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Old 08-11-2018, 12:54 PM   #1
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My exhaust search started well before I got my car. Watching videos and reading reviews, it takes awhile for me, at least, to narrow it down to one exhaust to buy. I wanted to keep the quad tips, mufflers, and resonated. It seems like anything of quality other than Invidia has a $1k+ price tag. I swallowed that pill and just wanted to get something that looked and sounded great. I almost just went with the Q300 just to save some money, but Iím so glad that I didnít and tried something different. I narrowed it down to a newer exhaust system for the WRX that doesnít seem to have much feedback yet anywhere, but they seem to make high quality products for other performance cars. I reached out to the guys at AWE Tuning and asked a few questions about it and they were super helpful. I was quoted 6 weeks lead time when placing the order, but it showed up 2 weeks later. Everything showed up packed nicely and the presentation of the tips is pretty clever; in their own box with a blow pop. They looked amazing; glad I went with a 4Ē tip system as well. The bumper cutouts are filled perfectly now.
I was a little skeptical of a slip fit system with clamps instead of flanges with nuts and bolts. Let me tell you, this exhaust fits this car perfectly. Everything slipped together smoothly and those clamps are no joke. Theyíre legit and different that others Iíve used in the past. There wonít be any leaks there - my dad was so impressed with those and heís a lifelong mechanic. Thatís saying a lot. Got everything all tight and situated, then started it up. That sound and moment right there made any concern about the price non existent. What a change - if the stock exhaust is a 3/10, and the Q300 a 4, then this is probably a 6. It is noticeably louder, but really only when you want it to be. And when it is, the sound is addicting. Itís not loud or obnoxious, but just refined and throaty. Even on the FA20, it makes it sound more like a Subaru should. It definitely puts a smile on my face and Iím very satisfied. Iím very picky and have a lot of requirements for an exhaust, but this one checks all of the boxes, and has a lifetime warranty - made in the USA. I will post some videos some time soon, but hereís some pics below.




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Awe makes a great product, great review! We are happy to sell and stock them.
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:03 PM   #3
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@LeMikeJames - Thanks for the review. The AWE Touring exhaust is on my short list.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:13 AM   #4
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Thanks - definitely a high quality system. Zero complaints whatsoever. Sounds awesome... will be loading sound clips this weekend.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:04 PM   #5
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I love these exhausts! Iíve been dying for someone to upload a real sound clip. So I take it itís worth the $1200 price tag?
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:55 AM   #6
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Yes, 100%. The other one I was really liking was the Grimmspeed, but that one is even more. The touring is perfect for a DD esp if thereís any plans of a j pipe down the road. Makes the car feel faster now even though itís not, and it sounds amazing.
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Yes, 100%. The other one I was really liking was the Grimmspeed, but that one is even more. The touring is perfect for a DD esp if thereís any plans of a j pipe down the road. Makes the car feel faster now even though itís not, and it sounds amazing.
You have any video clips of it yet?
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I was thinking about the track version but was kind of afraid it was going to be too obnoxious and sound like a Honda
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:17 PM   #9
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Iíll have someone record me doing a drive by soon, but for now...

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My track version came in today will have it installed this weekend and I’ll post a video
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Based on our conversations a few months back we were basically looking for the same things so it's great to read the positive review.

The other CBE I was seriously considering was Corsa's. I only hear positive reviews about that one too and apparently it drones even less than the stock exhaust. However it didn't sound as deep/refined as AWE Tuning based on the videos I watched.

When flooring it, is the AWE about twice as loud as stock? What about when cruising?

I still can't decide between the Touring vs Track Edition.

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Did you get a chance to install your exhaust?

You're the only person I've seen with the Track Edition for the WRX so would love to hear your thoughts.

Really curious how many times louder it is vs stock WOT and cruising.
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I would definitely recommend the touring. Iím not the type of person to want something as loud as a no muffler track version, but all personal preference. I canít speak to anything about the track, but the touring version is probably a 5-6 if the stock is a 3. When cruising itís definitely deeper for the most part, and a bit louder. The tone changes most, itís a great sound. Either way I do know itís a very high quality system and looks great.
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I would definitely recommend the touring. Iím not the type of person to want something as loud as a no muffler track version, but all personal preference. I canít speak to anything about the track, but the touring version is probably a 5-6 if the stock is a 3. When cruising itís definitely deeper for the most part, and a bit louder. The tone changes most, itís a great sound. Either way I do know itís a very high quality system and looks great.
Good point about the tone. When I heard how deep and refined it sounded AWE Tuning immediately made it in my top 2. It's now the only exhaust I want after reading you talk about the craftsmanship.

I am definitely getting an exhaust made by this company. I think I am just holding back due to the price. It's even more expensive in Canada (shipping+currency). Which makes the Tracking a bit enticing being about $300 cheaper. Just waiting for a review to gauge just how loud and possibly obnoxious it sounds haha. I will probably get the Touring in the end.
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Maybe a Black Friday sale will happen? Right around the corner. This is one of the few exhausts that makes the EL FA20 sound like an UEL Subaru IMO. I love it.
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I found a deal on FB and ordered the AWE touring edition for my STI. Can wait to receive it.
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Installed my AWE Touring edition exhaust today. Sound is just what I was hoping for.
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Maybe a Black Friday sale will happen? Right around the corner. This is one of the few exhausts that makes the EL FA20 sound like an UEL Subaru IMO. I love it.
count on it we are reducing stock
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Awesome, thanks Josh! Be on the lookout all...
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Thanks for the review! I am looking for an exhaust like this one.
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Thanks for the review...yours was one of the few available for the AWE Touring to refer to when I was sifting through exhaust options and I'm glad I chose the same. Addicting is the right word for how it sounds! After installing it yesterday I've been taking random trips just to hear it lol.
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Iím glad that it was helpful for someone! Like you, when Iím doing my research I base a lot of my decisions based off of reviews by my peers, so it definitely helps. Iíve had mine for almost a year now and I would still recommend it 100%. Itís so nice to be able to remove the tips and clean them, too. Great looking and sounding system.
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