The Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, and Toyota GT86 are highly popular among enthusiasts for their economical price point, enjoyable performance, and the plethora of options that come along with owning one. The trio boasts a sporty design language paired with a low center of gravity and rear-wheel drive that make it the most fun you can have for the money. While they are extraordinarily alike in a number of ways, there are several products on the aftermarket that can help set your ride apart from the rest. One such modification that can do this is upgrading your vehicle’s exhaust components or replacing it with a new system altogether.
Not only will swapping out the restrictive system unleash new power gains and a more aggressive exhaust tone, but it will also add bold styling to the car’s rear end to show you mean business. There are several options on the market made from different materials that will emit varying levels of power and sound for your vehicle. We have put together the following list of the top 5 best exhaust options for your BRZ/FRS/GT86 to give you a starting point. These are in no particular order and are based on factors like overall construction, durability, design, power, and sound.
1. Invidia N1 Cat-Back Exhaust System
The Invidia N1 Cat-Back Exhaust System with Dual Ti Tips is a top choice for any BRZ/FRS/GT86 owner. Boasting a harmonious balance of price and performance, Invidia offers motorsports enthusiasts a strong lineup of N1 exhaust systems that deliver high levels of strength, power, styling, and sound. Crafted with high-quality SUS304 stainless steel, CNC-machined flanges, and a 101mm blue titanium exhaust tip, this system will not only look amazing on your car, but also sound and perform just the same. Each system features mandrel-bent stainless-steel 60mm piping that offers maximum exhaust flow and reduced backpressure over the stock setup.
The N1 Cat-Back from Invidia is specifically engineered to produce strong mid- to top-end power gains, as well as a noticeable increase in horsepower and torque. It was designed with minimal bends to reduce the amount of turbulence during acceleration to allow your car’s engine to exhale exhaust gasses with fewer restrictions. This means that you will see improvements in throttle response, along with newfound power gains. The Invidia N1 exhaust is an excellent way to experience better performance in a package that boasts strict attention to detail and delivers unmatched durability and strength even in extreme operating conditions.
- Crafted with 304 stainless steel
- 60mm Stainless steel piping
- 101mm Blue titanium exhaust tips
- Provides an aggressive exhaust note
- Exhaust hangers welded onto the OEM locations
- Direct fitment exhaust; no modifications needed
- New hardware and gaskets provided for easy install
2. Remark Axle-Back w/ Stainless Single Wall Tip
The Remark Axle-Back Exhaust offers a quick, clean, and cost-effective solution to rev up your BRZ/FRS/GT86. This system directly bolts onto the OEM mid-pipe; please note that this product will not fit aftermarket exhaust systems. The Remark Axle-Back Exhaust is made with 2.5-inch, 16-gauge T304 stainless steel, mandrel-bent piping and delivers optimal weight savings from the factory muffler. The 4.5-inch exhaust tips are available in a variety of options (stainless single/double or burnt single/double) to suit your tastes and the look you’re going for.
Remark is committed to providing systems that make your car look sportier with a powerful and authentic exhaust note to go along with it. Benefits of the Remark Muffler Delete include improved sound, better performance, and weight savings to deliver the best of all worlds in a compact package. High-quality hand welding and precision fitment ensure that this axle-back is crafted to high levels of strength and durability so it lasts for a very long time. This system features a factory OEM-style exhaust hanger rod construction and comes with all of the hanger bushings, gaskets, and bolts you will need to install it seamlessly.
- Made with 2.5-inch, 16 gauge T304 stainless steel
- Factory OEM style exhaust hanger rod construction
- High-quality hand welding, mandrel-bent piping
- Optimal weight reduction from the factory mufflers
- 4.5inch tips with a variety of tip selections available
- Includes performance hanger bushings, gaskets, bolts
- Direct bolt-on system with easy installation
3. HKS Hi-Power Racing Single Exit Exhaust
Inspired and designed from endurance and GT racing in Japan, HKS developed its Hi-Power Exhaust Systems for both turbo and naturally aspirated vehicles. HKS incorporated a new race-inspired offset muffler and piping design into many street applications, which offers greater flow and higher RPM power gains due to the less restrictive design. This is achieved by eliminating unnecessary bends within the system for the straightest exhaust path possible. What’s more, the Hi-Power muffler maintains sufficient ground clearance with its redesigned flanges and layout. Professionally developed with the racer in mind, this HKS exhaust system provides an easy and affordable way for BRZ/FRS/GT86 owners to boost both the power and sound of their vehicle.
