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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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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! :lol:...

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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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.
Nice & Polish.
Anyhow I really like it.
 

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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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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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hey lilboi, maybe you should ask the people that have headers installed to rate the exhaust before and after?
 

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exhaust: Greddy Evo2 catback (before header)
loudness: 3 to 4
comments: low rumble, practically silent at idle. Nice squawky sound at WOT.

exhaust: Greddy Evo2 catback (after header-Alphawerks, stock Y)
loudness: 6
comments: really low rumble, still pretty quiet at idle and low rpm cruise. Quick little braaaap at startup that lets others know you've got "something" there. Glorious roar (woahhhhhrrrr!!!!) at WOT. Mild drone at 75mph or so. I'll have some vids and clips after AutoX 9/2.
 

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exhaust: Tsundo N1
loudness: 6
comments: low rumble nice rumble from 2-4.5 thousand rpms, 4.5 thousand rpms and higher rumble starts to get lower in volume.

exhaust: Tsundo N1 with Megan headers, and SRT intake.
loudness: 8-9
comments: nice low rumble at idle, volume goes really high depending on rpms.

Check out the video yes this will not pass smog. Youll see why.

YouTube - Not C.A.R.B Legal
 
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