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Old 11-10-2012, 09:27 PM   #1731
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Originally Posted by dennisd

I have a 2012 WRX Hatch with a Cobb intake box, Cobb downpipe and "open source" tuned. My question after reading hundreds of aftermarket exhaust posts is;
" What are the seat-of-your-pants palpable gain variations in say all 3" diameter catback setups?"
Besides the sound differences would I really feel performance gains?
My last car was a Audi S4 that had many mods, the least felt was the Neuspeed aftermarket exhaust. Apparently, the stock exhaust tubing was so good, the $1500 cost of the aftermarket exhaust was just a better sound.
Is the '12 hatch exhaust system restrictive enough that an aftermarket catback would be "felt", like say going 30mph-60mph, 2nd to 3rd shift.?
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If you've read as much as you say you have, you would have deduced that the CBE is simply a noise maker on our cars, until you hit high HP numbers as mentioned. Don't expect any gain at all from a system.
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