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RX 2.5" exhaust no muffs...loud!

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#1 rallyruss


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 02:56 AM

so I just got done fabing up the rest of my exhaust system for the RX.
I already was running the Ghetto 2.5" down pipe I made and the last guy chopped the muffler and did 2.5 pipe(no muffler) out the back. so it had a good down pipe and axle back system but restrictive middle.
he he.. not any more:)

I did the center all 2.5" pipe as well. man the test drive was loud.
its going to be fun in the dirt but I dont think I could drive it long on the street without going deaf or geting pulled over all the time.

and turbo whine? oh yeah. you can hear it purr at idle:slobber:

pics would be lame and you really would not appreciate the sound unless you heard it in pearson. so no.

#2 joostvdw


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:14 AM

why post this if you're not going to share this awesome sound with us? :P

don't be such a lameass and record that sound ;) j/k


#3 Frank B

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:46 AM

When I had my first turbo(second Subie), The exhaust fell apart on my ride home from getting it inspected! So, I cut the exhaust 3 inches past the O2 bung on the downpipe, clamped on some flexible exhaust pipe to make the bend down, and clamped on a small glasspack muffler. That was my exhaust for a year and man was that loud! I could see people turning to see what the hell was flying down the road and see the confusion on their faces when they saw a blue Subaru! The turbo whine sounded sweet too!

#4 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 18 December 2005 - 12:47 PM

I have 2.5" exhaust with no muffler and its not that loud. Of course, I do have 2 cats still.




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Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:33 PM

My EA81T has a cat. and 2.5" piping. The outlet is something like 3". It sounds 'throaty' and I love it; I can turn heads toward my vehicle by rev'ing it and the off-throttle sound as it rev's down is probably my favorite thing ever.

#6 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 18 December 2005 - 02:14 PM

I suspect my sound will change when i put my 2.5" catless downpipe in. The Stock downpipe is on there right now with 2.5" welded to the end of the downpipe, going to a high flow cat and 2.5" to the end of the car.


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 02:16 PM

You might try a couple of glasspacks in series. One where the cat used to be and the other where the muffler used to be. I did this on a 4cyl Porsche and it really sounded tough but not annoying. Smooth ...

#8 Myxalplyx


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:41 PM

Try eliminating the exhaust all together and just have the downpipe. I drove like this on my way to an exhaust shop to have a custom exhaust made and installed. Now that was LOUD! :eek:

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 08:26 PM

i was drivin around like that for awhile until i got my 2.5 in catback. loved the looks of people next to me wondering what the hell it was

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