wow the Dragger II is reaaaaally quiet. Very stock sounding.. i can hear the SRT more than the exhaust lol.I can finally contribute.
Exhaust: HKS Dragger II Axleback (stock b pipe)
-Overall: How it should have sounded stock, just enough volume to hear without being bassy and drony.
If you want a smooth tone like the G35, get an axleback. Though my brother's G35 is louder than the HKS. Go with a full catback for more volume, bass, and growl.
The HKS is definitely not loud or bassy compared to the full exhaust I had on the Corolla. It is actually hard to hear the exhaust separately from the engine and intake. Like I said, a very OEM-sounding setup without being ricey, or an imitation. It's definitely nice to have this exhaust when there's a police officer behind me lol, no worries.
The exhaust sound completely vanishes at 80+ MPH. Otherwise, you'll hear it at 55-65 MPH, though no problem listening to music or having a conversation.
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I'm pretty impressed with the Greddy.. hearing it start up makes me tingle.. haha. this is exactly what i like.. nice deep sound but not overly loud at all. you got me sold on this.. too bad it's discontinued tho. nice buy manAnd another exhaust.
Exhaust: Greddy Evo II Catback
-Overall: Has a very unique growly badass sound.
I just replaced the HKS with this Greddy. I haven't driven with it yet, but my initial impression is great. The volume is the same, though it's less bassy I think. While the axleback was smooth, this catback has a very unique growl to it.
While the entire exhaust fits very nicely, the tip itself is a bit low on the bumper. Oh well. I like this style of muffler/tip over the can type.
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The HKS is a very good exhaust, and it has a very refined sound. But I found it completely boring, and honestly like it could have been on a 4-banger. Not ricey in anyway... just... meh. Too smooth, too even, too predictable! But I got it locally because I couldn't find the Greddy Evo, it was only temporary from the start.I really dig the HKS sound. I like the low tone of it a bit more on the HKS than the Greddy but still really like the both of them. Where can i get the muffler only? I Have my own piping I'd like to use that and not buy a whole exhaust system if i don't need it. Nice exhaust TobiasSing.
I find they both are approximately the same volume on average, though each is louder at certain points. I think the Greddy has a more even volume over the rev range. Like I said, the Dragger is what I wanted the car to sound like stock!wow the Dragger II is reaaaaally quiet. Very stock sounding.. i can hear the SRT more than the exhaust lol.
I drove the Greddy to work for the first time today (first time with it on the highway), and after a day in the office, I wasn't thinking about it. But MAN I started it up and had to give it a few revs in the garage... OMG haha. It is not too loud, not too bassy. It's more a punchy sound. Driving on the highway was more pleasant with the Greddy, like I said, it's more even sounding across the revs. But yeah I've been wanting this exhaust since Day 1, it's the only one that has the distinctive sound I've desiredI'm pretty impressed with the Greddy.. hearing it start up makes me tingle.. haha. this is exactly what i like.. nice deep sound but not overly loud at all. you got me sold on this.. too bad it's discontinued tho. nice buy man
That sounds great! Care to share your part number for the muffler you went with?For a fraction of the cost, you can make your own magnaflow exhaust. I used one of their mufflers, made my own tip, and had 2.5in piping bent for my own custom magnaflow.
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