Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday November 19, 2019
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > General Community

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.







* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2019, 11:25 AM   #4601
rst.ack
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 500326
Join Date: Apr 2019
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Australia
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT

Default

Thanks Mike

Does anyone here think that a muffler delete on an otherwise stock WRX would be quieter than 90dBA?

Opening this back up to everyone here, I think I've gathered that a muffler delete is going to be too insane (much to my dismay, but there may still be hope if the answer to my question above is "yes"), and so I've narrowed my preferences to choosing between the following CBEs:
  • AWE Touring edition
  • Nameless 5" muffler, 4" tips
  • Nameless 4" muffler, 4" tips (obviously this will be louder than either of the other two - more below)

My next question is:

Based on what Mike said, if we estimate that the AWE touring edition is roughly twice as loud as stock, how loud would the Nameless 5" muffler and Nameless 4" muffler variants be?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
rst.ack is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 04-16-2019, 12:07 PM   #4602
WhiteRX09
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 321304
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: MD
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeMikeJames View Post
If stock is a 5, then touring would be around a 7. Track probably 9-10 if I had to guess. I have the touring, but have never heard the track in person. It never gets old and is a great option for a daily.
Driving a stock STI vs the AWE Touring is notably different. I could drive around all day in the STI and no would notice while stock. The AWE Touring people actually turn and look now. This even if I am just in second gear not flooring it.
WhiteRX09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 05:50 PM   #4603
vlad11591
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 295970
Join Date: Sep 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Vehicle:
2019 STI
CWP

Default

I've ran the ETS quiet CBE and no issues... Sounds great, super easy to install. It sounds great when you go WOT, no drone on highway, and cold starts it's pretty tolerable.
vlad11591 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 08:11 PM   #4604
oichan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 492327
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: A garage in the Midwest
Vehicle:
2019 WRX / 16 STI
2017 Golf-R, etc

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteRX09 View Post
Driving a stock STI vs the AWE Touring is notably different. I could drive around all day in the STI and no would notice while stock. The AWE Touring people actually turn and look now. This even if I am just in second gear not flooring it.
Is that a good thing or bad thing for you? I run GReddy CBE on my STI and it's a good mellow tone, not loud vs the REMARK deletes that I removed.

My WRX has deletes and they are loud inside my work parking structure. People notice I arrived. LOL It's okay though as the car sounds good.
oichan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 08:58 PM   #4605
WhiteRX09
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 321304
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: MD
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oichan View Post
Is that a good thing or bad thing for you? I run GReddy CBE on my STI and it's a good mellow tone, not loud vs the REMARK deletes that I removed.

My WRX has deletes and they are loud inside my work parking structure. People notice I arrived. LOL It's okay though as the car sounds good.
I personally like the exhaust a lot. Not over the top, just more noticeable especially under load. Yet, you can still listen to the radio, have a conversation etc. I wouldnít say itís louder than the old SPT but, to me it sounds better and doesnít give me a headache.
WhiteRX09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 09:11 PM   #4606
oichan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 492327
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: A garage in the Midwest
Vehicle:
2019 WRX / 16 STI
2017 Golf-R, etc

Default

Sounds good, WhiteRX09. I too thought the factory SPT exhaust was just too deep and boomy sounding.. the bonestock exhaust sounds better to me on a STI.
oichan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 03:12 AM   #4607
rst.ack
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 500326
Join Date: Apr 2019
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Australia
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT

Default

Bumping my last question - Compared to stock, does anyone know roughly how much louder the resonated Nameless 5" muffler and 4" muffler CBEs would be on a stock 2015 WRX?
rst.ack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 04:03 AM   #4608
YungBoba
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 450808
Join Date: Jul 2016
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
2017 WRX Premium
WR Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rst.ack View Post
Bumping my last question - Compared to stock, does anyone know roughly how much louder the resonated Nameless 5" muffler and 4" muffler CBEs would be on a stock 2015 WRX?
I hate to be that guy, but...it's on their website.

https://shop.namelessperformance.com...x-sti-catback/

Quote:
Muffler Delete: The loudest option. Removes the mufflers entirely. This is a 10 on a scale where stock = 0
4" Mufflers: Similar to the deletes, but with the edge taken off. This is a 7 on a scale where stock = 0
5" Mufflers: Our most quiet option. Perfect for those looking for a subtle upgrade. This is a 5 on a scale where stock = 0
YungBoba is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 04:08 AM   #4609
rst.ack
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 500326
Join Date: Apr 2019
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Australia
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YungBoba View Post
I hate to be that guy, but...it's on their website.

