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Old 11-21-2017, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default The factory muffler tips hang awkwardly low...

The factory muffler tips hang pretty low on my 2015 WRX, does any one know if swapping the hangers with GrimmSpeed adjustable hangers will have any effect on raising the tips?
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:22 AM   #2
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Do you have the regular exhaust or the STi Performance Exhaust that was an option from the dealer?

I had the STi Performance Exhaust and it did hang a little low. I ended up getting an aftermarket setup but I have heard that people have used Kartboy hangers to lift up the tips and had good success with it
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:38 AM   #3
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It’s the standard exhaust... I like the way the tips look they just hang too low.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:35 AM   #4
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The factory muffler tips hang pretty low on my 2015 WRX, does any one know if swapping the hangers with GrimmSpeed adjustable hangers will have any effect on raising the tips?
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Do you have the regular exhaust or the STi Performance Exhaust that was an option from the dealer?

I had the STi Performance Exhaust and it did hang a little low. I ended up getting an aftermarket setup but I have heard that people have used Kartboy hangers to lift up the tips and had good success with it
I agree, the stock and the STi exhaust hang stupid low. It definitely takes away from the aesthetic. So with that said:

Our adjustable hangers offer stock height (same as KB) and extended length. They will help to increase the height that your stock exhaust hangs because they will not sag or move around as much as the stock hangers do. However if you're looking to raise the tips a significant amount (an inch or so) our hangers are not going to do it for you. I do not know what the elimination in deflection is, but its probably on the scale of around a quarter inch.

With that said: I might bring my car to an exhaust shop and have them adjust the hangers to raise the exhaust up. It should be relatively inexpensive. And at the same time I would still recommend the exhaust hangers to keep everything from potentially moving around too much and causing contact somewhere on the exhaust system, chassis or bumper.

Hope this helps!

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Old 11-21-2017, 12:22 PM   #5
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people have been using these hangers. instead of using the first hole, you actually flip it upside down and use the 4th and 3rd hole (they're closer than the 1st and 2nd).

For clarification, the top is where that space in the hanger is.

I was going to do this myself and I actually bought two for the rear hangers, but then when I changed to ETS Axlebacks I found out that ETS actually addressed this gap/sagging issue when they created their axleback so I didn't end up using the hangers.

https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Vehicl...exhaust+hanger

T-WRX has a video on it

as does Jobber (LastHumansGarage)

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Old 11-21-2017, 02:57 PM   #6
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people have been using these hangers. instead of using the first hole, you actually flip it upside down and use the 4th and 3rd hole (they're closer than the 1st and 2nd).
Wow that's clever, I designed these hangers and I never even considered that. Thanks for the info!

So if you were to attempt this with our exhaust hangers it should raise the exhaust by nearly 3/4in, which is about how much I'd move it up in the first place. The spacing looks the same as the ones you linked, so I'd wager they would work exactly the same.

OP, if you do end up attempting this with our exhaust hangers please let me know, as I'd definitely like to see it. I'd do it myself, but I don't think I still have a stock exhaust to try it with.

Good lookin out guys, very clever!

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Old 11-21-2017, 05:08 PM   #7
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Wow that's clever, I designed these hangers and I never even considered that. Thanks for the info!

So if you were to attempt this with our exhaust hangers it should raise the exhaust by nearly 3/4in, which is about how much I'd move it up in the first place. The spacing looks the same as the ones you linked, so I'd wager they would work exactly the same.

OP, if you do end up attempting this with our exhaust hangers please let me know, as I'd definitely like to see it. I'd do it myself, but I don't think I still have a stock exhaust to try it with.

Good lookin out guys, very clever!

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I put my ETS “quiet” exhaust back on the car, but the drone is killing me... so I’m looking at my options.

1. One option is putting the stock axle back on and doing a boost activated cut it out at the mid pipe with a hob switch to turn it on and off as necessary. (Hence why I want to fix the saggy stock exhaust)

2. Another option is doing a boost activated cut off and force one side to be closed when not under boost to act like a helmholtz resonator.

3. Option is to leave it alone and deal with the drone...
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:04 PM   #8
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Subscribed. I put the yellow hangers on but my tips are no longer centered and I didn’t think it made much of a difference. I was actually contemplating the GS hangers...
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:17 PM   #9
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I put my ETS “quiet” exhaust back on the car, but the drone is killing me... so I’m looking at my options.

1. One option is putting the stock axle back on and doing a boost activated cut it out at the mid pipe with a hob switch to turn it on and off as necessary. (Hence why I want to fix the saggy stock exhaust)

2. Another option is doing a boost activated cut off and force one side to be closed when not under boost to act like a helmholtz resonator.

