We are proud to announce our Catback exhaust for the 2008-2014 Subaru STi Hatchback/5 Door. Our goal with this project was to develop a reasonably priced, manufacturable high flowing, low-drone design when combined with our 3″ mandrel bent divorced downpipe
The result was a 3″ into dual 2.25″ axleback featuring quad double wall staggered tips, all stainless TIG welded construction that is Handbuilt to Order in America. Utilizing a straight through flowing muffler with internal perforated y-pipe and well designed dogleg y’s on each exhaust tip for a flush and tucked fit in the rear bumper valence cutouts without risking overheating or melting the valence. This design also has the benefit of perfectly even flow from the right to left as well as out of each of the four tips. No biased flow here like you may find on muffler designs that use a baffled internal resonance chamber.
The Midpipe is a free-flowing straight-through 3″ mandrel bent system that utilizes one 3" resonator to smooth out any rasp. Our design uses a v-band connection in the rear to allow the user to fine-tune the fitment of the exhaust. The MidPipe also uses a flex coupling near the AxleBack connection flange to eliminate exhaust “wag” found in other exhausts.
The CatBack system includes all required hardware, a 3” aluminum gasket with a raised sealing ring to provide a positive seal at the AxleBack joint, and a 3” donut gasket similar to the factory gasket. We use a factory style donut gasket due to the superior sealing ability of this style of gasket.
For comparison purposes we will use a scale of 1-10 for volume, 1 being stock and 10 being no mufflers.
Magnaflow: The quietest option we offer is our old version that uses a Magnaflow muffler, this configuration is very quiet even with a full turboback exhaust. We offer this version with both our 3.5" single wall slash cut tips and our 3" double wall tips in both staggered and non staggered flavors. We also offer this version with our exclusive double wall 3.5" or 4" tips both staggered and non-staggered at a $175 or $150 premium, respectively. This is about a 2 on the scale.
5" Mufflers: This is our new design that uses our in-house mufflers. We build each of these mufflers by hand here in our shop with our usual attention to detail. This "Less Quiet" version uses 2 mufflers that measure 6" long and 5" outer diameter. Despite their small size, these mufflers are extremely effective. We offer this version with our 3.5" single wall slash cut tips in both staggered and non staggered flavors. We also offer this version with our exclusive double wall 3.5" or 4" tips both staggered and non-staggered at a $175 or $150 premium, respectively. This is about a 5 on the scale.
4" Mufflers: This is our new design that uses our in-house mufflers. We build each of these mufflers by hand here in our shop with our usual attention to detail. This "Louder" version uses 2 mufflers that measure 6" long and 4" outer diameter. Despite their small size, these mufflers are extremely effective. The 4" mufflers are louder than the 5" mufflers. We offer this version with our 3.5" single wall slash cut tips in both staggered and non staggered flavors. We also offer this version with our exclusive double wall 3.5" or 4" tips both staggered and non-staggered at a $175 or $150 premium, respectively. This is about a 7 on the scale.
No Mufflers: Finally, the sound of the Sedan Muffler Delete for the hatch! We have had people banging down our door for this since we released the original muffler delete for the sedan. We offer this version with our 3.5" single wall slash cut tips in both staggered and non staggered flavors. We also offer this version with our exclusive double wall 3.5" or 4" tips both staggered and non-staggered at a $175 or $150 premium, respectively. This is a 10 on the scale.
Please keep in mind that we only trust extremely skilled craftsmen to build your parts. Qualified welders who are able to meet our standards in both fit and finish are extremely hard to find and as a result are very expensive. The end result is the highest quality, most functional product that is also a work of art worthy of a gallery.
Here are some videos on our blog: GR Hatch AxleBack Exhaust Video
Powdercoat options only include the Axleback portion of the catback system due to the extreme heat the Midpipe experiences.
Tip options include:
Double Wall Staggered
Double Wall Non-Staggered
Single Wall Non-Staggered
Questions about tip style? Click HERE
If you take your car to the track or any organized racing, you will want to pick up a few urethane exhaust hanger bushings. The system uses 5 hangers, so if you want to upgrade all of them, choose the 5 hanger option.
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Posted by Jeremy on 30th Nov 2013
Let me start with this: instead of reading reviews, you should be placing your order. Nameless Performance separates themselves not only with the superior quality of their hand-crafted products, but with their excellent customer service. These guys are there for you to help you with your car-related questions, and are highly knowledgeable. There is a reason they are growing so quickly; Nameless Performance is a fantastic group of guys.
