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Old 01-29-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Kooks headers and Borla ATAK Too loud

Just finished installing my kooks headers, they fit great and look great too. With the atak exhaust it is alot louder then I was expecting, it sounds great but I think it will be too loud for a daily driver thinking about putting the stock exhaust back on. I'll have to wait till the snow is gone to find out how loud she is outside the garage. Thanks to maryland speed the great deal. I dont want to go back to stock exhaust but needs to be quieter any thoughts or suggestions would help thanks.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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since its a catback keep the xpipe and everything but buy a quieter axel back that is 2.5" then sell the borla atak mufflers...maybe go with the S type axel back sound good.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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Anyone running LT and ATAK exhaust what are your thoughts on it, too loud, do you like it, its your car a daily driver. Anyone have this setup and go to a quieter exhaust.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:43 PM   #4
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i have the same thing, in the car its not that loud. i can hear the procharger over the exhuast. outside of car it is loud but i love that.
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The answer to your problem is the Magnaflow Street 2.5 catback. It will give you a great sound without being too loud. It's nice and aggressive at WOT, but nice and quiet at cruise speeds and idle.

The Magnaflow Street is a very quiet catback exhaust, but when combined with long tubes it sounds just right.

But it will not be loud enough for someone wanting a real aggressive setup.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:03 PM   #6
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I have JBA 3" exhaust. Not too loud not too quiet. Want to trade?
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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Anyone running LT and ATAK exhaust what are your thoughts on it, too loud, do you like it, its your car a daily driver. Anyone have this setup and go to a quieter exhaust.
We have a guy down here who is running ARH headers, x-pipe and Borla ATAK axle back. It is very loud. The first time I heard it crank up I thought there was a NASCAR Stock car parked in the lot. He is taking off the Borla ATAK axle back and switching to a different system. I'm not sure which one he's picked out yet.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:16 PM   #8
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put the stock axel back mufflers on. jannetty racing claims it has good sound that way and the stock mufflers breath as good as most after market mufflers.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:18 PM   #9
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I have Kooks headers and a Borla Touring exhaust. I think that combo is just right.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:18 PM   #10
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P.S. been doing a lot of reading on the subject since i don't have my car yet. ordered 11/18/10
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put the stock axel back mufflers on. jannetty racing claims it has good sound that way and the stock mufflers breath as good as most after market mufflers.
But the stock exhaust is so darn ugly and heavy. But you're right about the HP. There's very little HP to be made from a catback or axle back.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:23 PM   #12
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thats the way i'm going to try it when my car gets here.(kooks or arh with cats and x-pipe) i ordered a vert so i don't want it to be to loud with the roof down. i can always throw the axel back on later.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:33 PM   #13
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:39 PM   #14
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best way to do it. i was in sturgis checking pipes the same way for my bikes.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:45 PM   #15
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put the stock axel back mufflers on. jannetty racing claims it has good sound that way and the stock mufflers breath as good as most after market mufflers.
I have to see how loud it is when I can get it out of the garage, but I do have the stock exhaust to put back on if it's too loud for my taste. The atak exhaust was bought with not thinking that I would do headers this soon, if it's too loud I guess I wil have an exhaust for sale.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:49 PM   #16
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if it's to loud your to old, louder the better (right Mike)
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:05 AM   #17
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Kooks full System

Today I installed a Kooks system too. I went with Kooks 1 7/8 headers, no cats, and 3 inch Kooks all the way back. Before I installed the Kooks system I had a Borla Atak Cat Back system.

Let me say this - damn this Kooks system sounds vicious. I don't know if it's too much so I'm gonna try it out for a few days but I think I might decide to find another Cat Back system that can tone it down just a bit.

I think I might go with the Corsa cat back. Hope you find something you like!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:29 AM   #18
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Today I installed a Kooks system too. I went with Kooks 1 7/8 headers, no cats, and 3 inch Kooks all the way back. Before I installed the Kooks system I had a Borla Atak Cat Back system.

Let me say this - damn this Kooks system sounds vicious. I don't know if it's too much so I'm gonna try it out for a few days but I think I might decide to find another Cat Back system that can tone it down just a bit.

I think I might go with the Corsa cat back. Hope you find something you like!!
Dont get me wrong love the atak before the headers time will tell, when we get rid of the three or four feet of snow here in minnesota and I can get it out on the road and really hear what it sounds like. If you go with the corsa let me know what you think of it.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:42 AM   #19
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Yep the whole thing sucks. take it off and sell it to me lol
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:43 AM   #20
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Anyone running LT and ATAK exhaust what are your thoughts on it, too loud, do you like it, its your car a daily driver. Anyone have this setup and go to a quieter exhaust.
2"x3" catless LT ARH's with ATAK axle back here...I LOVE IT. Not too loud at all, want loud? do that setup with the magnaflow comp series exhaust

At cruising speeds it's a little aggressive sounding, but quiet enough to not get bugged by the police...at WOT..
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:24 AM   #21
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Bpoirer was reffering to my setup. I have ARH headers, catless, atak axle back and I sold the atak axle back last night. Just too loud for me and a little too raspy! I am buying new exhaust this week so we will see!
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:41 AM   #22
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please post a vid when you get a chance. I was thinking about going with kooks lts & atak
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I have headers with hi flow cats and the borla atak axleback. I got the axleback because I couldn't bring myself to change 2.5" pipe out for more 2.5" pipe. Plus I prefer the sound of an h-pipe over an x. I love this setup. To me not to loud at all. Agressive yes. But it matches the car.
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But the stock exhaust is so darn ugly and heavy. But you're right about the HP. There's very little HP to be made from a catback or axle back.
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