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Old 06-16-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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I have and enthuza 2.5" budget turbo exhaust with no cat and when I got for a cruise with other turbo miata's my car is so quiet I can't even hear it! I took out the exhaust yesterday to see how it will sound with just a dump pipe and it's ridiculously loud, I'm just trying to find a happy medium. Should I cut my muffler that I have on and replace it with a glass pack?
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a quite muffler is a happy muffler.

For $50+shipping I'll send you my 3" rear section utilizing a 5x9x14" magnaflow.
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you're not happy with a quiet exhaust??? lol u crazy.

I'd be super happy
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a quite muffler is a happy muffler.

For $50+shipping I'll send you my 3" rear section utilizing a 5x9x14" magnaflow.
It wont fit, I have a 2.5"
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It wont fit, I have a 2.5"
Buy 2 reducers and get brains muffler
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It's because the rest of your car is so LOUD!
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It's because the rest of your car is so LOUD!

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Buy 2 reducers and get brains muffler
really it would just need one 2.5-3" section. I cut it at the axle.
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You guys are gosh darn wimps. Why do you all drive highly modified turbo miatas that you want to be all comfy and quiet?

I love my 3" with resonator and 6" round magnaflow. Drones a bit on the freeway but not that much more than stock.
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because driving to work for 35 minutes each way at 4k rpm with a deafening exhaust is only fun the 1st couple times. then it gets old
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mines win, gotta taste it to believe it.

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Why do you all drive highly modified turbo miatas that you want to be all comfy and quiet?
Because we've already hit puberty.
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3" magnaflow FTW!
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Brain you think you muffler will make it louder than mine?
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yes!
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Because we've already hit puberty.
Whaaaaaaat!!!!!! Oh ****! Oh ****! No he didt!

OP, Step one: remove muffler. Step two: there is no step two.
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because driving to work for 35 minutes each way at 4k rpm with a deafening exhaust is only fun the 1st couple times. then it gets old
True ****. I've had my share of loud cars.
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because driving to work for 35 minutes each way at 4k rpm with a deafening exhaust is only fun the 1st couple times. then it gets old
Word.

Not to mention the stealth factor, except that my loud-*** Tial BOV gives me away, but I do love that sound, and the 'WTF was that noise' looks from the unsuspecting are great. It is a ricer-street-racer magnet though.

But I digress... If you want louder, without being ridiculous, Brain is on the right track.
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its cut just after the clamp.
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Because we've already hit puberty.
I actually think puberty is part of the problem. Their pubescence controls them and not the other way around. They haven't mastered it yet.

When I hear a loud car I always think "Dumbass." When I am surprised by a stealthy fast car I think "Holy ****!" It comes down to level of personal sophistication. A car can sound aggressive without being very loud at all. Quiet and aggressive usually means expensive and loud usually means juvenile and cheap.
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