Im thinkin about picking up an exhaust/muffler for my 02 wagon and id like some opinions on what would get me the best sound for a reasonable price
eBay exhausts are loud, obnoxious, and drone. It gets old quick, especially if you get seat time in a car with a nicer exhaust.AccordRanger said:I picked up and ebay brand for about $150 shipped if you want to keep it cheap. Only down fall is I have to leave one hanger unhooked. Sounds and looks great though!
http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine-modifications/134328228-exhaust-faq.htmlfrom what point in the exhaust should i start replacing? for longevity purposes
Longevity? So, I take it you want to keep the car on the stock tune?from what point in the exhaust should i start replacing? for longevity purposes
I'll respectfully disagree that this is a good idea. After installing my TBE (a week before my tune) I watched my car over boost pretty readily in high gears. I had to take it easy until I got it up on the dyno and tuned properly.02-03 WRXs can be run without a tune even with a TBE...though you just won't see the best performance results of the downpipe.
Bugeyes have more latency in the switch from open to closed loop fueling. Since the DP directly affects the rear O2 sensor, this is the reason the 2004+ react differently to the DP installation.I will respectfully agree with your disagreeing...I am only saying that it CAN be run without a tune, though it is not suggested and you won't see the benefits of having the aftermarket downpipe. I don't see it as a good idea either. Overboosting can happen yes, but it could happen whether you are tuned or not as it is a mechanical issue as opposed to a tuneable issue.
Its just known that you can run a DP on a bugeye without a tune, but not optimally. Where as with a 2004+ (especially getting to 2006+ with the EJ25) you have much more risk of doing damage without a tune.