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This is a discussion on Quieting Exhaust within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello everyone, I just bought a 04 wrx that came with a 3-inch catback exhaust, for the sake of keeping ...

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    Hello everyone, I just bought a 04 wrx that came with a 3-inch catback exhaust, for the sake of keeping a clean record I need to make it not so loud (don't get me wrong I love the way it sounds). What are my options? keep in mind I'm on a budget. An axle back would be better than going back to a stock exhaust system, but pricey. Could I just weld on a new tip or put in a resonator?
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    What do you mean keep a clean record? Anyway most aftermarket exhaust systems already come with a resonator.. What the aftermarket CBE is missing is the muffler so you would need that. I would just go back to stock or find a sti muffler.

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    Clean record as in no tickets, I'll be going to school in a small town with very petty and annoying cops.

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    A muffler shop should be able to help you out with making a custom axleback that isn't as loud/flashy; they'd probably just build you a different axleback. The only issue I can think of is not all muffler shops can bend 3" piping (you'd have to ask).
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    Just sell your catback and get a stock catback for cheap. Another option would be picking up a quieter aftermarket exhausts like the Borla Hush or Invidia Q300.

    An axleback alone is unlikely to bolt up to an aftermarket midpipe. It would be best to just replace both.
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    ive got a stock catback that would fit if youre interested or you can either search for a used/new twin tip muffler catback with a resonator in the midpipe area
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    Sweet, I am interested. I'll pm you

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    thats cool donkey, can you wrap the larger section with packing like the removable insert on my vance n hines 750cc honda motorcycle muffler or is it a permanent install kind of thing?

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    How well do those inserts work?

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