We are proud to offer our AxleBack exhaust for the 2008+ Subaru WRX STi Hatchback/5 Door and the 2011+ Subaru WRX Hatchback/5 Door. Our goal with this project was to develop a high flowing, low-drone design when combined with a full TurboBack Exhaust.
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. 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.
Each axleback comes complete with a new hardware kit for installation.
Questions about tip style? Click HERE
For comparison purposes we will use a scale of 1-10 for volume, 1 being stock and 10 being no mufflers.
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 of the version that uses the magnaflow muffler: GR Hatch AxleBack Exhaust Video
We include a gasket that combines with the stock gasket to adapt this 3" axleback to the stock midpipe.
Finally, here are the Beta Test Notes written up by the local GR hatch owner who ran our prototype testing.
If you are looking for the cat-back, here is a link to it: 2008-2012 Subaru STi/2011+ WRX Hatch Back Quad Tip Cat-Back Exhaust
Urethane Exhaust Hanger Bushings:
These are recommended if you race your car or enjoy spirited driving. During hard cornering the exhaust "wags" left to right which sometimes causes the tips to touch the bumper. When this happens there is a chance your bumper can be damaged. The best way to avoid this is to use our urethane exhaust bushings to hold the exhaust in place better than the factory rubber bushings. For occasional spirited driving we recommend 2 bushings replacing the two rear-most bushings. For occasional driving on a race track we recommend 4 replacing all of the factory bushings used to hold the axleback on. For dedicated racers we recommend 5, this replaces all of the factory exhaust bushings used to hold the exhaust to the car.
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Posted by Ben on 21st Jun 2015
Took a while to be delivered, but once it was I absolutely fell in love with it. There are nice pops whenever you abruptly let off the throttle. The car sounds completely different depending on how you drive it. If you're just cruising then its well behaved but still has a nice rumble, but once you open her up and the turbo spools it sounds like a bat out of hell.
Posted by Jeremy O'Connor on 5th Jun 2015
Best exhaust out there and definitely best quality.
I went with the 4 inch mufflers because the muffler delete is way to loud once you go full turbo back (for a daily driver), the 4 inch is loud!!! on its own!! and sounds mean!!!
The welds are second to none and the customer service is top notch!!!
I seriously don't know why i wasted months figuring out which exhaust i wanted because this is just godly!!
If you have the money then why are you still reading? you won't regret buying this, oh and don't worry about the wait time, you'll forget you've ordered it and next thing you know it shipped.
Posted by Lil Gato on 18th May 2015
This is a piece of art from nameless. I got the staggered single wall muffler delete for a 2014 wrx hatch the sound is perfect not too loud and not too quiet and it really unleashes the boxer rumble that new subarus must have. Installation was easy took me about 30 min. I ordered it on wednesday and I got it the following Friday 9 days wait. I recommed it to anyone trying to get a piece of art with a amazing sound
Posted by Chad on 27th Mar 2015
This product sounds incredible! It truly unleashes the iconic turbocharged boxer rumble that Subaru should have never tamed in the first place. I went with the delete because I was convinced the 5" or 4" would be too quiet - and boy did I make the right decision. Not only cost savings but it sounds just right! Cold start sounds amazing. Rumbling and gurgling sure to turn heads in the parking lot. At WOT this thing roars but totally mellows out at cruising, leaving bluetooth, radio, and conversations unaffected. I receive compliments out the wazoo on this exhaust. It sound like way more than 265 hp on my stock WRX. The only thing I was dissatisfied about was the time it took from order to receipt. It was almost 12 weeks but, NP was able to compensate me in a satisfactory manor. Instal was cake at only 30 minutes. I highly recommend this product over competitors out there. in my opinion it exceeds in price, quality, and sound.
Posted by IRVING SALDANA on 27th Feb 2015
I never and I repeat never write reviews for anyone BUT I am truly satisfied with the catback exhaust. Took about a month in a half to receive but the quality is amazing. Double wall tips, no mufflers love the pops in between shifts and really roars. It is loud so if your looking to be tamed get a Cobb exhaust. My opinion, well your spending a good amount of money for performance, sound, and let's face it bragging rights. Well Nameless is definitely a name to bragg about. Have it installed on my 09 sti hatch, hopefully soon I order my mid pipe that's my only regret. Enjoy!
