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Old 12-09-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Favorite exhaust system? (Hampton Roads n00b)

Just bought my 07 WRX today and it should be here tuesday So I thought I'd do some research and find out if theres a specific brand/model that people go far. I know its all about personal preference, but is there an exhaust that everybody can agree on overall? Something that'll let your engine growl with a nice deep rumble even equipped with a cat.

Anyway folks, list your favorite TBE exhaust brand/model or combinations (different brand downpipe + catback)
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:01 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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TurboXS flex UP
TurboXS 4in. DP
TurboXS Race Pipe and RFL-Ti Canister
my current setup and absoulutely love the growl

Other good ones:
BLITZ NUR-SPEC type RX -->Police magnet

HKS Hi-Power is very good too, just a little raspy compared to others

Go to a local meet and have a listen for yourself
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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^ Thats a great idea, I never thought of attending a local meet. Btw, I hear some downpipes have cracking issues. Can someone enlighten me on this? Is it only with a specific brand?
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:11 PM   #5
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first round for me was Helix non catted DP & cat back..w a Cobb stg2..good quality and doesnt cost an arm & a leg.
now im runnin a Ultimate racing noncatted DP & external WG with an HKS carbon Ti cat back
I dig em both...the latter is better though...reason why im runnin it
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:14 PM   #6
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first round for me was Helix non catted DP & cat back..w a Cobb stg2..good quality and doesnt cost an arm & a leg.
now im runnin a Ultimate racing noncatted DP & external WG with an HKS carbon Ti cat back
I dig em both...the latter is better though...reason why im runnin it
damn, your new setup must scream with that EWG, not to mention with the HKS Carbon-Ti
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:31 PM   #7
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Helix catted downpipe
Helix catback
06+ WRX has catless up-pipe so don't waste your money on an aftermarket catless up-pipe.

It sounds and looks pretty good IMHO.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:32 PM   #8
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It really comes down to the look/sound level you are after, almost all exhausts give similar gains in power.

Do some research and you will find one to your liking
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:54 PM   #9
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yep. research. do you want aluminized steel,stainless,titanium,raw steel. how much you wanna spend? you can get a muffler shop hookup for a hundred to a couple hundred to a couple grand for a jdm ti piece.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:55 PM   #10
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:57 PM   #11
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We are all over at my house now in VA Beach, drunk and punching each other. I moved this here as local advice is better than national advice as hearing is better than opinions or videos. Here's your help though:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=447182
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:03 PM   #12
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perrins DUALTUBE SINGLETIP is the shiznitsssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:03 PM   #13
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I had the Stromung dual tip cat back when my car was N/A and now have the Stromung dual tip turbo back (catted)... I love how it has a nice deep rumble yet its pretty damn quiet. I also have the STi up-pipe but ive been too lazy to install it. Sometimes i do wish it was louder... somedays i just feel like being rowdy i guess. Ive thought about looking for an Apexi axle back or something similar that will bolt right up to the stromung mid pipe... just for the days that i feel like making some noise. The only thing that i dont like about the fart can is that it looks too big or out of place on a GC. The Stromung is perfect in every way IMO.

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Old 12-09-2006, 09:05 PM   #14
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Thanks, sorry I keep posting stuff in the wrong section I'm still learning hehe. What kind of exhaust do you have on your car, maybe I could hear it sometime. I live in Norfolk
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:06 PM   #15
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I was just thinking... does anyone know of a dual tip axle back exhaust similar to the stromung that has that loud, deep boxer rumble. That would be perfect.
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:27 PM   #16
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I had a helix puppy launcher. I got a few tickets before I decided to take it off.

You want to be careful around here, esp summers in Va beach. The Popo likes to target large diameter and loud exhausts. I would rule out the Helix and RFL (I have owned both)

If I were to do it all again, I would go prodrive or borla. I never got to hear the daddys SCP though.

There are plenty of local meets where you can hear some, though most of the locals have pretty quiet exhausts.
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:17 PM   #17
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I was just thinking... does anyone know of a dual tip axle back exhaust similar to the stromung that has that loud, deep boxer rumble. That would be perfect.
B&B, bruellen, mrt, Borla. there is a bruellen for sale somewhere in here right now too. There beautiful too.
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:20 PM   #18
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:47 PM   #19
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^ i think i found a winner! any fitment issues or rubbing at all?
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Remember my advice buddy....personal opinions and videos suck....see and hear it in person. There are over 100 Subaru owners locally, talk to some and hear some BEFORE you purchase. I have the Massiv Catback myself and it's one of the quietest there is. Dave should post later, but there's a weekly meet on Wed that should help you see/hear exhausts. You also need to research engine management as well as you shouldn't slap exhausts on 04+ Subarus willy-nilly and think you are done. You have a LOT to learn....use us.
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:01 PM   #21
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^ i think i found a winner! any fitment issues or rubbing at all?

well mine is not silent, it is loud, but no drone on the highway. No fitment issues on my STi... but you NEED kartboy hangers (regular, not long).

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Old 12-09-2006, 11:17 PM   #23
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Remember my advice buddy....personal opinions and videos suck....see and hear it in person. There are over 100 Subaru owners locally, talk to some and hear some BEFORE you purchase. I have the Massiv Catback myself and it's one of the quietest there is. Dave should post later, but there's a weekly meet on Wed that should help you see/hear exhausts. You also need to research engine management as well as you shouldn't slap exhausts on 04+ Subarus willy-nilly and think you are done. You have a LOT to learn....use us.

I gotcha, Im just gathering information and seeing what my options are. And of course I'd get some EM before the exhaust! I've been reading around on the forums for a few weeks so I know TBE before EM is a big no-no Well I hope to meet up with you guys one of these days after I get my car and experience everything firsthand
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:44 PM   #24
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