Toyota GT86 Exhaust Guide

Looking to upgrade your GT86 exhaust? We compare ten of the best exhaust systems available on the market in our ultimate GT86 exhaust guide.

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As with most modern-day cars, the GT86 left the factory sounding a little underwhelming. However, these strict emissions requirements and sound restrictions have opened up the perfect opportunity for aftermarket exhaust manufacturers to unleash the GT86’s true potential.

It’s certainly no secret that the 86 already has has stunning features and some owners like the subtle, stock look that it left the factory with. Others like a huge exhaust with enough noise to wake up the neighborhood. We’ve catered to each and every need in this guide.

Surely enough you’re likely to see some small power gains when you finally free up the restricted airflow, however we feel that exhaust choice should also be based on budget, quality, looks and sound.

If you intend to go down the forced induction route or already have, we recommend opting for one of the high-flowing exhausts to get the most out of your power gains. If you’re interested in forced induction, make sure you check out our turbo kits and supercharger guides.

There’s certainly no shortage of aftermarket parts for the 86, so we’ve compiled a list of the most popular exhausts on the market to help you decide which one suits your needs.

Depending on what Toyota decides to do with the drivetrain, the upcoming GR86 may well benefit from the same huge aftermarket support as the GT86 platform.

What is this guide for?

This guide has been created to help you find the perfect exhaust upgrade to compliment your boxer engine.

For each option, we also add our own comments. In addition, we have given a Drifted rating (1-5) based on features and price. We are considering budget, mid-range and high end exhausts in this comparison.

With further exhuast upgrades on the market, please bare in mind that the car videos we have provided with this guide may have had additional modifications.

Let’s take a look at our GT86 exhaust selection.

To read more about any of these products just click on the exhaust name or photo.

TOMEI Expreme Ti Titanium GT86 Exhaust Type-60S

Tomei Titanium GT86 Exhaust

Our comment: Tomei have launched this incredible fully-titanium offering on the market weighing in at just 6.4kg, an incredible 11kg saving over stock. The 60S is the perfect choice if you’re looking for performance on your street-legal car without being too loud.

Insanely well made with Tomei’s usual quality, this will make your boxer engine sound far more exotic as it screams in the upper revs.

If noise levels isn’t a concern, Tomei also has their Type-60R race exhaust which is louder and lighter, or their Type-80 exhaust, which was made specifically with forced induction kits in mind.

There’s no doubt that this may well be the perfect choice for many 86 owners, however it comes with a small sacrifice that you will be left with a single-exit exhaust instead of the stock twin-tip.

Manufacturer description: Our high-quality, high-performance muffler that was specifically created for the performance minded end user.

We had developed our own special material to achieve the quality and performance needed. In terms of functionality, the internal structure of the silencer and the layout were designed as straight as possible. With 3 muffler designs available, to suit various tuning needs. To cover all GT86/BRZ/FRS tuning trends. This is the clear distinguishing factor of our EXPREME Ti series mufflers.

Tomei Type-60S exhaust video

Agency Power GT86 Exhaust

Agency Power GT86 Exhaust

  • Manufacturer: Agency Power
  • Internal pipe diameter: 63.5mm (2.5″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 100mm (4″) tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Value for money:rating
  • Purchase link: Buy your Agency Power GT86 Exhaust at FRSport!

Our comment: Agency Power bring this great twin-exit to the market, providing a nice clean look with burnt titanium tips. This exhaust provides an extremely refined, clean sound which could be a great option those who are planning to run low to moderate power.

Some people have found that the fitment of this kit hit-or-miss, but providing you buy from a good retailer we can’t see this being a major issue. Agency Power offer lifetime warranty on their exhausts should any problems arise.

Manufacturer description:The highly anticipated Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ has hit the market. Agency Power has taken its experience with developing new exhausts to this new platform. This dual exhaust features 2.5″ 304 stainless steel piping, tig welded mandrel bends and satin finish. The dual 4″ titanium tips are the perfect finish to this exhaust. The design utilizes factory mounts to ensure easy installation. With all of the Agency power exhausts, quality, durability and performance are the standards.

Agency Power exhausts are designed not only to be one of the best looking exhaust systems on the market, but also to have the best sound, fitment and performance.

Agency Power exhaust video

Perrin GT86 Exhaust

Perrin GT86 Exhaust

  • Manufacturer: Perrin
  • Internal pipe diameter: 76mm (3″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 100mm (4″) tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Value for money:rating
  • Purchase link: Buy your Perrin GT86 Exhaust here

Our comment: Perrin bring you their popular exhaust which features a 3″ internal pipe diameter, a great option for those of you who are looking for a little extra sound, or require extra airflow for pushing out 300hp+ with forced induction.

