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Old 11-07-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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I'm going to get a cat-back exhaust for my 05 STI soon.. probably one of either TXS, Invidia, Blitz nur spec, scoobysport, espelir, or HkS. Then I decided I want the angled look and some level of loudness (100+ decibels). That narrows my choices down to HKS and Invidia..
can anyone help me decide between the two? or can anyone think of any other cat-back exhaust that I might like?
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:15 PM   #2
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invidia full TI catback!!!!

deep tone and only 10 lbs...
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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I think my HKS is McDonald's...

























'Cuz I'm lovin' it.

w00t yeah I love my Hi-Power catback...and I'm sure it's even gonna be louder once I get my downpipe!

That's my .02!
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:22 PM   #4
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does anyone know if Invidia's catback is quieter/louder than HkS catback? and is HkS hi-power the same overall design and functionality as the carbon-TI? (does that 200-300 dollar difference come only from the appearance upgrade?) thanks
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:28 PM   #5
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txs!
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:54 PM   #6
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COBB Turbo Back
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:58 PM   #7
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if u want the 'angled' look... the txs is nice and loud
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:24 PM   #8
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hmm.. for some reason I've been thinking TXS exhaust was straight, not angled..
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:39 PM   #9
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didn't TXS RFL exhaust have problem with burning the bumper due to its short tip and proximity to the bumper? Has that issue been fixed? btw.. now my choices are between TXS, HKS, and Invidia. all feedbacks are welcome
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Old 11-08-2004, 02:45 AM   #10
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yea TXS's new model fixed the problem.. but doesn't TXS offer a catback system? not that it makes much difference anyway.. but I'd rather have a catback than just the axleback, and I don't plan on having the wastegate ported yet so I definitely can't get a turboback..
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Old 11-08-2004, 03:00 AM   #11
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the hks hiper is the same design exactly as the carbon ti
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Old 11-08-2004, 04:11 AM   #12
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tanabe super racing medalion is pretty loud....angled also...here it is on my old car...


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Old 11-08-2004, 04:58 AM   #13
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yea i remember my friend had a wrx with a tannabe SRM.. I've finalized my decision and it'll be between tannabe SRM and HKS hi-power catback. How are the fitment to the 05 STI stock downpipe? Are there any known problems? (other than HKS hangs too low) will I need kartboy hangers for either of them?
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Old 11-08-2004, 05:09 AM   #14
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INVIDIA looks and sounds awesome!
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Old 11-08-2004, 05:33 AM   #15
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I took out Invidia cuz I couldn't find any comparative information for Invidia exhaust when compared to other exhausts..
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Old 11-08-2004, 05:50 AM   #16
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APS all the way. It's by far the best looking and sounding I've seen so far.
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hks hi power...i love mine
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:58 AM   #18
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where did APS come from newayz.. my friend just mentioned a JIC exhaust.. anyone has any info on those?
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didn't TXS RFL exhaust have problem with burning the bumper due to its short tip and proximity to the bumper? Has that issue been fixed? btw.. now my choices are between TXS, HKS, and Invidia. all feedbacks are welcome
You can pick up some Kartboy Longer Exhaust hangers to fix that problem. If you want a loud exhaust, between Invidia and HKS, I would say go for the Invidia. You want a nice deep boxer rumbler.... HKS.

As for the exhaust, I myself will probably go with the HKS Carbon Ti catback.

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Old 11-08-2004, 09:00 AM   #20
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there are a bunch of people on here that have the TXS i'll have them chime in... both the TXS and the JIC Bullet have the big canister angled look... if you want to blow that 100 db (completely get you pulled over) mark then a downpipe is inevitable.
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Well....I hear a bunch of loud rice can suggestions......how about a Stromung or Scoobysport.....you will NEVER have anybody mistake you for a hunduha with one of these
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You want loud get the TurboXs TBE....and you'll get your wish.....

And power that you'll notice....
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Loud fart cans = Rice.

It's like a BOV. With the stock turbo, it won't buy you much. Except unwanted attention.
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:35 AM   #24
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I went w/ the Espelir JGT500 (cat back). I love it. Nice deep sound, throaty.







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Old 11-08-2004, 01:26 PM   #25
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Then I decided I want the angled look and some level of loudness (100+ decibels).
Do you have any idea how loud 100+ dBa is? That's loud to the point where you're probably going to suffer hearing damage from driving it around all day. Most race tracks that require some sort of mufflers on race cars have a 95 dBa limit. And those cars are still pretty darn loud. 101 dBa is 4 times louder than that. You're going to be in the same territory as Harley's running straight pipes.
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