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Old 02-21-2017, 04:09 PM   #1
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Whats up guys and gals, second post.
I have a NA 2.0i 2016 impreza. I really dig the car and I was thinking of getting the Borla exhaust system part #11843 just because it will make the car sound a little louder.
Do I need to do any sort of tuning or anything?
Can I just do it myself?
Do I need to buy/install anything else to make this work/sound correctly?
Borla's site says I should do it with another person but I don't really have anyone to help me out and I don't really want to pay for some dude to install it and possibly mess it up, but with that being said I don't want to mess it/myself up
Can anyone give me some insight/knowledge?
should i scrap the whole idea?
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:10 PM   #2
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Whats up guys and gals, second post.
I have a NA 2.0i 2016 impreza. I really dig the car and I was thinking of getting the Borla exhaust system part #11843 just because it will make the car sound a little louder.
Do I need to do any sort of tuning or anything?
Can I just do it myself?
Do I need to buy/install anything else to make this work/sound correctly?
Borla's site says I should do it with another person but I don't really have anyone to help me out and I don't really want to pay for some dude to install it and possibly mess it up, but with that being said I don't want to mess it/myself up
Can anyone give me some insight/knowledge?
should i scrap the whole idea?
Also how do I post photos?
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:25 PM   #3
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exhausts are about as simple as they get unless you are custom building it and bending and welding yourself.
Flanges will just bolt, the hangers will mate up if it's made for your car, etc.

It can be a bear of a job just because you are working on the floor crawling around and trying to work in cramped space.
Otherwise from a technical standpoint it's simple.
If you're willing to do some hard work go for it, you don't need help, it's not like the parts are heavy.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:39 PM   #4
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exhausts are about as simple as they get unless you are custom building it and bending and welding yourself.
Flanges will just bolt, the hangers will mate up if it's made for your car, etc.

It can be a bear of a job just because you are working on the floor crawling around and trying to work in cramped space.
Otherwise from a technical standpoint it's simple.
If you're willing to do some hard work go for it, you don't need help, it's not like the parts are heavy.
cool. just bolt on and go? cool beans.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:43 PM   #5
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Pretty much LOL if you want, just search 2016 WRX catback install on YouTube and you'll see a ton of videos. Granted it's a different car but I'm sure it's almost the exact same installation process.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:40 PM   #6
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You don't need a tune. The exhaust will make more noise but give you zero more power and zero more torques. If you have a 4 post lift, it's really not all that bad of a job to do yourself. A few bunji cords work well. To me, it's a lot of money for more noise.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:54 PM   #7
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Borla uses slip joints. At least that's how it is with the WRX's.

If this is the case, it's better to have a muffler shop do the work for you. Believe me, you want to do it right the first time and save yourself some potential headaches.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:15 AM   #8
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Also how do I post photos?
google can help with questions like this. Here's a link to a sticky post to show you how to do it: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...44&postcount=2

Honestly, I think you are best off driving to a local exhaust shop. Tell them you want a different muffler on the car to make more noise. They'll cut and weld in another muffler and send you on your way for ~$100-$200 depending on how expensive of a muffler they try to sell you.

No need for a tune on an NA car. Its only going to make more noise, no changes to the ECU needed. I've done this exact thing on a 2013 impreza sport we had we owned for a few years - not sure if I'd do it again, but it did make more noise so if that's what you want it'll work
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:13 PM   #9
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google can help with questions like this. Here's a link to a sticky post to show you how to do it: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...44&postcount=2


lol thanks
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:57 AM   #10
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google can help with questions like this. Here's a link to a sticky post to show you how to do it: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...44&postcount=2

Honestly, I think you are best off driving to a local exhaust shop. Tell them you want a different muffler on the car to make more noise. They'll cut and weld in another muffler and send you on your way for ~$100-$200 depending on how expensive of a muffler they try to sell you.

No need for a tune on an NA car. Its only going to make more noise, no changes to the ECU needed. I've done this exact thing on a 2013 impreza sport we had we owned for a few years - not sure if I'd do it again, but it did make more noise so if that's what you want it'll work

Well what made you not want to do it again?
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:58 AM   #11
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Borla uses slip joints. At least that's how it is with the WRX's.

If this is the case, it's better to have a muffler shop do the work for you. Believe me, you want to do it right the first time and save yourself some potential headaches.

I don't have a wrx. I'll check to see if I have slips though
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:31 PM   #12
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I really want that exhaust
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:13 PM   #13
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Well what made you not want to do it again?
went down an audio SQ build and wanted quiet (stock) exhaust so it didn't interfere as much with interior speaker sound / balance at different RPMs. I still have a loud exhaust on my bugeye but my DD cars are toned down as I would rather listen to music with the highest quality possible for drives to/from work and on long trips.
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