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Goal: Create a 3” exhaust system….. that’s quite!
Built like our other exhaust systems, this system features mandrel bent 3” 304 stainless steel tubing, along with a 3” straight through muffler. Though this was a prototype, it will be seen by lots of people so I end up polishing the tubing to better represent what the consumers final product would look like.
In some of these pictures you will notice the system is bolted to an OEM exhaust. This is a new feature we are incorporating into our new exhausts. This allows then end user to buy just the muffler, for a little more sound, buy just the center section to get more power while remaining super quiet, or purchase the entire exhaust system and get the power and sound.
Another great feature everyone will see is our new V-band connections. This provides an adjustable and gasketless (new word) connection.
The transversely mounted muffler of the 2008 WRX is different than any other prior Subaru exhaust. Subaru did this to cut down space needed behind the rear wheels to help shorten the car.
While this adds more complexity to designing the system, it also adds a new “look” to the back of the car. Now you can see the entire side of the muffler and the huge 3” tubing.
On a side note, all the emissions related items (like the charcoal canister, and evap control solenoids) are moved to the inside of the car under the trunk's floor. Subaru moved this more toward the middle of the car to get more weight centrally located in the chassis.
Even the gas tank is under the back seat, not behind it! Again more weight moved to the middle. All of this makes sense as the car (in stock form) seems to rotated better and handle better than previous models.