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post #16 of 24 Old 05-20-2009, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the comments, lots of helpful suggestions. For those of you who actually have any of the quieter exhausts, can you tell me which DP you chose and if you had any issues with fitment. I am just really OCD about stuff like this and I would be a lot more comfortable choosing a combination that has been verified by a few people. Also, if you needed adapters or other extras and you could list them that would be awesome.

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post #17 of 24 Old 05-20-2009, 10:26 AM
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well on my old 03 i had both the hush and the TXS Stealthback...I like the hush better because it was a little bit louder...but I had the Helix DP and it had no fitment issues what so ever

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My brother has the COBB catless downpipe paired up with the Maddad Whisper, it sounds nice at idle and roars at WOT. It's a really good combo IMO
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Newb here, just traded my Boxster S for an '06 WRX wagon last week and I couldn't be happier. I'm looking at a TBE but want it as quiet as possible. How does the SPT cat back compare sound and flow wise to the Whisper or Hush?
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Decibel levels are similar, you can try youtube for the actual sound. From what I've read a 3" Bellmouth DP paired with any of these will give pretty much the same results for performance.
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Dont know if you have seen this or not:WRX STi Exhaust: Catback & Turboback Exhausts, Gaskets, Hangers, Headers & Components JSC Speed it has decibel ratings for most of the "popular" exhausts out there.
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Quiet?!

I'm honestly baffled that there's a whole thread of people who want a quiet WRX. LOL!

Besides supposedly not drawing LEO attention, why would anyone want this? I don't get it.

I was actually searching for some opinions on why Subaru would make the car so quiet you can't even tell it's on. I make fun of hybrids because of that, and I sure as hell don't want my WRX to sound like a Prius, which it basically does. Straight pipes would be best, but obviously Subaru could find a happy medium between pipes and virtually silent. Wish they had. Anyone wanna share some thoughts???
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I'm honestly baffled that there's a whole thread of people who want a quiet WRX. LOL!

Besides supposedly not drawing LEO attention, why would anyone want this? I don't get it.

I was actually searching for some opinions on why Subaru would make the car so quiet you can't even tell it's on. I make fun of hybrids because of that, and I sure as hell don't want my WRX to sound like a Prius, which it basically does. Straight pipes would be best, but obviously Subaru could find a happy medium between pipes and virtually silent. Wish they had. Anyone wanna share some thoughts???
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Welcome to our forums,

I know this is your first post so Im not going to give you ahrd time for reviving a 7 year old dead thread.

Toanswer your questions the reason many drivers would like a quiet car is the same as the reason people want soft seats and AC, Just because we drive a fast car doesn't mean we need our eyes, ears and butts assaulted by them. Quiet and or reformed noises are a marker for quality, Thats why many high performance cars have very well tuned and refined exhaust systems. As people grow up we find that refined volume is better than raw noise.I like the un-equal length header rumble but that doesnt mean I need to bend a straight pipe up through my floorboards so I can hear it all the time.

I do not intend to launch a personal attack but often times the excessive volume presented by hondas and harleys makes people look desperate for attention. If you like loud then please enjoy your loud parts but forcing others to listen to your loud parts and inhale your straight pipe fumes is not considerate of others. //hippy rant// Straight pipes are not the best, back pressure is a crucial component of a properly tuned turbo setup and performance CAT also goes a long way towards keeping our breathing air clean and keeps corrosive gasses out of our atmosphere. //end hippy rant// As evidence many international rally organizations require at least one catalytic onverter and on some rally preped vehicles you will find a honey comb catalytic converter affixed to the very end of the exhaust system.

We dont intend to make our cars sound like a Prius, but there is plenty of middle ground between straight piped V8 noise and an electric car.

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