Get the original axleback for your subaru with the all new muffler addition! For those who want the sound and tone but like the volume lower and more refined than our original axleback we have developed a muffled axleback using a proprietary muffler that we designed and tuned specifically for this application. The mufflers are all built by our fabrication team in-house using our standard quality control process and only the best materials. Building these in-house allows us to control every aspect of the quality from materials to the way they are welded. We use a proprietary material inside the mufflers that withstands heat up to 2500 degrees fahrenheit so you don't have to worry about them blowing out or changing tone over time.
We saw a 20db reduction at idle and a 10db reduction during free revving from our standard muffler delete with our 4" muffler and these are even quieter with the 5" mufflers.
The picture shows the staggered single wall tips.
Designed for the 2011 Subaru WRX and STi Sedans, the Nameless Performance AxleBack Exhaust is a direct factory fit to the OEM midpipe at the Y. These axleback pipes replace the two factory 13.5lb mufflers with a pair of mandrel bent, TIG welded, T304 stainless steel pipes and configurable tailpipe tip styles.
Factory fit laser cut flanges and 2″ dual piping has equivalent cross sectional area of a 2.85″ straight pipe, providing excellent breathing characteristics for high end horsepower as well as retaining low end torque.
Fits 2011+ STi and WRX Sedans.
Tailpipe Tip Options:
Quad Staggered Double Wall Round Tips: We think these are the best option, these are T304 stainless, double wall polished tips that fit perfectly into the cutout in the rear valence of the vehicle. 10 Degree Angle Cut with staggered arrangement (inboard tips stick out 1/2″ further than outboard tips). 3″ diameter per tip.
Quad Straight Double Wall Round Tips: Same as the staggered, but even offset on the tips (no stagger). 3″ diameter per tip.
Quad Single Wall Slash Cut: Single Wall Quad Tips w/ 20 degree angle cut. 3.5″ diameter per tip.
Quad Single Wall Slash Cut Staggered: These are the same as the 3.5" single wall tips only they are staggered by ½” to match the valence better. We stagger these in-house so we have to add an extra $30.
Questions about tip style? Click HERE
Brushed T304 Stainless Steel with Polished 304 Stainless Tips. +$0/pair.
Bare: Just bare, TIG welded T304 Stainless Steel. +$0/pair
10% Gloss Black Powdercoating (masked polished tips): This high temp powdercoating is made for exhaust sytems and is an industrial finish. Parts are prepped through multi step blasting, etching and cleaning process prior to powdercoat for a rust free substrate layer and durable finish. Color is almost flat black, but has just enough gloss in it for ease of cleaning. +$90/pair
10% Gloss Black Powdercoating (black tips): Same as above, but tips are not masked, fully blacked out. +$60/pair
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Posted by rick P on 13th Apr 2013
just got the 5" muffler version axle back and installed it in 15 minutes. I have had several catback exhausts that I installed and tried, and were just crazy loud,i returned or sold all of them. So thought I would try the nameless axleback. Installation was quick and easy, parts all fit well, only thing I needed to adjust was the tail pipe position by getting the right combination of positions in the 2 hangers on each side.
My airflow system involves and AEM cold air intake, Invidia catted downpipe, and stock midpipe. The engine is also Stage II Cobb tuned for the intake and downpipe 93 octane.
I had seen some of the Youtube videos for this exhaust, but I can tell you from scrapping several catbacks, those videos really don't show you anything at all, which is why I measured the sound levels.
I had measured decibel levels using an iphone app on old (stock) vs new axleback. Cold idle from behind car stock was 86db, NP was 90db. warm idle from in back was 80 vs. 85. Inside with windows shut cold idle was 65db on both, hot idle was 55 stock vs.lower 50s NP, so it was actually quieter. Inside at WOT, I couldn't get over 90 stock and the NP was right at 100db, and that difference is really significantly noticable.
