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Old 07-30-2011, 04:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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With the K&N filter and with whatever backpressure the muffler introduced now gone, I would take a wild guess that it may have a couple of more HP. I'd be lying if I said I felt a noticable change. To the ear though, it does sound like it has more power. That's what I was really going for, some sound out the back. If everything goes as planned, I should have a sound clip posted tomorrow so you guys can hear what it sounds like.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great post! I was the guy that started the original thread, and yes I agree us Car Guys can't leave anything alone...errr even our "wifes" car

I haven't gone any further with modding my 2.5i exhaust since my previous post, found out my 2 year old son has cancer so the car has been the least of our priority. That said perhaps I might make a similar setup, but keep my tip turned-down like the stock setup so it doesn't get caught or scrape off-road. I especially like the bolt-on setup that way you can put it back stock when it comes time to buy another Outback down the road.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Pool Runner,
Many thanks for the original thread you posted that got me to look underneath at the exhaust. I like your idea about a turndown tip. Maybe I'll have to try and make one. I posted a YouTube (I think) so that you and anyone interested can hear what my set up sounds like. The sound on the in-car part didn't come out as good as I would of liked. Although I tried different settings for the mic gain on my video recorder, I seemed to get too much road noise and not enough exhaust note or the other way around. The road noise on the video is a lot louder than in real life. I did find that my laptop speakers were totally inadequate. I had to pull the speakers and subwoofer out of the closet and hook them up. They made a huge difference.



Last but most important, I hope for a speedy and full recovery for your son.
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I did something similar (took the muffler off) Here is the vid i took:


I thought mine sounded a bit ricey though, I would love to hear a clip of yours at WOT or a drive by!
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I love this idea. I would have never thought removing the muffler would sound good. I am a gear head and this got me thinking. Do you have part numbers for the flange and tip or at least where you got them? Did you use 2.25" piping?
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The flange is a Walker 31897, it's steel, and I got it at Summit Racing. The pipe is 2" aluminized steel and it's hard to find a clamp-on tip with 2" inlet. I found one at BuyAutoTruck Accessories PN GOGRT236 and it came with the clamp. I found that a tip, even at only 3" on the outlet, really knocked down the ricey sound. I got another tip that is weld on from Verocious Motorsports. It's made by Vibrant PN 1209. If I ever get around to making a sst version, I'll weld this tip on.
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unbolted mine, It sounds super good, not too loud, just right. will probably have a muffler shop bend me a pipe to complete the delete sometime soon.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Another albeit more expensive option for the 3.6 if we can get 4 more takers (one in WA state):

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...tml#post349812
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It probably won't have more power because the ECM/FI system will be confused because of the lack of back pressure and will try and compensate.
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i assume there were no issues since this hasn't been updated in over a year. is there any power loss?
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