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Old 05-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #1626
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I'm considering shooting a video of the full turbo back with in car noise. Let me know if you have any suggestions of what you want to hear.

I'm thinking a cruising and acceleration video. Let me know what speeds you are interested in.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #1627
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Very interested ^^ especially if you can capture the highway drone you mentioned
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #1628
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It's really not bad. This is my first aftermarket exhaust and I specifically got this one because it was quiet at cruise.

My friend has a BMW m3 with a super sprint race exhaust at 110 dBa. That is extremely loud.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:08 PM   #1629
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I'm considering shooting a video of the full turbo back with in car noise. Let me know if you have any suggestions of what you want to hear.

I'm thinking a cruising and acceleration video. Let me know what speeds you are interested in.
I generally drive between 65 and 75 occasionally 80. If you can get up to there even for a short period just to give an idea that'd be awesome.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #1630
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I have the 4 inch muffled axle back now and I must say that for a dd its perfect for me. Even when i go on small trips to the grocery store and my father rides along we can have a normal conversation without having to talk over the exhaust. I believe that if you went with the 5 inch axle back you would be fine. I would say that the drone compared to my stock is quieter in some situations and louder in others.

Now one thing that i have done was a few weeks after I picked up my WRX is that I lined the entire trunk area in Dynamat. I was planning on installing a sub in my car but after upgrading my head unit i decided not to. So i would say my setup is going to be slightly quieter then someone without anything in the trunk.

I typically drive 75 mph at about 3k rpms and if I get on it I can hear it over the radio decently loud. I have driven past plenty of cops in Frankfort,IL and Orland Park, IL and typically they are the worst about tickets for loud pipes/Stereos but I haven't had any issues yet as if i just shift earlier when i see one its pretty quiet. If anyone near frankfort/orland/joliet wants to hear the 4 inch axle-back on my sedan let me know!

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Old 05-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #1631
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I have the 4 inch muffled axle back now and I must say that for a dd its perfect for me. Even when i go on small trips to the grocery store and my father rides along we can have a normal conversation without having to talk over the exhaust. I believe that if you went with the 5 inch axle back you would be fine. I would say that the drone compared to my stock is quieter in some situations and louder in others.

Now one thing that i have done was a few weeks after I picked up my WRX is that I lined the entire trunk area in Dynamat. I was planning on installing a sub in my car but after upgrading my head unit i decided not to. So i would say my setup is going to be slightly quieter then someone without anything in the trunk.

I typically drive 75 mph at about 3k rpms and if I get on it I can hear it over the radio decently loud. I have driven past plenty of cops in Frankfort,IL and Orland Park, IL and typically they are the worst about tickets for loud pipes/Stereos but I haven't had any issues yet as if i just shift earlier when i see one its pretty quiet. If anyone near frankfort/orland/joliet wants to hear the 4 inch axle-back on my sedan let me know!
I got a hatch so the drone is a little more prominent than in the sedan. I suppose I could dynamat the spare tire part of the hatch to help out a little. I'm not worried about how loud it is on the outside. Just about inside to maintain conversation and keep a happy balance amongst me and passengers.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #1632
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Dynamat isn't going to muffle any exhaust sound. Sorry guys.

Been there and done that without any success. Do a search about mass load vinyl or the spray in insulating products. Dynamite and other types of products are not intended to do what we want them to do. They just take the flimsy tin sound out of music.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #1633
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Dynamat isn't going to muffle any exhaust sound. Sorry guys.

Been there and done that without any success. Do a search about mass load vinyl or the spray in insulating products. Dynamite and other types of products are not intended to do what we want them to do. They just take the flimsy tin sound out of music.
Yeah I've read that it's meant to deal with the rattles more. I've accepted the car is what it is. We all bought it for the performance and fun not the luxuries hah. Just trying to figure out the best option for the hatch.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #1634
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I think I might try to put a bit of stuff in the spare tire area of the hatch since I can see the bare chassis. I tried a blanket and it seemed to help minimally.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #1635
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I think I might try to put a bit of stuff in the spare tire area of the hatch since I can see the bare chassis. I tried a blanket and it seemed to help minimally.
Good luck. To do it over, I would've tried the spray in stuff... Carefull though, it's flammable until it dries.
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Dynamat isn't going to muffle any exhaust sound. Sorry guys.

Been there and done that without any success. Do a search about mass load vinyl or the spray in insulating products. Dynamite and other types of products are not intended to do what we want them to do. They just take the flimsy tin sound out of music.

I wish i would have recorded a before and after but i can tell you that it was noticeably quieter after covering my trunk area with Dynamat. I covered only the lower part of the sedan trunk and even the inside of the rear quarter panels and wheel wells with the thicker version of Dynamat. I also have a 1/4 inch thick rubber mat over my carpet in the trunk as i throw a lot of crap back there.

