 2.25 so it will match up the the cats on your car.

It makes a noticable difference in power and sound, plus any WRX axleback will then bolt right up.

I got a WRX axle back for free. It is very quiet, but adds a very deep sound and looks sweet. I also got a ghetto looking duromax axleback for free, which is loud and deep. You can hear me from a block away. On my wagon, at some rpm's it drones a bit, but it is fun and I can drive better now that I can hear the engine.
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Old 07-26-2004, 01:07 PM   #5
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FWIW, the wrx axle sounds like ass, and has relatively no gains.
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Old 07-26-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
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I actually felt gains with the WRX midpipe and axleback combo. It is very quiet, but a hell of a lot louder than stock, for sure.

If you just slapped a WRX axleback on there...I bet you won't see much difference, true
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