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I was interested getting this catback exhaust system. I know it's made for 2018 up crosstrek but it fits impresa well right since it's same format. I was wondering if anybody have one and I want know how it is. They also cold air intake as well that I also wanted.
 

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I have used their intakes on different applications, they are built nicely and rival oem quality.

But imho, not worth the money. Unless you mainly want it for looks and sound instead of performance. When you look at the cost/power ratio.


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I have used their intakes on different applications, they are built nicely and rival oem quality.

But imho, not worth the money. Unless you mainly want it for looks and sound instead of performance. When you look at the cost/power ratio.


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Thxs for info on intake. I bought catback exhaust afe/takeda this week waiting to arrive.
 

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I got my afe/takeda catback exhaust installed. Install is easy direct bolt on. It sound amazing. It has nice low deep gwarrr tone. If you guys interested how it sounds or any info let me know and I will post it up.
 

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I got my afe/takeda catback exhaust installed. Install is easy direct bolt on. It sound amazing. It has nice low deep gwarrr tone. If you guys interested how it sounds or any info let me know and I will post it up.

I was meaning to ask for a video. Very interested as to how the exhaust sounds.


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Yes, please, post it up!
 

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That's actually a quite good video as the audio said it all... and all was good! And that is definitely a properly sounding exhaust, unlike most. Obviously a quality system.

Thanks. Great choice. Enjoy.

Sadly for us CVT folk, any and all exhaust sound just emphasizes what the CVT is doing instead of the motor, as it drones lazily up through the gears announcing to all what it lacks. I'm relegated to just remaining anonymous, quiet and aloof in my ivory tower. No bite so no bark no threat... a total opposite of my STi for example. It growled and bit. Ah, the memories.
 

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That's actually a quite good video as the audio said it all... and all was good! And that is definitely a properly sounding exhaust, unlike most. Obviously a quality system.

Thanks. Great choice. Enjoy.

Sadly for us CVT folk, any and all exhaust sound just emphasizes what the CVT is doing instead of the motor, as it drones lazily up through the gears announcing to all what it lacks. I'm relegated to just remaining anonymous, quiet and aloof in my ivory tower. No bite so no bark no threat... a total opposite of my STi for example. It growled and bit. Ah, the memories.
Um my car is not manual. It's on cvt.;)
 

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Um my car is not manual. It's on cvt.;)
So you're OK with it? In MT cars there's a direct relationship between engine sound and car movement... not so much with an auto, especially the CVT. Of course, using the paddles would probably solve it but just driving along the engine note doesn't change much and definitely doesn't reflect the work being done.

Still, I've always liked to hear my motors and the sound yours has is a good one. If you're happy that's all that matters. For more engine sound that exhaust system is as good as I've heard.

Stock, like mine, I really only hear the motor if I am full throttle. It's the old boxer sound and nice, but I'm rarely at full throttle. I had a CVT WRX that I modified the exhaust of and it gave it a better, more hearable sound. In addition to an STi exhaust with resonator I opened the muffler internals. This resulted in a better top end and a better exhaust note. Your exhaust looks similar, just with the single muffler but still the same... although I doubt there's any improvement in top end. lol

I'll be watching to see your impressions over time if you share them. A little more exhaust note would be good.
 

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In addition to an STi exhaust with resonator I opened the muffler internals. This resulted in a better top end and a better exhaust note. Your exhaust looks similar, just with the single muffler but still the same... although I doubt there's any improvement in top end. lol
I am fine with my exhaust and another thing my cat-back has resonator on it. this is not a axle back. second no matter what if you have a resonator and muffler on it, you are not getting much flow anyways. There is small increase on top end because resonator and a small muffer compare to stock ones just saying. I don't know why you are bashing me for no reason all I did was you asked post me some sound clips which I did.
 

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I am fine with my exhaust and another thing my cat-back has resonator on it. this is not a axle back. second no matter what if you have a resonator and muffler on it, you are not getting much flow anyways. There is small increase on top end because resonator and a small muffer compare to stock ones just saying. I don't know why you are bashing me for no reason all I did was you asked post me some sound clips which I did.
You've got me all wrong. I was explaining my own hesitance in doing what you've done. Part of the hesitation is because all the options I've heard I didn't like... I liked yours, however.

The second reason was, with the exhausts I've heard, and the fact I've had five CVT cars now, has me concerned about doing something I'd regret. Your video opened my mind to the possibility I was wrong.

How you got that I was bashing you I have no idea. But to distress you no more consider this my last.

Thanks for the video anyway, sincerely. Good luck and enjoy.
 

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Sounds good. Leas raspy and tinny as the nameless.

Just enough.


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Yeah i've got a Nameless Axleback on now and it's hit or miss. Cold starts are pretty loud as it's a muffler delete. Paddle shifting makes it sound like it knows what it's doing more than leaving it to its own CVT ways. For $200 and ten minutes to install its worth it however imo
 

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In all honesty, after my 400+ hp STi I'm ashamed of how my car's motor sounds, especially with the CVT broadcasting it's enigmatic rowing. An MT, no problem. Just me. YMMV

But dang, I would really like to have some motor sound! The video posted has the best exhaust note I've heard yet for these cars. But, likely not gonna. Still, I keep thinking... and these kind of threads keep it going. :)
 

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In all honesty, after my 400+ hp STi I'm ashamed of how my car's motor sounds, especially with the CVT broadcasting it's enigmatic rowing. An MT, no problem. Just me. YMMV

But dang, I would really like to have some motor sound! The video posted has the best exhaust note I've heard yet for these cars. But, likely not gonna. Still, I keep thinking... and these kind of threads keep it going. :)
Curious, did you go from the STi due to budget, or was it just a crummy daily?
I only ask as i'm craving some more juice in this Impreza and if budget allows i'd like to give a WRX a shot.
 

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The STi was a magnificent car that I drove all the time, summer or winter. It was part of a long line of performance oriented cars that I built, modified, and tuned my self. It was my later life's crowning achievement. It's the best car I've ever owned. Anyone who hasn't owned one is missing something special in life IMHO.

Partly budget, as we also had a '14 Forester at the time... just as the economy tanked and I couldn't justify a toy car of that stature anymore. I'd done what I had set out to do and proven some things. So it wasn't an unfinished song. But it and the Forester became a '14 FXTT... which became a '15 WRX, and so on. One car family now, and happily so. Life.

Besides the '11 STi I've had an '11, '15, and '16 WRX... and another FXTT, a '17. So I know exactly what you mean. But having done all those (and many more performance cars I'm chagrined to say) I'm trying a little NA Imp for a change, so I'm here on purpose knowing what I'm missing. But a new WRX would make you wet your jeans with the difference. A HUGE difference. :) If you can find a way, do it. Life's too short. Trust me.
 
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