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Old 03-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #51
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Wow ok, yes you do not know me. Yes it was a polite note and no i'm not looking for a confrontation with them, I merely suggested that there would have been another way to open communications with someone and vent grievances other than anonymously sending a letter, leaving myself guessing who I pissed off, considering I know most of my neighbors.

Second with regards to my posting here, i'm sure others could relate to my situation and as everyone here is a car enthusiast i would think people would enjoy and relate to my situation.

Finally calling me childish is quite ridiculous considering the fact you hope my car gets torched. You consider yourself a mod, act like one and stop inciting a war by your ridiculous posts. Good day to you.
Listen here ****stick, your neighbors did this exaclty how they were supposed to. Exactly how are they supposed to know you won't try to get back at them for writing the letter? They're being very nice and neighborly, in that they aren't trying to make trouble for you.

You on the other hand, are being an immature entitled douchebag. You really think people here are going to appreciate you being an ass to your neighbors and being proud of the fact that you've managed to make someones life hell? Go **** yourself. Being a car "enthusiast" does not give you right to be a douche.

You are a child. Oh, and I'm sure calling out a mod is going to help your cause.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #52
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Even my cobb tbe rattles the windows in my house. Either push it or roll it down the road, drive a different car when you have to leave early, or make it quieter. They are being very reasonable imo.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:48 PM   #53
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Your exhaust is too loud for your neighborhood. Try having kids and a family and dealing with that on top of your stupid exhaust that probably sounds like a helicopter at idle. Be considerate of others if you live in close quarters. I'd fix it before they fix you, be thankful you got a polite letter in the mailbox and not a cinder block through your windshield with the note taped on instead.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #54
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Now for my response.

First: So, so, so, so, so. So. Stop saying so.

Second: They wrote you a very polite note. Avoiding confrontation by writing the note rather than talking to your face is the polite, kind thing to do. There is nothing wrong with that.

Third: You should do everything you can to mitigate the problem. If you are starting a loud STI with TXS exhaust at 4 or 5 AM and waking the neighbors, you are a dick. Quiet your car. My Legacy isn't quiet, but I also don't head out until 8 AM so it's hardly an issue... by that time, school buses are driving by.

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #55
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You shouldn't be upset. It was good that they left a note instead of taking this another route. I try to drive slowly since I know my car is louder than most, I also try to warm up my vehicle before pulling off. I can appreciate the sound of a nice audible exhaust on almost any vehicle...but unfortunately some people don't like it. That is just the way it is...fortunately or unfortunately I have a bunch of Honda owners flying up and down my street with some pretty horrible sounding exhaust systems, no tone, just loud...slow or fast. I think I am in the clear as long as they stay around lol. BTW that is not a slight towards Honda owners...I like all cars...but these things take the cake, pretty much thrown together cars, barely hanging on, being driven hard and trashed by their owners.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #56
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Your exhaust is too loud for your neighborhood. Try having kids and a family and dealing with that on top of your stupid exhaust that probably sounds like a helicopter at idle. Be considerate of others if you live in close quarters. I'd fix it before they fix you, be thankful you got a polite letter in the mailbox and not a cinder block through your windshield with the note taped on instead.
You're right, I guess it could have been worse. Can anyone suggest a quiet aftermarket exhaust?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:55 PM   #57
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You shouldn't be upset. It was good that they left a note instead of taking this another route. I try to drive slowly since I know my car is louder than most, I also try to warm up my vehicle before pulling off. I can appreciate the sound of a nice audible exhaust on almost any vehicle...but unfortunately some people don't like it. That is just the way it is...fortunately or unfortunately I have a bunch of Honda owners flying up and down my street with some pretty horrible sounding exhaust systems, no tone, just loud...slow or fast. I think I am in the clear as long as they stay around lol. BTW that is not a slight towards Honda owners...I like all cars...but these things take the cake, pretty much thrown together cars, barely hanging on, being driven hard and trashed by their owners.
Thanks for the response. I do drive down the road as slowly as possible. I think the worst part about it is the initial startup when it idles higher than normal. I usually blip the throttle to get it back down to 700ish rpms.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:55 PM   #58
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You're right, I guess it could have been worse. Can anyone suggest a quiet aftermarket exhaust?
I posted about the Cobb. That's my suggestion. Good quality too!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:58 PM   #59
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So I get this letter in my mailbox today from a neighbor that doesn't appreciate the loud noise my TurboXS exhaust makes. I get it that it is louder than most vehicles out there but the fact they couldn't even come talk to me face to face is what really grinds my gears. Thought the OT community would enjoy the letter attached. So what would you do???




