Yeah I am wondering the same thing. I just asked directly through their mid pipe product page to see if that gives me a different or similar/or more concise answer since the guy on the phone yesterday was specifically sales and I am hoping that they might ask an actual engineer.I think adding their mid pipe will make it louder but maybe take away some drone. if there’s another resonator added on their mid pipe that oem does not have would make some sense.
anyone installed the mid pipe after having axle backs already on the car, and can comment?
Same. I am going to be doing a drive down to Florida from Maryland and back this summer with wife and 1 year old daughter and would love to reduce the drone before then. Haven't gotten a complaint from the wife...yet...just trying to find a better solution before I do lol.Looking forward to any answers you get, stuck deciding between full catback or just the axelback mufflers. Need more sound for my dadmobile but don't want to blow out the wife and kids on longer trips.
The stock exhaust already has a resonator. The Nameless mid-pipe is larger diameter than stock and will be louder. I’ve got the full car-back system and I love it, but I generally prefer the louder exhaust systems.So I have had the nameless axleback installed for a few months now, and generally like it. The only thing is the back ground drone at low speed or/and low rev cruising can get a bit much sometimes, especially with cold starts. I am wondering if there are ways to lower the drone noise, maybe the center pipe kit with the extra resonator installed? Or taking the car to an audio specialist and have them cover ever square inch of the inner paneling with sound dampening? Any suggestions appreciated.
Are saying the exhaust is louder, or the drone at low revs/cruising is louder than just the axle back? Cause I don't mind louder exhaust its the back ground drone at low revs that is a little annoying. I am thinking I will be taking the car to get every nook and cranny dynamatted.The stock exhaust already has a resonator. The Nameless mid-pipe is larger diameter than stock and will be louder. I’ve got the full car-back system and I love it, but I generally prefer the louder exhaust systems.
I don’t think you’ll see much improvement in noise reduction unless you return to stock.
I only have experience with the cat-back so I can’t compare. There is a guy on YouTube who did a video of both axle-back and cat-back, so you might send him a message and ask his opinion. Most folks go one way or the other, so any options here are likely just guesses.Are saying the exhaust is louder, or the drone at low revs/cruising is louder than just the axle back? Cause I don't mind louder exhaust its the back ground drone at low revs that is a little annoying. I am thinking I will be taking the car to get every nook and cranny dynamatted.
Yeah I sent him a message today on the video. FRom my knowledge of almost 9 wrx and stis combined I can say I have never heard a drone the way I am hearing it now. For reference, the drone I am talking about is the reverb I get almost like I turned up my bass to maximum in an enclosure and no longer distinguish between beats, if that makes sense. So basically there is a difference between drone and the guttural sound of a subaru with a well executed exhaust system; i.e. the low end grumble/ruble/growl what ever you would call it. Its almost like the bass note of the exhaust is causing a resonance feedback that compounds at low revs. Does that make sense?I only have experience with the cat-back so I can’t compare. There is a guy on YouTube who did a video of both axle-back and cat-back, so you might send him a message and ask his opinion. Most folks go one way or the other, so any options here are likely just guesses.
Drone is somewhat subjective too; what some call drone, others call exhaust sound. In my car (21 XT + cat-back) I hear a somewhat “boomy” sound around 2,000 RPM. Below that, say level ground cruising at 55-70 mph, the exhaust is just detectable, with a nice deep low tone. When accelerating, under load, or increasing incline, she gets up to and through 2,000 RPM and the boomy sound becomes present. I’ll call that drone. Beyond that area of RPM is becomes the nice deep, louder tone that I love to hear on a tuned WRX.
I’m in my late 50’s and absolutely love the sound. It’s really personal preference.
Cool thanks! Yeah after about the 2100 mark the "resonating" drone goes away and its actually a rather pleasant experience. I just did a test and turned on my car and as soon as the "resonating" drone became strong I step out of my car to see if it was similar outside of the cabin. It was resonating, however the depth of the resonation wasn't as impactful as it is inside the cabin. I am now wondering if there is a bit of compounding resonance similar to a bass enclosure happening when the doors and windows are all sealed? interesting. Again none of this makes me want to take it off, I am just trying to fine tune the car constantly and this is just one of those things I am exploring to see if I can make it an even better experience.I have experience with both setups. I initially ordered a 5 inch catback from nameless. Since I received my axleback portion first I immediately threw it on. To keep things simple I found the addition of the midpipe later on did make the exhaust note a bit louder with a deeper tone. I do find the exhaust to be a bit annoying between 1600-2000RPM. Parked at 1500RPM or below the exhaust is noticeable but not intrusive. And when I'm on the highway if I can park the RPMs @ 2100 that also keeps the "drone" down when cruising. I find the exhaust sounds its best between 3K-4KRPM.
Overall, very happy with my purchase.
This is my first aftermarket exhaust ever.. So my perception of drone may vary.
Yeah your right, I will probably experiment and get it too. Sigh we do love goofing around with these things don’t we lol.Feel like a lot of this can be subjective. Exhaust sound/tone/drone at 1.2k rpm -2.5k rpm sounds way different when parked vs. under load while cruising anywhere from 40-70mph.
Might just have to decide for myself with the nameless mid pipe. If it’s way too much, I figure someone going to purchase second hand, local or on FS forum here.