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Old 11-06-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I currently have a JNA Catback attached to a Perrin downpipe and am looking to change it up a bit.

I am looking at the Perrin catback and like the idea that it has a flex pipe (help with fitment), but not sure how I feel about having a resonator. Overall I would like the replacement catback to be as loud, or louder then the JNA (ebay/generic) one and for some reason feel that the resonator will make it quieter.

Of course I have listened to the youtube videos, but I am looking for first hand experience Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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Hey guys,

I currently have a JNA Catback attached to a Perrin downpipe and am looking to change it up a bit.

I am looking at the Perrin catback and like the idea that it has a flex pipe (help with fitment), but not sure how I feel about having a resonator. Overall I would like the replacement catback to be as loud, or louder then the JNA (ebay/generic) one and for some reason feel that the resonator will make it quieter.

Of course I have listened to the youtube videos, but I am looking for first hand experience Thanks!
I thought it was obnoxious. I also average about 500mi a week. I hated taking the ex's car on trips.

The flex joint is a joke, she no longer has the cbe because the flex blew out. Ya, you can have a new one welded in, but for one of the most expensive cbe, I'd expect more.

So louder probably. Would I buy it? No for multiple reasons.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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Jonny,

What did you replace the Perrin with?
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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What did you replace the Perrin with?
I think she just put a Napa or some aftermarket thing on, I was no longer working on her car at that point. I'm running an Sti cat back on my wagon, that's what it came with, low on drone and can't justify the cash on a noise maker. I rather the incognito so bacon can't hear me for miles when I romp on it. All personal opinion.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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Perrin 3" single tip you're talking about? If so I've got it on my STI and it's very loud, gets lots of attention. I think it's well designed because in the car it's not bad but definitely gets disapproving looks everywhere I go even putting around at low rpm's.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:09 AM   #6
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Perrin 3" single tip you're talking about? If so I've got it on my STI and it's very loud, gets lots of attention. I think it's well designed because in the car it's not bad but definitely gets disapproving looks everywhere I go even putting around at low rpm's.
That's exactly the response from the suburban folks I'm looking for lol. And yes, I'm talking about the 3inch single tip. Yours has a resonator right?
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Yes the midpipe has a resonator right after the flex section, I think that's why it's quiet in the car
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:51 AM   #8
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It's a nice system actually, no drone in the car like said. Only problem I have with it is within a few days owning it I could tell from the public reaction it was loud. Then last week I slowly putted by a cop with a guy pulled over on a side street and he became super interested in my car so I know it's a little too loud for me. I have a SPT catback I ran on my WRX that will be going in soon as I get a chance.



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Old 11-07-2013, 01:09 AM   #9
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I have their full turbo back system and I haven't gotten any complaints about it waking people up or it being annoying. I went around and asked my neighbors. But I have been pulled over once for it but after seeing it had one cat. He let me go without a ticket or warning.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:27 AM   #10
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LOL "suburban folks" wtf does that mean anyways. Not taking offense or anything.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #11
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LOL "suburban folks" wtf does that mean anyways. Not taking offense or anything.
I was talking about the looks people gave you, not you Every time I drive down suburban neighborhoods (including mine) I always get the "your car is too loud" or the "stop speeding" look lol
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:27 PM   #12
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You listened on youtube, now find a local meet and listen there if anyone has it. Asking on a forum is going to get you different opinions, none of which matter because noise is relative to everyone individually.
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