There’s a lot to love about the current generation of Subaru WRX. It’s quick, practical, gets decent gas mileage, handles quite well, and is easy to live with every day. But even the best of cars have downfalls, and for the FA-powered engine that powers today’s WRX that downfall comes with how the car sounds. It’s not that it sounds bad, it’s just that the factory exhaust system doesn’t sound good, something that the model’s predecessor could in fact claim even with the stock system still in place.
You’ve probably heard of the Borla and more likely than not you’ve heard one of their products in person as well. They’re one of the top-tier exhaust system manufacturers out there, and they very kindly sent over an S-Type cat-back exhaust system for installation and evaluation for my own 2017 WRX in hopes of remedying the less-than-inspiring noises it made stock.
A full written review of the kit can be found here, but be sure to check out the video above. In it you’ll find my impressions of the system as well as the most important thing in an exhaust review: pure exhaust sound clips. This is my first time in front of the camera and first time making a video since high school, so take a look and let us know what you think.