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looks like a good find, = I mean really good, if it does the trick that the EZ30D OEM muffler should. = as quiet as a Bentley.

(I am running a unrusted used one now,...that I :11: polished the dust off and laid on 4 layers of paint,...= came off a 2003 Bean that another member here snagged in a parts yard ...).

call them up if you don't get a response,..(516) 437-5204

9-5 M-F

516 area code is Nassau County, Long Island, NY. (wonder where they make them).
 

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on my original muffler for a few YEARS i could just spray the bypass valve spring with penetrating lube (pb blaster) for a few days and try to turn it with a set of big pliers and on the 2nd or 3rd day it would turn again.

whole thing looked awful rusty,...but it would still work. after I would get it to turn I would use some WD40 on it.

advice to mr. atlanta. give it a try so you don't toss one out that is still pretty good. (I doubt yours could have as much rust as my original).


....if you want more exhaust sound, drill by the inlet pipe before the muffler near the flange after the mid pipe. scare neighborhood rodents out of the road before they even see you. (beware skunks move pretty slow though)
 

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Lol

Its just after coming out of the WRX, its a little numb to hear almost nothing.
maybe you should put a shunt in before the muffler.

like with a switch = regular the exhaust gas goes into the muffler.

turn the nob / pull the cable: 100% of the exhaust gas/ noise gets dumped out before muffler..... that way you can put it back in the muffler when you want to be quiet. (or someone in your car wants it quiet).

I remember people here wondering about going with straight pipes/ nameless branded exhausts on turbo wagons. ....but had babies in the car. (babies that may cry from the drone)...

a old fashioned thing that street-able drag cars would open up when it was race time could work for you too.
 

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that set of chrome coffee cans defines ticket magnet.

if you were to put something like that on, you should put a doughnut machine in the hatch.

 
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Follow-up.


Finish is black paint, and it's kind of fragile, flaking off in some areas. Not sure what is under the paint...
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they put that black stuff on some new body panels too,

its not paint or primer, just something to stop such a thing from rusting while being stored before used. if you paint over it, that crap and the paint will flake off,

so experienced auto body people scrub all that crap off back to clean metal and then prime / paint.

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and sad its not Bentley Quiet like the OEM.
 

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I'm wondering if thats because there is no active 2nd stage inside it, despite its appearance.
so the bypass just stays open,

like if you held open the spring on a OEM making it noisy at idle?
 
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