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Old 06-21-2011, 08:53 PM   #818
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2011 WRX Sedan


Originally Posted by Louie View Post
Well, how do you quantify this? I've had both... This is my opinion after have had both. The sound that the q300 has isn't worth the 500 extra.

I agree that the NP is what you expect for a mufflerless exhaust.
Well, I did buy the q300 for the sound along with performance. Even though you dont get enough performance to justify the $500 being stock, most performance mods you do will equal to more gains from having the more open exhaust. Not to mention it draws attention here in California, I would likely get pulled over for that and then get hit for my tinted windows as well, one ticket (hassle and cost included) will justify the $500 "for me." I also couldnt stand the pop between gears but I know a lot of people do like it and that is fine, just not my thing. I first wanted to work with the NP axelback and get a better Y pipe and then the mid pipe but after adding it all up it just wasnt cost effective (I wouldnt save much in the end from what I could see). and I wasnt sure what sound I would end up with either. Please dont take offense, this is just what I came up with and what works for me.
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