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Varex customer testimonial – Christian and his WRX Sedan

04 Sep 2012

Christian Hansen from Yokohama / Advan Australia recently installed a Xforce Varex system to his WRX sedan.  He put together a little piece on the system as he was incredibly chuffed with it!

Varex customer testimonial – Christian and his WRX Sedan

“I’m used to the flat four roar. In fact I love it. I have a road-registered track car which is a 1956 VW which does 7,000 rpm and breathes through twin monster 48 IDA weber carbies.” – Christian

The car has never had a stereo and the induction noise is so loud that I have to wear ear plugs. Being a petrol head I can’t go a month without starting up the beetle and enjoying the noise it makes.

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I bought an ’09 Subaru WRX as a comfortable “Executive Express” which I could use to drive to work, cart my family around and do the odd track day. It is a car that has to have a split personality. I fitted ADVAN Neovas for safe daily driving and to help the car do lap after lap of circuit punishment without over-heating and falling apart. The VAREX exhaust allows quiet driving around town and then you can flick it “Full Noise” for the race track.

I live in a unit block next to a golf course on a dead-end street. It’s very quiet. You can hear a duck fart. The WRX is parked underneath the balconies of 12 units and next to a retirement village. I start the car at 6:15 every weekday. If the car had a loud exhaust I’d probably get a pot plant thrown through the sunroof and a zimmer frame in the quarter panel. Thankfully I can keep the exhaust quiet when I come home at night and leave in the morning.

As soon as I get to the end of the street I turn up the noise to 50%. I enjoy driving the car more and the fuel mileage has gone down from 9.8 to 9.2 litres per 100 kmph since fitting the exhaust. I don’t know if that’s because the engine is more efficient or if the noise makes me more in tune with then engine and I use less throttle. Either way I’m pleased with the result and I’m looking forward to taking it to the race track.

The car in standard trim.

Varex customer testimonial – Christian and his WRX Sedan

As you can see the standard exhaust does not fill the cut-outs and looks quite lame.

Varex customer testimonial – Christian and his WRX Sedan

The X-force exhaust looks much nicer without looking like a ridiculous boy-racer canon.

Varex customer testimonial – Christian and his WRX Sedan

With the exhaust butterflies closed the exhaust makes about the same noise as the standard system.

 

Varex customer testimonial – Christian and his WRX Sedan

With the butterfly at 70% you can hear a pleasant, unobtrusive throb at idle and the exhaust not change through the rev range. With the butterfly open 100% the noise is a little louder than at 70% but still not rude.

Varex customer testimonial – Christian and his WRX Sedan

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