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Old 01-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #22
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2011 SSM STI saloon


Originally Posted by KMA2 View Post

I'd like a little better performance and a nicer sound. wife and two kids,


It has to be quiet-ish. NO DRONE whatsoever. it can't sound stock

high quality, but not too expensive.

I want to spend enough money to reach my goals, but no more and no less. There is very little chance I'll go beyond stage 2.

I want it to look nice, but not stand out. It also has to hold up to upstate NY winters and being used as a dd.

On the 2011 hatchback, the exhaust brands you've mentioned will be much louder and will drone. Go with the downpipe, a torqued performance or Cobb OTS stage 2 tune and be done. I've sat shotgun in a sedan and hatchback with just a downpipe. The sound is deeper when you get on it, but very quiet when you're just cruising. As far as looks, the stock catback and muffler/tips don't look terrible so just leave them alone. Just my 2 cents, from experience.

Edit: 48 year old talkin to ya, son. ;-)
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Last edited by Gallo2011; 01-28-2013 at 05:46 PM. Reason: You ain't old!
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