Perrin also offer a 2.5″ option which would be suitable for those who are looking for a quieter exhaust and have no intentions of going down the forced induction route in the future.

This exhaust has slashed tips which provides a great, stylish look. Combined with epic sounds it’s clear why so many owners have opted for this. If you’re after a medium noise-level with no drone which opens up to be loud when you want it, this is an excellent option.

Perrin are a US-based company with a great customer service reputation and their exhausts include a lifetime warranty.

Manufacturer description:Two over-sized 4″ double wall slash cut exhaust tips add an aggressive look to this impressive system. PERRIN exhaust tips feature double wall construction and will not dis-color with extreme heat.

It is very important to us for our exhaust makes power, but sound level & tone should also be a concern. Our system is designed to have a very mellow and pleasing note while not producing loud “farty” sounds that wakes up neighbors.

Perrin exhaust video

Borla GT86 Exhaust

  • Manufacturer: Borla
  • Internal pipe diameter: 63.5mm (2.5″)-50mm (2″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 4.25″ (108mm) Tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Value for money:rating
  • Purchase link: Buy your Borla GT86 Exhaust

Our comment: Borla bring you the exhaust which shows how they think the GT86 should’ve left the factory. With large, yet subtle-looking 4.5″ tips which resemble the OEM-look, it also features a subtle sound increase over stock while enhancing the boxer rumble.

Borla have designed this to reduce the weight at the rear and more in the middle, with a 25% weight saving over stock. This is a good exhaust for those of you who are wanting a subtle upgrade and not intending to run over 300hp or forced induction.

Manufacturer description:Make your GT86/FR-S/BRZ sound like it should have from the factory with this Borla Cat-Back Exhaust. Borla has constructed a single muffler design that incorporates a patented multi-core technology; giving this exhaust a deep and aggressive exhaust note.

Also by having only one muffler Borla was able to reduce weight, weighing 25% lighter than stock, translating into less weight for more power. Borla spent their time on this Cat-Back exhaust using mandrel bent tubing for maximized exhaust flow and max power gains. Get that exhaust note you have been yearning for with this Borla Cat-Back Exhaust.

Borla exhaust video

TRD GT86 Exhaust

  • Manufacturer: TRD
  • Internal pipe diameter: 60mm (2.3”)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 110mm tips (4.3”)
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Value for money:rating
  • Purchase link: Buy your TRD GT86 Exhaust at Amazon!

Our comment: Toyota Racing Development need no introduction as they present their OEM+ exhaust for the GT86. Providing the typical quality you can expect, their unique ‘D’ shaped tips bring a unique look to the rear of the car.

If you’re more keen on OEM than aftermarket products and are looking for a sublte look and sound, this is well worth considering.

TRD exhaust video

Invidia N1 GT86 Exhaust

Invidia N1 GT86 Exhaust

Our comment: Invidia have come up with this extremely popular, reasonably priced solution for those who like a more aggressive exhaust.

Despite being just a 2.36″ internal diameter, it has extremely good flow and will suit cars running over 300hp.

If you’re after a loud, high-flowing exhaust at a reasonable price with great quality, this is definitely worth looking at.

Manufacturer description:For a good balance of price and performance, Invidia offers the motorsports enthusiasts a strong line-up of Invidia N1 Exhaust is constructed with high-quality SUS304 stainless steel, CNC-machined flanges, and manufactured with a polished finish.

Each system features mandrel-bent stainless steel piping for maximum exhaust flow and reduced back pressure. These exhausts are engineered to produce strong mid to top-end power gains, as well as an increase in horsepower and torque.

Invidia exhaust video

Manzo GT86 Exhaust

Manzo GT86 Exhaust

  • Manufacturer: Manzo
  • Internal pipe diameter: 76mm (3″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 105mm (4″) tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Value for money:rating
  • Purchase link: Buy your Manzo GT86 Exhaust at Amazon!

Our comment:By far the cheapest offering from our list, this Manzo exhaust offers great value for money for those who are looking to go down the low-budget route.

Despite the initial offering having some issues, Manzo are now on V3 of this exhaust with each being an improvement over the last. We recommend that you ensure you are getting the latest revision when purchasing.

Expect this system to be loud but free-flowing with quite a bit of drone in the 60-70mph range. If you can live with this, it could well be a steal!

