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Old 03-26-2020, 12:35 PM   #4676
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you have a sound clip?

Thinking of corsa for my 2020 when it arrives this fall

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I have the Corsa catback w/ black tips on my 2018 STI, after trying 4 systems this was the only one that did not drone and provided the OEM+ tone I wanted. Visually, I don't love it but this seemed a worthy sacrifice given the misery of the others I tried. The drone of other systems dominated the driving experience and was all I could focus on. I have had the system for nearly 3 years and will be taking it off next month when I turn my lease in... up for grabs here in SoCal if interested.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:24 AM   #4677
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I have the Corsa catback w/ black tips on my 2018 STI, after trying 4 systems this was the only one that did not drone and provided the OEM+ tone I wanted. Visually, I don't love it but this seemed a worthy sacrifice given the misery of the others I tried. The drone of other systems dominated the driving experience and was all I could focus on. I have had the system for nearly 3 years and will be taking it off next month when I turn my lease in... up for grabs here in SoCal if interested.
What were the four other exhaust systems you had before?
I just put on a Cobb stainless steel cat on a 2019 STI with no other mods. I am very shocked at how much it drones from about 1500 RPMs up until 3000. After reading all the reviews and hearing sound Clips online the conclusion was that this exhaust was on the quieter side. I did use the blue upgraded urethane exhaust hangers. I wonder if I should go back to the stock rubber exhaust hangers in hopes it will absorb some of the Drone. Wishful thinking I guess. The sound is nice I just did not expect so much noise on the inside of the car
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:19 PM   #4678
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Yeah, my GReddy CBE has no drone either and honestly from youtube audio auditions, it sounded better than the Corsa at least to me.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:12 AM   #4679
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here's my Corsa vid again if anyone still looking for a sound clip

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Old 03-30-2020, 06:18 PM   #4680
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What were the four other exhaust systems you had before?
1) SPT - Awful, just made a constant monotone buzzing drone. Terrible in every way

2) AntSpec resinated - Made w/ Remark. Beautifully made, sounds fantastic, but the cabin noise was too much for me

3) AntSpec non-resinated - same as above, but louder

4) Stock - drone + no good noises
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:05 AM   #4681
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Here's a video of a HKS axle back on a VAB STI. I couldn't find any videos or sound clips when I was searching for an exhaust so I hope this helps anyone looking to put one on an STI.

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Old 05-31-2020, 03:14 AM   #4682
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Probably didn't find any videos because most people aren't paying that much money for axle backs with all the other options considered lol.
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:39 AM   #4683
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Unlocked some rumble today

First impressions are that it is a decently loud exhaust, but no drone at all. I will have to see if it tones down a little after the 1,000 mile break in that AWE states. But all in all, pretty happy with the purchase!


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Old 06-06-2020, 09:30 AM   #4684
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Unlocked some rumble today

First impressions are that it is a decently loud exhaust, but no drone at all. I will have to see if it tones down a little after the 1,000 mile break in that AWE states. But all in all, pretty happy with the purchase!

Nice. Is that your garage setup? If it is. WOW!
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:15 AM   #4685
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Nice. Is that your garage setup? If it is. WOW!
I wish lol. This was at a dealership I used to work at
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Old 06-06-2020, 06:56 PM   #4686
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Those welds on the AWE exhaust I know are done by hand, but still. 0_o
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Old 06-06-2020, 07:07 PM   #4687
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Those welds on the AWE exhaust I know are done by hand, but still. 0_o
yeah thats hideous
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Old 06-06-2020, 10:45 PM   #4688
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yeah thats hideous
Definitely not the most aesthetically pleasing lol

I'll just have to see how it holds up in a few years
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Old 06-07-2020, 01:33 PM   #4689
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Definitely not the most aesthetically pleasing lol

