Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Holland, Michigan
Car Year: 05
Car Model: FXT, LGT
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Dual tip exhaust ideas
I was originally exploring figuring out how to get a dual exhaust for the '05 FXT. This looks like it might be possible but not particularly easy requiring some serious modifications of the rear bumper cover and such. So I've pretty much dismissed this.
However, I saw some videos of an XT with the Borla Hush exhaust on it and really liked the way it looks and the sound. It's dual tipped and looks just enough better than stock that I like it quite a bit. The problem is that it doesn't seem to be available for the '05 Forester XT anymore.
I think I have a few options but I'm not sure if I'm missing something. I'm wondering if you guys have any ideas you'd be willing to share.
A potentially useful piece of information is that I've done the 6 speed swap and used all STI suspension parts.
1. I think I can use the same generation STI exhaust, just have to extend the hangers so it'll mount properly. If this is the case that would be fine. Can anyone confirm my thinking/research?
2. Are there any other dual tip catback exhausts for the Forester?
3. Restore everything to stock for now. The previous owner put a straight pipe on the thing, and sure it sounds pretty good, but no muffler was probably a bad thing.
My goal is to increase the horsepower quite a bit, but that doesn't need to happen right away. I just did the 6 speed swap and it cost a chunk of change, but I could see buying a catback without much trouble.
I don't want loud and screamy, that's why I liked the Borla Hush. It's just enough.