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Technomancer 08-19-2012 09:50 AM

Stealth STI
 
Need a little help.

Just bought a 2011 STI Hatch yesterday morning (GO ME!!) and the bug has started to crawl.

My area is very police heavy being that we live in a very overpriced neighborhood and I'm trying to add a little more pep in the STI step but not look "suspect" because of the car I drive. I would like to go Stage 2 with this one as well, but keep the exhaust noise at a bearable range as close to stock as possible. I want to hear the boxer rumble, but also don't want the headache that I felt from my 04's HKS exhaust when on the highway. Keeping the quad tip is a must as I want the car to look stock.

Does anyone have recommendations that could help me accomplish this? Also, does anyone know of a reputable shop in the RTP area of NC that could do the work? My job keeps me chained to my desk so I cannot be a weekend warrior anymore.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance !Thumbs Up

brfatal 08-19-2012 10:03 AM

Catted downpipe and a quiet catback (I have no recommendations for your year model).

bad grocerygetter 08-19-2012 12:35 PM

This^ or skip the catback and leave the stock catback on with a downpipe and tune. That's what I'm about to do(put stock axleback back on)

BLAZE2099 08-19-2012 07:10 PM

I'm a fan of this, still quad tipped.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhR1tbvn2OI&feature=related"]STI 2011 Sedan Stock vs Invidia Q300 powered by BADTOYS.ch - YouTube[/ame]

newtothegame 08-19-2012 08:48 PM

From the reading and results I have seen on the newer gen WRX/STI is that they actually benefit a little from an actual CBE. More so than the older generations.

bhuebs 08-23-2012 08:00 PM

[quote=Technomancer;284321]Need a little help.

My area is very police heavy being that we live in a very overpriced neighborhood and I'm trying to add a little more pep in the STI step but not look "suspect" because of the car I drive. I would like to go Stage 2 with this one as well, but keep the exhaust noise at a bearable range as close to stock as possible. I want to hear the boxer rumble, but also don't want the headache that I felt from my 04's HKS exhaust when on the highway. Keeping the quad tip is a must as I want the car to look stock.

Thanks in advance !Thumbs Up[/quote]

I live in a city alot like yours where I got hounded by cops in my honda for my exhaust all the time. When I got my rex I had to put on an CBE also. Reading on here and other sites, the Q300 by invidia was the way to go. I love it on my hatch and I get complements all the time. Drive by cops all the time now and knock on wood no tickets yet... free way speeds it is bearable and has never bothered me. Last but not least, it passes the girlfriend test (not once has she complained about it being too loud !Thumbs Up)

Hope this helped.

RcrsWetDream 08-28-2012 07:51 AM

COBB is quiet too.... I've never had any issues, that is saying something when I lived in Utah as people got pulled over all the time out there for exhausts.

As far as I know COBB actually meets the dB requirements of some state regs.

WrxCruising 08-28-2012 10:29 AM

Catted downpipe, invidia q300 with burnt tips =)


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