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Looking to upgrade and get a new exhaust for my 2021 Hatchback Sport. Any suggestions? Trying to be as economical as possible. Hoping to find something with a more louder deeper tone but nothing too obnoxious. Living in Hawaii in Oahu has been tough to find things especially with shipping costs.





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Downpipe has been great for me with stock exhaust

Pros: You get some burbles and crackles. You hear more of the motor. It adds hrsprs. It's less expensive than an exhaust. It doesn't sound overly raspy like muffler deletes. It actually adds gains (exhaust doesn't until you're fbo + turbo)

Cons: Possible code, can be turned off with a tuner
 

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Downpipe has been great for me with stock exhaust

Pros: You get some burbles and crackles. You hear more of the motor. It adds hrsprs. It's less expensive than an exhaust. It doesn't sound overly raspy like muffler deletes. It actually adds gains (exhaust doesn't until you're fbo + turbo)

Cons: Possible code, can be turned off with a tuner
Going to 2nd this. I recently took my exhaust off, went back to stock besides my 3" downpipe/frontpipe. The drone, rattles, etc... I can't stand it.
 

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I've personally never heard a decent sounding exhaust on our cars in my opinion. Save your money and buy a tuning device, add some extra performance that way and stay silently stealthy, that's what I've done. I'm too old for the drone, the rattles and vibrations (been there, done that on other cars), and quite frankly most of the performance auto crowd outside of JDM lovers and younger people will think your car sounds ridiculous like a vacuum cleaner in the throws of its final death rattle.
 
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I've personally never heard a decent sounding exhaust on our cars in my opinion. Save your money and buy a tuning device, add some extra performance that way and stay silently stealthy, that's what I've done. I'm too old for the drone, the rattles and vibrations (been there, done that on other cars), and quite frankly most of the performance auto crowd outside of JDM lovers and younger people will think your car sounds ridiculous like a vacuum cleaner in the throws of its final death rattle.
Got a Ingen intake and have a Hondata tune already done. Still trying to squeeze out a few more ponies.
 

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louder? deeper? not obnoixious?

type r exhaust.

if you want louder, add catless downpipe.

if you want louder than that, do a muffler delete too.
 

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Got a Ingen intake and have a Hondata tune already done. Still trying to squeeze out a few more ponies.
Its not worth it, bang for buck an exhaust on these cars is a poor way to make power. Spend a grand for a couple hp? Nah. And make the car rattle and sound horrible with NVH that rattles your teeth? Trust me, I've been there, done that...it got old and you won't feel the 3 or 4 extra hp you'll spend thru the nose to get.
 

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