Anyways, to the exhaust: I have a 2013 WRX hatch with the Nameless catback exhaust ( resonated midpipe, axleback with 5" mufflers and the 4" staggered double-walled tips.) The second the exhaust was installed (made easier by their v-band connectors) and the keys were turned, so sound of beautiful Boxer music was heard. This exhaust has a great deep tone, with absolutely zero rasp, negligible drone and the perfect volume. Expressive during aggressive driving, yet subtle and distinct while cruising. Perfect for a daily-driver. The quality of materials and the hand-crafted welds is immaculate. The double-walled tips look aggressive and I've gotten a ton of compliments on both the look and sound of this exhaust. Even my girlfriend, who hates drone and loud exhausts, loves the Nameless. You simply can't go wrong with this exhaust. Yes, you do have to wait a little while once you place your order since they build everything by hand in-house, even the mufflers. But it is more than worth the quality these guys provide. You're not going to have to worry about failing welds or a sound that changes over time due to muffler packing degrading with this exhaust.
I heard several exhaust systems in person, and none sounded as good, as mature while still being assertive, as the Nameless. Order it now, install, and thank me later. I accept thank you tips via PayPal.
Posted by Kenny Le on 29th Nov 2013
It's been about a month and a half since I've installed the CBE for my 2013 STI hatch and the excitement of turning my car on is still there. I absolutely love the way it sounds.
It's loud, but not obnoxiously loud. Still incorporates the deep boxer rumble. Other car enthusiast always ask me "what kind of exhaust is that? it sounds really nice!" and I reply with "Nameless Performance, you can thank me later" haha. I'm from Portland, OR so I love supporting local (sorta) company's like this.
Don't hesitate with this company, it may be pricey but the product you get is second to none. NP didn't pay me to write this =]
Posted by Shawn on 10th Nov 2013
I went with the resonated midpipe and 5" muffled double wall staggered tip axleback and could not be more pleased. After 1000 miles, the sound just keeps getting better. My wife has noted it is a bit loud now and again during downhills when engine braking but nothing too bad. Some drone 75+ (turnpikes ftw) due to the nature of the hatchback, but not anywhere near the din others generate. Just a beautifully made set of pipes producing a beautiful sound. A perfect match for the boxer engine.
On a side note, I did have a small mix up my order but the guys had it sorted out and made amends quickly and professionally. Looking forward to my downpipe as a Christmas present to myself.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Oct 2013
I honestly could not be happier. There was a slight issue with the parts being shipped, due to FedEx. I called Nameless and within a day I had replacement parts. They were extremely helpful and polite. I am definitely going to be a return customer to Nameless. Awesome weld beads and look. I got the muffler delete and there is no drone and it sounds gorgeous!
Posted by Steve on 3rd Sep 2013
I swapped out the Invidia Q300v3 catback with the Nameless resonated full muffler version and am very satisfied with the result. I run a 20G with CP catless downpipe and the Invidia was stupid loud, though the quality of all the hard parts was very high. The Nameless setup is quiet and has cleaned up the low end with a bit less on top, overall a good buy.
Posted by Minh on 3rd Jul 2013
This thing is amazing; From the cold start up to highway cruise or even WOT. It's not too subtle nor too obnoxious, it's the right about of pitch to cause ear-gasm.
Is it worth the price? Some may argue, "$x,xxx for a set of pipes. I'll pass." Some may try to justify the purchase, but it is without a doubt a set of pipes that was beautifully hand-crafted to perfection. How much is perfection worth to you? I work hard for my money and what this catback return back is priceless. My next is their catted downpipe when I'm ready to go Stage 2.
You'd be a fool to not even consider Nameless.
Posted by Michael on 17th Apr 2013
I have the full cat-back with resonator in the midpipe, 5" mufflers and non-staggered 3.5" single walled tips. I installed the system with my Tomioka catted DP yesterday. Fit and finish of the product is great! Welds look amazing. The subtle look of larger than stock tips is perfect! The sound is amazing no drone while cruising like my friend perrin system and the Tone is much deeper. A++++++ on the sound of this system.
Posted by Mitch on 13th Feb 2013
Took about an hour to install because the nuts were a little rusted on my stock system. I have the resonator with muffler delete combo and the sound is wonderful. At idle its barely noticeable and cruising around at 65 its slightly louder than stock. You can have your volume set on your stock stereo around 10 and its not drowned out by the exhaust note. I was shocked at the growl this car makes when you get on it. This was a big upgrade and Nameless will have my business again when I decide to get a downpipe.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Sep 2012
Didn't get and exhaust system, got a work of art in a box! The welds are perfect, the finish is perfect, the fitment is perfect, the sound is low and has some nice base in it. My only suggestion would be to make long spring bolts for the connection at the midpipe, the factory ones won't fit the new, bigger pipe. It comes with long bolts that do fit, I just feel that if the factory feels they need spring bolts there for flexibility, maybe you should follow suit. Dont get me wrong, it fits perfectly. Just my two cents.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Aug 2012
exhaust fit nice, tips line up great. sounds very good with no droan in the vehicle (resonated mid pipe, no mufflers) installed in less then 10 mins on my lift. pretty loud even with cats. i like it a lot. worth the wait. my only gripe is response time to questions was much faster when i was interested in buying, and after paying there wasnt much communication effort. i realize there are lots of pain in the ass customers out there, as i am in the same industry, but we still make a big effort to answer all questions. other then that, product was immaculate, with no issues, and very nice quality.
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