I am an old man by comparison to a lot of WRX tuners, so my noise tolerance is probably different from a lot of you, but I like this product. At idle and low rev virtually no noise level difference, the exhaust note is a lot different though, more growl. Under normal or low rev startup acceleration, the NP makes a little more noise than I would like, mostly getting out of first, but just cruising at low throttle it is very conservative. When you really get on it, it sounds like a race car. I tried highway cruising and noticed no significant difference in noise level, until you have to get on it to pass.
Since I track my car, I am looking forward to my next track day with this product.
Posted by UOLT on 20th Mar 2013
Perfect fit, best Quality, great loud sound! Really TOP
Posted by Matt on 13th Mar 2013
At 26 years old, I purchased my 2012 Subaru WRX Sedan in November of 2011. I have previously owned a 2002 WRX and 2006 WRX.
I sold my 2006 WRX in 2009 to buy a Lexus ES (I felt it was time to "grow up.")
I loved the comfort and dependability of my Lexus (and I plan to own one again), but I immediately missed the boxer rumble when I turned my key in the mornings.
When Subaru decided to make the WRX look like a Corolla for 2008-2010, it made it easy to resist the urge to get back in one. But the 2011 WRX changed all that. But mid-2011, I was in the market again.
In November 2011, I got the first 2012 WRX that was available in Savannah, GA. I told myself I was going to leave it mostly stock because I know how expensive modding can be once you get hooked... I remember how much I spent on my Hayward & Scott Exhaust for my 06 WRX.
For a full year, I resisted the mod bug and satisfied myself with a short shifter and RA mudflaps (and several coats of Zaino).
Then I stumbled upon a thread about the Nameless exhaust on Nasioc (currently 64 pages in length). I was immediately hooked.
I wanted an exhaust that didn't add weight, and I'm a sucker for quality hand-welds. MADE in the USA??? Icing on the cake. I was about to purchase the Invidia Q300, but I heard so many good things about Nameless that I decided to take a chance.
I ordered the 5" Axleback with the 3.5" Single Wall Non-staggered Tips... Eight days later, after seeing a picture of another customer's build on the Nameless Facebook Page, I decided I should have gone with the 3.5" Double Wall Staggered tips. I sent a message to Jason to see if a switch could be made.
He responded quickly to let me know that my original order was being packed up to be shipped, but that he could pull it back and sell it to someone else if I wanted to upgrade. I decided I did, I sent the difference I owed, and I'm glad I did.
The exhaust showed up earlier than expected, was packed very well, and the welds were top-notch.
Install was a breeze, (I did it myself in 30 minutes without jacking up the car) though I will likely come back for some stiffer hangers, as the exhaust does hang a little low, and I've heard this will pull it up an inch or so.
The sound reminds me of my H&S exhaust on my 06. Throaty boxer growl that builds into a roar at WOT. I do wish it was a tad quieter (in the cabin) at 1500-3000 RPM, but I think some sound-deadening material in the trunk will help with that.
I recently decided I wanted to go Stage 1 with an intake, so I messaged Jason for a quote. He sent me a message back saying Nameless is about to release their own intake system, and would I like to wait to see it before I buy the AEM?
Based on the quality of the exhaust I received, I'm more than happy to wait.
And as soon as I can set aside the money, there will be a Nameless Downpipe and Midpipe on my car as well.
Posted by Scott S. on 12th Mar 2013
2012 WRX Sedan, no other engine performance mods.
Fit, finish and quality is old school USA. You can tell the builder takes pride in their work and it shows throughout the product. Installation was straight forward and effortless. Just take your time and realize the flanges on the Nameless product gives you some adjustment flexibility to position the exit of the tips in relation to the rear valence. If you rush through, you may find one side not quite perfectly matching the opposite side. This is correctable. Just monitor your progress as you begin to tighten everything down and you'll appreciate your extra effort. It's not a timed event, it's an install of a product that was crafted with pride. Install with pride for the full effect.
