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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:47 pm 
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Well soon after i get my new fairmont EL (straight 6) into shape im going to want to do the exhaust to get abit more power, BUT i dont want to have it loud as i have 2 year old, and car trips are most peaceful when the boy is asleep.

so now for the big question. whats the quietest cat back exhaust around?

who makes it? redback? lukey?

and even better if you do have what you think is the quietest one here please record it and post her up, it would be muchly appreciated.

im thinking im the 1st to ask this question.

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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:51 pm 
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quitest would probably be stock ford? if you want a change but have it quiet, then lots of people are unhappy with theirs. Or you can always put another muffler in the system?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:55 pm 
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have a front sports muffler with a rear resonator should have a nice sound when throttles open but quiet when cruising.
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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:18 am 
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Andrew J wrote:
quitest would probably be stock ford? if you want a change but have it quiet, then lots of people are unhappy with theirs. Or you can always put another muffler in the system?


good point... anyone got any exhuast systems that were too quiet that they wanna part with (size 2.5")?

i still want the upgrade just want the quietest one... but not to throw to much cash at it.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:19 am 
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Any 2.5" system with front and rear mufflers will be quiet.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:20 am 
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Ne 1 with a 2 1/2 with a muffler and resonator whinge about them being to quiet so buy 1 of them and u will be right... Most off the shelf should be quiet enough :D

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:29 am 
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A redback with front and rear mufflers is really quiet.
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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:29 am 
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even just a standard 2.5" system with one muffler is quiet really when you are driving sedately, cruising etc, you just get a nice drone from the exhaust, nothing too loud inside the car.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:36 am 
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lol why buy a 2.5" if u want it to be quiet ha ha

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:34 pm 
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lol why buy a 2.5" if u want it to be quiet ha ha


for when i get the new performance cam, but yeah other obvious reason is the sleeper effect dont get me wrong im all about power but iv had my fair share of very loud exhausts... i get to many noise complaints with my prior cars.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:21 pm 
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Any 2.5" system with front and rear mufflers will be quiet.


yeah your right, my 3" system is quiet and setup the same way. im not sure what brand mufflers its got at the moment (possibly lukey) but its allmost as tho its tuned for 40hz, no high frequency noise at all and low down its still quiet unless you open it up. ive heard it when someone elese is driving it and it is loud but because its low freq its difficult to judge how far away the sound is so it doesnt attract attention.

i will be installing custom 1.8" into 3.5" extractors and hiflo cat in about 8 weeks time so it will be interesting to hear what it sounds like then, i just hope its stays the same.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:35 pm 
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My AU wagon has a 2.5 Redback with front and rear mufflers. I have little kids too, so keeping it quiet was a priority. Happy to say that it is not much louder than standard with only a deeper note to tell the difference. When you plant it naturally it's louder, but cruising around you wouldn't pick it as having an exhaust.

My EL sedan has a redback with 1 muffler and it is much louder - sounds better though, but not really suitable for little kids in the back in my opinion.
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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:49 pm 
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My AU wagon has a 2.5 Redback with front and rear mufflers. I have little kids too, so keeping it quiet was a priority. Happy to say that it is not much louder than standard with only a deeper note to tell the difference. When you plant it naturally it's louder, but cruising around you wouldn't pick it as having an exhaust.

My EL sedan has a redback with 1 muffler and it is much louder - sounds better though, but not really suitable for little kids in the back in my opinion.


Cheers good to hear, anychance u could make a sound recording?

 

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