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Old 01-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #101
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2015 DGM WRX


Originally Posted by fiatlux View Post
I just installed the 5" muffled axleback tonight, and it sounds awesome. Great fit and finish and all that.

I did notice that one side hangs lower than the other. Any tips on evening it out?
This is a very easy fix, I'll just post up our tip adjustment information.

Originally Posted by Nameless Performance
The one adjustment that you have available on your 2011+ Subaru WRX or STi Axleback exhaust is the adjustment of tip height. The holes in the flange on the axleback exhaust are slightly larger than the diameter of the bolts that attach the Axleback exhaust to the midpipe on your car. This means that you can loosen the bolts connecting the Axleback to the Midpipe and adjust the orientation of the Axleback flange relative to the flange on the midpipe. Because the flanges are forward of the main hangers for the Axleback portion of the exhaust, moving the Axleback flange upward relative to the midpipe flange will move the tips downward. If one of your tips is hanging lower than the other, you need to loosen the flange for that side and pull the Axleback flange downward in order to move the tip upward. Often times you'll have one of the tips installed in highest orientation and the other in the lowest orientation, which may require you to move one tip down slightly and the other up slightly in order to level the two tips relative to the bumper.

If you have our midpipe installed as well (for a full Catback configuration), the V-Band connection at the Y of the midpipe may be rotated slightly as well which can cause one tip to hang lower than the other. Again, loosening the V-Band clamp slightly and rotating the Y section to accommodate the direction you want to move the tips is the solution. It is best to do this with the Axleback flanges slightly loose as well so that they will situate into the proper location.
Originally Posted by warmitup View Post
Just play with the bushings. Did you buy any from Nameless? Use a shorter towards rear of car to suck it up closer towards valance etc. You can bend the exhaust hangers too.
No need to ever bend the hangers of the exhaust, all of the adjustment is at the flange.

Originally Posted by DavinRL View Post
How many bushings do you recommend buying to avoid this problem?
Buying the bushings will not affect the fitment of the exhaust, just the amount of movement while driving. That being said, there are 4 bushings in the axleback section, with a 5th being located in the midpipe.

Originally Posted by vikingRS View Post
The Nameless bushings are the same length as the stock units, they're made of a stiffer material though.
Winner! They are polyurethane, way stiffer than the factory ones.

Originally Posted by DavinRL View Post
Do you need the nameless ones?

Edit: wrong quote.
Most of our customers will be just fine without buying the exhaust bushings. They are very nice to have, and a great addition to our exhaust. They prevent any exhaust movement because they are so much stiffer than the factory hangers, which allow a fair amount of sway, especially during moments of spirited driving.

If you plan on doing any autox, or road course racing, these are HIGHLY recommended to keep the exhaust from contacting the sides of the rear valance during aggressive acceleration, deceleration, and cornering.

Ryan @ Nameless
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