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Old 09-26-2017, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Anyone Drive w/ Rear Seats Down?

Im looking into getting a 17 Brz MT once they hit the used market. I was wondering if anyone drives their BRZ/86 with the rear seats down? How much does this effect the road noise and exhaust noise? Is it a comfortable level? The rear seats are useless as is, I prefer a longer trunk and I prefer the look of a 2 seater (even my 06 2.5i wagon I drive with the seats Always down. Is this something anyone would recommend doing on a daily bases say if you prefered the look with the seats down?
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:06 PM   #2
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Im looking into getting a 17 Brz MT once they hit the used market. I was wondering if anyone drives their BRZ/86 with the rear seats down? How much does this effect the road noise and exhaust noise? Is it a comfortable level? The rear seats are useless as is, I prefer a longer trunk and I prefer the look of a 2 seater (even my 06 2.5i wagon I drive with the seats Always down. Is this something anyone would recommend doing on a daily bases say if you prefered the look with the seats down?
You will get more road/exhaust noise for sure, but it will mostly depend on your exhaust. It is going to be up to you and how much noise you can put up with.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:57 PM   #3
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Only did it when I had a piece of equipment in there. It was a little louder.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:08 PM   #4
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Its definitely louder, I only never leave the back seat down when I have to, but it depends on your exhaust. Stock it won't be much of a difference but if you have a loud exhaust you will definitely want the rear seat to save your ears.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:24 PM   #5
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You'll notice the difference. It can get really noisy on the highway. Eventually you'd get used to it.
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:48 AM   #6
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I found it louder, I have a nameless exhaust. The noise isn't as big an issue with me as the safety. I carry a few things in my trunk if there is ever an accident I don't want them flying in the cabin.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:44 PM   #7
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I've had it down for the last few days and yeah it's a bit louder but I kind of like the rumble and hearing the tire noise when cornering adds a nice touch. Unfortunately it takes a lot longer for the car to heat up and in this cold snap we're having that's not a good thing so it's going back up in the morning.
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