https://shop.namelessperformance.com...x-sti-catback/
Huh, right you are. My bad... Thanks for pointing it out to me.
rst.ack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 04:58 AM   #4610
YungBoba
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 450808
Join Date: Jul 2016
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
2017 WRX Premium
WR Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rst.ack View Post
Huh, right you are. My bad... Thanks for pointing it out to me.
No worries. To be honest, it's probably the last place I'd look, also. I think Nameless is the only company I've seen to "rate" the loudness of their exhausts like that.
YungBoba is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 04:17 PM   #4611
evitagenSpace
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 417155
Join Date: Mar 2015
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
Lightning Red

Default

If I might make a suggestion, build your own. I have the catless j pipe from MAPerformance that also includes mid pip area then in stock till axle back where I have nameless. If you were at the kraken grand opening Saturday in Fort Worth you probably heard my car when I started it. Itís loud!! So I wanted a resonated cat back and bought all the parts I need, bends and straights and flanges based on pictures of factory exhaust and Iím gonna mock it all up and have a friend do the welding for me. Going to cost me maybe half or more the price of an aftermarket one. And you get the good feeling of it being something you created. I personally am getting tired of giving money to people for things I can craft mostly myself. Not that Iím downing on my j pipe cause itís great but in the end if you have the flange for the turbo, itís just a pipe
evitagenSpace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 04:35 PM   #4612
Zedexgc8
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 372109
Join Date: Oct 2013
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: Quťbec
Vehicle:
2018 WRX STI
Pure red

Default

I got the nameless performance 5" mufflers Axleback installed on a 2018 WRX STI

The sound is JUST perfect. No drone, in-cabin is still quiet yet you can definitely hear it.
it just sounds how Subaru should have sold it stock-wise to be honest.

I got the 5" mufflers as the quietest version because I will be purchasing a midpipe + downpipe down the line and it's going to increase the sound substantially. Don't want to break my ears either but it's an amazing sound. Videos on youtube do absolute no justice than in the real world.
Zedexgc8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 04:39 PM   #4613
SlooBaru
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 378779
Join Date: Jan 2014
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Maine
Vehicle:
2019 WRX STI
CWP

Default

Looking into getting either the Cobb CBE or Invidia R400. What do you guys think? I know the R400 is obnoxious and Cobb has a deeper rumble/quiet. I just want to hear others opinions because it does help!
SlooBaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 08:56 PM   #4614
oichan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 492327
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: A garage in the Midwest
Vehicle:
2019 WRX / 16 STI
2017 Golf-R, etc

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlooBaru View Post
Looking into getting either the Cobb CBE or Invidia R400. What do you guys think? I know the R400 is obnoxious and Cobb has a deeper rumble/quiet. I just want to hear others opinions because it does help!
Between those two Cobb for certain. I compared the Cobb and the Greddy SP and after listening to a bunch of clips I decided on the SP.

However you will need to get a Grimspeed donut gasket adapter if you go SP unless you already have a 3Ē DP.
oichan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 08:17 AM   #4615
rst.ack
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 500326
Join Date: Apr 2019
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Australia
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT

Default

Narrowed it down to either the AWE Touring Edition CBE or the Nameless 4" muffler / 4" tip CBE.

Speaking in terms of quality, ease of installation, tone (not volume), looks, and performance (I know not much will happen without a tune and/or without an aftermarket DP), which do you guys think I should go with? Both exhausts retail for ~$1.2k so that's not really a factor

I also can't decide between the double-wall/single-wall tips on the Nameless, and black/chrome on the AWE. I've been tempted to go with the double-wall chrome tips for a while but now I'm not sure which ones would look best.

Lastly, I couldn't find anything on their website like AWE has ("AWE No Check Engine Light Guarantee"); does the Nameless CBE throw any fault codes once installed?

Last edited by rst.ack; 04-25-2019 at 08:26 AM.
rst.ack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 09:12 AM   #4616
LeMikeJames
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 460881
Join Date: Jan 2017
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Cincinnati
Vehicle:
2018 WRX Limited
Silver

Default 2015 WRX/ STi exhaust options

Again, I can only speak to the AWE, but it terms of quality, fit/finish, sound, etc. It checked all of the boxes. I did an exhaust search for about 6 months before choosing the AWE. Single vs. double wall was a criteria as well, and determined that I liked the double better and they filled out the exhaust cutouts more. In terms of chrome vs. black, I was on the fence about that at first, but in the end thought the chrome looked better. They're both cool, though. Personal preference. My biggest issue overall was how expensive every exhaust system is for this car! Crazy, but have not regretted it one bit since I got it.
LeMikeJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2019, 10:27 PM   #4617
rjw1678
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 386729
Join Date: Apr 2014
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Delaware
Vehicle:
2016 WRX Limited
WR Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rst.ack View Post
Narrowed it down to either the AWE Touring Edition CBE or the Nameless 4" muffler / 4" tip CBE.

