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Midpipe Part # for 2005 2.5i with California Emissions
I'm just trying to make sure I get the right part for my car (2005 Outback 2.5i Limited 5MT with California emissions), because the 2005 California stuff gets kind of crazy. I can post the VIN if people need it to make the right call. My exhaust is super rusted out at the Y-Pipe. I tried patching it a little, but it's still leaking and I think I should just replace the whole thing.
If I go to the official Subaru website and look up parts by my VIN (and then go to the 2005 U5 exhaust diagram), it shows two part numbers: 44200AG09B and 44299AG00A. Of those 2 numbers, I'm pretty sure the 00A won't fit because searching other places shows it as being without California emissions.
So great, 44200AG09B. My problem is that when I search on less official Subaru parts sites, I also come up with 2 numbers: 4200AG09B and 4200AG10B.
The description for 4200AG09B is "2.5 LITER, W/CALIFORNIA, 2005, W/O OUTBACK WAGON" while for 4200AG10B it's "2.5 LITER, W/CALIFORNIA, 2005, W/OUTBACK WAGON"
Based on that, I would assume I want the one that says "With Outback Wagon" instead of without it. If I search for 4200AG10B on the official Subaru site, it shows up as being a Legacy / Legacy Wagon part, but not an Outback part.
At this point I think 4200AG09B is probably the right part even though it says "W/O OUTBACK WAGON," since it shows up on both sites, but I wanted to ask the forum here.