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Exhaust sound rating thread

I want to start a thread on your rating for various exhausts. Which will hopefully get stickied if enough people participate. From a scale to 1-10; 1 being stock, and 10 being (assuming) N1. How would you rate the various exhausts. Welcome to comment on any sound differences (deep, fart can... etc).

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Header/Y-Pipe?:
Rating:
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Exhaust: Tanabe SMR

Rating: 7

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Has a very unique sound that I kindof like, very deep in the low-mid rpm. A little loud.

When you add the Mazzuri Super Header this cat back get extremly loud, still sounds great down low, but becomes a little raspy up high IMO.

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Exhaust: Mazzuri SRS w/ 18" Borla Resonator and Vibrant 3" Stealth Muffler
Rating: 8
Comments: Sounds like a D1 car. A good amount quieter than the regular SRS, but it's still loud as hell. At least I can drive around a little faster than I used to.

You're welcome to have a listen for yourself since you're local.

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of course i gotta be a lil biased...but we should add sound clips too and make this the ULTIMATE EXHAUST THREAD! ...

Exhaust: Tanabe Hyper Medalion
Rating: 7
Comments: deep tone, not raspy, slight drone when cruising at higher speeds.
Joe Z's famous words:"sounds like a Ferrari"
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Soundclip: YouTube - Tanabe Hyper Medalion Exhuast IS300 stock exhaust manifold, stock y pipe, tanabe hyper cat back.

DRIVE BY SOUNDCLIP W/ TANABE SMH EXHAUST
YouTube - Lexus IS300 soundclip before headers

DRIVE BY SOUND CLIP W/ OBX HEADERS + STOCK Y
YouTube - Lexus IS300 soundclip after headers
(listen to my friends comments)

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Is the Tanabe that loud? I thought it was rated pretty quiet? Remember 10 is rated really loud.
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oh lol...i rated it based on overall rating..my bad

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Exhaust:Tanabe Touring Medalion

Sound Rating 3 or 4.

Comments:Its pretty soft but loud when u want it to be. This exhaust is for people who want a quiet subtle sound with a deep tone. Sometimes its too quiet.
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Anyhow I really like it.

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Can't go wrong w/HKS Carbon Ti- (visiual, performance, sound); RATING: 9, haven't heard or seen better.



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your scale has it at a 10, but my personal tastes would put it at a 7
Great quality, I love the overall sound at all RPM levels. With the windows up and stereo on I don't really notice it while driving normally


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Exhaust: Tanabe Hyper Medalion
Rating: 4 or 5 in loudness, 8 overall imo for an exhaust
Comments: deep tone, not to loud, not ricey, looks good, slight drone when at higher speeds but you couldnt hear it with the radio on

i want to see some people comment about the hks high power cf-ti, i keep hearing about it but never heard it

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HKS Carbon Ti with Mazzuri Header and Ypipe and RMM Intake

Sound: 7

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I hope tomorrow or thursday I'll put mine up with sound clip. I know I said I would before but I have bee so busy with work. Sorry.

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exhaust: greddy ti-c catback
loudness: 10
comments: xerd y, greddy b-pipe, greddy exhaust
video: YouTube - Greddy Ti-C

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