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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Didnít think I even wanted an exhaust.

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    Recently fell into a B9 S5.

    Thought I liked the way it sounded but Iíve grown out of the kitten like audio. Want some more growl but Iím not spending over $1800. Awe is about the only one Iíd go with.

    Does anyone think the AWE track catback is worth it?

    The AWE videos and even owner videos are all terrible in my opinion.


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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings Jimminez@Nemesis's Avatar
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    I think it is. Definitely provide a nice aggressive sound.

    Here are some vids of a B9 S4 Track which will sound the same as the S5.



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    Senior Member Three Rings jpenneck's Avatar
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    Why is there so much black smoke / soot coming from the exhaust in the first video ?
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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings Jimminez@Nemesis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpenneck View Post
    Why is there so much black smoke / soot coming from the exhaust in the first video ?
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    I'm pretty sure it was cold start up but lets confirm with the man in question @Mops@Nemesis
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    Veteran Member Four Rings IanCH's Avatar
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    While I get the desire for sound, I cant imagine having this car without a quiet mode for highway cruising.
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    Established Member Two Rings wam22's Avatar
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    I have the track exhaust on my S5 and it is very loud. So loud in fact that I bought the two resonators AWE makes for the touring exhaust to tame it a little bit. You get a lot of drone when just starting from a stop and above 80mph. However, when you are actually driving sporty it sounds fantastic. Take everything the OEM exhaust does in dynamic and double or triple it. The burbles and cracks are more often and a lot louder.
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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings Jimminez@Nemesis's Avatar
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    Yah, most I'd say go with a Touring Edition of AWE for daily drivers. It boils down to tolerance. If you don't want to deal with any drone, then I would suggest the Touring.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings Jimmy ny's Avatar
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    Exhaust for a v6 is a waste of money. The factory exhaust for what it is , sounds really good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimminez@Nemesis View Post
    I think it is. Definitely provide a nice aggressive sound.

    Here are some vids of a B9 S4 Track which will sound the same as the S5.



    You have intake as well?


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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by wam22 View Post
    I have the track exhaust on my S5 and it is very loud. So loud in fact that I bought the two resonators AWE makes for the touring exhaust to tame it a little bit. You get a lot of drone when just starting from a stop and above 80mph. However, when you are actually driving sporty it sounds fantastic. Take everything the OEM exhaust does in dynamic and double or triple it. The burbles and cracks are more often and a lot louder.
    Howíd you buy the touring resonators separately? I donít see an option for those anywhere


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    Previous:
    Mk1 TT ALMS 6MT
    B8 S5 Coupe 6MT
    B5 A4 Avant 5MT
    B5 S4 6MT
    B7 RS4 Sedan. Still feel sick that its gone.

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    Established Member Two Rings wam22's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by timlog123 View Post
    Howíd you buy the touring resonators separately? I donít see an option for those anywhere


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    I contacted their support and asked if they would sell it to me.


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    Registered Member One Ring
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    Didnít think I even wanted an exhaust.

    Try the resonator delete option first. I did this on my 17 /S3 and donít really feel the need for an after market exhaust now. The sound livens up quite a bit. I picked up Audiís res-delete kit.


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    I have the AWE Touring and love it. In D mode, it's slightly throatier than stock, audibly more aggressive overall yet tame enough to be quiet in the cabin and without drone. In S mode, it totally opens up ... it growls, snorts, burbles, crackles and pops. HOWEVER ... it's also very noticeable at freeway speeds, because the transmission locks out 8th gear most of the time (under 65) and holds gears longer. I wouldn't call it drone, in the tradtional sense, but it is loud enough that I'll throw the car back in D for quieter highway cruising.

    I think I've posted my cold start clip before, but here it is again. Still need to get some in-car, acceleration and 'fly by' clips.

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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings Jimminez@Nemesis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by timlog123 View Post
    You have intake as well?


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    Yes he does.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob O View Post
    I have the AWE Touring and love it. In D mode, it's slightly throatier than stock, audibly more aggressive overall yet tame enough to be quiet in the cabin and without drone. In S mode, it totally opens up ... it growls, snorts, burbles, crackles and pops. HOWEVER ... it's also very noticeable at freeway speeds, because the transmission locks out 8th gear most of the time (under 65) and holds gears longer. I wouldn't call it drone, in the tradtional sense, but it is loud enough that I'll throw the car back in D for quieter highway cruising.

    I think I've posted my cold start clip before, but here it is again. Still need to get some in-car, acceleration and 'fly by' clips.

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