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Exhaust sound rating and fitment thread

Let's keep this simple. Sound rating from 1-10. 1 being stock and 10 being overwhelming loud. How would you rate your set up and please add fitment comments or any other misc things. If you have a vid clip, please include it!


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Exhaust: enter name
Aftermarket Jpipe: y/n
Loudness Rating: 1-10
Fitment: modifications needed to fit?
Comments: misc
Video clip: link


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Exhaust: 2013 Subaru WRX STi Catback Exhaust (CBE)
Aftermarket Jpipe: N
Loudness Rating: 4
Fitment: modifications needed to fit? Yes, trim lower bumper to accommodate dual tips on each side. Exhaust needed to be extended at the elbow because it was sitting too short underneath the rear bumper. So, a 2" or so pipe was welded for extension.
Comments: A lot of drone between 1k-2k. Very annoying and loud. Other then the drone, exhaust note was deeper and louder than stock when accelerating. At highway speeds sounds like stock.
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Exhaust: Invidia Q300 Titanium tip CBE for 11-14 WRX/STi
Aftermarket Jpipe: N
Loudness Rating: 3
Fitment: modifications needed to fit: Yes, trim lower bumper to accommodate dual tips on each side
Comments: You really have to listen for drone if you tried. Drone is pretty much non-existent. Deeper sound than stock 13 STi CBE but not as loud. When cruising speeds, it sounds just like stock. You have to punch it to know you have aftermarket system.
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Exhaust: 3" quad tip double wall Nameless muffler delete + 15WRX mid pipe
Aftermarket Jpipe: N
Loudness Rating: 7
Fitment: Yes, trim lower bumper to accommodate dual tips on each side
Comments: This is my 3rd exhaust and the Nameless deletes are by far the loudest follow by the 13 STi CBE and q300 being the quietest. Nice combo of deep and loud note throughout RPMS. Not as deep as q300 but not far behind. Drone is there but it is very manageable. Highway speeds, no drone.
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Morning start up- https://youtu.be/YriP-bY7tN0

Warm start up- https://youtu.be/jn_OPjYz5T4

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Exhaust: Invidia N1 Dual Exhaust (wrx sedan exhaust)
Aftermarket Jpipe: no
Loudness Rating: 6
Fitment: modifications needed to fit? None needed you could change the hangers but I did not
Comments: Louder than most exhaust, slight drone but nothing bad its more noise that it covers up inside wind noise.
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Driveby outside

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Exhaust: MXP Performance Quad Tip Exhaust (wrx/sti sedan exhaust)
Aftermarket Jpipe: no
Loudness Rating: 5
Fitment: modifications needed to fit? Needed to trim bumper and inside corners since the catback is squarish.
Comments: Much quieter than my invidia n1. I actually can hear wind noise. Nice grumble and power with the mxp.
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Exhaust: Perrin mid/y-pipe from 2009 WRX Sedan with 2015 WRX mufflers
Aftermarket Jpipe: Not yet
Loudness Rating: Below 2.5k rpm - 7 Above 2.5k rpm - 3
Fitment: Slight extensions to Perrin y-pipes. Trimming of bumper for the tips.
Comments: Love the sound at low rpms, higher up it sounds stock. I do have bad exhaust leak at my axle back gaskets that I'll address and see if things change.
Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmUgblzhuPU

Cold Start Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rATT...ature=youtu.be

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Exhaust: ETS 2015 WRX Quad Catback Burnt Tips
Aftermarket Jpipe: No
Loudness Rating: 6.5/10
Fitment: Trimming is required on the lower portion of the rear bumper.

Comments: Quad set ups really look amazing on the SJ. It looks harder then it is to trim it. I love the sound at WOT and banging through #S mode's 8 gears. The tips always get compliments as well.





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Exhaust sound rating and fitment thread

Exhaust: Nameless Axleback with 5" Mufflers and 4" double walled tips
Aftermarket Jpipe: No
Loudness Rating: about 5-6
Fitment: Direct install without any modifications

Comments: Looks really good with 4" tips and good sound without being to overbearing....not much noticeable drone to boot....and sounds really good when downshifting with S#

I'll try to get a sound clip or video....kinda still cold here in AntarctiChicago.....

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Exhaust: full 2015 wrx catback quad tips
Jpipe: no (coming soon)
Loudness: under 2,500rmp 6 above and freeway speeds 3.5 at wot 5.5 I'm just it will get louder with the jpipe
Modifications: trim bumper to get the quads to fit

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Exhaust: Nameless Axle Back with single 5" tips (stock midpipe)
Aftermarket Jpipe: No
Loudness Rating: 5-6, but 10 at WOT because I have a leak at the flange(s)
Fitment: No modifications, but didn't line up perfect and had to use some force.
Comments: Sounds good through lower to mid RPM's with little to no drone, but super loud air leak at WOT and high RPM's. I think this is due to use of improper gaskets and will update when I get the leak(s) fixed.
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Exhaust: Nameless Axleback with 5" Mufflers and 4" double walled tips
Aftermarket Jpipe: No
Loudness Rating: about 5-6
Fitment: Direct install without any modifications

Comments: Looks really good with 4" tips and good sound without being to overbearing....not much noticeable drone to boot....and sounds really good when downshifting with S#

I'll try to get a sound clip or video....kinda still cold here in AntarctiChicago.....
This is the setup I'm looking at! I would love to hear some videos once you get a chance... Maybe a drive by under acceleration/cabin noise/a rev short revs/cold start? I've heard several clips of the muffler delete, but none with the mufflers in place. I would very much appreciate it! Thanks!

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Exhaust: Subaru SPT WRX 14+ Quad Tip CBE
Aftermarket Jpipe: Nope
Loudness Rating: 5-6...Added two resonators to bring it down to 2-3
Fitment: Since a 2.5 it required additional hangers and modifying bumper.
Comments: Looked solid with quad staggered tips. Some drone at low speeds uphill, but minimal drone at freeway cruising speeds.

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Exhaust: Just the 2015 WRX mid-pipe
Aftermarket Jpipe: Nope
Loudness Rating: stock + 2
Fitment: perfect bolt-on
Comments: Add a bit of bass to the stock exhaust, and a bit of burble on decel as well. Very subtle change but perfect for my family hauler. It's more noticeable with windows down.

My plan was to go full WRX but the WRX mufflers add an insane amount of drone while the XT mufflers keep it nice and tidy. I tried all combinations of WRX and XT cat-back exhaust parts, and this is one that worked for me the best.

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