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This is a discussion on Questions on stage 2 upgrade (downpipe/ap) within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I must say, after a week of this setup (Catless DP w/ Muffler Delete) I hate it. Sure it sounds ...

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    I must say, after a week of this setup (Catless DP w/ Muffler Delete) I hate it. Sure it sounds real nice when you get on it and you're having some fun, but for everyday use it's just too much. My cold starts sound like a diesel truck and it just attracts too much attention IMO. So I think I should ditch the muffler delete and go for a more conservative catback. I don't want quiet but I don't want ear deafening. I think a Q300 with my Tomei Catless DP will be a nice alternative. From what I've seen the Q300's are fairly quiet until you get on it, which is what I want. What do you guys think?

    And here's a video of my cold start: 2013 Stage 2 WRX Cold Start - YouTube
    And of it in general: Nameless Axleback + Catless Downpipe (2013 WRX) - YouTube

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    so loud hahaha
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    Questions on stage 2 upgrade (downpipe/ap)

    Throw the 4" or 5" on there. I doubt you'd like the Magnaflow version. But dam that is loud, lose the skinny jeans while you're at it, you and my brother are part of a horrible fad

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    I'm going to go with a catback instead. And no, I will not stop wearing slim jeans, they're comfortable and I like them.
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    They're actually comfortable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauller
    And no, I will not stop wearing slim jeans, they're comfortable and I like them.
    You are probably also a tighty-whitey advocate, aren't you?
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    My mind is made; I'll be ordering a Q300 burnt tip sometime soon and will be ditching this setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauller View Post
    I'm going to go with a catback instead. And no, I will not stop wearing slim jeans, they're comfortable and I like them.
    I refuse to believe they are comfortable...unless you have no frank and beans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I refuse to believe they are comfortable...unless you have no frank and beans.
    I can't imagine my frank and beans constantly getting pushed inside me :shudders:....
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    Well damn they're not even skinny, just a bit fitted, hence being more comfortable than wearing trash bags on your legs..
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    Last I checked I was 107 kg. Skinny jeans are inadequate... Still, I can't imagine any situation where the choices are "more generous" vs. "more confining" and I would opt for "more confining." Just curious. I can (almost) understand some sort of fashion statement, but not how they'd be seen as comfortable. Anyway, I digress...
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    Dude I'm sorry I made this about your clothes and not your car. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax
    I can't live without Mikie's frank and beans constantly getting pushed inside me ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by matsayz View Post
    Dude I'm sorry I made this about your clothes and not your car. Sorry.
    Typical Clubdub wanderingthreaditis.
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    I definitely see where you guys are coming from and maybe I'm just weird. I've never really been a fan of baggy pants personally but to each his own.

    Now, back on topic, I put the stock mufflers back on and it sounds a lot better; like stock but a little louder. The video I made doesn't really do justice though.

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