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Legacy Spec B needs a new exhaust. Which one please?

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Dropped my son off at college this morning no problem.



I have to drive over countless speed bumps and potholes around our area.



The exhaust, which to be fair was quite rusty and has now separated completely at the ' Y ' joint ( see photo ).



Should I just get a standard replacement exhaust or go Stainless please?




Can anyone recommend a system and a supply and fitting company in the Greater Manchester area please?




How many £'s will we be looking at having to spend to replace the full exhaust?




Thank You

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Stainless would be the better option, and cheaper as subaru want silly money, as for custom places around Manchester I've no idea I'll let somone else answer that ☺ Drop David a message as he had his replaced recently

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Thanks stants.



At the moment it is looking like just the section from and including the  ' Y ' joint is wrecked so took it all off.




The exhaust actually sounds much quieter now. Sounds and looks similar to this :- 




I will price up a standard system from a local exhaust specialist then compare the price with a Stainless system.



Don't want anything too loud, the one that has fallen off was a little too loud really  :)

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I got a Longlife stainless cat back system for £425 back in February, although Tom has been to other Longlife franchises since and been quoted up to £600. They have franchises all over; just check their website. Can recommend the exhaust though....nice subtle sound which is getting better as time goes on....pretty quiet generally but lovely when you open the taps [emoji6]

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Thanks for the reply david1972.




Just checked and our nearest Longlife supplier / fitter is in Farnworth which is @ 14 miles away so not too far.


I will give them a ring tomorrow morning for an estimate, I am working nights at the moment.



I have also been looking at Tony Banks which is based near Leeds and will ask them for a quote also.


Have any of our members had a system made up and fitted by these people?



I am looking for a quiet or medium sounding system assuming that the quiet system will not affect performance.



Hope to have a system fitted before Christmas Eve.



My other option is just to get a mild steel one made up at the local exhaust specialist

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Phoned the local exhaust specialist this morning. Normally quote very reasonable prices.



They asked me if I wanted a Standard exhaust or a custom made Sporty one then went off to work out prices.



Around 40 minutes later they phoned back and I was shocked.


They could not get a silencer from any of their suppliers until next week and it would be @ £300 for a standard ( Aluminised ) exhaust. :o

Subaru prices were rather exotic. They could custom make a system for around the same price.


They did say that if I take the vehicle in they would have a look at maybe prepping and welding two new back pipe sections  on and creating a new ' Y ' joint flange for @ £100.



Tony Banks quoted £299 for a Cat Back Stainless system including fitting.


Can't get an answer to my phone call from the nearest Longlife centre.



Will try again tomorrow.

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My mate used tony banks on his pug 207 gti. They ended up leaving loose bolts in his engine bay which completely destroyed his radiator. Then refused to cover any repair costs and refused liability. Enough for me to avoid him all together.

Ive been quoted 550 from a powerflow guy in newcastle, the exhaust doctor i think hes called. His work on facebbok looks good. Bit out of your way though.

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Have had two quotes for a S/S Cat Back System.


Prices range between @ £300 to £640.


No one seems to be able to get an ' off the shelf ' standard exhaust for my Legacy, that's why the prices are so high.



The local Exhaust centre will patch weld the 'Y' joint and fit two short lengths of pipe for £100 or custom build an Aluminiumised one for £300


Basically a new ' Y ' joint with @ 6" of pipe / sleeving  up to the first bend in each of the tail pipes and enough to sleeve the ' Y ' joint over the through pipe,

I am thinking that patching up for £100 could well be a false economy as the rest of the piping may perish at any time in the near future.

Any remaining old pipes aren't covered by a warranty so could end up costing another £300 to £400 for a new system within months.



Not planning on selling her any time soon so looks like a Stainless System, just need a few more competitive prices.

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Hopefully getting a new Cat Back Stainless exhaust manufactured and fitted tomorrow.


We will have the choice of different tail pipes and also can choose the loudness of the system.



Choices are:-


Quiet as a mouse.

Mid Range, where you can hear it on acceleration.


Heavy Sports sound.



I should probably prefer the quiet system as the one that came fitted to the Legacy was quite noisy especially under acceleration.


Must ask the experts which one would be best for performance without upsetting the neighbours when I set off for work at 23.30.



Choices choices. :)

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