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Old 04-11-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default How can I make my exhaust look more stealth?

I've got a MRT exhaust including an MRT muffler going on as soon as I get my midpipe lengthened. The total diameter across including the walls of the pipe is about 3.5".


How can I make this look more stealth? I can not afford to get pulled over by the police. Do I need a 3.5" tip or could I get my old tip welded on without restricting flow? I'm also considering just spray painting it black but it's still going to look like a big pipe.
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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The visual impact of that tip alone should not cause cops to pull you over. Now if really loud fart noises are coming out of it and you're driving like a madman, you'll get pulled, but that has little to do with the size or your ehaust tip.

The SPT exhaust on my RS has a relatively large tip. I don't seem to get any extra attention from it.

Kind of off topic but I'm actually suprised at how little attention my car gets from the cops. It's like they can't see the hood scoop, big open bumper and tall wing. Must be a silverthorne thing.
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Old 04-11-2004, 01:08 PM   #3
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I wouldn't worry about it, it'll look like it's stock to the normal person.
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Old 04-11-2004, 01:14 PM   #4
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Do I need a 3.5" tip or could I get my old tip welded on without restricting flow?
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Old 04-11-2004, 01:57 PM   #5
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I'd guess that any tip at least as large in diameter as the rest of the exhaust system would be sufficient.
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Old 04-11-2004, 02:30 PM   #6
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arent some tips reasonated too? So changing that may change the sound?
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:16 AM   #7
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i was under the impression that a resonator could be in a muffler or welded into the midpipe or something but i definately don't see anything in my stock tip or in the MRT tip. i'm actually getting a resonator welded into the mid-pipe hopefully today for super-stealth sound.
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:25 AM   #8
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Dude, no one is gonna bother you with that can. If you want a stealth exhaust, leave it stock.

The only way that tip is gonna cause attention is if you're doing something stupid anyway.

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Old 04-13-2004, 04:26 AM   #9
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paint the tip black
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:40 AM   #10
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I think I will
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:02 AM   #11
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its fine the way it is, if it does make noise cops will look around for it and see thsi tiny tip back there and not think its you
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:21 AM   #12
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its fine the way it is, if it does make noise cops will look around for it and see thsi tiny tip back there and not think its you
it's 3.5", isn't that bigger than most aftermarket mufflers?
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:25 AM   #13
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when your driving youd be surprised how most blend in, my friend has an sti muffler on his RS and when following him it doesnt look aftermarket at all, now the other friend with the apexi n1 haha thats a dif story

i say put it on and see how it sounds and looks, i bet youd be ok
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