Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

93 Impreza wagon muffler replacement


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 dannybito

dannybito

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • port st lucie, Florida

Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:32 PM

Hello I have a 93 Impreza wagon and I want to replace the muffler system. what is a good replacement? 



#2 Fairtax4me

Fairtax4me

    Su bah roo'n

  • Gold Subscribers
  • 8,619 posts
  • Charlottesburg, VA

Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

There isn't much in the way of "good" unless you want to spend way too much on dealer parts.

I like Bosal stuff on Rockauto.com. I've had good luck with fitment of their parts, and they seem to resist rust fairly well.
Walker makes a ton of exhaust parts as well. Either brand will only last a few years though and then be rusted out again, but it may last until you're ready to get rid of the car.

#3 Aluxes

Aluxes

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 27 posts
  • mt. shasta, ca

Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

If you want some improved performance and great sound, go with a Magnaflow. Stainless steel, sounds awesome.



#4 tbolt1003

tbolt1003

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 87 posts
  • Media, PA

Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

I agree with Fairtax. I use RockAuto exclusively and can't be happier with their service, fast shipping and cost. Just did a muffler on a 2001 Forester. It was a Walker muffler and once the old one was out, the new one went right in. Car is so quiet at idle I had trouble telling if it was running.

#5 grossgary

grossgary

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 19,731 posts
  • WV

Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:41 PM

+1 just buy from your favorite store.  Subaru OEM is excellent quality material that stands the test of time.  they last 10 years in the rust belt instead of 3-5 like aftermarket.

 

but you're down south and OEM is really expensive so just buy whatever you want.  if you're going to be plunging through marshes and salt water than get the cheapest thing possible and replace often or buy OEM to get an extra couple years.



#6 mdconvert

mdconvert

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Poolesville, MD

Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:15 AM

I just bought a bosal exhaust for a 2002 LL Bean and paid less through Advance Auto than I would've paid through Rock Auto.  I took advantage of the coupons that you find on the interweb.  Another advantage is if you have a problem with something with Advance you can return it at a local store.



#7 vasy

vasy

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  • Richmond, VA

Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:59 AM

+1 just buy from your favorite store.  Subaru OEM is excellent quality material that stands the test of time.  they last 10 years in the rust belt instead of 3-5 like aftermarket.

Agree. My 96 OBW still has the factory muffler on with very little rust. There is some snow but not a lot where I live.



#8 Rooster2

Rooster2

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 3,580 posts
  • Indianapolis

Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

If it were me, I would go to an independent family owned muffler shop, that does the custom torch pipe cut off, bends new pipe, and weld on new pipes and mufflers. Check on line, or in the phone book yellow pages in your city for an independently owned muffler shop near you.  A shop like that will replace only what needs to be replaced on your exhaust system at  reasonable cost.  Avoid the large chain muffler shops. All they ever want to do is to completely replace everything from the cat converter on back, and charge big bucks.



#9 dannybito

dannybito

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • port st lucie, Florida

Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for all the replies.My muffler is good shape but my concern is it being so old that the catalytic converter might be clogged or not working at full capacity. 



#10 grossgary

grossgary

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 19,731 posts
  • WV

Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

Thanks for all the replies.My muffler is good shape but my concern is it being so old that the catalytic converter might be clogged or not working at full capacity. 

 

replacing the muffler won't help that.  you mean "the exhaust system", not the "muffler system".

 

Subaru catalytic converters last the life of the vehicle unless they're abused.  you should not replace it unless you have issues.

 

if you're having issues, start by describing exactly what issues you have.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users