Several people rode in my car before and after I installed it and they all noticed it was quieter. In all i probably added about 30 lbs in the trunk as the rubber mat is heavy.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #1637
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I wish i would have recorded a before and after but i can tell you that it was noticeably quieter after covering my trunk area with Dynamat. I covered only the lower part of the sedan trunk and even the inside of the rear quarter panels and wheel wells with the thicker version of Dynamat. I also have a 1/4 inch thick rubber mat over my carpet in the trunk as i throw a lot of crap back there.

Several people rode in my car before and after I installed it and they all noticed it was quieter. In all i probably added about 30 lbs in the trunk as the rubber mat is heavy.
It's the thick rubber mat if there is any difference.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #1638
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It's the thick rubber mat if there is any difference.
Well the key to lowering sound from resonating is to stop it at the source. Basically when i took everything out of my trunk, i would knock in all of the areas to find the weak flex points where sound could vibrate through. Its kind of like finding studs behind drywall. If you knock in between studs, the drywall can vibrate and will be loud compared to on a stud. If you can reinforce the week points then you can significantly reduce the sound emission.

But even though you may be able to stop the exhaust noise from coming through the trunk area it could still come through then entire underside of your car. Unless you want to cover every inch of your car in noise dampening material, a loud exhaust will still be loud.

I would think that the rubber in the trunk would simply keep the foam inserts in the trunk from magnifying any sound by weighing them down. If anyone does this stuff professionally please chime in!

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Old 05-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #1639
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Well the key to lowering sound from resonating is to stop it at the source. Basically when i took everything out of my trunk, i would knock in all of the areas to find the weak flex points where sound could vibrate through. Its kind of like finding studs behind drywall. If you knock in between studs, the drywall can vibrate and will be loud compared to on a stud. If you can reinforce the week points then you can significantly reduce the sound emission.

But even though you may be able to stop the exhaust noise from coming through the trunk area it could still come through then entire underside of your car. Unless you want to cover every inch of your car in noise dampening material, a loud exhaust will still be loud.

I would think that the rubber in the trunk would simply keep the foam inserts in the trunk from magnifying any sound by weighing them down. If anyone does this stuff professionally please chime in!
Thanks man
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:40 PM   #1640
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Thanks man
Look into brown bread or fatmat as its significantly cheaper and I've heard great things about both.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:26 PM   #1641
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Look into brown bread or fatmat as its significantly cheaper and I've heard great things about both.
My car has been matted from the fire wall to the tail lights. If you search the forums matting isn't worth the cost or weight to reduce noise in these cars. Even aquacow had to use 3 different layers of products to create an audible difference. To give matting its props my stereo sounds fantastic.


I used Raam mat because of its great reviews. Don't get me wrong, there was a minute amount of noise that is cancelled out.. nothing like tire noise or exhaust tone.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:50 PM   #1642
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I got a video of the full turboback with catted downpipe, resonated midpipe, and 5 inch mufflers on the hatch. It includes some clips of cruising on the highway and some acceleration.

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Old 06-01-2013, 12:01 AM   #1643
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I got a video of the full turboback with catted downpipe, resonated midpipe, and 5 inch mufflers on the hatch. It includes some clips of cruising on the highway and some acceleration.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZDWwemFHWs&hd=1
Awesome video thanks for that. Now I just have to get past the gf test lolol
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How long does it actually take once an order is placed to receive the exhaust?? It's been a month and its still awaiting pickup, so just wondering from others experiences.. CANT WAIT!!
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #1645
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How long does it actually take once an order is placed to receive the exhaust?? It's been a month and its still awaiting pickup, so just wondering from others experiences.. CANT WAIT!!
I think you should email nameless and find out whats going on
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I think you should CALL nameless and find out whats going on
Fixed it for you.
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Fixed it for you.
lol alrighty then
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:39 AM   #1648
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Yeah, i ordered a catback on May 8th and still haven't gotten an email.

This thread should become the Nameless order thread like 2013 WRX/STi order thread
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Yeah, i ordered a catback on May 8th and still haven't gotten an email.

This thread should become the Nameless order thread like 2013 WRX/STi order thread
hahah yea... one of the guys said this week they should start sending out our batch
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #1650
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Thought I'd chime in- I stop by Nameless every few weeks (GD exhaust development has been done on my car) and I asked them recently why they haven't chimed in lately on this or the Q&A thread. Essentially if it's not building their exhausts, building one of the rally cars or expanding the building, it's on the back burner, which is a good thing.
They have a very solid team there, and even when one of their rally car developments pop up on their Facebook page, I can tell you firsthand there's always a few of their guys working on exhausts in one corner of the barn (yes, it's like the PNW exhaust version of Bugatti! :wink: ) whenever the rally production is going on, so orders are churning out as quick as they can.
My first exhaust components from them (2011 Turboback) took some time too, and I tend to freak out since most of what I order ships within 48 hours. This is a small team working in a small space and getting many multiples of orders vs last year. A few months back they had one day they shipped 47 exhausts, so it's probably higher now. Give them a chance, the work they do is unparalleled and my wife and I have a sound that is the envy of everyone in our club, so it's worth the wait.

P.S. I tried to stop by Tuesday and they said to call ahead because a huge gravel load was being dropped, so sounds like more expansion is coming.

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