Manufacturer description:Manzo is built by a large big name performance tuning company, so you get a quality product but at an affordable price.

Manzo is designed to be a quality entry-level exhaust system that improves horsepower and torque while giving your car an aftermarket exhaust note that sounds great. Manzo exhausts are built to be a direct bolt on and include all necessary hardware for installation. Each exhaust is made from polished stainless steel and has smooth mandrel bent exhaust piping for unrestricted flow. Manzo exhausts also feature strong CNC machined flanges that stand up to high temps and prevent warping.

Manzo exhaust video

Corsa GT86 Exhaust

Corsa GT86 Exhaust

  • Manufacturer: Corsa
  • Internal pipe diameter: 64mm (2.5”)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 114mm tips (4.5”)
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Value for money:rating
  • Purchase link: Buy your Corsa GT86 exhaust here!

Our comment:This exhaust from Corsa sounds as good as it looks! This is one of the more popular offerings on our list and is a great all-rounder for those who are after a nice note without too much aggression.

Featuring lifetime warranty and no-drone technology, it’s easy to see why we think this is one of the top contenders. Buyers are given the option of choosing between polished or black 4.5″ slanted tips.

Manufacturer description:Corsa Performance Exhaust systems are by far once of the best exhausts on the market today. Every exhaust is hand crafted and designed in the USA to specifically match your vehicle’s harmonics and characteristics to produce once of the best sounding exhausts we have heard.

These incredible exhaust systems feature a straight through design muffler with Corsa’s RSC technology to eliminate the interior drone/resonance at cruising speeds that is annoying for those with daily drivers who don’t want to hear the constant loud drone of their exhaust while cruising.

The straight through muffler, mandrel bent piping, and top quality stainless steel improves horsepower and torque by reducing back pressure and smoothing the exhaust flow.

Corsa exhaust video

HKS Legamax Premium GT86 Exhaust

HKS Legamax Premium

  • Manufacturer: HKS
  • Internal pipe diameter: 60mm-54mm (2.3-2.1”)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 124mm tips (4.9”)
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Value for money:rating
  • Purchase link: Buy your HKS Legamax GT86 Exhaust here!

Our comment: If big tips are your thing, HKS has this crazy offering which are nearly 5″! HKS have several designs for different needs in this marketplace, however the Legamax is a great all-rounder.

This option has been designed with performance in mind whilst also maintaining a nice, subtle, deep sound which comes alive when revved up.

Manufacturer description:This range of high performance exhaust systems from HKS has been carefully designed to improve flow rate and reduce back pressure whilst retaining road legal noise levels while maximizing high end power gains.

The HKS Legamax Premium exhaust range offers sports performance while still remaining a classy look. Each Tailpipe is custom designed for the specific model it fits to ensure it stands out yet still gives the vehicle a classy look. All Legamax exhausts are made of T304 with some also having titanium tips giving you the premium exhaust look.

HKS Legamax Premium exhaust video

Tanabe Medalion Touring GT86 Exhaust

Tanabe Medalion GT86 Exhaust

Our comment: Tanabe has a great reputation for quality products and their subtle, ‘gentlemans choice’ exhuast is no exception.

If you’re looking for something aggressive, this probably isn’t for you. If you’re looking for something that won’t wake up the neighborhood everytime you want to go for a drive, this is much more likely to appeal.

Manufacturer description:A refined level of performance and drivability is available in the Medalion Touring. The elegant, well defined appearance of Medalion Touring is mature, and matches the artistry of a tastefully built, highly tuned machine.

Tanabe’s Medalion Touring Exhaust for the 2013+ Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ will provide an aggressive exhaust note while keeping sould levels below 93 decibels. Tanabe uses their ‘ADVANTEX’ packing material technology to maximize exhaust system efficiency while maintaining a clean sound output.

Tanabe Medalion Touring exhaust video

Our winner

Our winner is the Perrin GT86 Exhaust.

This exhaust is the perfect all rounder, combining great looks, great quality and a sexy tone.

With their simple high-flowing design, great customer service and lifetime warranty, we think you’ll struggle to find a better exhaust on the market whether you opt for the 2.5″ or 3″ choice.

Perrin GT86 Exhaust

Perrin GT86 Exhaust


With their insane price, Invidia fought well for the top spot here. Since it’s a little too on the aggressive side when it comes to sound, we opted for the better all-rounder. However, if you don’t mind waking up the neighbours or spend most of your time at the track then this exhaust is a steal!

Invidia N1 GT86 Exhaust

Invidia N1 GT86 Exhaust

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