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    New WS6, Help with exhaust

    Hey I'm new to the forums, I just bought a 2002 WS6 A4 and would like my exhaust note to sound a little better/louder. I am not too concerned with performance as much as I am with sound. Will it sound better than stock if I just get an x-pipe or y-pipe? What is the difference? Or is a muffler my answer? I don't plan on getting headers, so I just want to make it sound better with the stock headers. What are some of my options?

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    what kind of sound... x pipe... means very VERY LOUD... i have a flowmaster.. i can put the video up a little later when i get home!

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    Yeah that would be cool. So are you stock besides the x-pipe?

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    With stock manifolds, this is my experience so far with a few exhaust systems
    Magnaflow catback - good tone, deep, smooth, louder than stock but fairly quiet
    Loudmouth catback - louder, descent tone, some rasp
    Flowmaster catback (80 series) - louder than magnaflow, deep, poor performance compaired to others
    Upgraded Y pipe - less rasp, better flow, slight if no gain in loudness
    X pipe - deeper, better flow and less rasp than Y, loud, sounds very good with mufflers if you can have a shop do it and maintain descent ground clearance.
    Opinions may differ slightly on all these but this is the basic agreed on "facts"

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    Thanks, it sounds like an x-pipe is the way for me to go. So can I do an x-pipe combined with any of those catbacks you listed?

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    Well sorda, they wont be the same exact muffler. I'd check out the TSP (Texas Speed) true dual system. It includes x pipe and bullet mufflers dumped in front of the rear axle, all for a descent price.
    I believe Mr. Luos has true duals with magnaflows, dont know what x pipe he is usin. I'm no expert on x pipes and true duals for our cars, maybe someone will chime in with a lil more experience

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    You should just get a catback. ( I have magnaflow, ory and headers... and love the sound) If you go true dual, u have to decide if u want the $400 dumped system or if you want to spend $1000 to get it over the axle and out the back. I heard the dumped systems can get annoying cuz they have a lot more resonance and you'll smell the exhaust more. its all up to you. I would recommend headers, ory, cut outs and a catback. I'd love to get dual cut outs some day

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    If you only want sound, get a flowmaster. It's cheap and it sounds very good.
    That should be enough to make you happy.

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    Flowmaster is not my choice for sound. It is one of the worst flowing catbacks you can get as well.


    X-pipe = duals.
    Y-pipe = catback.

    You need to pick between those before picking out the rest.

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    If your not getting headers dont bother with a y-pipe or x pipe IMO..........just get a gmmg catback

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