As far as the sound goes, I can now say that the sound of the exhaust now matches the personality of the car. Cold start up and idle, is a tad deeper now, as to be expected. However, once warmed up and on the lower idle circuit, it's hard to tell from stock just sitting at an idle. I use this illustration, because like many others that have neighbors and early departure times for work (myself 4:30am), you don't want to unnecessarily make enemies with your neighbors. The 5" exhaust allows you to be quiet when you should be, while having a definite alter ego in waiting...
Normal driving is a nice increase in low end rumble and growl, but not the negative attention seeking manner at all. It simply puts a sound with the WRX that matches the performance look of the car and makes the subtle statement that this car might just have an evil side to it.
Other than normal driving, get in the throttle and everything subtle just went out the window. Awesome, aggressive and plenty of volume. The evil side is out and heads will turn. It's that sound that puts that silly smirk on your face and makes you remember exactly why you bought the car. With the Nameless Performance exhaust, you just love it even more now.
I've had my exhaust on since early January, so my review is honest and had time to let the "new exhaust excitement period" pass and allow me to share how I feel after owning this fine product on my car for a while.
Nameless Performance, from my experience, is everything great that you read about them from all the various sources. They're true to their product and reputation. You really can't go wrong here.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Mar 2013
I bought the 5" muffler with 3" staggered tips.
Install was super easy, took maybe 30 minutes with the help of a friend. Did not use a ramp or a jack, just slipped right under the car.
Installation was easy. This is the first time I really installed anything on any car, and I thought it was simple.
Much louder than stock. I can actually hear the engine now. I am really surprised at how they managed to make the car roar and yet keep the idle sound as quiet as stock. At idle, I can't even tell the exhaust is there.
Favorite part about this is exhaust is everytime I'm going from a stop or going onto a highway. The exhaust simply sounds amazing.
Not sure if the exhaust sound will change over time, but I hope it does mellow down a bit. Only thing I don't like about it is highway driving. It is not loud, but whenever I am on the gas, I do hear it and know its there. For regular daily commute its fine, but I can only imagine it being annoying on long trips. (subjective opinion; this is my first Subaru or sports car for that matter)
My buddy that I live with has a WRX hatch with SPT Exhaust (another fantastic exhaust; I would've got it if it isnt so expensive). We find that at idle, the SPT exhaust is louder. But when revving, the nameless screams a louder. During cruising, I find my car quieter, but that could be a difference between the hatch and the sedan.
Posted by Chance on 4th Feb 2013
I bought my 5" mufflers with 3.5" Staggered Double Wall Axleback for Christmas and I love them! They sound great, Quieter and "Growlier"? than the Muffler deletes that I had previously.
The look rocks, the sound rocks, the build and finish rock.. couldn't be happier! Thanks guys! Can't wait to get my Mid pipe!
Posted by Matt Bitterman on 2nd Jan 2013
I have installed several Axle Back Systems on Subaru's and by far this is the best! Perfect fit, so easy to install (without lifting the car) in 20 minutes. The tone is perfect - no drone. Next up is a Nameless System for my Son's BRZ.
Posted by Jon on 1st Jan 2013
When I first started it sounded deep and growly. I have this paired with the cnt catless and stock mid pipe. It sounds almost identical to my friends 06 sti with catless HKS carbon ti.
I want to see if a midpipe will make it deeper.
Posted by Damon on 8th Dec 2012
Great sound, not too loud, not too soft, definitely got rid of the annoying drone from the factory. I would have given this product a 5 of 5 but there was some quality control issues, two of the tips were welded (double wall tips with the weld seam facing up. To me it is not exactly cosmetically aesthetic, just someone not paying attention. Great phone service.
Posted by Craig on 28th Nov 2012
Took the 5 inch mufflers because I wanted it as quiet as possible. It is MUCH louder than stock & louder than I thought it would be. That being said it's not obnoxious, gives a GREAT boxer sound & I've found NO resonation inside the car which is a great plus over stock.
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