Best sounding exhaust for the 2005-2009 Outback XT
I spent a while determining what I wanted for my OBXT. Glad I chose this over the Nameless product. It’s quiet yet throaty. I have experienced ZERO unwarranted drone or resonance from the exhaust; even when paired with a Cobb downpipe and Prosport headers. I couldn’t recommend a better catback exhaust product.
Installation was straight forward with one modification required for my particular application. The muffler outlet + turndown tips made contact with the rear metal bumper. I’m unsure if this was something with my particular application, or with all applications. The fix: shorten the muffler outlet by half, allowing the turn down tips to slide all the way up to the mufflers. See attached photos for reference. I accomplished this with a sawzall and metal cutting blade. Took 10 minutes start to finish. Doesn’t change my review one bit because I love the exhaust note this system unlocks from the EJ.
After purchasing this exhaust, I wasted no time running to buy the AVO top mount. They make some top quality (affordable) products.