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Old 08-17-2001, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Stromung installed

Just got my Stromung from Irvine Subaru. Nice sound, easy install, felt some gains throughout the whole powerband. Over all pretty happy with it. Now I just have to put up with the crap my friend gives me for how much I spent on it. His exhaust for his Eclipse cost only $120, it was one of those universal jobs. He thought I should have bought the same thing, but as I have always thought, something that is made specifically for one type of car is going to be better than any kind of universal. Am I right? I would hate to think I spent over $250 more than the next guy simply for a name.

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Old 08-17-2001, 06:50 PM   #2
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I have long thought that there are two ways to do something, the cheap way, and the easy way. There are legitimate bargains in this crazy car-modding world, but in the case of the Stromung, you get what you pay for.

"Universal" is precisely that. They can be made to work, but isn't it always better to have something that fits? If someone tried to sell you a "universal" shoe, you'd laugh at them.

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Old 08-17-2001, 07:06 PM   #3
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Well said, Kevin. Congratulations on your new sound, Derek. Don't mind your friend... he's probably just jealous 'cause his Eclipse will never sound like your Legacy.

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Old 08-17-2001, 09:47 PM   #4
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See I knew I done good
Speaking of sound, I swear I have a v6 tucked under the hood the way the exhaust sounds. You're right, his eclipse will never sound like mine.

-Derek

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Old 08-17-2001, 11:47 PM   #5
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I got mine from Irvine also. The sound is incredible. My friends with Hondas etc. thought I paid way to much. But after they heard it they really didn't have much more to say. That was the first time they heard a H4. It didn't sound like a fart-in-a-jar.
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Old 08-17-2001, 11:52 PM   #6
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Yeah, nobody believes me when I tell them I've got a 4 banger under the hood. They all swear it's a 6. Until I open up the hood, of course.
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Old 08-18-2001, 05:19 PM   #7
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Question Emissions

Just out of curiosity, and I suppose I should have gotten this checked before hand, but has anyone smogged their vehicle with a Stromung installed and passed? I still have a full year before new tags are due, but I want to know what I have in store.

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Old 08-18-2001, 06:16 PM   #8
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No smog tests in SC... with all the pickups running straight pipes I think we'd have another civil war if the gummint' tried to enforce emmisions here.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

You could always slap the stock muffler on the car before emissions testing day though =)
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Old 08-18-2001, 09:25 PM   #9
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I was under the impression that any catback exhaust system had no effect on emissions as you aren't changing the catalytic converter. I remember reading that in another post somewhere.

"Mess with the cat, and your fine will be fat! Keep it behind, and your emissions'll be just fine!"

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Old 08-19-2001, 12:49 AM   #10
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Well thats a burden off my mind. I'll remember that, it does make sense. What about headers, like the Borla Gen II? Would those make any difference? Just curious, possible future purchase

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Old 08-19-2001, 01:53 AM   #11
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Unhappy Was told not a good idea

I was told by Subaru SC that Headers is not a good idea here in CA. That the car will problay not pass smog. I find that hard to believe but then again with CA you never now.
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Old 08-19-2001, 11:40 AM   #12
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Well i have had the stromung single tip for a few years now, and it seems to sound better as it ages.
Just a quick $0.02 to those who have the stromung, to make it last through the winter, i sprayed it every once in a while with Autozone bumper coating (except the chrome tip) to keep out the rust. The chrome tip will last but the rest of the exhaust rust at the slightest moment.
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Old 08-19-2001, 05:00 PM   #13
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Default double check this

Although cali is bass ackwards (Im not bitter or anything) in the whole smog crackdown thing, I do believe the borla gen 2s are carb certified so they would pass the visual inspection of a smog test and unless you have some serious head mods or an aftermarket turbo it should still pass the actual emisions test too. Please double check the carb cert though and be sure to keep the paperwork or the box that will come with the headers to prove to the smog tech that they are street legal
Good luck, and let us know how it goes
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