Originally Posted by Dib12SE
i've Daily'd straight pipes with no cats on two of my cars, but that was back when i did everything for performance and didn't really care about comfort. It really depends on how dedicated you are.
Not all 4 cyl are created equal. some 4 cyl sound better than others regardless of exhaust set-up. There are too many contributing factors to say just look at any 'ol 4 cyl. for example, there is 6 bends in the fswerks exhaust system, all six of those bends alter the sound. My civic only had 2 bends before the over axle, if i were to run a straight over the axle it would be quieter than "LCR dump."
If I ever get the funds I would choose the RH and stealth exhaust ...maybe one day
I agree with you. There are many different exhaust notes a 4 banger can make.
That's why I specified what people should be looking for in the sound clips.
All you have to do is look on youtube and just about every 4 banger (besides most boxers) with a "race" exhaust sounds like what I mentioned previously. Some are deeper than others, some are raspier than others, but at some point they all take on at least one characteristic of what most people consider a "ricey" exhaust.
I wanted to mention this so people would know what they were getting into if they installed the header and an exhaust with little sound muffling. Hell if they like an exhaust that sounds like the ones in the clips, good for them, it's their car. I just noticed a lot of people asking questions that could be answered by looking at a few sound clips and wanted to help.