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Old 07-11-2013, 10:10 PM
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My '13 WK2 V6 sounds LOTS better now, all for less than $100!

Took it to my favorite exhaust-system shop, Mighty Muf'ler in Phoenix, to see what I might do to add a little character to the sound. From the outside, it's a very quiet car. From the inside, it's so quiet I can hardly tell the engine is running.

The owner thought that replacing the center muffler would be complicated (= expensive); he suggested we start by removing the rear muffler. (He thought it was so large, it wasn't just an antiresonator.)

Off it came, and I test-drove it. Sounded great as near as I could tell, so on went a replacement pipe and the same oval tip I've bought many of over the years.

It now sounds GREAT--the exhaust noise inside the car is just loud enough to be heard, and outside, too, it sounds wonderful.

Interestingly, this system won't let me use outside-hosted images, nor can I upload images to this site. See
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$94! I'm VERY happy.

Oh yes--it does NOT drone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: My '13 WK2 V6 sounds LOTS better now, all for less than $100!

Hi jeffrey, great find. Would it be possible to take and upload a video so we can see what it sounds like?
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Re: My '13 WK2 V6 sounds LOTS better now, all for less than $100!

i would like to hear this as well...
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Re: My '13 WK2 V6 sounds LOTS better now, all for less than $100!

I'll try. My son is LOTS better at this sort of thing than I am.
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Re: My '13 WK2 V6 sounds LOTS better now, all for less than $100!

Also interested in hearing the sound! Post up!
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Audio clip audio clip audio clip! Lol
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Re: My '13 WK2 V6 sounds LOTS better now, all for less than $100!

Do you have any sound clips yet?
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Will it still pass emissions testing?
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Re: My '13 WK2 V6 sounds LOTS better now, all for less than $100!

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Will it still pass emissions testing?
No the resonator just muffles the sound.
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Will it still pass emissions testing?
The correct answer to this question is 'yes, it will still pass emissions requirements, since we did nothing to the catalytic converters'.
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The correct answer to this question is 'yes, it will still pass emissions requirements, since we did nothing to the catalytic converters'.

Thanks, now we would all like to hear what it really sounds like.
That would be great.
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