Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday November 24, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Reviews > Car Part Reviews

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.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
Mr. Sociable
Scooby Newbie
Member Sales Rating: (4)
Member#: 176200
Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Colorado
2011 Ford Mustang GT

Default P&L Street Series Catback

Ok, for my first thread on here I thought I'd write a review.

After doing tons of research and listening to way too many youtube videos in my quest for a quiet-but-still-there catback, I finally decided on the P&L Street series. It's a full 3" stainless system which is marketed as having stock noise levels under light load/cruise and no drone.

I ordered it directly from P&L and it arrived withing 4 days of my order very nicely packaged. Quality was excellent (I believe they use mostly Vibrant components for this exhaust) and the welds were very nicely done. I also got a set of Kartboy exhaust hangers.

I installed it that day with a friend, which went smoothly barring trying to get the damn factory spring bolts back in. The exhaust fit well and had enough room on all sides to fit, even with the shorter Kartboy hangers. It's a little close to the bumper for my tastes, I'm looking into ways to get it to sit maybe 1/8 - 1/4 of an inch lower.

Started it up and my first thought was "oh ****, what have I done?!?!?" It's very much louder than stock at idle, but has a nice deep burble. Nothing annoying, you just kind of sound like an old muscle car while sitting at a stoplight. I've gotten used to the idle. Driving around, it seems very loud to me under acceleration (though keep in mind my only other experience is with a stock exhaust), but one again has a very deep and mellow tone. To me, it sounds better in the upper RPM ranges than the lower ones. It's not boomy, just very attention grabbing. As advertised though, once you're up to speed it is very quiet. Cruising around off the gas it's about as loud as the tire noise in the car, even at highway speeds up to about 70. On my 700 mile trip from CO to MT going 85, it became more noticeable, but my car was over 3000rpm and it still wasn't droning, you could just hear that grumble.

After having it on for a few hundred miles (mostly highway) here are my thoughts:
1) It's decently loud, and almost sounds like a truck at lower RPMs, but it sounds OK imo. In the upper RPMs, it comes alive and gets a great tone.
2) No noise when off the gas and cruising along, minimal when on the gas lightly. No drone.
3) There is a slight rattle at ~2500 RPM under load (accel or decel) right under the armrest. I'm not sure if it's hitting a heatshield or what, because sitting still there appears to be enough room on all sides. Still trying to figure this out.
4) The tip sits a little close to the bumper still, though I've had no problems with melting or anything of that sort. It's not touching the bumper, but it's close.

Here's a video @ semi-cold startup in cold weather, it sounds deeper than this in real life imo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7JkSv24KhY

Overall, it's a very quality piece that I'm not sure is right for me and the needs I have but would be great for the majority of people IMO. I think I would like something almost stock in noise levels (aka STi catback) better for the kind of driving I do.

I'm happy to answer any other questions you guys have about it.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by Mr. Sociable; 03-24-2009 at 04:41 PM.
Mr. Sociable is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 05-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
Scooby Newbie
Member Sales Rating: (2)
Member#: 241468
Join Date: Mar 2010

Awesome review ! Planning on getting the street exhaust as well !
reeper535 is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTT: P&L Street Series Catback for something quieter Mr. Sociable Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 3 05-23-2011 07:14 PM
FS: P&L Motorsports 02-07 WRX/STI Street Series Cat Back Craigs92X Engine/Power/Exhaust 21 05-31-2010 12:54 PM
wtt P&L L Motorsports Street Series Catback for something quiet x7742539329x NESIC Private Classifieds 8 08-02-2009 04:45 PM
P&L Motorsports releases their 2008 Race Series Catback! P&L Motorsports Inc. MWSOC Vendor Classifieds 0 11-21-2007 01:30 PM
Massiv USA Street Series Catback Exhaust Review Unabomber Car Part Reviews 25 04-05-2007 11:08 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.