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Old 06-16-2012, 04:25 AM   #1251
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can someone tell me how much louder the invidia q300 for the '11+ sedan is compared to stock? i think the stock is rather quiet and i would like some nice rumbly subaru sounds. i for sure like the look but i hear some people say its quiet, and others say its very loud. its hard to tell from the videos! the other exhaust that looks shexy is the magnaflow; however, all i hear about that one is that it's insanely loud and unbareable. i want to be heard coming from a distance away but i dont want to shatter my own ear drums. plz help mehhh!
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:21 AM   #1252
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Usually the ones who say the q300 is loud is because it's on a hatchback, the sedan exhaust is the quiet one. One might not be able to hear it on the sedan unless they are behind you.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #1253
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Sorry not an 11 but still a wrx
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #1254
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Usually the ones who say the q300 is loud is because it's on a hatchback, the sedan exhaust is the quiet one. One might not be able to hear it on the sedan unless they are behind you.
This is true if your talking about the day you install it. The q300 does break in though and on the sedans it has plenty of sound but still no drone. Couple it with the Catted dp like my setup and I feel it's the best sounding tbe on the market.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #1255
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Ended up ordering the ARK for my hatch yesterday! Should have it on next week.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:19 PM   #1256
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can someone tell me how much louder the invidia q300 for the '11+ sedan is compared to stock? i think the stock is rather quiet and i would like some nice rumbly subaru sounds. i for sure like the look but i hear some people say its quiet, and others say its very loud. its hard to tell from the videos! the other exhaust that looks shexy is the magnaflow; however, all i hear about that one is that it's insanely loud and unbareable. i want to be heard coming from a distance away but i dont want to shatter my own ear drums. plz help mehhh!
I personally can't stand the q300. Its far too bassy and has that horrible in cabin done at idle. I love the sound of the muffled Nameless exhaust, more aggressive tone without that bass drone.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #1257
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #1258
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I personally can't stand the q300. Its far too bassy and has that horrible in cabin done at idle.
When we make comments like this, we need to specify whether we're speaking of the hatch or sedan. I have the Q300 on my sedan and IMHO, the quote above can't be farther from the truth, for the sedan. The Q300 has no drone at any engine speed, including high or low idle. It is louder than stock, deeper in tone, but very quiet while cruising on the highway.

The hatch is a different story. It is much louder than stock and does drone at cruise. Again, IMHO, it is not unbearable in daily driving, but it could become so on a longer drive.

Edit: If I turn my stock stereo up to about 15-18, I can pretty much drown out my exhaust in my drive to and from work. Those with stock 2011+ stereos know 15-18 isn't high at all.

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #1259
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here is my new exhaust i got on my new car. love the dual exhaust.
I must admit, that sounds great, Dmochowski. Especially considering it doesn't have a resonator. I would like to hear this with you doing a couple drive-bys and maybe an in-car window down pull.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #1260
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sure i will try to get one up this weekend.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #1261
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invidia n1 race

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Old 06-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #1262
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Supa, i want a sound clip!
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:59 PM   #1263
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Post vids asap Supa!
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:33 PM   #1264
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Usually the ones who say the q300 is loud is because it's on a hatchback, the sedan exhaust is the quiet one. One might not be able to hear it on the sedan unless they are behind you.
I have a catless dp with the sedan q300 and it is f'n loud.

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can someone tell me how much louder the invidia q300 for the '11+ sedan is compared to stock? i think the stock is rather quiet and i would like some nice rumbly subaru sounds. i for sure like the look but i hear some people say its quiet, and others say its very loud. its hard to tell from the videos! the other exhaust that looks shexy is the magnaflow; however, all i hear about that one is that it's insanely loud and unbareable. i want to be heard coming from a distance away but i dont want to shatter my own ear drums. plz help mehhh!
Big difference if you have a catless dp
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #1265
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invidia n1 race

i just cant overlook the empty spot on the left valence
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #1266
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I had the Invidia N1 race on my WRX for a while and enjoyed it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #1267
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I have a catless dp with the sedan q300 and it is f'n loud.

Big difference if you have a catless dp
I have the Catted Invidia DP on my sedan q300 and it is perfect even with the seats down. I'm not a fan of loud exhausts either.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #1268
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Could anyone chime in and tell me what type of change in sound I should expect...

Current: Stock DP, Stock Mid, Nameless Axleback without mufflers
Next Week: TurboXS catted DP, TurboXS Dual Tip Touring Catback
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:02 PM   #1269
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here is the inside vid you wanted of the ultimate racing cat back. It cruises very quietly in fifth it was very surprising after i installed it. and a video of a launch for the exterior sound.





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Old 06-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #1270
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I have a magnaflow catback on my 2012 sti. Deff not loud. im mad i didnt get invida now.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #1271
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #1272
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I have a magnaflow catback on my 2012 sti. Deff not loud. im mad i didnt get invida now.
Pretty sure the magnaflow is louder than the q300. Unless ur comparing to the n1
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:47 AM   #1273
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I have a magnaflow catback on my 2012 sti. Deff not loud. im mad i didnt get invida now.
on a sedan or hatch?

i'm looking between the magnaflow catback and q300 catback.

some say the magnaflow is epicly loud, and you're saying it's quiet?

the q300 on the sedan looks to be the sexiest but i hear fitment is an issue. so for looks the q300 wins but i am wondering how they sound. it appears as a lot of people have the q300 so i may just get that
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:32 AM   #1274
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Q300 sedan had a small fitment issue in early models where one side sticks out a little farther than the other. Mine is like that. No rubbing though and it's really not that noticable. Love my q300.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #1275
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I ordered a nameless cateback with 4in mufflers double walled quad tip.

I can't stand the drone 1.5k - 3k from the invidia catted DP + q300 V2 (V1 on my friends hatch is a different story) on my 2012 WRX HATCH. It sounds great when you get on it but cruising in any of those rpm ranges if your on or off the throttle at all will result in stupid amounts of boom inside the cabin.

So I will soon have a for sale thread for the Q300 V2
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