The Hi-Power Racing Single Exit Exhaust was crafted from first-class materials, so it will last you for years to come. It features SUH409 stainless steel exhaust piping with a SUS304 stainless steel muffler, a piping diameter of 75mm, and a tip diameter of 97mm. This exhaust system is guaranteed to increase exhaust flow and power over stock, as well as offer an improved exhaust tone. The straight-through design not only eliminates exhaust flow restrictions but works with a large-sized silencer to help bring the sound of the engine to comfortable levels without that annoying in-cabin drone. After all, the Hi-Power muffler from HKS was born from the concept that high power, high performance, resonant sound, and added styling should be harmonized together.
- Single exit exhaust design
- SUS304 Stainless steel muffler
- SUH409 Stainless steel piping
- Aggressive/loud exhaust note
- Weighs 25.5lbs (vs. stock 39.6lbs)
- Includes a titanium tip
- Diameter: 75mm
- Tip: 97mm
4. Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Cat-Back
For those looking to add performance by losing weight and adding horsepower, the Tomei Expreme Ti Titanium Type 60S Cat-Back is the system for you. Tomai starts with the very best in raw materials and takes it to the next level to deliver maximum performance benefits. When producing this cat-back, Tomei focused on stripping weight down to what feels like nothing compared to the stock system. In fact, this exhaust has been fully fabricated from lightweight titanium and weighs just 14.1 pounds! It has been strategically designed with minimal bends to reduce exhaust turbulence under acceleration which, in turn, improved throttle response and increases power figures. From the special racing layout design (made as straight as possible) to the high-flow silencer, the Expreme Ti system is unrivaled.
This is a direct replacement for your BRZ/FRS/GT86’s factory-equipped exhaust system, and exhaust hangers are welded onto the OEM locations so that you do not have to modify anything on the body to install it. Also included with this exhaust is a new gasket, hardware, and the required clamps to make this exhaust system ready to install. This is a single exit style exhaust that will provide your vehicle with an aggressive tone under acceleration and at idle, and is suitable for those staying at naturally aspirated form, or with forced induction. And, as the name “60S” states, this system will suit those who are mainly focused on street use performance and it is a great choice for those who are living in places with strict laws about exhaust sound limits.
- Lightweight design: 14.1 lbs
- Great performance and sound
- Made with titanium Type 60S
- Direct factory replacement
- 4.13″ Tip Diameter
- 2.38″ Piping Diameter
5. GReddy EVOlution GT Exhaust System
GReddy’s highly regarded EVOlution lineup continues with the new EVOlution GT systems. The GReddy EVOlution GT Exhaust System for the BRZ/FRS/GT-86 is improved and refined, incorporating the brand’s latest high-flow straight-through internals. The new system still retains the many benefits of the compact and efficient, offset-tip design of the previous EVOlution muffler. Each GT exhaust system is carefully crafted from precision TIG-welded, high-quality 304 stainless steel for the utmost in strength and durability. This high-flow system will not only improve your car’s performance over the restrictive factory setup, but will also emit a rich exhaust note that the GReddy Evo line is known for.
GReddy exhausts are designed to reduce weight, backpressure, and turbo lag, thus increasing throttle response and horsepower without compromising durability. This exhaust features dual angled Evo mufflers for a stylish and aggressive layout that looks the part and sounds it too. Large 76mm (3-inch) piping is carefully routed through a large resonator in the mid-pipe and round the rear differential to a centralized Y-section for more even flow than the factory system. This creates improved performance and sound for both turbocharged and normally aspirated applications. The system is finished off with high-polished piping and GReddy’s classic Evo 115mm laser-engraved GReddy tip. Like all GReddy EVOlution GT systems, this fully hand-welded stainless-steel exhaust carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
- Made with 304 Stainless steel
- Dual angled mufflers
- Extended exhaust tips
- Piping: 76 mm (3″)
- Tip(s): 115 mm (4.5″)
- Gasket(s): 3″ oval replacement
- Resonator: Yes
- Sound level: L94 / R93 dB(a) @4500RPM