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Old 01-31-2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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2003 WRX wagon


Originally Posted by Soon2bSubbieowner
Thanks for this. I only just started researching exhausts today and am leaning toward the hush, but I had started reading about the wagon being noisy. But from this it doesnt sound like its too bad. I wonder what it would sound like with a piece of sound deadening (sp?) that is normally used for speakers. .....
It's widely accepted that wagons are louder than sedans. It's obvious why - the cargo area of the wagon is open to the passenger area. This is not just a Borla Hush phenomena, but with all exhausts - the wagon will always sound louder.

And no, insulation doesn't help much. I just went through this excercise on my wagon with a Prodrive muffler, acknowledged to be one of the quietest mufflers. It was getting too loud on 8-hour road trips for passengers in the back seat. Per recommendations from those in the Audio forums, I put down Brown Bread and closed-cell neoprene foam almost everywhere in the trunk area, tripled up in some areas. It made a difference, but not noticeable to anyone else besides me. Note, though, that the complaints come from rear-seat passengers, not front-seat passengers.

I'll be trying to install another resonator and see if that helps.
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