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Old 07-04-2001, 10:48 AM   #1
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Question New exhaust: will it become louder or quiter with time?

Just got it yesterday and it is quite loud. Will it tone down with time or should I opt for the resonator immediately?

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Old 07-04-2001, 11:15 AM   #2
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Once you get used to it, it will be quieter. To everyone else, it will still be loud. At least that's what happened with mine.

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Old 07-04-2001, 01:15 PM   #3
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depends on the kind of muffler, fibreglass will burn out and get louder, stainless like my magnaflow will carbon up and get quieter.
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Old 07-04-2001, 04:08 PM   #4
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My stainless steel Stromung got louder. What did you get?
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Old 07-04-2001, 04:21 PM   #5
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My Rallispec exhaust got quieter with age and now I'm thinking of getting a non-resonated midpipe , but I'm too cheap to pay for one...but then no police ever even give me a second look as I drive past.
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Old 07-04-2001, 04:56 PM   #6
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My son had a Borla catback installed on his 95 Impreza. We wanted loud, and at first was disappointed because it was too quiet. Now after about 1 month and 1500 miles it's sounding better all the time (louder/deeper)
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Old 07-04-2001, 05:25 PM   #7
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It is actually an ANSA Stainless dual tip exhaust with a 2.25" midpipe, no resonator. I'll still need a few days to decide but it does seem intrusive.

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P.S. My buddy owns a muffler distrubution shop and recommended this one as opposed to the Magnaflow, but I don't know.....
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Old 07-04-2001, 05:41 PM   #8
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With my Stromung SS dual-tip, I've noticed that it's louder on some days and quiter on others. It seems to have to do with temp and humidity, but I haven't figured out the exact pattern is...
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Old 07-04-2001, 05:44 PM   #9
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As exhaust gasses get hotter the exhaust note is noticably louder..thats what I have noticed.
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Old 07-04-2001, 05:52 PM   #10
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I've ridden in an RS with a Stromung and this thing makes that sound like a whisper

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Old 07-04-2001, 05:54 PM   #11
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I have a dual tip Stromung and it does get louder on certain days. Some days I get a headache because the inside cabin humming is really loud. Though, I still love my Stromung.





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Old 07-04-2001, 06:30 PM   #12
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I guess I'll have to give it a few days and then make a decision. I'll post what happens.

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Old 07-04-2001, 07:14 PM   #13
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As it starts to impair your hearing, it will become quieter with each day!
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Old 07-04-2001, 07:30 PM   #14
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The exhaust sound will also depend on your intake. with my stock air box it was quieter but deeper with my ram air its a bit louder but its doesn't sound as deep. Pretty sure the pipe size would make a difference too. the speed at which the gas travels has something to do with it.. can't remember what it is though.

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Old 07-04-2001, 08:37 PM   #15
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If the exhaust can is packed with fiberglass it will slowly get louder, and louder as the fiberglass matting deteriorates.
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