Speaking in terms of quality, ease of installation, tone (not volume), looks, and performance (I know not much will happen without a tune and/or without an aftermarket DP), which do you guys think I should go with? Both exhausts retail for ~$1.2k so that's not really a factor

I also can't decide between the double-wall/single-wall tips on the Nameless, and black/chrome on the AWE. I've been tempted to go with the double-wall chrome tips for a while but now I'm not sure which ones would look best.

Lastly, I couldn't find anything on their website like AWE has ("AWE No Check Engine Light Guarantee"); does the Nameless CBE throw any fault codes once installed?
On my 2016 WRX I have had the Nameless 3" Double Wall tips with Muffler deletes, 4" Double Wall tips with 4" Mufflers, and 3 1/2" Single Wall tips with 5" Mufflers - I think my 2016 WRX looks best with the 3 1/2" Single Wall tips. In my opinion the 4" inch mufflers seemed just as loud as the Muffler deletes, the muffler deletes were raspy sounding and the 4" Mufflers had a nice deep tone. The 5" mufflers work best for me as they are just the right loudness without being too loud for a couple local police departments where I live.

Last edited by rjw1678; 04-26-2019 at 10:36 PM.
rjw1678 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 02:34 AM   #4618
rst.ack
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 500326
Join Date: Apr 2019
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Australia
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium 6MT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjw1678 View Post
On my 2016 WRX I have had the Nameless 3" Double Wall tips with Muffler deletes, 4" Double Wall tips with 4" Mufflers, and 3 1/2" Single Wall tips with 5" Mufflers - I think my 2016 WRX looks best with the 3 1/2" Single Wall tips. In my opinion the 4" inch mufflers seemed just as loud as the Muffler deletes, the muffler deletes were raspy sounding and the 4" Mufflers had a nice deep tone. The 5" mufflers work best for me as they are just the right loudness without being too loud for a couple local police departments where I live.
Thanks for the reply - do you have any sound clips of when you had the 4" mufflers on the car? All the videos I've found on Youtube with the 4" mufflers are of just the axleback and so they're probably not an accurate representation of what the CBE will sound like.
rst.ack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2019, 04:20 PM   #4619
Slowride8g
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 480349
Join Date: Jan 2018
Default

Love my awe touring on my otherwise stock STi. Nice upgrade over stock volume and tone but not obnoxious. Really good under load and still okay to creep through the neighborhood.
Slowride8g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2019, 08:53 PM   #4620
occamsrezr
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 498211
Join Date: Feb 2019
Default

18 STI

Borla S-type, really happy with it
occamsrezr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2019, 04:06 PM   #4621
Workingfire73
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 501172
Join Date: May 2019
Default

Invidia tbe is awesome with the burnt tips
Workingfire73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2019, 01:13 PM   #4622
OhThatHurt
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 490876
Join Date: Aug 2018
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Vehicle:
2016 STI
Ice Silver Metallic

Default

Anyone have first hand feedback about the Cobb SS vs Ti catback mated to a Cobb catted downpipe (or equivalent) on a 2015+ STi?

Unfortunately I do not know anyone in my area that has either, so I can't hear in person. My goal is slightly louder that stock and not excessive especially in the 2500-3500 RPM range.

I have reached out to Cobb and they say both catbacks are the same loudness, but the Ti version has a deeper tone. I would think they would have a different sound through the RPM range since they are made of different metals and one is resonated and the other is not.

I also read conflicting reports comparing Cobb to Q300 saying each is quieter that the other. I have listened to all the YouTube videos, but that is not the same as in person.
OhThatHurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2019, 01:15 PM   #4623
hangten202004
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 501273
Join Date: May 2019
Default

I like Borla exhaust
hangten202004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2019, 03:31 PM   #4624
IronmanDaremo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 461956
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Maryland
Vehicle:
2017 WRX Premium
White

Default

Just put on the resonated single exit Invidia Q300. I'd hazard a guess that it is as quiet as stock under normal use inside the car, if not a little quieter! But still gives the 3" all the way back performance, and sounds great under harder acceleration.

And that is with a resonated, no cat j-pipe.
IronmanDaremo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2019, 04:27 PM   #4625
absubie
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 196235
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Georgia
Vehicle:
2016 WRX Limited
Pure Red

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IronmanDaremo View Post
Just put on the resonated single exit Invidia Q300. I'd hazard a guess that it is as quiet as stock under normal use inside the car, if not a little quieter! But still gives the 3" all the way back performance, and sounds great under harder acceleration.

And that is with a resonated, no cat j-pipe.
This is what I have been considering. I actually like the look of the single exit on these if using the cover on the other side and not the angled N1 look. But, I'm getting old, lol, and don't want loud while driving normally anymore. But, it does need some more growl, for sure...

Hard to find many vids on these on the WRX.
absubie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.