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for those who are afraid of getting too liud of an exhaust
ive had e.d's tbe on my car since about march. it was a full alumized tbe with no cats no muffler and just a magnaflow resonator in the mid section. it was loud, very loud. using the uconnect outside of cruisng speeds was pointles as no one could hear you, using it at cruising speed required me to speak loudly and everyone complained about all the drone they heard over the phone. driving it was fun at first but quickly became annoying too, radio volume had to be way up to be able to hear it well, people hated the back seat because of how loud it was when i acclerated etc. anyway bottom line it was way too loud for the car to be enjoyable. imo when you hear so much noise inside it makes the car feel cheap and of poor quality. an exhaust note inside a car should be there with exhaust but should also be subtle. on idle and heavy accel outside the car kinda sounded like a super bike, and didnt have the nice deep clean sound i wanted.
so for christmas my sister and brother inlaw paid to have another resonator put on the car. i went to the shop yesterday, the guy had never seen another csrt so he spoke with me and took the time to listen to the car and talk about what i wanted as far as loudness and performance. my initial want was something along the lines of a 18" long 6" round magnaflow can style muffler in the rear section. after looking at it her said hecould totally tuck in the pipe so you wouldnt see it below the bumper anymore and recommended a straight through magnaflow 14" pancake style mufler. he showed me it and it was totally straight through and could be hidden better than the can style. so i went with that.
an hour later i went to get my car and i gotta say i could not be happier. just adding that muffler which i just cant see it being restrictive at all made the car barely any louder than stock. outside the car sounds way deeper than before. it a deep low growl thats very clean and smooth, something like youd expect from an inline 6. some burbles on decel around 1500 so it still has the aftermarket sound but just much better and cleaner. inside when you start the car its barely louder than stock. something like a stock nsrt would sound line stock inside. on the uconect everyone said they couldnt even hear the exhaust, my radio doenst have to be cranked up and im no longer yelling to my passenger.
i cant see any change in performance, nothing rattles any more, its just exactly what i wanted.
so anyone who was scared of getting exhaust because they though it would be too loud, this is the set up for you. 3" tbe with 1 magnaflow resonator and 1 14" suitcase style magnaflow muffler.