I'll just have to see how it holds up in a few years
One of the main reasons I won't buy this exhaust is because of the welds. If I'm paying top dollar I want my welds to at least look somewhat decent.
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:09 PM   #4690
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One of the main reasons I won't buy this exhaust is because of the welds. If I'm paying top dollar I want my welds to at least look somewhat decent.
I can see that. I bought it for the sound, and no drone. Debated between this and the Corsa for a long time, the sound of the AWE was more enticing.
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Old 06-13-2020, 03:22 PM   #4691
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I have had a Borla on my 2016 WRX for a bit over a year now. It has a Cobb Hi-flow J pipe, pro tuned and a few other standard mods. I love the sound of it...it is loud and deep throaty notes when you get on it, but not too bad when driving normal. No drone. Neighbors definitely hate the cold starts though hahaha...that is LOUD. I'll have to get a vid up on youtube at some point and link.
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Old 06-13-2020, 10:28 PM   #4692
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Currently have a stock 2019 Sti and contemplating between a Q300, Cobb SS or AWE Touring. Wanting to get your opinions on which one would sound best.
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:56 AM   #4693
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Currently have a stock 2019 Sti and contemplating between a Q300, Cobb SS or AWE Touring. Wanting to get your opinions on which one would sound best.
I had the Q300 on my old 09 wrx. I don't advise it. I'd get one of the other two.
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:58 AM   #4694
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I have the Borla on my 19 Sti and love it. I donít think you could talk me into any other brand.
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Old 07-27-2020, 02:21 PM   #4695
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Can anyone rate the following Catback exhausts loudness with a stock DP?

AWE Touring edition
Corsa
Borla S-Type
Nameless 5Ē Muffler

Iíve been trying to decide between these for some time now and canít narrow the list down any further. The AWE touring sounds so unique and perfect, it almost sounds too good. Itís honestly more split between the AWE touring and the other three. I have to decide if I want the beautiful sound of the AWE or a more raw sound that comes from the other three. I would like something significantly louder than stock, but have to be considerate of neighbors and donít want to deal with any drone. I understand that the AWE, Corsa, Borla S-Type donít have drone issues, but havenít found much information about the Nameless 5Ē. From what Iíve seen, the AWE and Nameless are probably louder than the Corsa and Borla S-Type.

How do the Corsa and Borla S-Type compare to each other? And how do the Nameless 5Ē and AWE Touring compare to each other?

Any help would be appreciated,
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:39 PM   #4696
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I have the Nameless 5" catback that I've since added to with an Invidia catted DP.

The tone is very rich, almost rumbly at very low RPM (e.g. taking off slowly/moderately slowly from a stop).

As just the catback (stock DP), I found the Nameless to be quite a lot louder than stock, but definitely not obnoxious. In fact, after a few months of ownership I found that it was slightly lacking in oomph. It was thankfully not loud enough to wake up my roommates with my early morning cold starts, despite the garage door being right next to their bedroom window. So, certainly not enough to wake up/annoy the neighbours.

Due to the nature of the engine design (less so the exhaust), even with the catback on, the car is pretty quiet when cruising, but will let you know it's there when you give it some beans.

If I were to do it again, and were not planning to put a DP on the car later, I would go with the 4" mufflers, but at the same time, the 5" do fine if you want a modest increase in volume and clean up the tone.

I was also looking at the AWE Touring, and nearly got it, so I think you'd be well-placed to get either. I personally didn't care for the Corsa (nor its cost), and the Borla, was by all accounts from others, "too quiet."
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Old 07-29-2020, 02:33 PM   #4697
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I have the Nameless 5" catback that I've since added to with an Invidia catted DP.

The tone is very rich, almost rumbly at very low RPM (e.g. taking off slowly/moderately slowly from a stop).

As just the catback (stock DP), I found the Nameless to be quite a lot louder than stock, but definitely not obnoxious. In fact, after a few months of ownership I found that it was slightly lacking in oomph. It was thankfully not loud enough to wake up my roommates with my early morning cold starts, despite the garage door being right next to their bedroom window. So, certainly not enough to wake up/annoy the neighbours.

Due to the nature of the engine design (less so the exhaust), even with the catback on, the car is pretty quiet when cruising, but will let you know it's there when you give it some beans.

If I were to do it again, and were not planning to put a DP on the car later, I would go with the 4" mufflers, but at the same time, the 5" do fine if you want a modest increase in volume and clean up the tone.

I was also looking at the AWE Touring, and nearly got it, so I think you'd be well-placed to get either. I personally didn't care for the Corsa (nor its cost), and the Borla, was by all accounts from others, "too quiet."


Thanks man! This was really helpful, definitely just narrowed down my search between Nameless and AWE Touring. Especially since Iím not planning on running an after market DP for at least a year or two, it will be perfect.
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:18 PM   #4698
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Is anyone running with the Cobb Titanium 3" catback by chance?
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Old 07-30-2020, 05:41 AM   #4699
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I know Kurt S- Immortal is, car sounds amazing!
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