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
ALL GASKETS AND HARDWARE INCLUDED
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 Bagel on 10th Apr 2014
2012 WRX Hatch, Cat-Back ,Resonator, 4 inch mufflers, Dual 3.5 non staggered, upgraded bushings
If you have an 1.5 hours, a few tools, and some elbow grease, you can have yourself one of the best sounding exhausts on the block. I spent over a year listening to WRX exhausts to find that right note. THIS. IS. IT.
Now with that said I went with the 4 inch mufflers, If it's too loud, you're too old. I love it, others will hate it. We need haters though, or we wouldn't have this great exhaust system to piss them off.
The pure rumble out of this exhaust is awesome, I cant say enough about it. Paired it with the Cobb AP = Beast mode.
In closing, it is the best money I have spent so far.
Keep up the good work Nameless
Posted by Jeff F. on 23rd Jan 2014
Options: Magnaflow muffler, non resonated, 4" double wall staggered tips.
General appreciation: In my opinion, this is how the car should sound from factory. Perfect setup for grown ups like me that want to wake up the engine sound without getting all the negative attention you usually get from non enthusiasm. The car is a little loud when cold and idling at 2000RPM and the drone from the OEM exhaust at that same RPM is of course amplified. I red a lot of reviews on the forums before buying and people complaining about this setup have really picky ears.
Materials: This exhaust if a piece of art and is really well thought. For example, the flexible part is at the back which will reduce a lot of unwanted muffler vibration. The only problem is the Magnaflow muffler is susceptible to rust since it's 409 stainless steel. I ended up painting the muffler with high temp paint. Choose the powder coat option for better results.
Tips: 4" tips are the way to go if you want a nice fit. If you prefer something less flashy, I'd go with the 3.5 single wall. If you want a tighter fit with the bumper valence, buy the 5 urethane hangers.
Performance: I noticed a nice mid torque gain. I was really doubtful about Nameless claims performance wise and was really surprised to really feel that much of a difference. I'm stage 1 with Cobb ots maps.
Final thoughts: Nameless Performance exhaust is a real quality product that has nothing to envy big names like Cobb and Invidia. You also get the benefit to choose from different options and customize the product for your liking! I've been running this exhaust for 1 moth now, and no regret!
Posted by Vince on 17th Jan 2014
The exhaust is absolutely awesome. It sounds great. It has a nice deep, low tone that sounds great because of the boxer engine. The exhaust sounds loud on start up but once its warmed up and idle, its a lot quieter. When you hit the gas you hear the beautiful exhaust notes. Its not overly loud but your presence will be known. There's also little to no drone when you're going on the highway. Or maybe I'm used to it.
Posted by Dustin D. on 12th Jan 2014
I bought this exhaust because I was looking for the loudest possible system for my 2013 Subaru WRX. This exceeded everything I could have asked for. I checked videos on YouTube and they provided some help, but listening in person is no comparison.
The craftsmanship of the entire system is top notch, with very nice welds all over.
10/10 would recommend.
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.
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