TurboXS Exhaust Installed!

I recently purchased the TurboXS Exhaust from my vendor, SMY Performance. Once again, Yanev came through on great pricing for this setup. I couldn’t be happier with this system. After driving “BlackBear” around for a year and a half, the car needed a new hsound.

My old setup was a Cobb Downpipe attached to the SPT Exhaust.

Cobb Downpipe
Cobb Downpipe

 

SPT Exhaust
SPT Exhaust

Don’t get me wrong on this exhaust. It had a great rumble note for a Subaru catback and the Cobb downpipe greatly increased it but there was too much droning in the cabin. It started giving me headaches and made it very difficult to speak to passengers. I would have to practically yell at them to have a conversation. Over time, it became an annoyance and something had to change.

After countless searches on Youtube and car meets, I ended up with TurboXS.

TurboXS
TurboXS

 

The major reasons why I went with this exhaust system is the following:

1. Exhaust note – On idle, the car is very quiet on the outside and inside the cabin. I will be honest though, it drones a little bit when you are over 85mph. I don’t mind it though as the sound is very intoxicating. You truly hear the exhaust when you go WOT.

Exhaust tips – The burnt tips add a flare of touch and are much larger than the SPT exhaust tips. I never measured it myself but I believe they are 4 inches across per tip.

TurboXS Exhaust Tip
TurboXS Exhaust Tip

 

2. Three Inch Midpipe – It consists of a 3 inch in to dual 2.5 inch out Y-Pipe with free flowing mandrel bends that are aesthetically pleasing and also disperse exhaust gases efficiently. The design keeps excellent clearance to any moving parts including larger aftermarket sway bars and sway bar braces. Unlike the SPT, the midpipe is 2.75 inches all the way towards the end of the Y-Pipe to the tips. Here is a closer look of the flex section for attention.

TurboXS flex section
TurboXS flex section

Like all TurboXS exhausts, all piping, flanges, and mufflers are made from T304 stainless steel, TIG welded with precision, and all have a show quality finish.

3. Three Inch Downpipe V2 – The new 2 piece design allows this catted downpipe to become catless by purchasing the race pip separately. Having this design gives myself the option to go catless in the future if I wanted to squeeze out more power instead of buying a whole new downpipe.

Here in New York, the temperatures have dropped immensely and will not have pics of the exhaust installed. I do hope to get some pics up before winter arrives. I also picked up a GoPro camera. Hopefully, I can grab some videos of the exhaust note in the lower gears to showcase this amazing system.

Let me know what you guys think and feel free to add your photos and videos for attention. I love seeing other owners’ rides.

– Harry

www.blackbearsti.com