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Old 08-20-2018, 08:48 AM   #4526
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Thanks for the review of the Track Edition for the VA series. Seems like people aren't experiencing any droning with AWE which is great. Look forward to the update as I am really curious to hear your thoughts after the road trip. Particularly the cruising volume for longer drives.

I am strongly considering this edition but for my WRX. I want a deep, loud exhaust when you step on it but worried about the cruising noise. How much louder is your Track Edition when cruising vs stock for your STI? Based on the other posts the Touring Edition is about the same as stock when cruising.
Remember I have the EJ, not VA. I haven't had any drone and was on the highway last night for about 30 minutes, as long as you are cruising over 2500 rpm, it is noticeable but nothing bad. I haven't had to increase my stereo too much. The difference I have noticed is it is easy to drown out the stock exhaust with music and this one you always can hear but not in your face when cruising.

Knowing how the WRX is and how that motor sounds a bit (my mom has an XT so have spent a good amount of time with it), I would probably lean more towards the track edition. Hopefully someone with a WRX can chime in though to see if they have the same experience as the STI.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:03 AM   #4527
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Hopefully this works but here is a picture of the black tips on a DGM STI and a cold start video. The cold start is similar to highway cruising speeds at the moment.



https://i.imgur.com/PasqvBd.mp4
Am I doing something wrong or does the imgur video not have sound? I tried changing the extension to .mp4 but it just redirects me to the .gifv.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:35 AM   #4528
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Am I doing something wrong or does the imgur video not have sound? I tried changing the extension to .mp4 but it just redirects me to the .gifv.
It's probably me, I will upload it to youtube when i get a chance and repost it.
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:32 AM   #4529
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I did about a 400 mile road trip with the track edition from AWE. For me personally, I had no issues with it at all. Especially when cruising between 2500 and 3000rpm, it was actually pretty quiet even though you still heard the rumble and the stereo won't drown this exhaust out like you can with the stock exhaust. I can see people who may not want the in your face noise not enjoy this exhaust though if when you cruise, it's over 3000rpm. It can get semi loud in this range but I never experienced drone or had a headache afterwards. If you are worried about the noise though, I would go with the Touring edition. My winter project will be to use some sound deadening in the trunk to see what happens with that.

I will say though, I get compliments almost every time I take it out now and people always want to ask about the setup on the car. Even staying at the hotel, someone came up to me to say "You did things right with that car and didn't just put the single sided exhaust that is annoying at times. Your setup looks incredible and sounds like an STI should sound."

One thing if you do get this exhaust, do not push the tips on all the way to the welds, or else the tips may not look proper. I had to play around with the location of the tips a decent amount to get them even on both sides.

I will post some more pictures of the exhaust and try to get some driving videos this weekend for everyone.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:44 AM   #4530
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I installed my AWE Touring exhaust last night. I love the sound. When you get on it, you get plenty of exhaust note. On downshifts you get some nice popping/crackling, but not obnoxious. Cruising on the highway at 65mph is only a little louder than stock which is really good in my opinion. The fit of the exhaust is perfect. It was a super easy install.

-Craig


How is the muffler alignment? Iíve gone back and forth from single to quad muffler tipped exhausts several times. I like the look of the AWE exhausts but I am super OCD about the mufflers being evenly spaced and gapped around the exhaust openings.

I do have the GS exhaust hangers so I know Iíll have some extra adjustability. Iím just debating on switching to something a little quieter. I have the Greddy RS Race which I love, but I may be moving into a townhouse soon and may need something resonated.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:58 AM   #4531
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The muffler alignment on the AWE is spot on. Really a high quality system in design. Itís nice that the tips are all individually adjustable to help combat that.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:17 PM   #4532
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AWE is my next exhaust. I'm sold.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:32 PM   #4533
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AWE uses clamps for everything, yes? Is this suitable - any leakage issues? It sounds exactly what I'm looking for, slightly louder than stock, only loud on throttle hard, etc. Is it worth the money being charged?
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:24 AM   #4534
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The muffler alignment on the AWE is spot on. Really a high quality system in design. Itís nice that the tips are all individually adjustable to help combat that.


Awesome! Thank you!
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:33 PM   #4535
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AWE uses clamps for everything, yes? Is this suitable - any leakage issues? It sounds exactly what I'm looking for, slightly louder than stock, only loud on throttle hard, etc. Is it worth the money being charged?


Youíll reuse the bolts that connect from the down pipe to catback, but other than that then yes all clamps. I was a little weary about that initially, but they ended up being very high quality clamps and everything fit together perfectly. No issues whatsoever for me. Given that most quality systems that are quad tip are at about the same price point, then I would say yes itís worth the money. Puts a smile on my face every day! The look of the exhaust and the sound is hard to beat IMO. The 4Ē tips definitely fill out the bumper cutouts well.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:51 PM   #4536
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^^^ I agree about the clamps. I was also a little leery about clamps too. But as you said the quality of the clamps is outstanding. And the pipes slip together snugly so there isn't a big gap you are trying to close with the clamps.

