Backfires are not a problem, man, you're being paranoid. I haven't had one in 2 years - they happen occasionally, not often, and I don't know why a cop would care about a backfire. Cars randomly backfire all the time - it's not ticketable.
As far exhaust components, just a hks hi power and downpipe. what about back firing? Ive heard some STIs with a cat delete and their shit back fired left and right.
I would bet you at 10 to 1 odds that the STi in question also has a vent to atmosphere blow off valve. That is the source of the back fire. Not having a cat makes it much louder when it backfires, and in many cases lets the actual flames shoot out the tail pipe when the car backfires.
I have a resonated test pipe and my exhaust is definatly quieter but not by much. I will let you know when I switch toa straight test pipe. I hope it changes the sounds little, I loved the way my TBE with straight pipe sounded on my eclipse.
Thanks Warr that is exactly what I'm looking for. I also think I have a early production one from megan racing that is necked down to 2.75"ID So I can't wait! Maybe I will order it after i get my check on friday!
I know its a little off topic but i always had apex ni tbe on my 1 gens and it was never a obnoxious loud. Sure a little louder than usual although I believed at the time the power without a cat was worth more than the amount of noise coming out the exhaust.
I have two buddies with EVO 8's. One has the buschur exhaust and the other with an Authority exhaust. Both without cats, my buddies buschur exhaust is louder even if you connected the cat. Warrtalon is right though it does sound much deeper not your typical 4 banger exhaust tone
Look, im sorry if you feel im asking stupid questions but i don't know. Im pretty new to the game so bare with me. Im trying to learn as much as possible and thats the main reason i joined this forum. What am i looking for that shows it being vented to atmosphere?
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