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#1 Old 07-22-2011, 02:50 AM
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Invidia Exhaust and Downpipe ???

Ok so I was highly considering buying the Invidia N1 race exhaust for my 05 STI and i was reading there are issues with it mating up with the stock downpipe. So i looked at a few forums and people say the Invidia V2 downpipe had issues mating up and would make the exhaust not fit totally right... does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? are there any adapters for the exhaust and the stock downpipe or what about buying the Invidia V3 dp... help?
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I know that a couple websites that sell an adaptor for making different exhausts fit together (i.e rallisportdirect). Or you could just take it to an exhaust shop and they can cut off one of the flanges and ptu a different one on so the sections will match. The later probably being a little cheaper in the long run if you know someone at a shop.

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Call the vendor and ask to be sure. I usually go through Oakos or Import Image Racing and they have been very helpful in the past.

However, I think you should reconsider the N1 Race. It is LOUD as hell, drones a lot, one of the loudest on the market, that gets old quick, and will surly draw cops attention. Also, it is a potato shooter/fartcan and is just fugly. IMO look to the Invidia Q300 or a Maddad whisper, much more suble, easy on the ears, and look WAY better.

Personally, I think N1/slant look or burnt blue tip exhausts are for ricers and high school fanboys and are for the kiddies trying look cool in the high school parking lot. Just an epic fail and I laugh everytime I see one.
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Ok yeah ill look into that thanks! and yeah ive read all over about the droning and how loud it is, i dont care for a burnt tip but do like the slanted look. What about the HKS Hi-power? just the standard one not the carbon fiber one that costs way more? Ive also heard the street N1 isnt as noisy either?
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Street N1 is still loud as hell, just not as loud. The HKS is really loud as well. Pretty much all those N1 style exhausts are loud. N1 exhausts are the most highly resold exhausts on the net (check the NASIOC classifieds), b/c people get sick of them quick.

I HIGHLY encourage you not to do the slant look. It is a stupid ricer fad and it looks stupid, out of place, and not clean at all. IMO it detracts from the whole look of the car and is an eyesoar. The 1st thing people notice about your car should not be some loud/fartcan/slant look exhaust, it screams poser. These are the people I laugh at when I drive by.

Do your homework and Purchase quality parts the 1st time or you will be spending more money on replacing crappy parts down the road. An '05 STi is such as nice car, why ruin it with a ricer exhaust.

Sorry for preaching, but I feel strongly on the topic and so many people just buy crap b/c it is "cool" and not b/c it is a quality part that you will be proud of for a long time.
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Im glad to hear that opinion and it totally makes sense. I was just reading the slanted exhausts offer just a little more power and im after any power gain i can get but if not the slanted look or the N1 exhausts what are a few more exhausts you would recommend? Its always great to hear other peoples opinions and preferences!
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Slanted exhausts do not offer more power...whoever told you or wrote that should be punched in the face. Some good quality exhausts to consider:

Maddad Whisper (single or twin tip)
Borla Hush or XR-1
Stromung
Invidia Q300
Vibrant Street Power
TurboXS

IMO Maddad is the best on the market and they get rave reviews. Just be sure to call them as they run out of stock sometimes.

http://www.daddysscp.com/

Just make sure to get a 3 inch catback. I have also heard great things about Nameless Performace exhausts, but I they don't have anything listed on their site for 02-07 WRX/STi just the newer model years.
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N1 Race is one of the worst sounding exhausts for our cars. It's simply too loud, raspy, drone-y, and lacks sound refinement that other exhausts have. Most people that get them end up getting rid of it down the line for something more subtle. That's the reason it's the most common exhaust for sale in the classified sections on various forums. That's just my warning. Invidia is a good company, it's just that a lot of people don't take to the N1s.

Personally, I'd get an exhaust with a standard muffler, not one of the N1s (N1 style = canister/fart can). They just sound better and depending on what you get can either be near silent or quite loud.
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I got my car with Perrin up/down pipe & exhaust. Nice sound and look in my opinion, Im sure the 3" pipe out the back isnt what some like . You can hear it when you drive, but I dont even listen to the radio much when driving because I like to hear the car. Isnt that a part of driving these cars?
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^^^^Sorry but that is FUGLY. Fartcan + Slant look = rice. Why anyone would want that is beyond me. It sits way too low and is a gradient or crappy road away of being dented. It looks like you just strapped the biggest freaking exhaust on the planet to your STi and is way out of place IMHO (i.e. gaudy).
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^^^^Sorry but that is FUGLY. Fartcan + Slant look = rice. Why anyone would want that is beyond me. It sits way too low and is a gradient or crappy road away of being dented. It lo like you just strapped the biggest freaking exhaust on the planet to your STi and is way out of place IMHO (i.e. gaudy).


