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soares 02-01-2011 07:02 AM

Will legacy GT catback fit legacy 2.5i??
hey all just like the title says im curious to find if an aftermarket legacy GT exhaust would fit my 2.5i nonturbo legacy? I'm just talking about a catback btw...

madcatz 02-01-2011 10:35 AM

It shouldnt.....the downpipe location and the manifold location of the 2 are different. I mean any exhaust shop can put it on with some modification, but to say they bolt right

sulk 02-01-2011 12:36 PM

Catbacks will kind of bolt on, though you will need an adapter made as they are a bit shorter than the 2.5i exhaust.

Axlebacks on the other hand will bolt on without any problem.

Although many catbacks for the GT are 2.5" or 3", and 3" is a bit overkill for our setups, you may want to keep the stock midpipe, or get a 2.5" midpipe fabbed.

Max Capacity 02-01-2011 01:00 PM

Why bother. Just take the mufflers off and see what it sounds like. I drove around for 5 months last year with no mufflers.

Then I went catless, it got to loud, I put the stock mufflers back on and left the gaskets out. Car sounds great.

soares 02-02-2011 03:30 PM

can you guys point me in the right direction as to where i can order axlebacks from?

N.sane 02-02-2011 03:35 PM

I dont think there are many axle-back systems that exist anymore. COBB and Perrin discontinued theirs. There's AVO, which I run and love them to death, but I got them used and they're pricey when new. Keep your eyes peeled in the Members Classifieds.

If buying new, you're better off buying a pair of universal mufflers from Magnaflow and getting an exhaust shop to weld them on if cost is a concern and you just want some noise.

Rick 02-02-2011 05:05 PM

[QUOTE=soares;3261432]can you guys point me in the right direction as to where i can order axlebacks from?[/QUOTE

There are used axlebacks in the classified section.

Corvo 02-20-2013 11:02 AM

I'm new to this forum but do far it seems like it's better overall to switch mufflers and lose the cat back for an axle back. Am I correct in thinking this way?

N.sane 02-20-2013 07:06 PM

Depends what you're looking for:

Cat-back: more sound, lose some low-end torque
Mufflers/axle-back: less sound, no loss in power

06legsleeper 02-21-2013 04:20 PM

nameless performance sells axle back exhausts

sanchitosonria 02-21-2013 04:50 PM

The Borla CBE is 2.5" and would be a good fit on our 2.5i:

Corvo 02-22-2013 01:46 AM

I noticed the Borla cat back via Andy's Auto since my car club has a sponsorship with them but I don't want to sacrifice the little bit of power I do have for a sound. Think I am just going to go the HKS or Skunk2 muffler route on this. Keep a bit of power less noise and will look pretty good over all once the car is slammed and tucked. Thanks for the info and knowledge everyone who's gotten back to me I appreciate it.

sanchitosonria 02-22-2013 08:09 AM

What are the perks of a sponsorship? What does it take to get one?

If you are going to slam it, pretty sure the HKS is a little large and may scrape.

I don't think you would lose power with the Borla since it's not 3" but you would have to confirm with someone who has actually used it.

Corvo 02-24-2013 11:42 AM

The perks of being sponsored is just simple 5-10% discounts on parts. My club is also sponsored by Nopi but with them we have to be at any Nopi event within the state or region if possible. I think you are right about the HKS mufflers being too fat considering.

To get sponsored all you have to do is call the organization and ask to have your club sponsored and you can go from there.

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