I'm a new member and have been doing some research. I've done quite a few searchs but can't quite find the answer I'm looking. I bought a 2002 Wrx Wagon in march.....and I'm loving it. I'm looking to get that nice growl out of my exhaust. I'm on a limited budget and I don't want to void the waranty that I got when I purchased the car.
So far I removed the silencer from the intake and intalled an sti muffler. It changed the sound (slightly) ....but it's not what I expected. I don't want to go to crazy because i know that this can become quite expensixe. So I was thinking of removing the resonator from the stock exhaust and just replacing it with some 2.5" piping. Has anyone done this.....and will it bring me closer to the sound I'm looking for. After that I'm thinking of gutting the stock up pipe and maybe changing the downpipe to one with a high flow cat. My goal is to get the sound I'm looking for......and doing what I can with what's already there. I'm not really going for hp gains, although an hp gain might be a result of these mods.
So right now it's the sti muffler + the removal of the resonator. Afterwards gutting the stock up pipe, and installing an aftermarket down pipe with a high flow cat (used if possible). And later on after the warranty is done possibly a tuning.
What do you guys think.
Thanks in advance... any advice will be welcome