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Old 03-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #151
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Hey man...it's Jate from M3forum. How are you liking your WRX? As you probably know...I just sold my M3. Buyer coming next week to get it. I have a deposit on a new 2013 SWP STi. Can't wait to get it. Been wanting to get one since 2005! Searching online for the first set of mods to buy!
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:56 PM   #152
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Hey man...it's Jate from M3forum. How are you liking your WRX? As you probably know...I just sold my M3. Buyer coming next week to get it. I have a deposit on a new 2013 SWP STi. Can't wait to get it. Been wanting to get one since 2005! Searching online for the first set of mods to buy!
Hey man! Glad to see anther m3 member coming to the scooby world. I absolutely love the wrx. Had it for a little over a month now and have no regrets. Definitely a different feeling car, but its a whole other level of fun. Versatile, quick, fun to look at and mod. It's a great car. Congrats on the sti you'll love it! Did you get a sedan or hatch? What color? Let me know if you have any questions at all.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:58 PM   #153
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March 14, 2013

What's being installed: Greddy SP Elite Catback and Torque Performance Bushings

Mileage: 5,028

One of the first major mods I wanted to get done was getting that great subaru rumble. The stock exhaust was just way too quiet for me. It simply just didn't sing. All you could hear was motor (which is not always a bad thing), but it needed to be filled out throughout the whole car. Adding an exhaust was at the top of my list to get done. I searched and searched on tons of different setups. I wanted something that gave the car a little more umph, but wasn't overly loud and obnoxious. Keeping it civil and streetable is my main goal here.

I decided to go with the Greddy SP Elite based on the reviews and feedback I got. It seemed to fit the bill perfectly as it was something that car the car a great subaru sound, but most importantly... no drone. I put out a WTB thread and within 1 day, I had a vendor PM me saying they had one in stock. Built Industries gave me a fantastic price on a brand new catback with torque performance bushings. I couldn't say no, so I placed my order the same day and had the exhaust to me within 3 days of placing the order! I dealt with Mike and Jason and they were fantastic through the whole process. Informative and to the point. Always kept me up to date on the status of my order and even gave me tons of compliments for ordering such a nice piece. Thanks again to the guys at Built Industries!

Overall apperance/look: The exhaust is very, very well made. I come from a background with someone who has done a ton of exhaust work. Different brands, different cars, different sounds... I've done it all so I have seen my fair share of quality and shotty work. Greddy definitely did not disappoint. Their welds, and overall look of this exhaust was spectacular. My favorite part about this piece is the tips. They are MASSIVE. 4 Inches to be exact! The stock exhaust has some puny tips on there, so I knew these would fill out the rear perfectly.

Fitment: I would give a 7/10 (10 being oem). Bolted up fairly easily, but there were some small annoyance that the system had.

1. The front hanger brackets are WAY too close to the exhaust tips. It made getting the bushings on there close to impossible. I had to use a ton of lube (ha ha) and even had to grind down on side of the bushing a bit to get it to slide on.

2. Driver side tips stick out a bit further than the passenger side but a good 1/4 inch. I made sure I kept everything loose before I did the final tightening of all the bolts.

3. The stock spring bolts connection to the down pipe needed a bit of muscle to get the nut threaded on at first. Ended up using a clamp to compress the spring and get the nuts on. This is will change when I add a catted DP down the road, so no biggie.

4. Connection from the muffler to the s pipe took a bit of muscle to line up. Nothing back breaking, but I needed a second set of hands to help me with that part to line it up. Lucky, I had my buddy there with me helping me out.

Yes, these are small "issues", but I am picky so I figured I would point them out. However, I must say the exhaust tucks up very nicely and looks beautiful from the rear.

Sound: Perfection. For someone looking for a nice deep rumble without being an overly obnoxious sound, this is definitely it. Absolutely no drone at any RPM, which I was ecstatic about. Sounds beautiful at WOT and has a nice "bum bum bum" subaru rumble at idle. I am sure adding a DP will only make this sound even better.

Overall thoughts: I really couldn't be more pleased with my choice. I got a great sounding catback that gave me everything I wanted. Little bit higher priced than some competitors, but I think it's worth it. Those 4 inch tips are absolutely killer. I was very nervous about added drone that would come along with an aftermarket exhaust, but I was surprised to hear absolutely none. I specifically tried to get it to drone on the way home and I couldn't for the life of me. Got on it on the way home and it has a beautiful note at WOT. Rowing through the gears is a treat as the system really gives you some great feedback. Two thumbs up for Greddy and Built Industries!!

Video to come...

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #154
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Great build man, can't wait for your video of the greedy. I'm debating between the greddy and the q300 but don't want the invidia drone. Glad your liking the car!
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:11 PM   #155
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Great build man, can't wait for your video of the greedy. I'm debating between the greddy and the q300 but don't want the invidia drone. Glad your liking the car!
Put it this way. I was dead set on the q300 and almost pulled the trigger. Started reading up on it more and almost every review had "terrible drone" somewhere in it. Since I was specifically looking for a DD-able exhaust, I had to toss the invidia out. Granted it may have a bit more rumble/volume than the greddy, I most likely would have removed it sooner than later due to the over bearing drone it is said to have.

