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Catback Exhaust - 2014-2018 Forester XT

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  • Catback Exhaust with Muffler Deletes
  • Catback Exhaust with 5" Mufflers
  • Midpipe
Nameless Performance
3 product reviews
RRP: $968.00
$948.00 (You save $20.00)
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 Product Description

Our popular dual exit catback design is finally available for the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester XT!

The main functional elements of this catback exhaust are its matched flow dynamic from the 3" diameter resonated main circuit into the 2" diameter secondary circuits (the dual circuits of the rear of the exhaust). Starting from a goal of matching the flow of exhaust through the 3" section and into the 2" sections, the division of exhaust is accomplished with a larger diameter 2.25" Y section in the midpipe, which takes the position of highest friction in the catback exhaust and ensures a proper division of exhaust gas flow without inducing restriction. Many other companies go oversized on the rear circuits to accomplish this goal of keeping flow up in a divided exhaust, however, the overall midrange torque suffers and the horsepower is no higher than a system with a smaller terminal circuit diameter. Our system on the other hand, produces more torque through the midrange than most exhausts on the market, while retaining higher than average horsepower gains. The result is a catback exhaust that makes a substantial difference in the behavior of the vehicle.

The second major advantage to the 2" dual rear circuits on the exhaust is a substantial decrease in low frequency cabin noise at cruise, often referred to as 'exhaust drone.' While larger rear circuit exhausts produce low frequency tones at lower flow dynamics, resulting in a boomy sound at cruise and an overly loud raspy sound at wide open throttle, our system produces a substantial reduction in cabin resonance while retaining an aggressive tone at wide open throttle.

The system is designed using 100% T304 (low corrosion, high strength) stainless steel throughout. From the flanges to the tubing and hangers to the perforated tubing in the mufflers, all of the stainless we use is the highest grade T304. Muffler packing consists of medium density, high temperature resistant ceramic wool, ensuring long muffler life and a compact lightweight design that muffles better than many market standard mufflers that are 3-4x the size of our in-house fabricated and engineered mufflers.

All weld joints are hand TIG welded by skilled craftsmen in our shop in the Pacific Northwest. With over 40 years of experience in the welding industry, our team is comprised of fabricators who have worked in every industry from automotive to heavy industrial fabrication. They pride themselves on their work and produce results that are unparalleled in the industry. Each of the connections in the catback are attached with latch over v-band clamp assemblies where they are not connected at factory connection points. At the front, a conical flare joint with a floating flange and a proprietary 3" donut gasket connect the catback directly to a factory downpipe or an aftermarket downpipe with a connection that gives all of the compliance of the factory system and allows easy adjustment during installation. At the rear of the midpipe, factory fit flanges are used with a larger diameter bore than the factory system that can still use factory gaskets (which are larger than the factory exhaust system). Factory OEM Subaru gaskets and all hardware are included with the kit.


Muffler Options:

  • Muffler Delete: The loudest option. Removes the mufflers entirely. Has a full range of tone featuring highs, mids, lows. On its own, the muffler delete with a stock midpipe and downpipe is similar to most catback exhausts in terms of sound level.
  • 5" Mufflers: Our most quiet option. Perfect for those looking for a subtle upgrade. The mufflers cancel more of the highs and midrange tones leaving a deep tone that is quieter than most catback exhausts on the market at cruise and idle, but still has a nice bark at wide open throttle.


  • NEW: 4" In-House TIG Welded Single Wall Tips

Installation Instructions:

Installation Guide - Axleback/Catback/Midpipe

Recommended Add-Ons:

Urethane Exhaust Hanger Bushings

Our urethane bushings hold your exhaust in place better that the factory rubber bushings and are highly 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.

  • 2 Bushings: Replace the two bushings at the rear of the car closest to the bumper. Recommend for those who either drive hard on the street or race occasionally at the track.

  • 4 Bushings: Replace all 4 rubber bushings on the axleback portion of the exhaust. Recommended for people who race their cars often.

  • 5 Bushings: Replace all 5 of the factory rubber bushings from the midpipe back. Recommended for those who are hard core autocrossers or circuit racers.

 Product Reviews

  1. Great Customer Service and Quality Product

    Posted by on

    Just got the nameless catback exhaust installed on my 2018 Forester XT. I was nervous ordering an exhaust because you always want to hear it in person first, but after reading forums and reviews all over the internet, i decided to go with the full catback exhaust and the 5" muffler option.

    The install was super easy, everything just bolts together. I did have a buddy help me, which helped alot. The install took us a total of 1.5hrs (including removing stock exhaust) and that was without jacking the car up at all.

    I am very happy with the sound of the exhaust. I went with the 5" mufflers because I don't really like a loud exhaust, This is my daily so I wanted something that wasn't noticeable with everyday driving, but something the lets loose when I open it up. The Nameless catback does just that. I do notice a slight drone at certain rpms, but with the mufflers it isn't bad at all and I can still have normal conversations inside the cabin with or without the windows down.

    I think it is important to note that because of the design of the FA20DIT motor, we won't be able to get that "subaru boxer" sound that we all love. I believe that is due to the motor have equal length headers. However, the Nameless Catback exhaust does a great job bringing out some really nice tones from the FA20DIT.

    Here's a cold start video if you're interested in sound. I used a nice mic to record, so I would recommend a nice pair of headphones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NypwACoqyYQ

    Hat's off to the staff at Nameless for being super helpful in the chat and helping me make the right decision. I would definitely recommend them and their products!

  2. LOVING my Nameless CBE!!

    Posted by on

    Well worth any wait. Top notch quality and perfect sound. I did the 4" CBE and it's exactly what I was hoping for. Deep grunt between 1-3K rpms and screams between 3-6K rpm's. I LOVE IT. Thank you for making this exhaust for my FXT =)

  3. Best Exhaust I Have Ever Owned!!!

    Posted by on

    Nameless Performance is setting a new standard in the aftermarket performance industry. The day I had picked up my exhaust from Nameless Performance, I got to check out their manufacturing facility. I was so impressed to see a whole crew of people just like me who are into modifying their cars. Every employee of Nameless Performance is a car enthusiast who is passionate about kick A$$ American made performance parts. They all come to work everyday in their modified BRZ's, WRX/STI's, Genesis Coupe's, Civic SI's, etc to support their families (and their passion) and hand build amazing parts for your car that are actually engineered to do something!! I was SO impressed by the work ethic and their dedication to quality and engineering. After receiving my exhaust, I showed it off to a few friends. One is a 35 year experienced mechanic and Cummins turbo instructor with a welding degree. He looked at my exhaust and said, "Wow! Those guys to great work". My FXT is rated at 258ft lbs of torque at the crank and the dyno showed 230ft lbs at the wheels with just this cat-back exhaust system with 5" mufflers. If you are looking for the best exhaust, best quality, best service and hand made to order in USA look no further. Nameless is where it is at!

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