See what I mean, not what some like. Some people need to keep comments like that to themselves or go over to the wrx club forum with the other d!cks. Why do you feel the need to bash? INSECURITY. The only reason. Or does it make you feel good to bash others when you dont have to look them in the face to do it. Its all personal preference on looks. Even though I didnt pick out the exhaust, it was on the car when I bought it a few weeks ago. How about a "its not for me" comment. Or heres an idea, NO COMMENT AT ALL !!! Maybe your avatar with your Jamaican flag is guady to some also. By the way, isnt your avatar supposed to be a picture of your car. By the way, I am one to call out others for stupid or arrogant comments such as c2bstupidwrx comments. I was just putting up the pictures because it related to the thread I thought. Im new here , but how about just posting helpful things for others with the same interest. We all know there are alot of different tastes out there. Like I said " not for me" would have been sufficient. I will now step down off of my soapbox. OH, and have a nice day
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I got my car with Perrin up/down pipe & exhaust. Nice sound and look in my opinion, Im sure the 3" pipe out the back isnt what some like . You can hear it when you drive, but I dont even listen to the radio much when driving because I like to hear the car. Isnt that a part of driving these cars?
im the same way. every since i replaced my up pipe with an invidia and did a full brand x turbo back exhaust, i love the sound of my car and would much rather drive without the music going
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See what I mean, not what some like. Some people need to keep comments like that to themselves or go over to the wrx club forum with the other d!cks. Why do you feel the need to bash? INSECURITY. The only reason. Or does it make you feel good to bash others when you dont have to look them in the face to do it. Its all personal preference on looks. Even though I didnt pick out the exhaust, it was on the car when I bought it a few weeks ago. How about a "its not for me" comment. Or heres an idea, NO COMMENT AT ALL !!! Maybe your avatar with your Jamaican flag is guady to some also. By the way, isnt your avatar supposed to be a picture of your car. By the way, I am one to call out others for stupid or arrogant comments such as c2bstupidwrx comments. I was just putting up the pictures because it related to the thread I thought. Im new here , but how about just posting helpful things for others with the same interest. We all know there are alot of different tastes out there. Like I said " not for me" would have been sufficient. OH and have a nice day. I will now step down off of my soapbox.
Dude it was not a personal attack, it was my OPINION. I did not call you stupid, I just voiced my opinion of the look of your exhaust. My god people cannot take a little sarcasm now days. You are the one doing personal attacks by calling me stupid and a dick, I by no means think you are stupid. Rather, I just have a serious dislike for that style of exhaust.

Your avatar can be whatever you want, and it is an avatar on a forum not on my car. If you were Jamaican you would understand it is kind of a saying in Patois (Jamaican dialect).

As long as you like it that is all that matters, I don't have to like it but I am sure as hell going to voice my opinion. Also, I was helpful look at my earlier posts in this thread I gave the OP a list of quality exhausts and even a link to a great vendor.

Sorry if I hurt your feelings, that was not my intention. I am just a very sarcastic person, have a dry sense of humor, and do not always make my comments in the most PC way. If you think I am harsh you should NEVER go on NASIOC, people on there will eat you alive.
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"Your Avatar is displayed under your username whenever you post in the forums. Only a photo of your WRX is allowed for your Avatar. All other Avatar photos will be removed." That is what it says when you pick your avatar on this site.

Maybe it came across like a lot of bashing. Reread what you posted and you tell me. An opinion and bashing are different things. An opinion would have been " I dont like it" or "not for me".. Not going on with what you wrote. I do appreciate sarcasm, but thats not what that was. Anyway, I said my piece. Lets end this and lets move on to the car talk..
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"Your Avatar is displayed under your username whenever you post in the forums. Only a photo of your WRX is allowed for your Avatar. All other Avatar photos will be removed." That is what it says when you pick your avatar on this site.

Maybe it came across like a lot of bashing. Reread what you posted and you tell me. An opinion and bashing are different things. An opinion would have been " I dont like it" or "not for me".. Not going on with what you wrote. I do appreciate sarcasm, but thats not what that was. Anyway, I said my piece. Lets end this and lets move on to the car talk..
I did reread my post and to me it is a sarcasm. It was a bit harsh, but not a personal attack and my opinion. But, you went with a personal attack. However, your right lets move on and I am sure we can get past a difference in opinion/taste.

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