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#1 Old 05-11-2005, 04:30 PM
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exhaust question?

anyone have the Tanabe SMR or no any details about it.....sound level?
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A local guy does and loves it. It is right about the quiet-medium level.
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i heard it on a civic but not a soobie
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a question

i have a prodrive stage 2 kit on my 02 wrx wagon, an now i'm looking for a downpipe. any suggestions on a brand?
another issue - will that significantly increase the noise level of the exaust?

(located in Europe, so going cat-less is not a problem )
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i have a prodrive stage 2 kit on my 02 wrx wagon, an now i'm looking for a downpipe. any suggestions on a brand?
another issue - will that significantly increase the noise level of the exaust?

(located in Europe, so going cat-less is not a problem )
Lucky you!!!!

I have always loved my Helix downpipe with Helix cat-back, however its not really loud enough for my taste since I ran an open Turbo XS downpipe for quite a few months, that thing was loud!! Turbo XS also make a great downpipe and with the RFL catback it will be pretty loud for you.
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I have a Tiapan XP T-back exhaust that was originally sold as the Vishnu non-sign. exhaust. I too was concerned about too much noise but wanted a good almost V-8 sound and I got it. I listened to numerous exhaust clips and REALLY love this exhaust for its quality and reasonable sound. I attached a couple of links for you to check out.


http://www.taipanxp.com.au/

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showth...0&pagenumber=1
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ok, i guess we're clear on the sound problem now only thing i have to do is to find a nice downpipe from turbo to midpipe
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Helix is a great downpipe. Gets my vote because of price and design.
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I have been very happy with my Helix DP.
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Alright i have a question that goes along with this thread. Though it is a dumb question. Is there a length of pipe between the end of the down pipe and the beginning of a cat back exhaust.
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yes and no. They call it the midpipe but most aftermarket "downpipes" replace both the stock downpipe and the stock midpipe. There are some exceptions... I think TXS's downpipe still has a unique replaceable pipe in the middle between it's downpipe and catback
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yes and no. They call it the midpipe but most aftermarket "downpipes" replace both the stock downpipe and the stock midpipe. There are some exceptions... I think TXS's downpipe still has a unique replaceable pipe in the middle between it's downpipe and catback
so i can probably get a downpipe and a catback separate for a wrx and probably save some money instead of going with a turbo back exhaust. right?
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Well, a downpipe and a cat-back IS a turbo back. A lot of times you can get a better deal buying them together, but there is nothing wrong with mixing and matching.
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thanks man maybe when i get my car in a month or two i can save a few bucks
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the thing about the prodrive stage 2 kit is that it already replaces the last cat with a pipe, so it's kind of pointless of buying a downpipe that replaces both the down and the mid section.
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