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Old 09-03-2002, 12:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy help! need to reduce exhaust noise

i live in an apartment and my landlord is bitching at me cause my exhaust is too loud... i have an uppipe/downpipe with kakimoto gt 1.0z exhaust...no cats. how can i reduce the noise? can i install a cat in the middle to reduce the noise? can someone please help? thanks in advance
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Old 09-03-2002, 12:15 AM   #2
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im interested in this as well. wanna turn heads, but not of cops'.
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Old 09-03-2002, 12:31 AM   #3
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You could always install a resonator, or cat, if you wish. Although the actual muffler is going to be the biggest determining factor in the sound of the exhaust.

I have heard that the kakimoto's have a loud/harsh sound. Hope you can get it to a more reasonable level.
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Old 09-03-2002, 12:54 AM   #4
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kakimoto is loud. you have the loudest model they make too! (if not the loudest PERIOD)
the answer is obvious. you can toss the kakimoto and have a custom rear section made. use borla or magnaflow mufflers. I have an ES Tuning Muffler that isnt much louder than stock, but its still straight through. If that isnt sufficient, add another muffler as a resonator. If that dont work, add another. The beauty is that these mufflers cost about $75- $100 each. By far a cheaper investment than buying a completely new cat back... TurboXS uses 1 magnaflow muffler and 1 cat and they are pretty quiet. I dunno if you wanna hack up your current cat-back, but it may be a better idea to spend a lil extra to get a custom cat-back with 2 mufflers OR just toss the stock mid-pipe back on with a free flow rear section. (custom or prodrive or MRT)
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Old 09-03-2002, 12:54 AM   #5
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I thought there is a silencer for that exhaust??? you should ask Dan @ Godspeed, he has the silencer for that exhuast. I personally have uppipe and downpipe with HKS catback, without silencer, the car is really loud, with one, just a tad louder than stock.
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Old 09-03-2002, 01:04 AM   #6
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You could always run over to local Meineke or whatever and have a custom spacer made up to be able to reinstall factory muffler. Some midpipes allow stock mufflers others don't. Remember, the cat removal frees up more h.p than the muffler. In my opinion, I say drive around the complex at 5,000 rpm w/ your middle finger out the window. If the cops don't bother you, don't let a guy that charges you rent decide what you can do w/ your car. He's only jealeous.
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Old 09-03-2002, 01:50 AM   #7
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You might try these inserts they make for reducing exhaust noise.

http://www.secureperformanceorder.co...ore/vortex.cfm

Haven't tried them but they would be a quick partial solution that might at least show the land lord your working on a solution.

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Old 09-03-2002, 01:53 AM   #8
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my BPM-GT is LOUD without a silencer, but it's barely louder with the silencer on. I'm sure someone can custom design a silencer for your kakimoto....
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Old 09-03-2002, 02:43 PM   #9
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sad thing is that i already have the silencer on my exhaust and i'm still getting complaints it wasn't that loud until i recently installed my uppipe... i'm setting off alarms again.
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Old 09-03-2002, 02:51 PM   #10
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well all you can do is get rid of the parts or start hacking it up to add resonator/mufflers. a shame to hack up an expensive exhaust like that.
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Old 09-04-2002, 09:15 AM   #11
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You have a couple of possibilities.
1. Change exhaust components to reduce the exhaust noise
2. Move
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