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Alright so like the title says, I just got a new magnaflow exhaust system on my 03 2.0T. However, I'm a little disappointed in how quiet it is. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't looking to compete with someones 97 body kitted civic, I was honestly worried it would be too loud - not the case.

My question is, is there anything I can do to make it louder? I love the tone, it's got a nice rumble at idle but it sounds more like my stock setup when I get on it.
 

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Cool. I had heard this from a few people but I really didn't know if it was true or not. I'm about 5 days in as of today, but I have only put maybe 150 miles in. So I guess I'll just have to wait and see! ;ol;
 

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I'm curious, I have a Saab factory Remus sport exhaust cat-back on my 9-5 Aero wagon, and it got a little quieter after it was broken in. Explanation I heard was that soot builds on inside. Any idea why one exhaust system gets louder but another one gets quieter?
 

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See, I heard that it gets louder for that same reason. Something like the soot you mentioned changes the way sound travels through the system.... :roll:
 

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On an unrelated note, I see we are both rocking 2003 MY cars, how is yours treating you??
 

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pics or sound clips?
i have an 03ss as well, 190k miles and runs like a top, only issues are self leveling headlight malfunction, onstar malfunction warnings in my sid...that gets old to hit clear twice on every startup.
 

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Oops. Sorry man didn't see your response...I'll try to upload a sound clip when I get home from work. I have to say though, since giving it a little time to break in, it's tone has gotten marginally (but noticeably) deeper. So that's nice.

Also, great to hear about the endurance of your car! 190k on any vehicle is a testament to great care from the owner, so congrats.
 
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