I will be sure to get some video soon so everyone can get a listen. Very tough to capture the true sound of exhausts on video, but I will do my best.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:51 PM   #156
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Pics look great man! The 4" tips look amazing. Wish I had four of them. I only have one.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #157
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Pics look great man! The 4" tips look amazing. Wish I had four of them. I only have one.
Thanks man. Wanted to get better pics, but I didn't feel like busting out the good camera during the install. Have a few from my phone though. Ill get some better ones later.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:42 AM   #158
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Wow the Greddy looks great on your car!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:56 AM   #159
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Been researching around to see what oil to use for the WRX. With the M3, there was only 1 oil that could be used on the s54 (castrol tws 10w-60), so it was a bit easy to figure out which to use.

Seems like a lot of WRX guys use a variety of brands, more specifically Shell Rotella T6 5W-40. Just wondering what is a good oil to use for these cars that people have been happy with. I don't mind spending a bit more for something a bit better. Also, which filter is recommended? I've heard the blue OEM Subaru filter is best? FWIW, I will change my oil every 3-4k miles.
Amsoil 5w30 is what I put in my '12 WRX hatch, it has tested very well in the boxer engines. I have put royal purple 5w30 in my car and noticed it shears/ burns up. Amsoil is comparable in price and can be found at Bap Geon stores. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:07 AM   #160
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Looks AMAZING ! Glad we could help you out with this! - Jason
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:18 AM   #161
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Wow the Greddy looks great on your car!
Thank you sir!

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Amsoil 5w30 is what I put in my '12 WRX hatch, it has tested very well in the boxer engines. I have put royal purple 5w30 in my car and noticed it shears/ burns up. Amsoil is comparable in price and can be found at Bap Geon stores. Hope this helps.
Hey, thanks for the feedback! I decided I am going to use Pennzoil ultra 5w-30/OEM Blue filter. I appreciate the help!

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Jason! Thanks a ton man. I really appreciate all your help. Made the whole process easy and painless!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:20 PM   #162
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Hey man quick question about your hard wired radar detector. If you power off the mirror, will it turn the rd off too?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #163
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Hey man quick question about your hard wired radar detector. If you power off the mirror, will it turn the rd off too?
You know, I am not entirely sure. I haven't tried it. I keep the mirror on all the time so I never tried. I will get back to you on it. It should remain on since there is power being supplied to the mirror either way.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:09 PM   #164
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Hey man quick question about your hard wired radar detector. If you power off the mirror, will it turn the rd off too?
I can answer this, if you power off the mirror, the V1 stays on.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #165
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I can answer this, if you power off the mirror, the V1 stays on.
Well, there ya go haha. Thanks for the clarification!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:19 PM   #166
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I wish the last picture was a bit less under-exposed so we could see those tips!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #167
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I wish the last picture was a bit less under-exposed so we could see those tips!
I know, I know. It was dark out and I just got home from installing it. I was even too lazy to get the tripod out haha. I promise to get better pics and a video soon.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #168
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Hey man! Glad to see anther m3 member coming to the scooby world. I absolutely love the wrx. Had it for a little over a month now and have no regrets. Definitely a different feeling car, but its a whole other level of fun. Versatile, quick, fun to look at and mod. It's a great car. Congrats on the sti you'll love it! Did you get a sedan or hatch? What color? Let me know if you have any questions at all.
I've always wanted to get back into a turbo car since I got rid of my A6 with the 2.7T engine. The STi seems to provide a lot of bang for the buck.

I got a SWP STi sedan. With my expanding family, I wanted to get a 4dr...2dr would soon become a pita.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #169
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I've always wanted to get back into a turbo car since I got rid of my A6 with the 2.7T engine. The STi seems to provide a lot of bang for the buck.

I got a SWP STi sedan. With my expanding family, I wanted to get a 4dr...2dr would soon become a pita.
Very nice. I missed being in a turbo as well. Definitely feels good to feel that boost kick in.

Sounds good. Great color! I wanted a 4 door as well for the versatility. I was tired of the 2 door. You'll love the sti. It's an awesome car!
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #170
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Got some day time shots of the exhaust Unfortunately, it randomly started to snow here in NJ, so I couldn't get any good shots since it was coming down pretty hard. I had to be quick! Also started recording some video of the exhaust. Sounds sooo good! I am going to get more footage this week and make a small video. For now, here's some pics.

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #171
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I already know that fitment is going to bug you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #172
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I already know that fitment is going to bug you.
Why do you say that? It fits well, just the tips are a little iffy due to the driver side sticking out a bit more, but mine was like that on my m3 as well. It should be sorted out once I get a dp.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:10 AM   #173
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Wow. Look at all the things you have done in 2 months and look at me after 3 months... lamin x in the headlights. 3 car wash. 3k miles. I wanna die
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #174
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hey, where exactly in jersey are you? I picked up my 13 WRX in December and been wanting to do overlays but I don't have the patience for would you be interested in assisting me for a fee? maybe a six pack?
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #175
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Wow. Look at all the things you have done in 2 months and look at me after 3 months... lamin x in the headlights. 3 car wash. 3k miles. I wanna die
Haha it's no competition. Just to as you can and no need to rush.

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hey, where exactly in jersey are you? I picked up my 13 WRX in December and been wanting to do overlays but I don't have the patience for would you be interested in assisting me for a fee? maybe a six pack?
I am in central nj. Unfortunately, overlays are one thing I usually don't do for others. It can be very tricky and I don't feel comfortable doing others since its a pretty time consuming task to get it right. However, feel free to ask for tips and pointers an ill gladly assist!
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