Our 2014+ Forester XT Midpipe features a 3" primary circuit with a unique Y section that ensures optimal flow transition from the main 3" circuit into our 2" rear circuit axleback exhaust. The Y features a stepped design which puts larger diameter tubing at the transition of gas flow as the exhaust is split from the main circuit into each of the rear circuits of the system with a triple stepped graduation to the 2" rear circuit. This design builds higher torque than any other catback on the market while building the same horsepower numbers that are seen in most higher end catback exhaust designs. Additionally, the 2" secondary circuit design biases the exhaust sound frequency to ensure drone-free operation.
This midpipe is the forward component in our Catback Exhausts for the '14+ Forester XT Catback.
The midpipe is a 3 piece design featuring latch-over V-band clamps at the two connections in the middle of the system with factory fitting 3" flared flange at the forward (downpipe) end and factory fit flanges at the axleback section. These latch over style V-band clamps allow for easy installation and the three-piece design and positioning of the V-band flanges in the system allows for maximum adjustment for ground and vehicle chassis clearance. The midpipe ships with a proprietary 3" donut gasket which allows you to connect the larger midpipe main circuit to your factory downpipe or to a Nameless Performance 3" downpipe with no restriction to flow between the 3" downpipe circuit and the 3" midpipe primary circuit.
The system is built entirely of T304 stainless steel to ensure top quality corrosion resistance and long life of the product.
When coupled with any of our axleback exhaust designs, the system has shown gains of up to 34ft lb of torque at the wheels and 22whp on the EJ series STi and test data should be released for the 2.0l DIT engines shortly.
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 Nate Gowen on
The midpipe for the Forester XT is a must have for the performance and sound benefit. I started with just the axelback muffler deletes but wanted a bit more sound throughout the entire rev range. The midpipe provided this while maintaining great every day driveability! At highway speeds there is no noticable drone. Cold starts are definitely the loudest, but it mellows out pretty quickly once it begins to warm up and reach idle.
Posted by Matt Clairoux on
As all the comments below me state, bought the axle back deletes first and just wanted a bit more. Hit up Nameless and they told me this would definitely bring my exhaust to the next level. I was not disappointed, the tone makes me so happy on all start ups. If you are going to buy a full cat back exhaust, I would highly suggest getting the midpipe with either the mufflers or deletes. You will be extremely satisfied with the sound and the quality of production that Nameless provides. The welds on this pipe are flawless, could not be happier!
Posted by Chad Cordero on
After I installed the muffler deletes on my wife’s 18’ XT it just needed a little more. Well look no further this was the answer. I was afraid that it would be to loud but no it is the perfect pitch for a daily. I can not get over the quality of the product. I am more than pleased with everything that came in the box. Super easy to install and the v band system is the best thing ever, we use them on the planes I fly on and what a life saver. NAMELESS ! You have put done yourself!
Posted by Matt R. on
I have a 2015 Subaru Forester XT. I went with the axle back exhaust w/ 5" mufflers which Nameless rates the sound at 5 out of 10 but I think it's closer to 3 out 10. So I ordered these midpipes…and what a difference it makes. I think the sound level is now closer to 7 out 10. I have to agree with the other reviewer that said “It winds out like a F1 car.” Awesome sound! You may have to do more adjustments when installing the midpipes compared to the axle back exhaust but overall it’s easy. There is a break-in period (I think a few weeks) for things to settle inside the pipes/muffler/silencer in regards to the overall sound. Makes the SUV a lot more fun to drive. Sounds great when you get on it...all the way to redline...and there is not much of a drone. Beautiful quality and workmanship. Great Company!! I’m happy with my purchases.
Posted by Adam SS on
I had the VA2 midpipe prior but this midpipe did not add excessive noise. The AEM intake is still louder. I do have JDM STI mufflers as they are deep & bassy.
The turboback exhaust really opens up the exhaust note but it isn't loud at all. 0-1500k is a bass note, 2000-3000k is a deep grumble, 4000k+ just boxer scream. Beautiful cacophony of the FA20F.
Nameless 3" exhaust system is just superb. I did not opt for the axle back as that would be too loud for my taste.
Posted by Joe T on
I have a 2015 Forester Xt. I ordered and installed the axleback w/ 5" mufflers and was satisfied with it. It sounded good. Mildly louder than stock. At a warm idle it almost sounded stock, and mid rpm's sounded nice with a deep tone. Wide open sounded like a growl mixed with a "whoosh" thrusty airy noise. Knowing that a midpipe could be added, and I would gain some more rumbling and growling and possibly some more power.. Well, I went ahead and ordered/installed the midpipe section. I am very glad I did. I now have the sound I was looking for, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't think I felt a little more power and torque.
Once again incredible craftsmanship. Perfect fit, very painless to install. My Forester now has a sound that I love. Cold start sounds mean. Just raspy, rumbly, and deep enough. Not over the top. Warm idle is an obvious difference/improvement over stock and the axleback. There's a nice deep tone. Acceleration sounds amazing, but not obnoxious, and WOT sounds aggressive and it maintains a great growl.. Less of the thrusty, air rushing sound.
Sadly, I must admit my mind wanders.. I find myself wondering what the full turbo back system sounds and feels like. Now, this is not due to a lack of satisfaction, rather, every time I put new nameless upgrade on, I'm rewarded with music to my ears, an ear to ear grin, and am extremely satisfied.
I guess I should just be honest with myself. I'll be back nameless. I will have one of your downpipes on my Forester eventually.
Thank you for making incredible products and being easy and professional to deal with. I'm a lifetime customer for sure.
Posted by Bob Hunt on
I began with just the 5" axelback. I was disappointed with the sound as it was not far from stock. Recently I installed the midpipe. WOW what a difference. It winds out like a F1 car.
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