The 2015-2018 WRX & STi Catback from Nameless Performance follows a long line of exhaust R&D established by Nameless Performance over the last four years. Following closely in the footsteps of the '11-'14 WRX/STi Sedan Catback, with a number of improvements and changes to fit perfectly on your '15 WRX with the DIT engine or your '15 STi using the tried and true standard EJ series engine. In testing on the EJ series engine, this catback has shown midrange gains of +32ft lb of torque and +22hp at the wheels above and beyond a standard off-the-shelf Stage 1 tune. That standard is achieved through a number of innovative design cues that have made Nameless Performance the top name in Subaru aftermarket exhaust development and engineering.
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.
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.
Posted by Aaron Warren on
I have a 2016 Subaru WRX STI. Configuration ordered was the muffler delete and 4" tips.
Sound: Sounds amazing. I was really torn between the muffler delete and the 4" muffler because I was worried that the muffler delete may be too loud. Nope! Sounds great! Not too loud with the delete. Plus, when just cruising, it is even a little quieter than I expected.
Quality: Welds look great. Material is high quality. No complaints at all regarding quality.
Install: I did the install with my brother. We are far from mechanics. Removing the stock system was super easy. Installing the new system was manageable. Don't get me wrong, putting it all together under the car is really straight forward, and the necessary hardware is all supplied. I am a bit of a perfectionist though, and therefore getting everything lined up perfectly was a bit of a b!#@%. In the end though, no leaks that I could hear or feel. Took about 15 minutes to remove the stock system. Took about an hour to get the new system on and lined up.
Shipping: I had seen reviews that mentioned 5-6 weeks until they received their order. I chatted with someone who told me that turn around times were much improved and so I decided to ship FedEx ground. Granted, I live in the same state as the company, but I literally received my exhaust the very next day! Amazing!!!
Overall very satisfied with my purchase. Wish they would have thrown a T-shirt in the box ;)
Posted by John Rummo on
I purchased the CB Exhaust for my 2017 WRX with 5 inch mufflers and 3.5 inch quad staggered double wall tips. The design of this exhaust is beautiful, the welds are perfect and the sound of this exhaust is a nice, subtle upgrade from stock. Not too loud, but definitely a deeper tone which is throaty and mean when the car is under load. Install was a breeze, fitment was perfect. I actually purchased three new Exhaust Hanger Bushings, and would recommend everyone to do the same, one for the mid pipe and two for the rear hangars.
Posted by Nicholas Day on
High quality American made exhaust for those of us that want to hear that subie rumble. Purchased the 5" muffler catback for my 2017 STI and couldn't be happier. Cold starts are a great way to start the morning and being a daily, the little bit more reserved note is perfect. Coupled with a high flow downpipe, this thing will be right were I wanted it.
Great sounding idle even when warm, no drone at highway speeds, and sweet pops and cackles make you want to downshift ALL the time.
Great job @Nameless performance for putting out a quality product.
Installation - not too bad for a single person if you get a friend to help shuffle things under the car and be your leveling eyes on final tightening steps - otherwise expect to crawl A LOT. Teardown was much faster than installation but that was expected - use a lot of lube on the bushings and tighten the bejeesus out of the bolts between the 3" flange to factory downpipe to avoid leaks.
Expect to smell a burning oil residue smell for up to a couple of weeks but it DOES go away.
Posted by Shawn on
Worth the wait. I love my catback. It sounds and looks amazing. Any questions I had were answered extremely fast and were very helpful. Couldn’t be happier. Thanks guys!
Posted by Brandon on
Had issues with install and instructions one phone call and everything was explained correctly. The staff was helpful and friendly
Posted by Tj on
Perfect fitment and quality. install was a breeze and honesltly the best sounding exhaust on the market in my opinion
Posted by Cody on
Install was extremely easy welds on all the pipes looks fantastic and the sound is absolutely incredible also the person on the website chat was very helpful
Posted by Justin Clark on
I love this catback! Sounds amazing at an idle and driving. The downside was with the installation. I fought with it, but eventually I got it. I definitely feel difference between this catback and the STI catback. The pick-up is a lot more since installing this kit. I highly recommend Nameless and their brand!
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