Originally Posted by Audi20Tdriver
I had the ebay replicas with stock catted mid section and stromung cat back. The ticking was there but it wasn't terrible. Lose the track pipe and put a high quality exhaust on there. Then when you have time if it is still too much, wrap the headers or get them coated.
wrap your headers! makes a HUGE difference in sound trust me, i did it with my legacy. i have UEL ebay headers, stromung HFC, and stromung resonated catback. its nice and quiet at idle, no ticking, and sound deep and rumbly after i give it throttle. the headers are made of thinner metal and you hear valves through it. wrap em and call it a day. My g/f's RS has that tick