Originally Posted by Jack ffr1846
Oh, you freaking geezer wannabe's in your 40's...... Yore doing it rong if you think you're old now. And if you think the kids need a quiet car, you're also wrong. As a guy who tuned 40 during the last century, I'm going to chime in.
A loud exhaust in a Subaru? Please. You can run straight pipes catless and the turbo alone will quiet it down more than my Cobra was.
The side pipes were not for show and as you can see, exits pretty much directly below your (or my son's) ear.
Loud, rumbling exhausts put kids to sleep faster than anything else out there. When the kids were 6-8, they'd last all of 5 minutes before zonking out. Your Subaru has the exhaust (jack points) way back there pointing behind you. You're going to hear almost nothing. I know....my Elise is running a Larini exhaust, which is also louder than any Subaru could possibly be.
If you don't want the attention from the cops, then I respect your decision, but don't give me that crap that it's for the kids. Kids don't fall asleep in a Lexus (the quietest car around) unless it's from sheer boredom.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program. I gotta find Barnaby Jones on this here TV.
Love, love, love your car! Trust me, if I had one of those I wouldn't be asking about quiet exhausts.
I think you misunderstood my original post... the quietness of the exhaust has almost nothing to do with my kids (who are teenagers btw, and probably would like a louder sound). It was more about setting the "tone" of the thread (no pun) and helping forum members understand the type of person I am, and what I'm looking to achieve. The wife on the other hand... well, she might care but probably not as much as other wives. The simple reality is that this car is my dd, and I really don't want it to be loud.
I actually don't feel old, and I'm in pretty good shape physically... I'm "old" in my lifestyle though, meaning I have the somewhat typical daily schedule of driving to work, driving home, picking the kids up at practice, going to kids games and school events, rinse and repeat. In a couple more years, they'll both be off to college and I'm buying a bad ass car.
I bought the WRX because it was the best balance of practicality and sportiness for the price. A low-to-mid priced AWD, 5 door family hauler with a bit of a nasty side.