I lived in Sac for a long ass time and people seemed more annoyed with "loud" exhausts and race cars more than anywhere else I've lived since, if it's as loud as your neighbors are saying then I'd have to ask if you've ever been pulled over/gotten a ticket for it?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #60
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You're right, I guess it could have been worse. Can anyone suggest a quiet aftermarket exhaust?
Try to keep a good attitude about it, sometimes its tough living so close together. A catted dp and spt catback shouldn't be too loud. I've got that combo on my 2011 5 door and its not that bad. it does idle at a frequency that does rattle glass so that neighbor isn't exaggerating. Your set up must be brutal, it takes a lot for a neighbor to actually go through with writing you a letter. They must be miserable at this point, be a decent guy and help them out.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:04 PM   #61
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I lived in Sac for a long ass time and people seemed more annoyed with "loud" exhausts and race cars more than anywhere else I've lived since, if it's as loud as your neighbors are saying then I'd have to ask if you've ever been pulled over/gotten a ticket for it?
Nope, never have been pulled over. I've also talked to cops around here that are Subaru enthusiasts and they never said a thing about the loudness. When I looked for an exhaust I wanted something not very loud and honestly didn't think this was a bad one. I thought the SPT had more of a drone at idle than this one did.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:06 PM   #62
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Replace the exhaust with something not as loud. You probably are going to get stopped by the cops for it sometime anyway. Sucks to live in California.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:09 PM   #63
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Replace the exhaust with something not as loud. You probably are going to get stopped by the cops for it sometime anyway. Sucks to live in California.
Ha! California does have some good reasons to live here. I just moved from WA and like it better here. I couldn't get use to the 9 months of rain up there.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:11 PM   #64
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On the extreme side of quiet while keeping flow for stg2+ , catless or high flow cat downpipe and stock catback. It works.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:12 PM   #65
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How about just buy a ****ing silencer on ebay and shove it in your exhaust when you are leaving that early in the morning.
Problem solved.

You keep your loud exhaust. They get to sleep.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #66
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How about just buy a ****ing silencer on ebay and shove it in your exhaust when you are leaving that early in the morning.
Problem solved.

You keep your loud exhaust. They get to sleep.
Never heard of these... are they a universal design? Think that might be what i'd need.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #67
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Nice note - takes guts to do what person did. Before getting defensive, maybe you should try to understand where they are coming from.

Just sayin!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #68
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You're lucky they were nice enough to write you a note instead of calling the cops. Are you beating the **** out of the car or something when you leave? Keeping it at low RPMs would probably suffice.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #69
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Crank up the stereo until they can't hear the exhaust.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #70
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Letter was just fine IMO. They proposed several alternatives. I'd keep the revs down and run it in neutral as much as possible. I think they went about it just fine. I would have said something face to face but if I got this letter the only thing I would be upset about is that I couldn't talk to them.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:26 PM   #71
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Try and find something a little quieter. If you have an N1 Style exhaust, get a silencer. OR, drive your other car. People do need rest man :/. Maybe the person didn't want to talk to you in person because they'd be afraid you'd be all like "YO WHAT THE **** IS YOUR PROBLEM BITCH? I'LL **** YOU UP YOU LIL *****, I'LL BEAT YO DIDDY ASS SAAN. TRYIN TO TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MAH JDM AS **** LIFE *****? IM FROM THE STREETS BITCH". Or seek "revenge".


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Old 03-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #72
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Letter was just fine IMO. They proposed several alternatives. I'd keep the revs down and run it in neutral as much as possible. I think they went about it just fine. I would have said something face to face but if I got this letter the only thing I would be upset about is that I couldn't talk to them.
I agree with everything you said, and that's exactly my point that I would have rather talked to them so I could apologize and come up with a solution.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #73
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I used to like loud exhausts... lasted until i was about 27 or so lol.

now i have a borla on my wrx. still aggressive sounding, but quiet idle, quiet normal driving, less attention from cops, better able to hear little squeaks, rattles, or "something different" under the hood before it turns into a bigger problem, and best part - fewer rice-holes trying to race me at every light.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:33 PM   #74
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I used to like loud exhausts... lasted until i was about 27 or so lol.

now i have a borla on my wrx. still aggressive sounding, but quiet idle, quiet normal driving, less attention from cops, better able to hear little squeaks, rattles, or "something different" under the hood before it turns into a bigger problem, and best part - fewer rice-holes trying to race me at every light.
I've heard the borla in person before and seemed like it was the same loudness as the TurboXS at idle.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:33 PM   #75
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I agree with everything you said, and that's exactly my point that I would have rather talked to them so I could apologize and come up with a solution.
"...so I could apologize and come up with a solution" sounds a lot different than the attitude you started the thread with. If that's your attitude, then good on ya. But don't backslide.





And also, HA HA! GENERAL IS OT'S TRASHCAN! SUCK IT, GENERALITES!
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