Posted by Dave on 29th Aug 2014
I ordered the axleback with 5" mufflers and 3.5" staggered single wall tips on 07/18/14. Received the order on 08/28/14 and installed it that day. Fitment was perfect and the install was a breeze. I can say that the wait was honestly well worth it...the car sounds amazing and the tips fill out the rear of the car very nicely. Will order more in the future!
Posted by Unknown on 10th Jun 2014
I had to wait a month after I ordered my 4 inch muffler axelback. That being said it was definitely worth waiting for. It sounds great. Really happy.
Posted by Morgan on 6th Jun 2014
After a couple months of thinking if I wanted to go with mufflers or not and a countless number of YouTube videos I finally went with the muffler delete axleback package and I am sure glad I did. I can't say enough good things about this exhaust. The sound is wonderful. I listened to too many different exhaust companies exhausts and videos on YouTube. I wanted to make sure I got the right one that was good for me. I was really dead set on getting the SPT exhaust from subaru but am glad I didn't and ended up getting this one. I was worried from past reviews and looking on forums that this was going to be too loud and worried I wouldn't be able to talk to passengers comfortably or listen to music easily especially since I have the hatch version and an open cab back there over the exhaust , but I don't feel this is an issue at all with being "too loud" (my girlfriend doesn't think it last excessively loud either!). I was expecting it to be exponentially louder than it is but it is great, not too loud. I just have the axleback for now, but hopefully in the near future I will also add the Nameless midpipe.
Posted by Tfowler on 24th May 2014
So, I'm one of those people that loves my car more than people. I also respect my car and don't want a tin can exhaust one it. Now that that is out of the way... this system is awesome! I have the 5" mufflers on a 2013 WRX, and it is perfect. Not too loud, no drone. It is louder than stock (duff) so yes it is louder on the highway, but no drone. Those two things are different. I would say it is about 20% louder in generally, but it sounds the way the car should have come stock. Idle is very quiet, and you won't wake your neighbors if you don't want to, but at full throttle it just plain sounds mean. I think 5" mufflers are the perfect fit if you are debating between the 4" and 5". At stoplights or showing off sometimes I wish I had the 4", but whenever I go on a long drive I really appreciate the quiet (maybe even think 5% less noise would be good). I hope that will help some people; I had a lot of trouble deciding between the two.
Furthermore, everyone who has gotten in my car (literally everyone) has comment on how good it sounds. It just purrs so nicely. Actually it sounds very angry but in a refined way. In fact, the three people I'm sitting with all just agreed that it sounds great and are now talking about it, really! So there is an idea if you are reading and debating: just go buy it.
Lastly, Nameless is awesome. Really great people, great idea, lovely to talk to. My parts were delivered in two weeks even when I told them they could take their time because I was out of the country.
Posted by Shaya on 15th May 2014
I was nervous on how much droning there would be with the hatchback after reading all the reviews. I can honestly say, the droning (if any) is hardly noticeable. In 4th gear at 40-50mph there is absolutely zero drone. The majority of the bark comes from 1000rpm's to about 4500rpm's, after that, the exhaust note stays the same (easier to not draw too much attention to yourself).
The hardest part of the install for me was putting the new bushings on (really stiff, definitely recommend at least 2, or best case 4), other then that, install was a breeze, really no previous experience required at all.
Yes it does take almost a month from payment to shipment but it is WELL worth the wait.
Stop debating if you should get an exhaust, every exhaust these guys make is amazing quality, YOU WILL LOVE IT! I kinda wish the 5 inch muffler was a little louder but it'll give me room to grow with other mods. As for fitment in the bumper, the 3.5 inch single tipped staggered gives you the appearance of a larger exhaust but it doesn't draw attention (looks very similar to the stock exhaust).
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