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Old 04-13-2005, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Whats the least ricey exhaust

Dont say stock, but Im looking to do an exhaust that wont sound like a honda civic you all know better than I please let me know.
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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Hey i went with the invidia cat back exhaust and then later added the downpipe. It sounds really nice and its got a deep rumble. Trust me its the way to go.
Borla and HKS also have some pretty nice exhausts but i fell in love with the Invidia when i heard it. Search for some sound clips, If you have troube finding clips i can send u some, im just to lazy now =)
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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Any exhuast really just make sure its catback and 2.25 piping or less for n/a cars
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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oh yah, i forgot this was the n/a section. Yah i dont know if invidia makes their pipes smaller than 3' soo yah..good luck on finding a nice one though
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:34 AM   #5
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The only non ricey exhaust is a custom exhaust that retains the look of a stock exhaust.
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:49 AM   #6
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SPD by bolara has a really nice one out.. and it doesnt void your warranty eaither.. comes as an option on the sti @ times

im bout to get a blitz nurspec w/ jdm down pipe soon tho anything w/ a silencer will work, and the way our engines are bulit its not going to have a high picthed whining sound like the hondas do
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:57 AM   #7
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there are very few exhausts that succeed in making a subaru 2.5l sound like a honda... magnaflow N1 canister is the only one i've ever heard do it in real life... some borlas sound crappy, too... but that might just be because i heard it through video on the internet.

bosal, stromung, hks, greddy, apexi- all sound pretty low and mean.
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:20 AM   #8
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If rice = spending money on things that won't make you faster, then all name brand exhausts are ricey, cuz custom can give you the same gains for less, so you're paying more for the name.

booyam. flame away
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:28 AM   #9
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If rice = spending money on things that won't make you faster, then all name brand exhausts are ricey, cuz custom can give you the same gains for less, so you're paying more for the name.

booyam. flame away
i'ma treat you like a charbroiled burger at fuddruckers.

no seriously-

-longevity

-aesthetics

-rust prevention


these are all reasons that the aftermarket exhausts are worth it. a GOOD custom job can be just as good, but you'll probably end up paying almost as much.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:36 AM   #10
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get an sti axle back and a 2.25 custom mid-pipe made up to match it.


i have a tanabe racing medallion and i'm pulling that can off and sticking the sti can on instead so it doesn't look like i've got a rocket launcher hanging from my bumper... car drives great with the tanabe but its definitely got a honda fart can sound to it when you're on it... i have a wrx can but its <2.25 piping and i can actually feel the difference when i have it on vs. the straight pipe (go figure)
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:26 AM   #11
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Dont say stock, but Im looking to do an exhaust that wont sound like a honda civic you all know better than I please let me know.
dont wanna sound like a civic?!?! inline sounds way different from horizontally opposed to begin with...i heard many 2.5rs's with just a muffler replaced it sounds nice not like a civic as you say.
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Old 04-13-2005, 11:18 AM   #12
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Fred is right, subaru engine sound different from hondas just because it's horizontally opposed. I have JIC Bullet and Borla headers and I can say that it sounds nothing like a honda.
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:37 PM   #13
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I have a Stromung DTM RS Catback...and I'm extremly happy with it....you should see the reactions I get when my OUTBACK SPORT rumbles by...haha....
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:07 PM   #14
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I'm going with a custom cat-back setup using 2.25" piping, a Magnaflow resonator in the midpipe, a Borla ProXS muffler and Borla Oval Angle-Cut tip.

This will sound like no Honda on earth.

The oval tip will fit the cutout on the bumper perfectly, looking IMO better than the circular single tip that comes stock.

This setup will cost roughly half of what a similar aftermarket bolt-on system would and perform, last and sound just as good.

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Old 04-13-2005, 01:19 PM   #15
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When all is said and done, post some pictures and sound clips and total cost..with a brakedown if possible. Thank's...

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I'm going with a custom cat-back setup using 2.25" piping, a Magnaflow resonator in the midpipe, a Borla ProXS muffler and Borla Oval Angle-Cut tip.

This will sound like no Honda on earth.

The oval tip will fit the cutout on the bumper perfectly, looking IMO better than the circular single tip that comes stock.

This setup will cost roughly half of what a similar aftermarket bolt-on system would and perform, last and sound just as good.

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Old 04-13-2005, 06:31 PM   #16
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well, as well as looks go, least ricey would be a stromung twin tip. they don't sound to bad either.

however, if you can standa ricey looking exhaust, the best sound IMHO is the apex N1 catback...borla headers only make it sound better.
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Old 04-13-2005, 06:42 PM   #17
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The oval tip will fit the cutout on the bumper perfectly, looking IMO better than the circular single tip that comes stock.
I agree, that's why I had an oval tip put on mine
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:07 AM   #18
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When all is said and done, post some pictures and sound clips and total cost..with a brakedown if possible. Thank's...
It's about a month off but I'll definitely be taking pics of the install and will try to post-em up here.

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Old 04-14-2005, 09:45 AM   #19
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well, as well as looks go, least ricey would be a stromung twin tip. they don't sound to bad either.

however, if you can standa ricey looking exhaust, the best sound IMHO is the apex N1 catback...borla headers only make it sound better.
I have the twin tip Stromung with a Borla header (still debating on the Random Tech dual high flow cat) and I love the sound...someday I'll have to find someone with the N1 and Borla and compare in person....

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It's about a month off but I'll definitely be taking pics of the install and will try to post-em up here.

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...can't wait to see them!!!
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:05 PM   #20
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Id say the best looking is the Stromung dual tip. I think a scoobysport catback sounds the best, however, it's very expensive.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:38 PM   #21
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yea, i have the stromug dual tip with the borla header, and its a very sweet sound. i think my random cat pipe just came in also, so we will see how that sounds
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:33 PM   #22
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I Love my greddy Evo sounds great and not too loud at crusing speed. I do a lot of highway travel... if you don't want it to sound like a civic just get a set of borla headers they give you that nice off beat pulse like you hear on the wrx's combined with any cat back it will sound different. Might even scare some civic owners
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:52 PM   #23
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I have a Tsudo cat back...the damn car sounds like a V8. I get a lot of compliments on the sound. I love it.
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:06 PM   #24
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prodrive - a lot of people think it is too quiet but I love it. Nice mellow sound but sounds great at wot.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:54 AM   #25
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Id say the best looking is the Stromung dual tip. I think a scoobysport catback sounds the best, however, it's very expensive.
The Stromung isn't far behind on price though.....but well worth it....

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yea, i have the stromug dual tip with the borla header, and its a very sweet sound. i think my random cat pipe just came in also, so we will see how that sounds
SHane
Shane-Let me know how much louder it gets.....did you get the dual cat or did you find a single cat one somewhere....I've been throwing around this idea for some time now....however I have my son's ears to worrow about when I have him.....I'll let ya' know on the alt wire when I get it figured out to....any way you can record the difference in a sound format to share...one without the random tech cat and one with?
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