3. Option is to leave it alone and deal with the drone...
4. Resonator in the midpipe. Cheapest and easiest option.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:03 AM   #10
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4. Resonator in the midpipe. Cheapest and easiest option.
The ETS “quiet” exhaust has a resonator already in the mid pipe. 😐
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:43 AM   #11
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The ETS “quiet” exhaust has a resonator already in the mid pipe.


Add another!
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:46 AM   #12
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OP, if you do end up attempting this with our exhaust hangers please let me know, as I'd definitely like to see it.

Good lookin out guys, very clever!

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I just ordered the Grimmspeed Hangers...

I’m going the boost activated exhaust cut out and stock muffler route. (For now)
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:59 PM   #13
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You guys who have installed the hangers is your exhaust still centered? I didn’t unbolt anything when installing the hangers.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:26 PM   #14
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Just install the OEM mufflers with the Grimmspeed hanger... worked great.

Hint, the driver side hanger needs to be facing outward (or writing on the hanger toward the rear bumper) and the passenger side needs to be facing inward (or writing away from the the rear bumper).

Working on getting some pics posted.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ocfuCBz13HEbGd5M2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KQMSZsvOCzKidNrn2

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Old 12-11-2017, 12:37 PM   #15
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Just install the OEM mufflers with the Grimmspeed hanger... worked great.

Hint, the right side hanger needs to be facing outward (or writing on the hanger toward the rear bumper) and the left side needs to be facing inward (or writing away from the the rear bumper).

Working on getting some pics posted.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ocfuCBz13HEbGd5M2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KQMSZsvOCzKidNrn2
Thanks for the post and the pictures Scott. That really does look nice, and help out with the look of the OEM exhaust. I might just have to try this with the 2018 WRX we just picked up!

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Old 12-11-2017, 03:07 PM   #16
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Thanks for the post and the pictures Scott. That really does look nice, and help out with the look of the OEM exhaust. I might just have to try this with the 2018 WRX we just picked up!

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While you’re at it go a head and make a boost activated exhaust cut out on a Hobbs switch... so you can turn it off and on at will, 😝

I’ll let the board know how it works out!
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:53 PM   #17
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Just install the OEM mufflers with the Grimmspeed hanger... worked great.

Hint, the driver side hanger needs to be facing outward (or writing on the hanger toward the rear bumper) and the passenger side needs to be facing inward (or writing away from the the rear bumper).

Working on getting some pics posted.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ocfuCBz13HEbGd5M2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KQMSZsvOCzKidNrn2
Did you only replace the 2 furthest back or all of the hangers?
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:21 PM   #18
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Did you only replace the 2 furthest back or all of the hangers?
Just the two furthest back

Worked like a champ!
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:11 AM   #19
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Alternatively... you can wrap a stainless hose clamp around the offending "sagging" exhaust hangers on the mufflers, tighten them up to "draw up" the exhaust, and eliminate the 1" of sag for pennies on the dollar.

I did that about a year and a half ago on my '15 with the stock exhaust and it worked like a charm.

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Old 08-24-2018, 03:13 PM   #20
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Alternatively... you can wrap a stainless hose clamp around the offending "sagging" exhaust hangers on the mufflers, tighten them up to "draw up" the exhaust, and eliminate the 1" of sag for pennies on the dollar.

I did that about a year and a half ago on my '15 with the stock exhaust and it worked like a charm.

Dang that’s a good one too! Pics of the exhaust and bumper?
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:42 AM   #21
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I don't seem to have a photo with the stock exhaust, but I have one of the car with the current Invidia Q300 catback. All using the factory rubber hangers.

I'll try to dig up some older photos of the car with the factory exhaust. Using the "hose clamp" trick got me a full inch or two closer to the bumper opening.

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Old 08-28-2018, 04:30 PM   #22
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same thing on my stock 2017, i just replaced the exhaust hangers with the UXcell ones on amazon. used a bit of silicone lube spray to make it easy and that was it.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:12 PM   #23
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Did this a couple weeks ago. Ordered a generic pair of yellow ones from Amazon for like $20ish shipped. Hangars were a total pain to remove, and slightly less of a pain to put the new ones on. But I also didn't bother jacking up the car at all or using anything other than soapy water for lubrication.

Now that I've finished, it looks so much cleaner. The pictures here show improvements, but I think it actually looks better in person. Once you clean up your own, you really start noticing how saggy everyone else's stock exhaust tips are. 100% recommended.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:49 PM   #24
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I did mine last week (stock exhaust)

I bought the generic pair of yellow ones hangers from Amazon + an Exhaust Removal Pliers.

Jacked car on ramp.
Removed oem hangers. Very easy. Took less than 2minutes (with the pliers, no lub).
As it needed some force to align hole with the pin to put the new yellow hangers, I decided to loose bolts on exhaust pipe.
Put dish soap on the yellow hanger.
Easy, it took less than 5minutes.

Overall, it took about 20minutes to swap the hangers.

Very happy.
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