Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Exhaust Opinion Needed!
Just traded in my 2011 Nissan Juke for an '09 5 door WRX. I take the keys after the safety tomorrow, and was curious to hear your opinions on my exhaust choices.
On my nissan juke (1.6L Direct Injection Turbo) i had a Magnaflow high flow cat, and deleted the resonator and muffler with 2.5" Straight pipe to the back. It was surprisingly a really nice end result, more than likely due to the small displacement, and massive primary cat bolted directly on the turbo.
I am really leaning towards deleting the factory muffler on the WRX and running a similar setup, although it may be a tad overpowering after the fact. I am only able to play with an axleback setup (for extended warranty reasons). The alternative would be to get a generic magnaflow straight through muffler and replace the massive stock one. This however is added cost, and although the sound would be much more refined, i am wondering if it will be loud enough for my taste. I have no concern for the legalities of having no muffler.
Will this sound too harsh?
Will I have an unbearable drone on the highway?
Let me know your opinions!