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    How to improve exhaust sound

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    I would like to improve the "yawn" exhaust note without changing the entire exhaust system. Something a little more agressive sounding. Want to avoid cabin drone. Can anyone make suggestions? A bolt on, easy to install, easy to change, solution would be wonderful- but I don't want a full exhaust system change. I also wouldn't mind having some of the black exhaust tips that can be ordered on the AWE system if anyone has suggestions on where to source those. Does AWE sell just the tips?
    Thanks!

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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings
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    Well dude, I hear ya on that goal. Here's the bad news:

    Not gonna happen.

    The stock system is pretty meticulously done- change anything about it and the thing goes all full hate on the inside of the car.

    Changing tips isn't the easiest as the OEM exhaust positions for the ovals to be center.. aftermarket tips will sit too high and contact your valance... melting it.

    Best bet for a change of sound without screwing everything up?

    Stratmosphere Intake.


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    Registered Member Four Rings marty was here's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    I would like to improve the "yawn" exhaust note without changing the entire exhaust system. Something a little more agressive sounding. Want to avoid cabin drone. Can anyone make suggestions? A bolt on, easy to install, easy to change, solution would be wonderful- but I don't want a full exhaust system change. I also wouldn't mind having some of the black exhaust tips that can be ordered on the AWE system if anyone has suggestions on where to source those. Does AWE sell just the tips?
    Thanks!
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    "just the tip" never works, you know you always go full pipe.

    but seriously, search, hard, and deep, not just the tip.
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    ^^ rofl

    Also, the strat intake sounds good but probably not the exhaust sound you are looking for. It's high pitch.
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    lol
    a hfc takes about 5 hours to install according to rai and hopefully this will give me an exhaust note without any drone, if you wanted something easy i think you should have purchased a civic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marty was here View Post
    "just the tip" never works, you know you always go full pipe.

    but seriously, search, hard, and deep, not just the tip.
    hahaha i seriously just lol'd. That was good
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    Veteran Member Four Rings madmadS4's Avatar
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    lol... yeah that was good.. takes me back

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty was here View Post
    search


    "just the tip" never works, you know you always go full pipe.

    but seriously, search, hard, and deep, not just the tip.
    We've missed you Martin, don't go away for so long again, ok?
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    Registered Member Four Rings marty was here's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmadS4 View Post
    lol... yeah that was good.. takes me back
    to the tip?

    Quote Originally Posted by NWS4Guy View Post
    We've missed you Martin, don't go away for so long again, ok?
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    We have a black president... Racism is dead.
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    I have a real sore throat...feels like I've been deepthroating gorillas.
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    Hey, I just read this (and this is crazy), but take your two cents, and fuck off maybe?.
    audia

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    Have you tried pep boys?

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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    I would like to improve the "yawn" exhaust note without changing the entire exhaust system. Something a little more agressive sounding. Want to avoid cabin drone. Can anyone make suggestions? A bolt on, easy to install, easy to change, solution would be wonderful- but I don't want a full exhaust system change. I also wouldn't mind having some of the black exhaust tips that can be ordered on the AWE system if anyone has suggestions on where to source those. Does AWE sell just the tips?
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    a little more agressive sounding

    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    avoid cabin drone
    √√ √ √ √ √ √
    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    bolt on

    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    easy to install
    √ Less than 2 hours.
    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    easy to change
    √ No cutting or welding of the stock system to remove or replace.
    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    wouldn't mind having some of the black exhaust tips
    √ Coming very soon, 3 weeks or less.
    Quote Originally Posted by s4nevada View Post
    without changing the entire exhaust system
    √ technically, but I think you mean even less that what we replace with our system. However, it is still fully reversible and you maintain all of your OEM emissions components, i.e. catalysts.

    http://www.goapr.com/products/apr_ex...s4_30tfsi.html




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    FINALLY the black tips show their face! I'm loving them Keith, I'll be on Achtuning to get some
    Like a surgeon with a scalpel, my S4 is a precision instrument, with which I carve and dissect my way through traffic.

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    Hers the only think that MIGHT work. Have a muffler shop cut off the rear resonators. Buy the black tips . Have the shop weld the black tips to the pipe and eliminate the resonators. Not sure what it would sound like. It would be cheaper. Gives you the look you want. Probably would have drone especially on the s tronic. So as the others have said, probably not going to happen.

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    Senior Member Three Rings Zed 2.0's Avatar
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    Wonder if APR is going to start requiring proof of ownership of their catback to buy another set of tips. I think I've heard of at least one person on here just slapping APR's tips onto their stock setup. Hardly the intended use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty was here View Post
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    "just the tip" never works, you know you always go full pipe.

    but seriously, search, hard, and deep, not just the tip.


    Simply awesome.

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    B4C? Quick! Add it to wiki's "Uses" section - APR tips along with bulletproof vests and such!

    Looks pretty sweet Keith!

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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed 2.0 View Post
    Wonder if APR is going to start requiring proof of ownership of their catback to buy another set of tips. I think I've heard of at least one person on here just slapping APR's tips onto their stock setup. Hardly the intended use.
    You know, we've been debating exactly that.

    On one hand, I like that our brand is that strong and that our tips are so awesome that people want to front.

    On the other hand, I would hate for people to think a stocker with our tips is indicative of our exhaust system.

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    just ordered an apr full catback with diamond black...cant wait
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    i wonder what a muffler delete would sound like.

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    to improve the sound from yawn to cool...requires a dsg! the ultimate shift fart. Not attainable on the 6 speed.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Dr GP's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tera baap View Post
    i wonder what a muffler delete would sound like.
    I've thought of the same thing. Louder but probably not sounding good.

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    Im interested in it.

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    email asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyrecluse View Post
    Buy my Neuspeed catback.
    IM interested!!!

    email me. wziminski@hotmail.com

    i cant pm still, new to the forum



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