DD-friendly exhaust

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I've done some research, but it's hard to tell from Youtube videos what exhaust sounds loud/good/whatever. Basically the stock exhaust is way too quiet, I miss my SRT4's volume (not tone) in that I could shift without having to check the tachometer every time to make sure I wasn't bogging the car down. The only real quality it needs to have, is that it needs to start up pretty quietly, the girlfriend's neighbor's van has a sensitive alarm on it. When I had the turboback on the Neon it went off everytime I pulled in the driveway or started the car. I hear GT500 mufflers give you a little more volume up top, while staying pretty quiet while putzing around town. Probably looking just to stay with an axleback setup for price and warranty concerns, unless you guys have a different suggestion. Anybody in the area have an axleback I could hear in person possibly?
 

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GT500s. The 11/12 ones. I have a set probably coming off my car I will sell you for say $220. They are over $300 new. Mine have 2400 miles on them. Perfect 4" tips. They have the great growl, and medium volume but no drone.
 

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GT500s. The 11/12 ones. I have a set probably coming off my car I will sell you for say $220. They are over $300 new. Mine have 2400 miles on them. Perfect 4" tips. They have the great growl, and medium volume but no drone.
Alright well just let me know, I'd like to get it done by the time it gets nice out.
 

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I like hearing where the engine is at as well instead of looking at the tach sometimes, the BOSS H pipes work great for that. Best part is you can switch out the discs (you can get them in varying diameters) to change the volume in ten minutes' time. Also, it's dumping much closer to your ear so the outside volume doesn't have to be as loud as it would be if you were trying to hear what's coming out the back of your car.

GT500s are some of the best ABs for this car (considering price, they're IMO the best and do well with catless setups), but just adding those might not help you hear as much as you want. I got the RTR ABs which are a bit louder than the GT500s, but I still couldn't hear well enough for my liking. The BOSS H cured that. Sounds like you're staying catted too, so the BOSS H wouldn't be obnoxious, but again, there are discs you can put in there to control the volume.

Just my $.02.
 

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I like hearing where the engine is at as well instead of looking at the tach sometimes, the BOSS H pipes work great for that. Best part is you can switch out the discs (you can get them in varying diameters) to change the volume in ten minutes' time. Also, it's dumping much closer to your ear so the outside volume doesn't have to be as loud as it would be if you were trying to hear what's coming out the back of your car.

GT500s are some of the best ABs for this car (considering price, they're IMO the best and do well with catless setups), but just adding those might not help you hear as much as you want. I got the RTR ABs which are a bit louder than the GT500s, but I still couldn't hear well enough for my liking. The BOSS H cured that. Sounds like you're staying catted too, so the BOSS H wouldn't be obnoxious, but again, there are discs you can put in there to control the volume.

Just my $.02.
Boss H is a popular add also. Yeah they sound tits. I would love to get one to go with my cat deletes and my GT500 mufflers.
 

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I still swear by the Bassani axle backs. Best sounding axle back on these cars. Louder, but they sound great. Everyone has different tastes though.
 

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I have an off road X pipe waiting in the wings to be installed. So I think I'm sticking the the GT500's to hopefully keep the noise down.
 

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I have an off road X pipe waiting in the wings to be installed. So I think I'm sticking the the GT500's to hopefully keep the noise down.
Ok yeah then the GT500s will be a great choice. Are they going to give you enough volume though?
 

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It needs to stay tame, the GT500's are a little on the quiet side. I'm sure losing the cats will make it quite a bit louder.
 

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I love my 13-14 GT500's. Great sound, and pretty much silent at cruising speed.
 

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It needs to stay tame, the GT500's are a little on the quiet side. I'm sure losing the cats will make it quite a bit louder.
I have heard that it makes it louder but not really in a good sounding way. That is a completely subjective experience though.
 

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