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Old 08-31-2018, 06:51 PM   #4537
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Slip fit connections are nice because you don't have to worry about reusing gaskets or not having a gasket.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:12 AM   #4538
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Thanks folks, wheres the best deal on one of these? AWE , you guys gonna do some Black Friday / Cyber Monday magic?!
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:23 AM   #4539
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Is anyone running the AWE track edition with a catted downpipe/j-pipe? Curious of how loud a cold start would be. I would imagine it wonít be as loud as my old Tomei Expreme TI on a color start up.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:16 AM   #4540
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Here is a link to a coldstart on the STI. This is about the same as just casual driving but like previously stated, when you step on it, you know it's there. Also here are two pictures of how it looks after doing all the fine tuning on fitment. The initial fitment is extremely easy but getting the tips to line up does take a little bit of time, at least in my experience, to get it perfect. But that is the beauty of being able to adjust everything on this exhaust.

Also for what it's worth, I was quoted $600 for the touring axle-backs if you decide to later change to those.





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Old 09-05-2018, 10:33 AM   #4541
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I've been eyeing on the Greddy Remark CBE but idk if I like the WRX sound louder than my current cheap ebay AB.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:50 PM   #4542
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Looking for input on Invidia Dual N1 sound vs. Racing single exit, both with catless downpipe. Differences?
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:36 PM   #4543
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Curious if anyone bought AWE Tuning's Track Edition for their WRX? So far I am only seeing reviews of this edition for the STI,
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:21 AM   #4544
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I just put a Nameless 5in axleback on my WRX. Bought it from a fellow NASIOC member. The exhaust itself is really well made. Sound wise, I'm not so sure. Sounds good at idle and below 1500rpm, sounds good above 4500rpm. Everywhere in between it kinda drones and sounds ricey. Some of this may just be the nature of a 4cyl with ELH, some of it may be due to the lack of a resonator. I'm gonna leave it on for a little while to see if I get used to it. May be switching back to stock.
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:30 PM   #4545
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mxdude105 - I watched many youtube vids before making my decision on the CNT muffler deletes for my WRX. The reason why I chose this one is because it has the highest pitch / dry sound out of the others when pushed (nameless, remark/greddy, some other brands).

Might be worth a try to look into that if you want to try another one. I paid $299 shipped. No annoying deep drone.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:27 PM   #4546
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I've been eyeing on the Greddy Remark CBE but idk if I like the WRX sound louder than my current cheap ebay AB.
I was looking at the Remark resonated mid-pipe with catted GrimmSpeed JPipe and stock mufflers. I figure for $1225, I'd have a 3" turbo back setup that looks stock, flows well, and and hopefully has a deep growl w/ no rasp.

Wish I could hear it first though.
I guess if it sounds like a can of bees, I'd just sell the Remark and swap in an STI midpipe.

Any thoughts or experiences on this setup?
Think the Remark midpipe will make it loud?


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Old 12-27-2018, 04:06 PM   #4547
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I recently installed muffler deletes on my 2015 WRX. The fit is perfect and everything seems tight. I also installed the flat gaskets that were provided. After a while I noticed that there is a little bit of carbon residue on the bottom the gaskets where you tighten the mid pipe and the mufflers/deletes with the 2 14 mm bolts. Is this something normal with these or do I have a leak?
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:56 PM   #4548
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I recently installed muffler deletes on my 2015 WRX. The fit is perfect and everything seems tight. I also installed the flat gaskets that were provided. After a while I noticed that there is a little bit of carbon residue on the bottom the gaskets where you tighten the mid pipe and the mufflers/deletes with the 2 14 mm bolts. Is this something normal with these or do I have a leak?


This is fairly normal but it is a leak, same thing occurred when I first installed my nameless mufflers to the stock midpipe. The way the oem donut gasket fits with the stock muffler it leaves a slight gap when you install an aftermarket axleback with a normal flat gasket and donít tighten it down enough. What I did that fixed the condensation and soot coming out was driving around for a bit then coming back and retightening the bolts and nuts down extremely tight while they are still fairly warm. Has been leak free ever since.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:20 PM   #4549
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This is fairly normal but it is a leak, same thing occurred when I first installed my nameless mufflers to the stock midpipe. The way the oem donut gasket fits with the stock muffler it leaves a slight gap when you install an aftermarket axleback with a normal flat gasket and donít tighten it down enough. What I did that fixed the condensation and soot coming out was driving around for a bit then coming back and retightening the bolts and nuts down extremely tight while they are still fairly warm. Has been leak free ever since.
Thanks. Iíll try it. I really appreciate the helpful info.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:42 PM   #4550
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getting Invidia's R400 for my 2016 CVT very soon. too many to choose from, took me months to finally decide on this one.

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