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Old 09-25-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Loudest Cat-Back

What is the loudest cat-back? I've heard a few in person and I'm leaning towards the Flowmaster AT. Is there any louder ones?
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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The SW Retro Chambered cat back should be the loudest of 'em all since it doesn't have mufflers.

but if you want with mufflers the Corsa or the ATAK would be your option.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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The SW Retro Chambered cat back should be the loudest of 'em all since it doesn't have mufflers.

but if you want with mufflers the Corsa or the ATAK would be your option.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:18 PM   #6
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no cat back , but really there is not really any cat back that is loud enough, until you start to mess with the cats.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:16 PM   #8
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The SW Retro Chambered cat back should be the loudest of 'em all since it doesn't have mufflers.

but if you want with mufflers the Corsa or the ATAK would be your option.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:19 PM   #9
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I'm biased, but I agree with Chase 100%!!!!
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:38 PM   #10
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i have the dynomax bullet 3" catback and was expecting much louder as it has tiny mufflers, it sounds very good, nice and deep, but not loud enough, ive had it for 200 miles and am already shopping for some long tubes
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:41 PM   #11
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Just weld in some flowmaster super 10's they are stupid loud.There is only a slight difference when I open the cutouts (cutouts are at the rear of the car)
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:40 PM   #13
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:01 AM   #14
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i have the dynomax bullet 3" catback and was expecting much louder as it has tiny mufflers, it sounds very good, nice and deep, but not loud enough, ive had it for 200 miles and am already shopping for some long tubes

I thought the same about the MBRP exhaust but once you get a set of headers on the car and take off the 4 factory cats, that car will wake up and sound very agressive!!




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Old 09-26-2011, 12:06 AM   #15
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I've got the ATAK cat back and prior to the Kooks it was pretty loud. After being coupled with the Kooks, it's pretty loud....and even louder now with the cam/heads combo. I'll post a video once I get one from ECS.
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Have heard the Retro Chambered up close and agree it is up there volume wise for a Catback only.

Flowmaster AT Catback only was OK loud. With Longtubes and Hiflows They really opened it up and with the Supercharger it roars. Need to do some drive by videos.
Great to see a thread on loudness for a change instead of the same old same old threads on drone.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:53 AM   #17
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Getting the SW installed myself, but I have heard the ATAK on a couple of cars. It is LOUD when you get on it, not so much at idle though.
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Is the "Retro Chambered" an option? http://www.stainlessworks.net/produc...0-exhaust.html
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Borla ATAK catback in my opinion is the sweetest sounding exhaust out there!. My friend has the SW retro catback exhaust and it also sounds nice but he himself likes the way my car sounds better specially under throttle. Its music to my ears! Or u can even do a muffler delete for way cheaper!!!! Hey he might get rid of his SW catback to get the Borla ATAK. He's been talking about it. He might have his for sale if thats what u like. From what i've heard the ATAK is also the loudest legal catback u can buy but i can be wrong. Havent heard others in person beside the Corsa, SW, and my Borla so i cant say but adding headers will change the whole tone of the car to either good or bad! Lol good luck
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Borla ATAK catback in my opinion is the sweetest sounding exhaust out there!. My friend has the SW retro catback exhaust and it also sounds nice but he himself likes the way my car sounds better specially under throttle. Its music to my ears! Or u can even do a muffler delete for way cheaper!!!! Hey he might get rid of his SW catback to get the Borla ATAK. He's been talking about it. He might have his for sale if thats what u like. From what i've heard the ATAK is also the loudest legal catback u can buy but i can be wrong. Havent heard others in person beside the Corsa, SW, and my Borla so i cant say but adding headers will change the whole tone of the car to either good or bad! Lol good luck
The SW Retro Chambered is louder than the ATAK. When we shot our videos we filmed the ATAK first and when we did the Retro Chambered we had to turn down our microphone's sensitivity because it was peaking out.
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Everyone thinks their exhaust is the loudest with the best tone...However, audible levels aren't subjective so that surprises me..After the shows I have been to, I put Chambered first followed by ATAK.

...nothing I have heard will touch SW chambered... I would have been all over the Chambered or ATAK if I didn't want to do headers, but with headers...and now cam in the future, thank God I did not. I think my ears would bleed..
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The SW Retro Chambered is louder than the ATAK. When we shot our videos we filmed the ATAK first and when we did the Retro Chambered we had to turn down our microphone's sensitivity because it was peaking out.
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...nothing I have heard will touch SW chambered... I would have been all over the Chambered or ATAK if I didn't want to do headers, but with headers...and now cam in the future, thank God I did not. I think my ears would bleed..
Yeah, I think mine are starting to bleed... But I LOVE it!
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Yeah, I think mine are starting to bleed... But I LOVE it!
were there any fitment issues when connecting the retro chambered catback to the ARH headers? I plan on getting a set of LG headers by the end of next summer hopefully.
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