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Old 09-19-2001, 06:33 AM   #1
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Iwas wondering if anyone has the the Apex N1 Exhaust and if it is good for the WRX ?
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Old 09-19-2001, 01:41 PM   #2
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I dont have te A'pexi N1 or even a WRX for that matter, but I hear from most people that they like it. I've seen pictures of a WRX equiped with the N1 and it definately looks very nice. Some have said it's a bit too loud though. (theres always the silencer). If you like the N1 design check out Tanabe's Racing Medallion.

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Old 09-19-2001, 04:54 PM   #3
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Old 09-19-2001, 05:02 PM   #4
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Does Tanabe have a website
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Old 09-19-2001, 06:17 PM   #5
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try doing a search for mackin industries....that's tanabe's mother company
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Old 09-19-2001, 06:56 PM   #6
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Please use this forum to post REVIEWS only. I'm no moderator, but I know this isn't the place to be asking questions.
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Old 09-19-2001, 10:40 PM   #7
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Tanabe's web site is www.rd-tanabe.com
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Old 09-20-2001, 12:59 AM   #8
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I bought a used N1 for my 2000 RS, It had a small rip in the can because the guy before bottomed out. I welded it back together and thought it would be even louder because of the possibility that some of the packking was lost and it would sound loud and annoying. But I was suprised on how good it sounded, it wasn't too loud or too quiet. It was just perfect loud when you wanted it to be loud and just a mellow rumble when cruising down the highways. I love it and so do all of my friends they say it is the only car that sounds good but doesn't give them a headache after a long trip. There are 2 kinds you can get the resonated and nonresonated, there is a world of difference between them and you should get in touch with APEX and ask them about it. That is why some will say their's is loud and some will say it is just right. I have driven Subarus with both kinds and I prefer the resonated because even though a loud exhaust is cool at first it will get old and you will hate it. A lot of my friends made that mistake and now wish they would have bought the resonated one. Good luck with it I think it is a great product
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Old 09-20-2001, 03:53 PM   #9
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I purchased a used universal NA Apex'i N1 backbox and had a 2.25" cat-back built to go with it. I don't find it too intrusive at all. It produces a very nice sound inside the car but doesn't drone. Sounds much better with the windows down, though I am using the non-resonated version. The mufflers themselves are a very well built piece that is highly regarding in the import tuning world. They are rather pricey, but are worth it due to their low-restriction design.

It is getting removed soon for a 3" mandrel bent system with a Magnaflow :lildevil: <-- i want that to work still...

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Old 09-25-2001, 03:48 AM   #10
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great exhaust I love the sound so much
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Old 09-26-2001, 06:02 PM   #11
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i have a turbo back on my wrx wagon. fits great, but one hanger. I have not modified it at all (to fit the last hanger), and dont plan to.

Quality - top notch. comes with a small layer of heat coating. when looking at it off the car, it is the straightest exhaust i have ever seen. Like you could actually look down the muffler (if you want to call it a muffler) and see light on the other end. i didnt think it was goong to fit, but when installed, it fit perfectly. the muffler is staright through. The down pipe is ~2.5" at the turbo, and 3" at the flange that attatches to the rear section. the rear section starts out 3" and tapers to almost 4" to the muffler. the tip is about 5" at the opening.

install - took about an hour for both the dp and the rear section. the dp was about 40 of those minutes. make sure you have extra bolts, i strippen one in the process. or rather, it fell apart on me while taking the car apart. the kit i got had extra bolts, so i used one of those. make sure to use anti seize when replacing the bolts. also, make sure to tighten all bolts at the turbo, THEN the flange, THEN the hangar bolts.

performance - sick. sounds like a v-8 or porsche, and loud as hell. very bassie. i felt a signifigant increase in power, drivablility, and the turbo spools much quicker. i would go as far to say that lag rarely is an issue.

price - i got mine for 800 bucks. in the box, shipped to my door, it was 850.

i would recommend this to anyone who doesnt mind a loud, race look exhaust. if you dont like loud exhaust, then dont get this exhaust. i did order the "butt-plug" to spare the block i live on.

any questions, please PM me.

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Old 09-30-2001, 12:29 AM   #12
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i have the N1 and it's nice and grumbly at idle. its pretty quiet most of the time but at WOT it's pretty loud (but not ricey). i recomend it to anyone but u have to not mind the large cannister.
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Old 09-30-2001, 04:09 PM   #13
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Has anyone compared the performance between the APEX N1 and the GReddy EVO? They both seem similar but whats good for what? Anyone?
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Old 09-30-2001, 04:33 PM   #14
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Apex N1 is angled tail..it sticks out toward left...but i think Greddy EVO is just straight . so looks is different.

performancewise im not sure.

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Old 10-05-2001, 11:28 AM   #15
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anybody know will the N1 fit ok with a syms rear bumper?
and does the N1 fit on a 01 RS?

i went to some wed sites like http://www.apexi-usa.com/exhausts_n1_applications.asp and it list fit 96-00.....
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my friend in his Impreza loves his. i like hte sound gets nice anddeep with time.
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Old 10-06-2001, 04:00 AM   #17
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Its coffee can style, but everyone seems to like the performance and sound
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is there going to be a wrx sedan catback application available anytime in the future?
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Old 03-01-2002, 12:41 AM   #20
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i have a custom apexi n1 exhaust. 3 inch piping. it sounds great, real quiet with that v8 noise. nothing major in performance but than again what catback is?

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I just bought the Apex N1 and downpipe from 'josh,' who posted about it earlier. I'll be installing it next weekend along with a Vishnu up-pipe. Anyone in the LA area who wants to hear it can contact me.

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Old 03-08-2002, 02:15 AM   #22
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I dont have Apex N1, but my friend does, and its louder than my HKS hiper. I suppose he is running catless thats why his is REALLY loud, I can hear him from about 1 and a half block away.

for a sound clip of HKS hiper go here

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Old 10-22-2002, 07:30 PM   #23
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Default Apex'i N1 cat-back for WRX

I picked up this exhaust a few weeks ago from SpeedRacerParts.com for less than the listed $439 (cuz of all the other toys I picked up ).

Impressions:

1. It looks really nice. The fat tip, the way the muffler hangs, everything looks great.

2. The fitment was perfect. I simply drove the car up the ramp, unbolted the stock cat-back and bolted the N1 on. Took me less than 45 minutes, I think. But then, who's counting when you are having fun getting your hands dirty

3. It sounds great. Without the silencer, which was the way I drove around after installation, it is aggressively loud, with the tone of the boxer engine clearly audible. With the silencer in place, it is only slightly louder than stock.

4. Performance - I definitely feel the revs climb faster with the N1 in place. I do feel a difference with and without the silencer, which is the reason the silencer is off the car

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By the way, the cat-back is the only performance mod I have on the car so far.
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I must definitely agree with you.

I have the N1 also and it sounds and feels great!

When I installed tho it took me about 2 and half hours as all I was using was a manual car jack.
Aligning and geting the coiled bolts on to the cat were difficult as I had no leverage. But that don't matter much. I got it in and it is Schweet!
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