want more power, not sound
i'm a month-old wrx owner now and the mod bug has hit me. i thought i'd be content, but the car's potential has consumed me.
i've been studying the boards and it seems the way to go is UP/DP/Exhaust and then fuel management. the problem is, as surprising as it sounds, i DON'T want the loud exhaust sound. i know alot of you might think i'm crazy for not wanting the boxer exhaust sound, but i've had exhaust on another car and i got tired of the droning and daily drivability of it.
so i was thinking about just UP and DP for now. will sticking with the stock exhaust negate the performance gains from the UP and DP? i don't want to get them if i'm still gonna be choked by the stock exhaust.
if so, is there a really quiet, well performing exhaust out there for me?
also what brand UP and DP are good. i've read some names floating around.. HKS, perrin, helix. i'm looking for best bang-for-the-buck, i'm a poor college student
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