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    Hey everyone! So I have a 2014 wrx limited sedan with the factory SPT cat back exhaust installed. I love the sound. Whether it's at idle or moving or just screaming down the road, it's a fantastic note to the car.

    My question is though... what are some cars that produce a similar sound or even better? What I find odd is my car is much louder than c6 corvettes or even the newer mustangs and challengers, which all run eight cylinders instead of four.

    Help?

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    Unequal length headers and a horizontally opposed engine = Subaru rumble.
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    My cars probably louder. Not that, that is a good thing... Its actually too loud. lol. sounds like the SPT sounds nice.

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    Yea I guess that makes sense.

    It's just interesting how a four cylinder rally car roars louder than these big and bad muscle cars.

    Oh and I don't really have a video, but, if you look up any wrx sedan (2011-2014) with a SPT Cat-Back-Exhaust and a stock engine it should be very similar if not the same to the sound of my car.

    The reason I ask is because I was just trying to figure out what vehicles out there are even louder than my current car.

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    The UEL header design allows for exhaust pulse interference. The interference causes constructive and destructive pressure interference that gives the exhaust the characteristic "boxer rumble." The constructive interference actually increases the apparent magnitude of the pressure wave meaning the resulting noise has a higher level.

    Ironically, though Turbocharged motors tend to consume more fuel (you'd expect them to be louder), the turbine acts a bit like a muffler and the exhaust note tends to be quieter.
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    Hondas are louder...but not in a good way
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    Yea you guys make some good points.

    The reason I ask is because my friend is looking for a new car. His first car. He says he wants something with performance but also something with an aggressive sound to it like my Rex.

    We looked at some muscle cars like a 2012 Mustang GT, 2008 Corvette Z06, and a 2013 Camaro SS together.

    He test drove them, liked them, but said they were not as loud as he expected, especially from higher performance vehicles.

    He has around a $35k budget so he cant really afford (nor wants to spend) more money on aftermarket exhausts or upgrades to make his new car sound nicer.

    I told him that sound =/= performance, but he says that he will spend 99% of the time cruising slow, and just wants a good rumble and roar to show off.

    Yolo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    Hondas are louder...but not in a good way
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    I've always thought the Porsche 911 turbo has a nice aggressive exhaust note.. especially with EWG and open downpipes.


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    I prefer the air-cooled 911's for sound, no turbo required. This guy's car sounds amazing:

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