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Not going to lie just looking for a cheap set up, because honestly I like the sound alone. Call me stupid, call me a moron just grown to like the sound but don't want to buy the wrong thing, I see these N1 mufflers advertised a lot but what's really worth getting my budget right now is $200 but it might go up as I am saving money slowly realizing my 2001 Forester S is going to need some routine maintenance, it has 154542 miles, brand new cat, new head gaskets, new brakes, new alternator, and underbody has been sprayed up nicely, no rust whatsoever, no rot anywhere and brand new hankook optimo tires, rides great but as usual check engine light is on, vacuum leak somewhere in gas system, no clue don't care will be fixed promptly, car is under a local warranty. But those are the details almost forgot to put them in, any answer would be appreciated, please don't be negative, thank you.
 

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why not just cut your muffler open and tear the insides out, or put some washers before your muffler instead of a regular muffler gasket?
 

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I would say either a custom welded job with a Magnaflow muffler or a used WRX/STI cat back that will need the extension and flange rotation to fit. Add in an inexpensive UEL header at the same time or a bit down the road to get more of the rumble you are looking for.
 
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I'm running a 1mm washer between my midpipe and axleback right now. 39 cents and 5 minutes to install. :biggrin:
 

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Yeah, the washer thing is about the dumbest thing I've heard all weekend... Don't do this, please. Especially since an exhaust leak isn't something you should be trying to create....

Just have an exhaust shop make you something. Cheap, easy, and doesn't break something in the process.
 

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Thread jack: my 02 Wrx exhaust has been hanging in the shed for three years. I can just put longer tips on it instead of custom welding extensions?
 
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Yeah, the washer thing is about the dumbest thing I've heard all weekend... Don't do this, please. Especially since an exhaust leak isn't something you should be trying to create....

Just have an exhaust shop make you something. Cheap, easy, and doesn't break something in the process.
Sorry I don't have loads of money. The local fabrication shop is $100/hr. Exhaust shop is the best option unless you literally need DIRT cheap. $200 should get you a good muffler welded on.
 

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Thread jack: my 02 Wrx exhaust has been hanging in the shed for three years. I can just put longer tips on it instead of custom welding extensions?
Unfortunately not because the flange also has to be rotated. Even if it didn't, without an extension the hangers wont line up


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