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#1 Old 10-12-2010, 09:38 PM
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SPT Exhaust?

i dont wanna void any warrenties so i was looking into getting that how much would be for it and installation? and is it worth it?

Also i have an 11 WRX
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Everything you need to know about modding. Not sure if the 2011 SPT is even out yet.
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Its not worth it, especially for the price. I have read the newer cars can acutally gain some HP from a CBE, but the SPT is just overpriced. And if you have basic hand tools (metric ones) a CBE is dang near as easy as changing out your air filter.

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I've got an 04 STi with SPT intake and exhaust. I bought it that way about a year ago. Other than the SPT its stock. I test drove several stock 04 STi's when I was buying. I don't know the specs but I do know this. I bought this one because of the noticeable snap in its acceleration above the stock one's. Plus I think the intake hissing like a pissed mountain lion sounds great!
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If you want it for the sound then it's a nice exhaust.

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My take is that a catback will sound better than the SPT.
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Its not worth it, especially for the price. I have read the newer cars can acutally gain some HP from a CBE, but the SPT is just overpriced. And if you have basic hand tools (metric ones) a CBE is dang near as easy as changing out your air filter.
Why the (recent?) change? In older threads it seems like you were not nearly as opposed to the SPT?

I think it's pretty well documented that on the recent WRX's, the cat-back exhaust does little to nothing to help performance. The downpipe is what makes the difference. If you want 400hp, the SPT might not be the right choice, but it doesn't seem to be an issue for a Stage 2. In fact COBB/Perrin both state that Stage 2 can be run with only the updgraded downpipe (stock cat-back)!

The SPT isn't real cheap, but if you want something that has a bit more sound, without being overly loud, I see it as a decent option. And it shouldn't be a warranty issue.

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My take is that a catback will sound better than the SPT.
The SPT is a cat-back.

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how much would be for it and installation? and is it worth it?

Also i have an 11 WRX
Hello there neighbor I recently went from the stock exhaust to the SPT exhaust on my '11 Hatch. Check out this thread for a video:

2011 Subaru WRX Hatch - Stock vs. SPT Exhaust Video

The cost from the dealer is going to be around $1,000. I don't know how much they would charge to install it, but doing it yourself is not hard. It is 2 bolts and 5 hangers. Should take well under an hour.
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Is SPT stuff the only thing that doesn't void the warranty?
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That's pretty highly debated online. It really matters what your issue is, and what dealer you bring it to. In general any non-Subaru part will void the warranty, if it is related to the issue (and sometimes even if it isn't). Some people say that adding the SPT could void the warranty, but I don't see how that would be possible since it is available as a factory installed option.
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I was asking my dealer when i got my WRX that if I bought an aftermarket exhaust and had them install it would it void the warranty, they said it probably would.
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I was asking my dealer when i got my WRX that if I bought an aftermarket exhaust and had them install it would it void the warranty, they said it probably would.
Exactly. Dealers
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That's BS. It cannot void the warranty. It CAN void parts of the warranty like the catalytic converters or something exhaust related. But it won't void stuff like the motors for the power windows, electrical stuff, etc.. There actually isn't too much a cat-back can really be blamed for except for maybe causing interior rattles or something.

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BS or not (it is), you can still end up with a big headache if the dealer decides to give you a hard time...
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